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Understanding sexual serial killing

2pm, 30th July 2022, LSE, London

The term ‘sexual serial killing’ describes those who kill in pursuit of sexual pleasure and it forms the topic of the presentation. There is an abundance of true crime books and TV programmes on serial killers but they usually concentrate on the nature of the crime, the police investigation and the trial.

This presentation will look at the motivation underlying the crime and suggest how it can arise. It will be argued that theories of motivation that have been developed to explain conventional behaviour can be adapted to explain this phenomenon.


  • Talks start at 2.00pm in the MAR.2.04 lecture theatre, which is located on the second floor of the LSE’s Marshall Building on Lincoln’s Inn Fields.
  • The day finishes at around 5.30pm, at which time we'll meet up in a local pub - all welcome !


The Marshall Building is at 44 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 2ES.

Travel and directions

The nearest underground station is Holborn, approx. five minutes walk away.

Click here for directions to the Marshall Building, London School of Economics.



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