Deepak, S. A., and S. Ramdoss. ‘The Life-Course Theory of Serial Killing: A Motivation Model’. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. Published ahead of print, 17 December 2020.
Abstract (edited): Case studies were conducted on eight serial killers in India who were inmates in central prisons of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The study is a pioneering one on serial killers in the locale of the study.
All available information about the lives of offenders were collected through multiple sources, including in-depth interviews with serial killers in the prisons, interviews of relatives of the killers, surviving victims, investigators, crime scene studies, etc. The collected data were chronologically arranged to construct biographies of the offenders.
The rich biographies were carefully analysed to construct an inclusive motivation model that can explain the process of individuals evolving into serial killers from a life-course approach.
The motivation in each of the eight cases was explained with the proposed motivation model. The constructed motivation model is unique from the existing models, which were mostly rigid and, therefore, not applicable to cases outside the studies.
More info: https://doi.org/10.1177/0306624X20981030
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