Mind of a Murderer

Mind of a Murderer

8.1/10 based on 14 votes

Mind of a Murderer is a BBC documentary which examines why people kill.

Looking at new research by neurologists, psychologists, psychiatrists and biochemists, and with powerful testimony from murder witnesses and murderers themselves, the series reveals the latest thinking on the causes of violent behavior and considers how murderers can best be treated and managed.

Trying to understand what happens in the mind of a murderer has traditionally been a question for psychologists and commentators on human behavior. But now neurologists, biochemists and others are beginning to explore processes and changes in the brain itself that may explain why some people are more likely to kill than others, says executive producer, Harry Deans.

The research is new and sometimes controversial, but it is very important. As one of the scientists in the series says, “it’s not guns that kill; its what happens in the brain of the person pulling the trigger”

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Rating: 8.1/10 based on 14 votes

Discuss This Documentary

  • Tim C

    Really enjoyed this one. Very educational look at the science developed to understanding these killers as opposed to just their biographies.

  • amethyst777

    What a load of crap! This woman should lose whatever license she hold…

    • rene from The Netherlands

      It’s hard for me to understand why you react so negative towards this woman. After all , all she is saying is that everyone of us is innocent in what we feel,believe, think, and do. eventhough still most of us are convinced that we have a free will, when according to many psychologists, psychics a free will is an illusion. A murderer can’t help being a murderer, just as a person who is born blind can’t help it. If you ask any child in the world at age 6 what he wants to be when he grows up no one will answer I want to be a murderer, or I want to be unhappy. Anyway , your opinion is no more false than mine is, the truth is relative. Have a nice day!

  • sarah kill mha ha ha

    OMG how can she not be sympathetic she’s giving criminals an excuse

  • jinnx

    Clearly not a BBC documentary

  • Niz Wiz

    if it was a frontal lobe issue why do they evade capture? they know exactly what they are doing

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