Psychology Of Serial Killers - The Pageant - St. Louis - 03.12.24

The Psychology of Serial Killers

featuring Dr. Rachel Toles

Set Times:
Show – 8:00pm
Doors – 7:00pm
*Set times are approximate and subject to change without notice.

About The Psychology of Serial Killers

Learn about serial killers you’ve never heard for before in this acclaimed, sell-out show.

‘The Psychology of Serial Killers’ will give even the most dedicated true crime fan new insights into the phenomenon of serial homicide.

During this talk, you will learn:

 Why do some people become serial killers?

Is animal cruelty a red flag for later violence? We will look at the statistics and case studies to explore the answer to this question.

How do we categorise serial killers? We will look at different methods, some which are very popular, and others which (for the most part) have stood up to empirical exploration. By the end of this talk, you will be able to identify the difference between categories of serial killer, the type of crimes each typically engage with and the type of crime scene they are likely to leave behind.  

Identifying serial killer myths: what misrepresentations of serial killers do you mistakenly believe? How responsible is the media or Hollywood for such beliefs? What are the real trends which can be observed?

Why is it that can you only name white serial killers? How does press coverage affect what crimes we hear about? What aspects of a crime make it...

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About Dr. Rachel Toles

Dr. Rachel Toles, a renowned Clinical Psychologist and criminal expert, explores the terrifying minds of the world’s most infamous serial killers in her show. Through her personal research, she uncovers surprising motivations behind these heinous crimes and delves into why we, as human beings, are so captivated by such horrors.

Dr. Toles’ fascination with true crime began at a young age when she witnessed the violent death of a teenage girl. This experience ignited her curiosity about death and murder, leading her to write illustrated stories on the subject as a child. She aims to bring deeper insight to the topic of true crime through her social media channels. By connecting with online communities, she works to debunk myths and answer questions surrounding serial killers and criminal psychology. Her goal is to raise public awareness and promote safety in the face of society’s most disturbing individuals.

With extensive experience in both clinical and forensic evaluation settings, Dr. Toles has dedicated herself to understanding the motivations, behaviors, and patterns of dangerous criminals, particularly serial killers. Beyond her clinical practice, Dr. Toles has served as an expert witness in high-profile court cases, utilizing her criminal forensic expertise and psychological evaluation skills to...

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