Serial Killer Statistics and the Serial Killer Database with Expert Dr. Michael Aamodt.

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In this episode the mind and creator behind the Serial Killer Database at Radford University talks about how the program began and what lead him and his students to create a serial killer database. When they began they didn't have the privilege of the internet and so he goes through the painstaking on the ground research that they went through in order to compile these resources to create the serial killer statistics that we know today and how this research and data gathering has become easier over time. From discussing their methodologies and resources Dr. Aamodt shows us how they gather information on serial murderers and their victims and then how that data is then compiles and used while showing us many of the challenges that they face in doing all of this. For those who are not familiar with the Serial Killer Database at Radford University it is essentially one of the most widely used and cited references in academic research and basic True Crime books that deal with serial killers and the information that they have provided over the decades has been truly phenomenal.
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In this episode the mind and creator behind the Serial Killer Database at Radford University talks about how the program began and what lead him and his students to create a serial killer database. When they began they didn't have the privilege of the internet and so he goes through the painstaking on the ground research that they went through in order to compile these resources to create the serial killer statistics that we know today and how this research and data gathering has become easier over time. From discussing their methodologies and resources Dr. Aamodt shows us how they gather information on serial murderers and their victims and then how that data is then compiles and used while showing us many of the challenges that they face in doing all of this. For those who are not familiar with the Serial Killer Database at Radford University it is essentially one of the most widely used and cited references in academic research and basic True Crime books that deal with serial killers and the information that they have provided over the decades has been truly phenomenal.
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