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We assume people we know can't be serial killers. ...
by Pat Brown

We assume people we know can't be serial killers.
- Pat Brown

In reality, serial killers are of average intelligence.
- Pat Brown

Police are reluctant to label a murder as a possible serial homicide.
- Pat Brown

Many of the less prolific killers' stories go unheard
because they simply don't make good books.
- Pat Brown

 

Killers can seem smart when you can't figure out who they are.
- Pat Brown

Serial killing is not about sex at all,
but about power and control and revenge on society.
- Pat Brown

In reality, those rare few cases with good forensic
evidence are the ones that make it to court.
- Pat Brown

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Last but not least among serial killer methodologies,
we have women who kill their own children.
- Pat Brown

Telling the community a serial killer is out there
stirs up a lot of unpleasant attention.
- Pat Brown

While there are many wonderful police investigators
out there doing some very fine work,
the majority of the time it is not brains that catches serial killers.
- Pat Brown

Outside of dumb luck, the number one way serial killers
are caught is through the help of the public.
- Pat Brown

The most important issue for the killer is the ability
to get a victim easily and successfully.
- Pat Brown

Since there are only so many ways to kill a person,
a good portion of homicides look pretty much alike.
- Pat Brown

There are two kinds of serial killers as far as the victim is concerned:
the kind that you don't see before they pounce on you
and the kind you see and don't expect to pounce on you.
- Pat Brown

The one noticeable similarity with almost all serial
killer victims is their short height and low weight.
- Pat Brown

Using MO to link crimes can be problematic.
- Pat Brown

What does signature mean? Supposedly these are the
added touches that make the crime personal to the killer.
- Pat Brown

The accepted definition of a serial killer is a person
who kills at least three times with a cooling off period in between his murders.
- Pat Brown

All serial killers want to win.
They choose victims they can kill successfully.
- Pat Brown

Most well-known serial killers have victims numbering in the dozens,
have sent taunting letters to the police or have done
bizarre things to the bodies.
- Pat Brown

Evidence can vary depending on the circumstances,
the weather, and how long it has been hanging around.
- Pat Brown

Often, a serial killer has no felony record.
- Pat Brown

Nowadays, with much more racial and ethnic mixing,
we are seeing serial killers murdering a variety of victims;
whoever comes along will most likely do.
- Pat Brown

There are many more serial killers living outside the
prison walls than inside.
- Pat Brown

Often I am asked if there is any such thing as a female serial killer.
- Pat Brown

We struggle to understand how any mother could kill her own children.
- Pat Brown

While we are being fascinated by the tales of famous
serial killers and how they were brought to justice,
the real serial killer goes about his business with
hardly a thought to being caught.
- Pat Brown

Serial killers kill for the power and control they
experience during the murders and for the added ego
boost they get in the aftermath from community fears,
media coverage, and the police investigations.
- Pat Brown

Serial killers are everywhere!
Well, perhaps not in our neighborhood,
but on our television screens, at the movie theatres,
and in rows and rows of books at our local Borders
or Barnes and Noble Booksellers.
- Pat Brown

Without solid connections between homicides,
we may have the reverse problem of believing three
local murders are the work of one serial killer when
they may actually be the work of three!
- Pat Brown

We see what we ASSUME we will see.
If you believe the world is evil, you will see evil.
If you believe the world is good, you will see good.
To change how life looks, change how you see life -
change your expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Ever had a bad hair day -
a day when everything seemed to be going wrong?
Perhaps today is a day to soothe your ruffled feathers,
take a deep breath, and reaffirm that
the weight of the world is really not on your shoulders,
unless you choose to assume that burden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Truth always rests with the minority,
and the minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion,
while the strength of a majority is illusory,
formed by the gangs who have no opinion -
and who, therefore, in the next instant
(when it is evident that the minority is the stronger)
assume its opinion... while truth again reverts to a new minority.
- Soren Kierkegaard

You can safely assume that you've
created God in your own image
when it turns out that God hates
all the same people you do.
- Anne Lamott

I've been amazed at how often those outside the discipline
of design assume that what designers do is decoration.
Good design is problem solving.
- Jeffery Veen

True guilt is guilt at the obligation one owes to oneself to be oneself.
False guilt is guilt felt at not being what other people
feel one ought to be or assume that one is.
- R. D. Laing

We must never assume that which is incapable of proof.
- George Henry Lewes

The actual Blue Rose murders, which lie at the core of the three novels,
yield various incorrect solutions which assume the status of truth.
- Peter Straub

Although approximately 80% of osteoporosis sufferers are women,
as the longevity of the male population increases,
the disease will assume increasing importance in men.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

Most discussions of decision making assume that only
senior executives make decisions or that only senior
executives' decisions matter.
This is a dangerous mistake.
- Peter Drucker

It wasn't that I was shy to go out with him,
I just didn't want people with preconceived notions
to assume anything about why we were together.
I was pretty careful for a while.
- Rose McGowan

But at the same time you can't assume that making a
difference 20 years ago is going to allow you to sort
of live on the laurels of those victories for the rest of your life.
- Angela Davis

Partisanship is our great curse.
We too readily assume that everything has two sides
and that it is our duty to be on one or the other.
- James Harvey Robinson

I've never been very successful in a monogamous relationship,
but I'm looking forward to the day when I can assume that responsibility.
- Don Johnson

Show people tend to treat their finances like their dentistry.
They assume the man handling it knows what he is doing.
- Dick Cavett

The Few assume to be the deputies, but they are often
only the despoilers of the Many.
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

It is wrong to assume that men of immense wealth are always happy.
- John D. Rockefeller

I make progress by having people around me who are
smarter than I am and listening to them.
And I assume that everyone is smarter about something than I am.
- Henry J. Kaiser

The elementary school must assume as its sublime and
most solemn responsibility the task of teaching every child in it to read.
Any school that does not accomplish this has failed.
- William Bennett

I shall not change my course because those who assume
to be better than I desire it.
- Victoria Woodhull

My observation is that women are merely waiting for
their husbands to assume leadership.
- James Dobson

Whose rights will we acknowledge? Whose human dignity
will we respect? For whose well-being will we,
as a people, assume responsibility?
- Robert Casey

Do you not see with your own eyes the chrysalis fact
assume by degrees the wings of fiction?
- Alfred de Vigny

We have no right to assume that any physical laws exist,
or if they have existed up until now,
that they will continue to exist in a similar manner in the future.
- Max Planck

Most economic fallacies derive from the tendency to
assume that there is a fixed pie,
that one party can gain only at the expense of another.
- Milton Friedman

If an adult uses violence on a child,
the child will naturally assume that he too,
has the right to use it on one smaller or weaker.
- Dora Russell

I beg of you...
never assume an inner or an outer pose,
never a disguise.
- Gustav Mahler

I don't believe that I personally have been changed by the money.
The bad thing is people assume you've changed because now you have money.
- Shaquille O'Neal

Liberals seem to assume that, if you don't believe
in their particular political solutions,
then you don't really care about the people that they claim to want to help.
- Thomas Sowell

Married couples who work together to build and maintain
a business assume broad responsibilities.
Not only is their work important to our local and national economies,
but their success is central to the well-being of their families.
- Melissa Bean

People assume that because you have graced the same stage as the star act,
in front of thousands, you must be reaping similar financial rewards.
This is a complete fallacy.
- John Barrow

Children who assume adult responsibilities feel old when they're young.
- Martha Beck

White collar conservative flashin down the street,
pointing that plastic finger at me, they all assume
my kind will drop and die,
but I'm gonna wave my freak flag high.
- Jimi Hendrix

I assume that if people get to know me,
they'll like me.
If they don't, it's not my problem.
- Mira Sorvino

We are bothered a good deal by people who assume the
responsibility of the world when God is neglectful.
- Anne Sullivan Macy

They see me as being this Super Mom on TV who also
can more than handle a difficult husband,
and they assume I'm going to be just full of wisdom
as a mother and wife myself.
- Patricia Richardson

There are events which are so great that if a writer
has participated in them his obligation is to write
truly rather than assume the presumption of altering them with invention.
- Ernest Hemingway

Talking in one language and talking in another,
I think inevitably, produce two different personalities,
as far as I've seen in other people.
I assume it does the same for me.
- Alma Guillermoprieto

We assume that everything's becoming more efficient,
and in an immediate sense that's true;
our lives are better in many ways.
But that improvement has been gained through a massively
inefficient use of natural resources.
- Paul Hawken

There's always a reaction based on fear.
People assume if you're criticizing a decision to go to war,
then you're saying something against the soldiers-which is not the case.
- Ed Harris

Once serious political dialogue has begun,
the international community can assume that we have
achieved genuine progress along the road to real democratisation.
- Daw Aung San Suu Kyi


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