Monsters, Demons, and Evil

addresses the “Cultural Development of Monsters, Demons, and Evil.” In this chapter, the author does not attempt to provide a definitive explanation of “where serial killers come from.” Instead, he explores their histories, backgrounds, personalities, cultural interactions, cultural influences etc., that may have played a part in the development of deviant behavior. By studying these relationships, the author hopes to identify possible parallels and common themes that would shed some light on the psychological evolution of the serial killer.

How did the author explain these common themes as they relate to the evolution of a killer? Do you see weaknesses or inconsistencies in his analysis? If so, explain in detail what they are. If not, explain why you think his analysis is sound.