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Murder charges laid against 66 year old landscaper Bruce McArthur have dominated headlines over the past week.
As police continue their investigation across multiple locations in southern Ontario, CityNews spoke to University of Toronto sociology professor Dr. JooYoung Lee,currently working on a book on serial killers,about what may motivate an individual to commit multiple murders.
While Lee can speakto the allegations against McArthur directly, generally speaking he says there is a wide range of possibilities for why someone would commit such crimes.
thing that we know about people who are serial killers is that they are extraordinarily good at deceiving people around them, says Lee.
have, what we call, a glib charm, and they able to sortof comeacross as a person. They often have a family,
they involved in churches, in community organizations, they have friends, peopleusually like them but that is all a mask for a very secretive life. also says serial killers have a rich fantasy life, and become very good at planning crimes. begin to devise ways that they can trick people into not suspecting that they are the one behind a series of murders, he says.
of the more prominent themes in the literature on serial killers is that there is a class [of people] that are driven by violent sexual fantasies, that they want to dominate and control another person and when they can do that they lash out in violence. addition, Lee says there are others who are more oriented. want to rid the world of a certain kind of a population and often these serial killers are a schizophrenic, populations like prostitutes or people of certain faiths or even members of the LGBTQ community,