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"He represented a God to me that was so beautiful that I'd do anything for him. I'd do anything for God, even murder, if I believed it was right. How could it not be right if it is done with love? I have no remorse for doing what was right to me. I have no guilt in me."
It would make sense that if men are 6 time more likely to beat people up, then the ratio would likely be the same for murder, rape, serial killing, etc. Testosterone plays a MAJOR role in physically agressive behavior, period.
Forensic psychologists debate the term "female serial killer" because murderesses don't kill for the same reasons as murderers. The psychological disorders are different.
We don't hear of many female serial killers, and that may be partly because women aren't as prone to commit any type of crime as men. Men are more aggressive and violent than women are, which is why female serial killers are less common. Women account for 14% of violent offenders (men are 6 times more likely to commit violent crimes).
This is likely why it was moved to the stinky forum. Mass murderer is generally the term used for non-sexually driven multiple murders. There are plenty of female mass murderers, but there's little to no evidence of female serial killers existing. But it is becoming popular to call non-sexually driven mass murderers serial killers, so we'll hear the phrase "female serial killers" and take it far more seriously than not.
Because women don't kill for the same reasons as men, forensic psychologists find the term "female serial killer" controversial. This term was defined by sexual motivation and the desire for power over victims, which are characteristics that murderesses don't usually display. Female serial killers kill for other reasons.
Women average twice the length of time before getting caught. 4 years for guys, 8 for girls.
Originally posted by Pinke
There is a tiny bit of truth to the OP's statement.
Female serial killers do have a history of getting away with more, but are usually more munchausen by proxy, or euthansia killers, or black widows (married to wealthy old, sick or ill person and pushing them over the edge). There has been a tendency in the past for blind eyes not to notice that a woman killer has had three husbands in a row that all died of stomach cancer ... but I think these attitudes are changing.
I will say, however, that as far as victim counts and numbers go classically male persons are way ahead. Also women serial killers ordinarily have very different motives.
There's actually a number of books on the topic, so I wouldn't say its as under the radar as persons say. It's as under the radar as a person saying 'I think male depression happens more than people say it does.'