M.A. This dissertation explores the similarities and differences between South African serial killers and their American counterparts. Seven male candidates, each having committed their reign of terror within the relevant time period, have been included. The candidates compared well in home environments, number of friendships, emotional maturity, abuse undergone, temperament, and anti-social behaviour. Differences were found in comparing family bonding, wealth and education. This dissertation discusses the comparison of childhood development in South African serial killers and American serial killers.
Medical Subject Headings: humanities
free text keywords: Serial murderers, Serial murders