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Originally posted by tsrk30
Do you think after the killer moved from cats to people, that he would kill in the same area?
One of the known warning signs of certain psychopathologies, including anti-social personality disorder, also known as psychopathic personality disorder, is a history of torturing pets and small animals, a behavior known as zoosadism. According to the New York Times, "[t]he FBI has found that a history of cruelty to animals is one of the traits that regularly appears in its computer records of serial rapists and murderers, and the standard diagnostic and treatment manual for psychiatric and emotional disorders lists cruelty to animals a diagnostic criterion for conduct disorders. "A survey of psychiatric patients who had repeatedly tortured dogs and cats found all of them had high levels of aggression toward people as well, including one patient who had murdered a young boy." Robert K. Ressler, an agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation's behavioral sciences unit, studied serial killers and noted,"Murderers like this [Jeffrey Dahmer] very often start out by killing and torturing animals as kids."
Originally posted by Clearskies
Also, does anyone else notice around the times of the full moons each month there are dead black cats all along places in the road???
Originally posted by Illusionsaregrander
Hmmm. Possibly the work of some up and coming serial killer.
Originally posted by whaaa
For some reason I don't think it's people doing the cat mutilations.
You would think that cats being tortured in a neighbor hood would raise holy hell and someone would hear and investigate.