Killer Psychopaths

Dennis Rader

Series 1 - Episode 3 Dennis Rader

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Summary

David Wilson analyses the personality and motivations of American serial killer Dennis Rader, who was convicted in 2005 of murdering 10 people between 1974 and 1991. He became known as the `BTK killer' after he offered it as a suggestion in a series of taunting letters to police and media - the letters standing for `bind, torture, kill'. The criminologist travels to the US to examine how the disturbing behaviour displayed by Rader as a child gave an early indication that he would grow into a psychopath, and also hears from some of the victims' families, an officer who worked on the case, and one of his neighbours.

Cast & Crew

Presenter David Wilson
Executive Producer Elaine Hackett
Executive Producer Melanie Darlaston
Executive Producer Fintan Maguire
Series Director Nick Aarons
Series Producer Nick Aarons
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