Criminal Minds: the Psychology of Serial Killers

Learn about serial killers you’ve never heard of before as Jennifer Rees explores one of forensic psychology’s most troubling topics.

This is an academic talk which will draw on brain scans, medical records, journal papers, statistics and case studies to provide even the most avid true crime or forensic psychology fan with deeper understanding of the phenomenon.

During this talk, you will discover how serial killers are classified. What are the differences between Lust like the BTK (Bind, Torture, Kill) Killer, and Visionary killers such as David Berkowitz (Son of Sam)?

Jennifer will also debunk common serial killer myths – you may be surprised by what you learn! Jennifer will use statistical profiling to explore the truth behind the commonly-cited profile of a serial killer as being a white male in his mid-to-late twenties. 

How common are homicidal fantasies? Have you ever fantasised about killing someone? You may be surprised by the results of the research!

Why do women fall in love with known serial killers? Jennifer will discuss the clinical knowledge surrounding why serial killers gain admirers, fan mail, and even spouses in light of their atrocious crimes.

You 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 also explain to you why you’re so fascinated by serial killers!

Performance Time: 8PM


Full: £25

Concessions: £20

Talk not appropriate for under 18’s