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Criminal Minds: the psychology of serial killers

Criminal Minds: the psychology of serial killers


Learn about serial killers you've never heard of before, as Jennifer Rees explores one of forensic psychology's most troubling topics. This is an academic talk which will draw on brain scans, medical records, journal papers, statistics and case studies to provide even the most avid true crime or forensic psychology fan with deeper understanding of the phenomenon.

During this talk you'll discover how serial killers are classified. Jennifer will also debunk common serial killer myths and use statistical profiling to explore the truth behind the commonly-cited profile of a serial killer as being a white male in his mid- to late-twenties.

How common are homicidal fantasies? Have you ever fantasised about killing someone? You may be surprised by the results of the research. Why do women fall in love with known serial killers? Jennifer will discuss the clinical knowledge surrounding why serial killers gain admirers, fan mail, and even spouses in light of their atrocious crimes. You'll also investigate the phenomenon of killer couples such as Fred and Rose West, and the Moors Murderers, Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, as well as exploring the 'Folie à Deux Syndrome', also known as 'shared psychosis'.

When: Friday 24th January

Where: Jersey Opera House

Time: 8pm

For more information and to book tickets, please telephone the Jersey Opera House's box office on 511115.