The Application of Learning Theory to Serial Murderor “You Too Can Learn to be a Serial Killer”

  title={The Application of Learning Theory to Serial Murderor “You Too Can Learn to be a Serial Killer”},
  author={Robert L. Hale},
  journal={American Journal of Criminal Justice},
  • R. Hale
  • Published 1 September 1993
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  • American Journal of Criminal Justice
Popular ideas concerning serial murder see these killings as an act committed by a deranged or irrational individual. This article contends that this is not the case, but that the killer is behaving in a manner which makes sense and is logical to the killer and is a response to some perceived wrong. The process through which this reponse occurs is detailed. The conclusion suggests that if serial murder is indeed a learned response then this response can be “unlearned” and the serial murderer… 

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