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DO SERIAL KILLERS SUFFER FROM MENTAL DISORDERS?
“One day men will look back and say I gave birth to the Twentieth Century” –Jack The Ripper, 1888
Throughout history and into the present, serial killers have terrorized and preyed on innocent people. They are driven to kill and commit heinous acts by a force unknown to the sane thinking population. The bizarre behavior and thought patterns of serial killers lead many to believe that they may suffer from some type of mental disorder. A recent study found that 50% of prison inmates who are classified violent and dangerous have some form of brain disorder. Are these killers really affected by a mental disorder, or are they just trying to get a lighter prison sentence? The purpose of this website is to provide information to the viewer on mental disorders common to serial killers. Several case studies on some of the more infamous serial killers are also included.