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psychopathic behaviour explored but not explained
on 18 May 2014
I found myself looking for explanations for these appalling events but it was not easy. Violent home backgrounds were common, but good homes also produced killers. Most but not all the killings covered here were by males. Getting sexual satisfaction from killing suggests more than environmental causes. Mass school killings seem to involve frustration and revenge; but of course many people will have had some negative school experiences without resorting to killings.
There is a good bibliography and some photographs of the killers. The killings are grouped under various headings (serial killers, lust killers etc). The psychopathic behaviours described here are obviously abnormalities - partly defined by the horrifying events themselves.