Why we love serial killers : The Curious Appeal of the World's Most Savage Murderers. / Scott Bonn.
- ISBN: 9781632201898 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2014.
For decades now, serial killers have taken center stage in the news and entertainment media. The coverage of real-life murderers such as Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer has transformed them into ghoulish celebrities. Similarly, the popularity of fictional characters such as Hannibal The Cannibal" Lecter or Dexter demonstrates just how eager the public is to be frightened by these human predators.But why is this so? Could it be that some of us have a gruesome fascination with serial killers for the same reasons we might morbidly stare at a catastrophic automobile accident? Or it is something more? In Why We Love Serial Killers, criminology professor Dr. Scott Bonn explores our powerful appetite for the macabre, while also providing new and unique insights into the world of the serial killer, including those he has gained from his correspondence with two of the world's most notorious examples, David Berkowitz (Son of Sam") and Dennis Rader (Bind,...
Electronic reproduction. New York : Skyhorse Publishing, 2014. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 3722 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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