Archive for July 11th, 2012

Author Jennifer Chase

Many of us had mothers who warned us against the “bad boy”?  Perhaps you even had a father who stood on the front porch waiting for your date of questionable repute to arrive while conveniently cleaning his pistol at the same time.  Despite the wise advice to walk away from trouble and our own conscious knowledge that we are making a bad choice, a good number of women are still drawn to the men who probably will treat them badly or… in extreme instances… have already proven their character by killing other humans.  As bizarre as it may seem, serial killers are never without a shortage of love letters when in prison.

In a blog post for Psychology Today, writer Leon Seltzer, Ph.D. reviews several possible explanations for this unhealthy romance, including some of those proposed by fellow contributor Katherine Ramsland.  The women may see the killer as…

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