The Psychology of Copycat Killers

Time and again, eighteen-year-old George Knights, who was recently convicted of the brutal stabbing murder of a thirty-eight-year-old father-of-five during a cocaine deal, has repeatedly been called a “Breaking Bad copycat killer” in the media. It’s true that he appears to be a fan of the television show; he apparently did get the idea to dissolve the body of his murder victim in sulphuric acid (which he did) from an episode. He also used “Walter…

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Joni E. Johnston, Psy. D.

Forensic psychologist/private investigator//author of serial killer book. Passionate about victim’s rights, the psychology of true crime, and criminal justice.