Why do we love to hate serial killers? What is it about their heinous crimes and criminal behaviors that have us reading, watching and discussing them?
Listen LIVE Saturday December 22 as Dr. Scott Bonn and Margaret McLean discuss the public’s fascination with crime, serial killers and mass murder. Dr. Scott Bonn’s research for his upcoming book, Monster Dearest: Our Fascination with Serial Killers, will explain in detail.
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Teaching criminology and sociology, and analyzing cases on popular radio and television shows, Doc Bonn’s experience in the study of the criminal mind, crimes against the state, and especially serial killers, will bring a lively view of crime to listeners. Learn the difference between serial killers, spree killers, and mass murders.
In the wake of the horrific school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut and the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado this year, the public is stunned and numbed by the crimes. Media reporting has been criticized and delivering ongoing news about every minute detail of the crimes and the shooters. The public is at discord on where to place the blame. Gun control, mental health and family dynamics are subjects being bantered and argued about on all social media and mainstream media channels.
Commentary quoted in a recent article by David Lohr on Huffington Post relates Dr. Bonn’s stand on the “blame game” and how American society has become so violent and why. To read the complete article: Sandy Hook Blame Game: ‘Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe.
The public and the media must have a better understanding of how to cope with these tragedies, how to prevent them in the future, and especially those who are committing these horrific crimes.
Dr. Scott Bonn, PhD has appeared as an expert crime analyst on a number of popular news programs, including Dr. Drew, and has written about and been quoted extensively on a variety of high profile cases; an article on the Casey Anthony verdict in New York Daily News, and a recent appearance on the A&E Documentary Special on the Long Island Serial Killer.
Doc Bonn’s research into the criminal mind, and his experience with media relations in the public and political realm, gives him the ability to analyze certain behaviors utilizing criteria above and beyond the average pundit. He combines the knowledge and skills of an academic scholar with more than twenty years of senior-level corporate experience in the news and entertainment media industry.
Dr. Bonn is the author of “Mass Deception: Moral Panic and the U.S. War on Iraq,”a critically acclaimed book on war crime and terrorism from Rutgers University Press (2010). For more information about Dr. Scott Bonn please visit his website: DocBonn.Com
Tune in Saturday, December 22 1-2 Pacific, 4-5 Eastern
Attorney MARGARET MCLEAN is a law professor, former prosecutor, and on-air legal analyst. She is the author of the critically acclaimed legal thriller Under Fire, which features an arson and murder trial (2011, Tor Forge Macmillan). Her second novel, Under Oath, (April, 2012) is about the code of silence murders in Boston. She has co-written a dramatic courtroom play, based on Under Oath, which is in development with the Playwrights/Directors Unit at the Actor’s Studio in New York City. She is currently working on her third novel, Under Treason. She was hailed as one of the next faces of Boston crime fiction by the Boston Globe.
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