Famous, infamous, horrific, evil, misunderstood,... this is the thread to talk about the who, the why, the inexplicable. Are there really signs? Nature, nurture, etc., etc. Discuss, instruct, share. Best websites or books, the real behavior analysts. Who freaks you out the most? Let's be fluid enough to include the Ian Watkins pedophiles and slave holder monsters like the guy in Cleveland, Ohio.
People like BTK and John Wayne Gacy are probably my scariest - Gacy because he buried them under his house (shudder), and BTK because it was so planned out and yet so random. But honestly, the Ian Watkins thing freaked me out completely. Who does that??? Why??? What can possibly be so twisted in someone's brain that they want to rape a baby? A baby!!! This terrifies me, because it almost feels as though it must have a physiological cause, and how do we deal with that in society? And how sick or needy or twisted does a mother have to be to agree to this? It's not even a crime of passion/emotion like shaken baby syndrome, (not that I'm excusing that!) These people planned it - premeditated! I'm looking forward to your comments and opinions.