Serial killing is one of the most extreme and bizarre behaviours that humans exhibit. Explaining the phenomenon of serial killing throws up many challenges. This talk will explore the murdering mind of serial killers to examine how much we actually know about them. With illustrations and examples from serial killers from around the World, this lecture with Peter Hepper (QUB) will explore what serial killing is and attempt to get into the mind of serial killer to examine why they kill.
The talk will conclude with a look at serial killers in Northern Ireland and Ireland. Are there any? Are they any different from killers seen elsewhere in the world?