Why serial killers have a long run ??

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@ichampin (593)
India
January 5, 2007 8:17am CST
I was reading a news headline today there was some news about the serial killing there was some famous serial killers likes of jeffery dahmer USA, Andrei Chikatilo and Albert Fish and they havearound 20-25, but the Andrei was having 52 victims. Why they can't get caught before having these numbers ??.
4 responses
@Darkwing (21588)
5 Jan 07
A good question. We have the same problem here, in England. The serial killer often seems to be more wiley than the police! I think serial killers possibly make out a forward plan before they commence their dirty deeds. These are people who are sick in the mind, don't forget, and they live in a different mental world to the rest of us. It takes a police officer with a like-thinking to the killer, to be able to fathom out what his pattern might be. Naturally, there is not always a policeman who is on the same wavelength as the killer, so it takes some time before they can actually work out the plan, and be at the next point before the killer, in order to "catch him in the act". I've often seen quotes from killers, recorded during interviews, where they say that it was "the voices in their head that told them to kill". Now this, I'm afraid to say, is a mental disorder, unless they have extraordinary psychic powers, which I very much doubt. Therefore, I think there is always a time-lapse where a serial killer is concerned, before anybody can actually grasp that there is such a person on the prowl, and fit the pieces together, unfolding a pattern. It's like a kind of jigsaw of crimes. Congratulations on this discussion. It's a very interesting point and I've enjoyed contributing. :-)
@ichampin (593)
• India
5 Jan 07
Thanks for your response, but if they have anykind of mental disablity how do they keep on escaping
@Darkwing (21588)
5 Jan 07
I don't think I said they have a mental disability, just that they have mental sickness or disorder, which gives them a different concept of thinking. They are very crafty and clever and can see beyond what normal people can see. For instance, they probably see their victims as demons, and feel they have to rid their world of demons. Perhaps mentally sick was a bad phrase to use... maybe I should have said that mentally, they live in a different world. However, by no means does this make them unintelligent. Do you understand now?
@ichampin (593)
• India
5 Jan 07
ok...i got your point...thanks for ur response
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
5 Jan 07
There seems to be a thin line between a normal person and a serial killer. I am sure that everybody experiences feelings of agression, hate at some point or another in his or her life but not everybody goes to accomplish such horrible acts. There is no clear stereo type identity which you can identify a serial killer by.
@ichampin (593)
• India
6 Jan 07
thanks for your response
@34momma (13895)
• United States
5 Jan 07
no matter how sick their crimes are, these people are very very smart. research shows that most have a very high IQ. they get away with it because they know how to hid their crimes and they do it well. also they usually go after people that no one else will miss. homeless, street walkers, run aways and the like. being that they are not missed the police don't take their deaths serious when they do find them. it is said, but it is true.
@ichampin (593)
• India
5 Jan 07
ok...i got your point, but homeless people or street walkers do have their life, why police is not serious then why they wake up after the toll is 20-40-50??
@blueman (16513)
• India
5 Jan 07
they most of the time do, because they come to know how the law enforcement system works or maybe because they run for their lives, anyone who runs for his life is difficult to catch.
@ichampin (593)
• India
5 Jan 07
they are not running for their lives they are running for other peoples lives..and challenging law and order if they can catch him/her