It’s no doubt that you’ve heard about serial killers and how they share common traits. Maybe you’ve heard about these commonalities from movies or television—but did you ever wonder if they were true? Has it ever crossed your mind that someone you know could be a serial killer? Someone close?
As it turns out, what you’ve heard is true. The F.B.I. has professional criminal profilers who look into the lives, crimes, and methods of operation of serial killers. They cross-reference much of what they know with information from other known killers and rapists. They share the information with law enforcement across the nation. And they try to understand it all with the help of trained psychiatric professionals.
As it turns out, not every serial killer shares every single trait. But a good many of them do, in fact, have a lot in common. Most serial killers tend to be white males (90% in fact). However, plenty of famous ones have been of another ethnicity and sex.
Most common traits of a serial killer.
Over half of all serial killers suffered from traumatic head injuries as children. Experts noted that it is usually to the pre-frontal cortex—where judgment, planning, and empathy reside. Many start out as peeping Toms or pantie sniffers before graduating to more deviant crimes. Most kids wet the bed, but a good deal of serial killers wet the bed well into their teen years. Future serial killers are obsessed with the destructive nature of fire. Also, a good deal of serial killers tortured animals as kids, which kept them sated until they could move on to more thrilling game.
Think your kid couldn’t become a serial killer? Check out some of the traits below and see if they apply to him (or her).
Signs of a serial killer:
- Antisocial behavior
- Animal torturer
- Power hungry
- Intelligent underachiever
- Obsessive fantasizing
- Child abuse sufferer (physical, mental, and sexual)
- Alcohol abuser
Keep an eye on your serial killer son with cell phone spy software.
Obviously, if you have any suspicions that your son is—or could become—a serial killer, you should seek immediate professional help. However, what if he doesn’t show all of the signs? What can you do if you just want to make sure? Well, the first thing you should do is to talk with him. Communication is key in any parent-son relationship. You should also personally monitor what he does during the day. If he’s secretive about his activities or you work or can’t be around him, you can use a cell phone spy app to watch over him.
A great many parents trust mobile monitoring software to help them watch over their kids. A top spy app gives them access to a targeted phone’s emails, texts, and social media activity. Parents of a suspected serial killer could use spy apps for Android and iPhone to see what websites their son is visiting, what pictures and videos he has on his phone, and where he is going when he leaves the house. If anything is alarming, they can confront him and/or contact the authorities … and ultimately, save some lives.