Labeled as the crime of the 1990’s, serial murder is predicted to remain the crime of the first decades of the new millennium. This book brings together the perspectives of acknowledged experts in the field along with those of emerging authorities on serial murder. The chapters offer a unique look at these crimes from a variety of viewpoints and experiences. Accessibly written, this compelling volume includes information on minorities and serial killing, as well the manner in which serial killers are traced and tracked.
Chapter 6: The Divided Self: Toward an Understanding of the Dark Side of the Serial Killer
The Divided Self: Toward an Understanding of the Dark Side of the Serial Killer
“I knew myself, at the first breath of this new life, to be more wicked, sold a slave to my original evil; and the thought, in that moment, braced and delighted me like wine.”
The Jekyll and Hyde story is a fictional account of a person who, through chemical experiment, becomes transformed into two separate entities, each with his own set of realities, and each having diametrically opposite intentions. Even though it is fiction, this story is often used as a simile to describe opposing personality states ...