List of serial killers in the United States - Wikipedia

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The character of Gosnell himself is examined in detail; the authors describe the unsettling experience of visiting him in prison and being forced to listen to him rambling for hours about his accomplishments, his innocence, and his superiority in all things. The analysis of his psychology offers an alarming insight into the mind of a serial killer: the narcissism, the martyr mentality, the obsession with control (particularly controlling women’s bodies through the abortion procedure), the tendency to manipulate people’s weaknesses for his own gain. Most readers will be aware that criminals do not walk around the streets sporting horns and a trident, but it is always unnerving to consider that the most wicked murderers in history, Gosnell among them; have often been charming, cultured, intelligent, and mild-mannered—the sort of man you might instinctively trust.

There is some disagreement over the serial killer definition, mostly about the number of killings required
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Many killerslike to insert themselves in the investigations of theircrimes and some like to taunt the police with letters orcarefully placed pieces of evidence at the crime scene.

The Beast of Birkenshaw: Life of Serial Killer Peter Manuel - Kindle edition by Jack Smith. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.
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In 2009, Detective Jim Wood was working as part of a task force fighting Philadelphia’s illegal prescription drug trade. Known to friends as ‘Woody’, Jim Wood was a committed Catholic, a devoted husband and father, and a doggedly determined cop respected by colleagues and friends alike. However, no amount of professional experience prepared him and his team for the horrors awaiting them when, on February 18, 2010, they conducted a raid on an abortion facility run by Dr. Kermit Gosnell. The dark, maze-like building stank of human urine and cat excrement; there was blood and filth everywhere and, as the horrified team were soon to discover, the remains of hundreds of aborted babies dumped in the basement. A calm Gosnell sat down for his police interview, still wearing his blood-soaked surgical gloves, and proceeded to eat a plate of salmon teriyaki in front of them. Jim Wood did not know at that moment that he was facing America’s most prolific and cold-blooded serial killer.

Psychopathic Sexual Sadists The Psychology and Psychodynamics of Serial Killers. By Vernon J. Geberth, M.S., M.P.S. Former Commander, Bronx Homicide, NYPD
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