Of Course The Origins Of The Term "Serial Killer" Are Gruesome

Unsurprisingly, the two men credited with coming up with the term "serial killer" worked, together and separately, on some of the FBI's most gruesome cases: John Douglas and Robert K. Ressler. Their careers were so extraordinary they influenced pop culture, and at least one Oscar-winning film. » 3/26/15 3:42pm Yesterday 3:42pm

Brazilian Confesses To Being One Of The Most Prolific Serial Killers

Here's some nightmare fodder for you: CNN is reporting that a 26-year-old man has admitted to killing 39 women in the Rio de Janeiro area. If that body count is accurate (other outlets are reporting 42 victims), it would place the alleged killer high atop the list of Brazil's most prolific serial killers. » 12/12/14 1:40pm 12/12/14 1:40pm

How to get inside the mind of a serial killer

Based on the wild popularity of shows like Dexter and CSI, it would seem our fascination with the ultra-creepy criminals called serial killers knows no bounds. But why do these unusual murderers exist? And how can insights into their behavior be used against them? Here's what you need to know about the mind of a… » 10/24/12 10:52am 10/24/12 10:52am