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The purpose of this paper is to introduce, discuss, and analyze the topic of serial killers. Specifically, it looks at Jeffrey Dahmer, Arthur Shawcross, Randy Craft, Aileen Wuornos, Bobbie Sue Terrell and Jane Toppan and explains their behavior from a psychological standpoint. It examines how they all meet specific psychiatric profiles and how serial killers have several commonalities that set them apart from the rest of the population.
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