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Dr. Scott Bonn Authors Psychology Today Column, "Wicked Deeds"
The criminal mind is fascinating. This blog offers unique, stunning insights into criminal motives and behavior from critically acclaimed author and criminologist Dr. Scott Bonn.
By: Dr. Scott Bonn
Dr. Bonn’s compelling posts on “Wicked Deeds” cover such diverse topics as the difference between sociopaths and psychopaths, the psychological/
Scott Bonn, Ph.D. is Professor of Criminology at Drew University, media commentator, public speaker and author. He is an expert on the behavior and the motivations of criminals. He offers insights into various types of crime, including white-collar, state crime, bullying, domestic violence, sexual assault and serial homicide. His expert commentary frequently appears in the popular news media.
Dr. Bonn just completed a book on the public’s fascination with serial killers which offers insights into the minds of infamous predators and explains how and why serial killers become monstrous popular culture celebrities. Titled “Why We Love Serial Killers,” this important book will be released by Skyhorse Press in fall 2014.
Dr. Bonn has actually met and/or corresponded with two of the most notorious serial killers of the twenty-first century—that is, David Berkowitz, the so-called Son of Sam and Dennis Rader, known by the moniker BTK which stands for “Bind, Torture, Kill.” Their revelations in “Why We Love Serial Killers” will astound the reader and offer new insights into the way these criminals think.
Veteran investigative journalist Diane Dimond wrote the foreword for “Why We Love Serial Killers” and Emmy-winning TV host and best-selling author, Rita Cosby, says this about the book:
“Considered one of the world’s top experts on criminal behavior, Scott Bonn has delivered a book which is so powerful and provocative, you cannot put it down. Indeed, through his diligent work and unparalleled access to these infamous killers who’ve committed some of the most horrific crimes of our day, he provides chilling and critical insight into these deviant and pathological criminal minds… and reveals the truth behind the headlines.”
Dr. Scott Bonn is professor of sociology and criminology at Drew University. Follow him @DocBonn (https://twitter.com/