Talk which digs deep into the psychology of notorious serial killers to be held in Sunderland

From Fred and Rose West to the Moors Murderers and the Yorkshire Ripper, a talk coming to Sunderland will look at the disturbing minds of some of the world’s most notorious serial killers.

Monday, 13th January 2020, 4:45 pm
Updated Wednesday, 15th January 2020, 9:43 am
The Psychology of Serial Killers is heading to Sunderland

The Psychology of Serial Killers has already sold out three nights in Middlesbrough and at the Tyne Theatre in Newcastle – now it’s heading to Sunderland.

Expert Jennifer Rees will host the talk at The Point in Park Lane on Saturday, March 28.

During the talk, you will discover how serial killers are classified. Jennifer will also use case studies to illustrate what the differences are between lust killers like the BTK (Bind, Torture, Kill) Killer, and visionary killers such as David Berkowitz (Son of Sam).

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She will also debunk common serial killer myths and discuss the typical differences between males and female serial killers, again, incorporating case studies to illustrate.

The talk will also investigate the phenomenon of killer couples such as Fred and Rose West and The Moors Murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, as well exploring the Folie à deux syndrome, a.k.a ‘shared psychosis’.

Jennifer will discuss the clinical knowledge surrounding why serial killers gain admirers, fan mail, and even spouses in light of their atrocious crimes. Learn about Hybristophilia, and the astounding case of the Night Crawler’s trial.

It will also touch upon how common are homicidal fantasies and identifying victims. Attendees will watch a time-lapse video of facial reconstruction on the skull of a discovered body.

*Tickets for The Psychology of Serial Killers are £19 and are available here