Breaking Serial Killer Stereotypes- 12/09 Show Recap

We are joined once again by Dr. Eric Hickey, along with Dr. Katherine Ramsland. Dr. Ramsland teaches forensic psychology and criminal justice at DeSales University. She is also an author of forty books. Between these two great minds, they offer their insight on topics such as non-traditional serial killers and the motivation behind their kills. Similarly, we will cover typical stereotypes that are often tied to serial killers and their crimes.

  • Developments in show are announced; as new subject matter and forensic studies are increasing, help is brought in and in-house investigator, Arie K. is introduced. (1:10)
  • Dr. Eric Hickey returns, once again. (2:10)
  • Meet Dr. Katherine Ramsland, an expert in psychopaths and extreme offenders. (3:11)
  • Dr. Hickey discusses women serial killers in general as well as in comparison to male serial killers. (6:20)
  • The role of fantasy among female serial killers is challenged. (12:24)
  • Dr. Ramsland offers details into reasons for the stereoypes, involving culture and media. (13:12)
  • Dr. Hickey answers a question in regard to female killers and their victim selection. (15:24)
  • Crimes including all races and how cultures differ in both positive and negative aspects. How views differ are covered as well (29:10)
  • Myths surrounding serial killers are revealed by Dr. Ramsland, while Dr. Hickey adds to the discussion with his personal explanation. (35:40)
  • The youngest serial killer is covered. (37:34)
  • The original ‘night stalker’ is dissected. (48:28)
  • The Mcdonald Triad and other myths are uncovered and discussed in depth by both Dr. Hickey and Dr. Ramsland. (51:20)

About behindtheyellowtape

Joey Ortega started his investigative career early at the age of 18 working as an apprentice investigator for local detectives. He started out doing insurance fraud investigations and background investigations. Proving adept in the areas surveillance and information gathering, Joey continued to seek further investigative challenges. From there he went on to do internal investigations for a number of companies that include; Sears, Roebuck Co., Saks Fifth Avenue, and K-mart. He was largely responsible for investigating issues of internal theft, embezzlement, workers comp fraud, and crime ring investigations. His success eventually earned him a position as a national investigator for a cellular chain, investigating crime rings on a national level. Trained in the Reid technique (interviewing/interrogation), Joey was able to gain confessions consistently without a single prosecution ever being challenged in court. Throughout his career as an internal investigator Joey continued to work for various private investigative agencies. Moving away from insurance fraud, Joey began developing his skills in the areas of criminal defense investigation, fidelity investigation, missing person’s investigations, and stalker investigations. It was the area of stalker investigations that Joey began to discover his passion for computer crime investigations. Having to learn quickly how to trace harassing and threatening emails, Joey began see that this is where the future of crime and justice was heading and decided to throw himself deeply into the subject. As a result, Joey’s clientele began to include those who were victims of internet fraud and cyber attacks. Joey is also the co-founder of The Ullemeyer Group, Inc. an investigative and training firm based in Santa Barbara, California that specializes in forensic training and consulting.
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