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    Inside the Criminal Mind by Stanton Samenow and Mass Murderers

    Number of Pages: 6


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    In six pages this report applies Samenov's text to a discussion of serial killers Andrew Cunanan, John Gacy, and Angel Maturino Resendez. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

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    such terrible things time and time again or that a person would feel the desperate need to do so. Men (and yes, they are virtually always men) such as  Jeffrey Dahlmer, Ted Bundy, or the factious Hannibal Lechter exist outside the realm of what is comprehensible. In part, that it was they are so fascinating to social theorists,  psychologists, and the general public. Because of that fascination, there is generally a great deal of media coverage regarding such killers. Whether it is the checkout stand tabloids  or the most reputable of news journals, the press offers an almost limitless supply of information regarding the actions of serial killers, speculation, and, of course, expert opinions. For  the most part, people are fascinated by the stories of serial killers because it is so difficult to believe that such murderers could live undetected in a community for such  long periods of time. In addition, people thoroughly abhor at the nature of the crimes, and are thoroughly confused as to how anyone could commit them. It is easy  to condemn serial killers as monsters, aberrations of humanity. However, it is important to explore beyond the stereotypes and consider what can be learned from the research that has been  done regarding the men and (some) women who kill repeatedly. "Inside the Criminal Mind" Dr. Stanton E. Samenow would agree with the general definition of a serial killer  as "someone who, through premeditation, kills three or more people over a period of time." In fact, Samenow makes a point to discount many of the myths and assumptions  that are made regarding serial killers other than such a simple fact as that they have premeditatively killed a number of people. Dr. Samenow is far more concerned with 

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