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Concept and History of the Serial Killer

  • José Sanmartín
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Abstract

Some murderers kill three or more victims, with a certain cooling-off period between them. These are the so-called “serial killers.” John Wayne Gacy, José Antonio Rodríguez Vega, and Christa Lehmann are three such cases.

Keywords

Personality Disorder Sexual Motive Street Vendor Serial Killer Serial Murder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • José Sanmartín
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  1. 1.Queen Sofia Center for the Study of Violence & Department of Philosophy of ScienceUniversity of ValenciaSpain

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