Scientists have found differences between serial killers male and female

The vast majority of serial killers are men, but there are many stories as evidence that they can be and women. Generally, the first serial killer in history can be regarded as a woman named Locusta, which made a lot of poisoning in ancient Rome. Professor of psychology Marissa Harrison believes that men and women straighten their victims in different ways and on different occasions. It turned out that the differences are numerous, and they are associated with evolutionary features of the sexes.

Scientists have found differences between serial killers male and female

Historically, men are hunters of large prey, and women - skilled gatherer of plants, grains and other similar foods. On this basis, a psychologist Marissa Harrison wondered: Is influenced ancient role on the principles of murders committed by male and female offenders?

To find out, she teamed up with colleagues Adam Jordan Gott and Susan Hughes. They collected historical data on serial killers 55 male and about the same number of women-killers. All of them are from 1856 to 2009 carried out the murder of three or more persons with a weekly frequency.

Scientists have found differences between serial killers male and female

Locust - ancient Roman poisoner

Archives showed a sharp difference between the principles of their murders. As it turned out, most serial killers female had secondary or higher education, then as the men were members of the lower classes. As the murder weapon women chose poisons, whereas men strangled or shot their victims. The fact that evolution is still influenced their methods of killing, psychologists convinced by looking at other statistics. Female assassin, like its "ancestor-gatherers," do not move far from their familiar surroundings. Their victims are close people who should not even have to pursue. Men, in turn, in most cases pursued their victims.

In our sample, there were two female serial killer who, during their crimes committed in the pursuit of similar behavior. However, historical records indicate that the men were also involved in these crimes.

Marissa Harrison, a psychologist

Psychologists believe that the features found they help investigators catch a dangerous killer and uncover the very complex cases. When it comes to solving crimes, the police often refers to science and technology - became known in March 2019, that the Department of New York for three years already uses artificial intelligence to identify the "handwriting" of robbers.

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