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List of serial killers by number of victims

List of serial killers by number of victims
A serial killer is a person who murders two or more people, in two or more separate events over a period of time, for primarily psychological reasons.[1] There are gaps of time between the killings, which may range from a few hours to many years. This list shows serial killers from the 20th century to present day by number of victims (list of serial killers before 1900). In many cases, the exact number of victims assigned to a serial killer is not known, and even if that person is convicted of a few, there can be the possibility that he/she killed many more. Due to the complex nature of serial killers, their crimes, discrepancies caused by geographic location and/or time, and the investigations related to these persons results in difficulties in organization and ranking. To address this, multiple categories have been provided in order to more accurately describe the nature of certain serial murders. Serial killers before 1900 Serial killers with the highest known victim count See also

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David Berkowitz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia David Richard Berkowitz (born Richard David Falco, June 1, 1953), also known as the Son of Sam and the .44 Caliber Killer, is an American serial killer convicted of a series of shooting attacks that began in New York City in the summer of 1976. Perpetrated with a .44 caliber Bulldog revolver, he killed six victims and wounded seven others by July 1977. As the toll mounted, Berkowitz eluded a massive police manhunt while leaving brazen letters which mocked the police and promised further crimes. After his arrest by New York City police in August 1977, Berkowitz was indicted for eight shooting incidents. Intense coverage of the case by the media lent a kind of celebrity status to Berkowitz, and observers noted indignantly that he appeared to enjoy it. Berkowitz has been imprisoned since his arrest and is serving six life sentences consecutively. Early life[edit] John Vincent Sanders wrote that Berkowitz's childhood was "somewhat troubled. Crimes begin[edit] Michelle Forman stabbing[edit]

List of collective nouns A skein of geese This is a list of traditional or whimsical collective nouns. The large number of collective nouns in English is based on a tradition of venery (words for groups of animals) which arose in the Late Middle Ages. Standard terms for particular groups are listed first in each group and shown in bold. See also[edit] References[edit] Sur une scène de crime, la signature d’un tueur est parfois évidente. Il a pris un soin méticuleux à positionner le corps dans une pose et à un endroit particulier. Il a attaché sa victime d’une manière précise et compliquée. "Nous craignons ce que nous pourrions faire -le monstre, la bête tapie en nous- bien plus que nous ne redoutons les conséquences judiciaires de nos actes. Robert Keppel, in "Signature Killers". Qu’est-ce que la signature ? Les journaux parlent de "L’étrangleur de Boston", "Le Tueur au sac poubelle" ou "l’Éventreur" pour personnaliser, étiqueter des tueurs insaisissables, jusqu’à ce que leur véritable identité soit connue. Seuls les enquêteurs réellement expérimentés peuvent reconnaître les dénominateurs communs et les changements prévisibles, d’une scène de crime à une autre, dans une série de meurtres, avant même que l’on sache qui est la victime. La signature d’un tueur est un peu la "carte de visite" qu’il laisse sur chaque scène de crime. Lawrence Bittaker

Loren Mosher Loren Richard Mosher (September 3, 1933, Monterey – July 10, 2004, Berlin)[2][3] was an American psychiatrist,[3][4]:21 clinical professor of psychiatry,[2][5][6] expert on schizophrenia[5][6] and the chief of the Center for Studies of Schizophrenia in the National Institute of Mental Health (1968–1980).[2][3][5] Mosher spent his professional career advocating for humane and effective treatment for people diagnosed as having schizophrenia[3] and was instrumental in developing an innovative, residential, home-like, non-hospital, non-drug treatment model for newly identified acutely psychotic persons.[2] Biography[edit] Before conceiving Soteria, Mosher supervised a ward in a psychiatric hospital at Yale University as its assistant professor, prescribed neuroleptics and was not “against” them. But by 1968, the year Mosher received the position of director of the Center for Schizophrenia Studies at the NIMH, he got convinced that benefits of neuroleptics were overhyped.[10] Sources[edit]

Douze ans de prison requis contre Leïla, quinze ans . - Libération Maricopa County Sheriff's Office controversies The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) is a law enforcement agency in Maricopa County, Arizona that has been involved in many controversies since 1995. It is the largest sheriff's office in Arizona state and provides general-service and specialized law enforcement to unincorporated areas of Maricopa County, serving as the primary law enforcement for unincorporated areas of the county as well as incorporated cities within the county who have contracted with the agency for law-enforcement services. It also operates the county jail system. First elected in 1992, Joe Arpaio is the current sheriff of Maricopa County. According to the Washington Post, on 17 August 2010, the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division is opening an inquiry into the Sheriff's Department in relation to alleged racism and abuse of power, as well as refusing to cooperate with a federal Justice Department investigation.[3] Maricopa County Sheriff's Office[edit] Racial profiling[edit] WikiMiniAtlas

Griselda Blanco — Wikipédia Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Pour les articles homonymes, voir Blanco. Griselda Blanco (née le 15 février 1943 à Carthagène des Indes[1] et morte assassinée le 3 septembre 2012 à Medellín), est une trafiquante de drogue colombienne. Surnommée la Reine de la coca, La Madrina ou La Veuve Noire, elle est présentée comme le mentor du célèbre trafiquant Pablo Escobar. Biographie[modifier | modifier le code] Blanco est née en en 1943 à Carthagène des Indes. Elle devient pickpocket puis s'enfuit de chez elle à 14 ans pour échapper à sa mère abusive. Blanco était ouvertement[6] bisexuelle[7][8]. Narcotrafic[modifier | modifier le code] Griselda Blanco joua un rôle majeur dans l'histoire du trafic de drogue à Miami et dans d'autres villes à travers les États-Unis. Guerre de la drogue[modifier | modifier le code] Son retour marqua le début des meurtres de masse[1][4]. Arrestation[modifier | modifier le code] Décès[modifier | modifier le code] Famille[modifier | modifier le code]

Psychopathy Hervey M. Cleckley, a US-American psychiatrist, probably influenced the initial diagnostic criteria for antisocial personality reaction/disturbance in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), as did American psychologist George E. Partridge.[citation needed] The DSM and International Classification of Diseases (ICD) subsequently introduced the diagnoses of antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) and dissocial personality disorder, stating that these have been referred to (or include what is referred to) as psychopathy or sociopathy.[1][2][3][4] Canadian psychologist Robert D. Although no psychiatric or psychological organization has sanctioned a diagnosis titled "psychopathy", assessments of psychopathic characteristics are widely used in criminal justice settings in some nations, and may have important consequences for individuals.[5] The term is also used by the general public, in popular press, and in fictional portrayals.[6] Definition[edit] Conceptions[edit]