What does serial killer mean?

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se·ri·al killer

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. serial killer, serial murderer(noun)

    someone who murders more than three victims one at a time in a relatively short interval

Wiktionary

  1. serial killer(Noun)

    A person who commits multiple (more than two) murders, especially similar ones with no obvious motive over a period of time with a "cooling-off" period between each murder.

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  1. Serial killer

    A serial killer is traditionally defined as a person who has killed three or more people over a period of more than a month, with down time between the murders, and whose motivation for killing is usually based on psychological gratification. Some sources, such as the FBI, disregard the "three or more" criteria and define the term as "a series of two or more murders, committed as separate events, usually, but not always, by one offender acting alone" or, including the vital characteristics, a minimum of two murders. Often, a sexual element is involved in the killings, but the FBI states that motives for serial murder include "anger, thrill, financial gain, and attention seeking". The murders may have been attempted or completed in a similar fashion and the victims may have had something in common; for example, occupation, race, appearance, sex, or age group. Serial killers are not the same as mass murderers, nor are they spree killers, who commit murders in two or more locations with virtually no break in between; however, cases of extended bouts of sequential killings over periods of weeks or months with no apparent "cooling off" period or "return to normalcy" have caused some serial killer experts to suggest a hybrid category of "spree-serial killer".

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How to say serial killer in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of serial killer in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of serial killer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of serial killer in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Hargrove:

    When you put the narratives together ... it just screams serial killer.

  2. Alejandro Gomez:

    He described it in a completely natural way ... I would say he actually seemed happy to have done this, he wants people to see his picture, to know his name ... I would obviously classify this person as a murderer, a serial killer.

  3. Raag Singhal:

    What's ’ interesting in the Aileen Wuornos case, and it’s a highly unusual case, is if you were to talk to the public and say ‘ This is a serial killer who was executed, ’ I don’t think anyone would lose sleep over it. The things the public typically looks at are whether they have confidence in the defendant's guilt and whether they got due process. The third thing is whether the defendant was treated consistently with those who acted similarly, it’s a strange concept when you’re talking about those who acted similarly and you’re talking about a serial killer.

  4. James Craig:

    It appears we may have a serial killer.

  5. Sasha Reid:

    At a certain point, you know that there is a serial killer operating, studying serial homicide for over 10 years now, you learn not to ignore patterns.

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