Psychology of a Serial Killer


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Dr. Michael Mcgrath
*Forensic psychiatrist
*Clinical associate professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
*President, Academy of Behavioral Profiling
*Author, Beyond Hate (Writers Showcase Press, 2001)

Conrad Johnson, a bus driver, was shot Tuesday morning in Montgomery County, Md., as he boarded his bus. Police have yet to link the attack to the serial sniper who has killed nine and wounded three people in the Washington, D.C. area. But authorities say the characteristics of Johnson's murder are similar to those of the other sniper attacks. Dr. Michael McGrath, a forensic psychiatrist, joins host Neal Conan to discuss the psychology of serial killers and how they communicate with authorities.

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