Scientists have found differences between serial killers, male and female

The vast majority of serial killers are men, but there are also plenty of evidence that they can be women. Generally, the first serial killer in history can be considered a woman named Locusta, which made a lot of poisoning in Ancient Rome. Psychology Professor Marissa Harrison believes that women and men deal with their victims in different ways and on different occasions. It turned out that the differences are indeed many, and they are connected with the evolutionary peculiarities of the sexes.

Серийный убийца женщина

Historically, men are hunters of large prey, and women in skilled gatherers of plants, grains and other such foods. Based on this, the psychologist Marissa Harrison asked the question: did the ancient role of the principles of murders committed by criminals, male and female?

To find out, she teamed up with her colleagues Adam Jordan Gott and Susan Hughes. They collected archival data on 55 serial killers are male, and about the same number of female assassins. All of them from 1856 to 2009, committed the murders three or more people, with a weekly periodicity.

Локуста — древнеримская отравительница

Locusta — Roman poisoner

The archives showed a sharp difference between the principles of their murders. As it turned out, most serial killers of the female gender had secondary or higher education, then the men were members of the lower classes. As a murder weapon, women chose poison, whereas men are strangled or shot his victims.

That evolution is still influenced their methods of killing, psychologists were convinced, by looking at other statistics. Female killers, like their “ancestors-gatherers” and did not go far from his familiar surroundings. Their victims were close friends who didn’t even have to chase. Men, in turn, in most cases stalked their victims.

In our sample there were two serial women killer, who during the time their crimes were committed is similar to the pursuit behavior. However, archival records indicate that these crimes were also involved men.

Marissa Harrison, psychologist

Psychologists believe that they discovered features will help investigators catch the dangerous killers and uncover a particularly difficult case. When it comes to solving crimes, the police often turns to science and technology in March 2019, it became known that the Department of new York city for three years, uses artificial intelligence to identify the”handwriting” of the robbers.

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