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Unformatted text preview: Chapter Six: Team Killers 1) Provide the general characteristics of team killers. &amp;#2; In Hickeys sample, team killers were 49 cases, 26% of all serial killers Female part of it in 17 of 49 &amp;#2; 72% white 27% Af-Am 1% Asian &amp;#2; Majority cases N=2 off Rest had 3+ Largest had 5 members &amp;#2; Creative nicknames given by media Lonely Hearts Killers, .22-Caliber Killers Attract public attention books, movies, &amp;#2; 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] &amp;#2; Sometimes killers related, sometimes strangers at start 2) Compare and contrast males and females as masterminds in serial-murder relationships. &amp;#2; Among non-relative team killers, male mastermind Also true for male/female lover cases &amp;#2; 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 &amp;#2; bias &amp;#2; Women can be as deadly as men, e.g Aileen Wuornos &amp;#2; Some women once learned to kill, became more equal partners with males involved &amp;#2; Every team killer had one who maintained total control over others Some were quite charismatic &amp;#2; E.g. Charles Manson . . . real serial killers are people who make it their lifes work [Hickey 2006:197]....
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