Researchers have found the vast majority of people who kill their families (familicide), are men with a history of violence toward their spouse and children. But what tips the scale from abuse to murder? And which men are most likely to kill? We spoke to a professor of forensic psychology for answers.
Although cannibals have always existed throughout human history as a cure for overpopulation, a means of survival during a famine, or even a way to contend with grief, what's more rare are murderers who kill for sport and then devour their victims. We talk to Dr. Eric Hickey, a forensic psychologist, on why some killers eat their prey.
Although the majority of murders are committed by someone the victim knows personally, killers are taking advantage of the popularity of social media to seek out strangers on Facebook, Craigslist, Tinder, Grindr and various dating sites.
Dr. Mike Aamodt, forensic psychology professor at Radford University, on why female serial killers have declined over the years, why there was a big jump in serial killings in the U.S. between the 1960s and 1980s and his most surprising finding in his research of serial killers.
According to a recent study, homicide is one of the leading causes of death for women under the age of 44, with nearly half of all female homicide victims murdered by a current or former male intimate partner. And it's not uncommon for this violence to reach a deadly peak on what's presumably the most romantic day of the year.