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Journal of Punjab Academy of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
Year : 2009, Volume : 9, Issue : 2
First page : ( 109) Last page : ( 113)
Print ISSN : 0972-5687.

A case study of Serial killers

Dr. Dalal J.S.1,*Professor and Head, Dr. Aggarwal K K1Additional Professor, Dr. Bhullar D S1Assistant Professor, Dr. Sharma Manisha2Assistant Professor

1Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Government Medical College, Patiala (Punjab).

2Department of Anatomy, Gian Sagar Medical College, Banur (Patiala).

*(Corresponding author): Dr. J.S. Dalal, Phone:+919814441732 Email: drjsdalal@pafmat.com


The term “Serial Killer” today has become a catch-phrase with the popular press churning out books and movies centred on the serial killer. Some cases of serial killings appearing in electronic and print media from time to time are summarized in this paper with discussion on the possible causes and background of serial killings and role of forensic medicine and other experts in the investigation of the heinous crime, measures to treat the offenders and check the incidences.



Serial Killer, Homicide, Disorganized, Process-Focussed, Act-Focussed, Hedonistic, Psychopath, Schizophrenia, Lie Detector, Narco-analysis, Brain Mapping.


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