The Atlantic

Modern Life Has Made It Easier for Serial Killers to Thrive

They get away with their crimes about 40 percent of the time.
Source: James Graham

T1970s and ’80s are remembered as the serial killer’s heyday—think of Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, and David “Son of Sam” Berkowitz. Since then, data suggest, the number of serial killers—defined by the National Institute of Justice as those who commit two or more separate murders, often with a psychological motive and a sadistic sexual component—has plunged, ; the FBI now says that serial killers account for . Several reasons are commonly cited for

Stai leggendo un'anteprima, registrati per continuare a leggere.

Altro da The Atlantic

The Atlantic9 min lettiSociety
Reporting for Work Where You Once Reported for Probation
Where mistrust between communities and law enforcement runs high, can people with criminal histories bridge the gap?
The Atlantic6 min lettiPolitics
Don’t Let the First Amendment Forget DeRay Mckesson
An activist is on trial for being an activist, and the Supreme Court needs to protect anti-police protesters.
The Atlantic4 min lettiPolitics
Corbynism Can’t Happen Here
Even though the polls always suggested the likelihood of Jeremy Corbyn’s defeat in yesterday’s British elections, his continued presence as the head of the Labour Party filled me with a great sense of foreboding. The local press excavated from Corbyn