Megan Evershed discusses the psychology of serial killers as television presents them, here in "Sympathy for the Devil," an article for Prospect.A very interesting read, even without fava beans and a nice Chianti.
Have you ever wanted to peer inside the mind of a killer—even if just for a little while?
Admittedly, this question is a tease. It’s impossible to take a dip into anybody’s psyche—including that of a murderer. To get even close to doing so, we have to turn to fiction.