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Psychol Rep. 1998 Apr;82(2):495-8.

Modus operandi of female serial killers.

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  • 1Department of Psychology, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX 75962, USA.


The modus operandi of female serial killers was examined from a chronology of 58 cases in America and 47 cases in 17 other countries, compiled over 25-year intervals. Female serial killers in other countries accounted for a disproportionately greater number of victims, but those in America managed a longer killing career when associated with a low profile modus operandi.

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