A forensic expert is taking Cork true crime fans inside the mind of a serial killer
Obsessed with serial killers?
Like many phenomena in life, human beings are at once repulsed and intrigued by the motivation and make-up of people who commit extremely violent acts. And although it has been far less of a problem than we were raised by TV to believe, we are nonetheless transfixed by the lure of true crime- no matter how old the story.
This November, the Cork Opera House will host a true-crime theatre show presented by ex-forensics lecturer Jennifer Rees, who will teach wannabe detectives in the audience what really makes a serial killer tick.
It’s a while off, but now is the time to book a ticket if you’re a true crime addict.
“The Psychology of Serial Killers will give even the most dedicated true crime fan new insights into the phenomenon of serial homicide,” said the event organisers on Instagram.
A former college lecturer within a forensics department, Jennifer has a criminal law degree as well as qualifications in psychology and counselling.
During her talk, Jennifer will teach her audience various facts about serial killers, covering how they are categorised; how to identify the myths; why you can probably only name white, male serial killers; female serial killers; why some people fall in love with violent men; and killer couples (or partnered homicide).
What’s more, Jennifer will also be investigating you: why are you so interested in serial killers?
“As you will see, an interest in true crime is far from a new sensation. But why are some people so fascinated with the criminal mind? This talk will explain all the factors.. .and you will find that you are not as unusual as you may think.”
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The Psychology of Serial Killers takes place on Saturday, November 11th at 8pm. Tickets €30 available via their website or Box Office (021 4270022). Booking fees may apply.