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Serial Killer: The Mechanism from Imagination to the Murder Phases

DOI: 10.4236/sm.2017.72004, PP. 44-59

Keywords: Serial Crimes, Killer’s Fantasies, Murder Phases, Predatory Behaviour

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Over the years, scholars have studied the phenomenon of serial murder and tried to explain the causes that originate it. Despite the studies about the types of serial killers, the dynamics, the contexts, and the complex psychological mechanisms which lead a serial killer to murder, organic factors or social nature were identified, but none of these answered the question why some individuals become serial killers, in spite of the types have been studied, the dynamics, the contexts, the complex psychological mechanisms give rise to the death of activities by these individuals. This is the focal point and the problem we want to solve. This paper will try to outline two basic phases which represent the alpha and omega of the world of serial killers from fantasy to enacting the murder.


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