Hickey Ch. 6

Hickey Ch. 6 - Chapter Six: Team Killers 1) Provide the...

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter Six: Team Killers 1) Provide the general characteristics of team killers.  In Hickeys sample, team killers were 49 cases, 26% of all serial killers Female part of it in 17 of 49  72% white 27% Af-Am 1% Asian  Majority cases N=2 off Rest had 3+ Largest had 5 members  Creative nicknames given by media Lonely Hearts Killers, .22-Caliber Killers Attract public attention books, movies,  Law enforcement better able to recognize team killers as pattern in serial killers Historically not the case Improved forensics, tech, expertise Elderly growing grp of victims here [and w/solo]  Sometimes killers related, sometimes strangers at start 2) Compare and contrast males and females as masterminds in serial-murder relationships.  Among non-relative team killers, male mastermind Also true for male/female lover cases  Women generally not ones saying what to do, planning, decisions FBI at one time saw females here as compliant, fearful, or just stupid in terms of role played w/males  bias  Women can be as deadly as men, e.g Aileen Wuornos  Some women once learned to kill, became more equal partners with males involved  Every team killer had one who maintained total control over others Some were quite charismatic  E.g. Charles Manson . . . real serial killers are people who make it their lifes work [Hickey 2006:197]....
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