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Ep 20: Scott Bonn | Why Serial Killers Intrigue You

Psychology Is Podcast with Nick Fortino

Why are people so intrigued by serial killers? They're disturbing and terrifying, yet we can't seem to look away. Shows and movies about serial killers are extremely successful, and media outlets reporting serial killer activity capture the attention of the masses. Dr. Scott Bonn's expertise on the topic combined with his experience as a media executive make him uniquely qualified to help us understand why we're so intrigued by these savages.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/psychology-is/support

1hr 10mins

28 Apr 2021

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Shattered Lives: Criminologist Scott Bonn on Suicide and Mass Murder

Inside Lenz Network

Absent from public discussion is the fact that the steady rise in suicide is contrasted by a steady decline in homicide in the U.S. These unusual and conflicting patterns have co-existed for a number of years. Incredibly, there are now nearly three suicides for every murder committed in the U.S.The only category of homicide that has been increasing over the last ten years is mass murder, specifically mass public shootings. Dr. Scott Bonn discusses the correlation between suicide and mass murder.Read more of Scott Bonn's articles at Wicked Deeds on Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/wicked-deeds

1hr 2mins

21 Apr 2018

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6/21/2015 Dr. Scott Bonn and why we love Serial Killers....

Beyond The Edge Radio

Serial Killer month continues as Eric and Marie welcome Dr. Scott Bonn to the program this week discussing his research of notorious serial killers and his book "Why we love Serial Killers." Dr. Scott Bonn (“Doc Bonn”) is Professor of Criminology, media expert and analyst, public speaker and author. He is an expert on criminal behavior and the motivations of criminals. He offers insights into various types of crime, including white-collar, state crime, bullying, domestic violence, sexual assault and serial homicide. His expert commentary frequently appears in the popular news media. Doc Bonn is the author of “Mass Deception: Moral Panic and the U.S. War on Iraq,” a critically acclaimed book on war crime and terrorism from Rutgers University Press (2010). His latest book is on the public's fascination with serial killers in which he offers insights into the minds of infamous predators and explains how and why serial killers are often transformed into ghoulish popular culture celebrities by the media. Titled "Why We Love Serial Killers" the book is published by Skyhorse Press and released in October, 2014. Professor Bonn is not your average academic. He combines the knowledge and skills of an academic scholar with more than twenty years of senior-level corporate experience in advertising and news and entertainment media. As such, he has unique insights into the public’s attitudes and beliefs, how they are shaped, and the agenda-setting powers of political leaders and the news media.Doc Bonn has developed a unique, integrated, and interdisciplinary theory called “critical communication” to explain how state officials and the news media actually shape public opinion on complex issues such as homicide, capital punishment, drugs, abortion and terrorism.Doc Bonn received a doctorate in sociology (criminology) at the University of Miami, FL, and a masters degree in criminal justice administration at San Jose State University. He teaches courses in criminology, sociology of deviance, media and crime, and criminal justice. His primary research interests include white-collar crime, state crime, domestic violence, serial homicide and how the media influence society.Prior to his academic career, Bonn held high-ranking corporate positions such as Vice President at NBC Television Network, and Executive Vice President at SonicNet, a leading music website, now a part of MTV Networks. He resides in Manhattan, New York.To learn more about this weeks guest visit his website http://www.docbonn.com/

2hr

15 Jun 2015

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Scott Bonn - 106

The Generation Why Podcast

Scott Bonn. Professor of Criminology, Scott Bonn, joins us on the podcast to discuss the fascination that so many seem to have with serial killers. Why would someone want to collect items from people who have committed such atrocities? How have murderers like Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer become so popular in the media? Dr. […]The post Scott Bonn – 106 – Generation Why appeared first on The Generation Why Podcast.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 11mins

16 Feb 2015

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WHY WE LOVE SERIAL KILLERS-Dr. Scott Bonn

True Murder: The Most Shocking Killers

In Why We Love Serial Killers, Drew University criminology professor Scott Bonn, PhD, simultaneously examines the public’s and media’s fascination with the monsters among us and the ways in which that attention impacts them. He writes about serial killers’ behaviors and the research—from the FBI’s original work to more recent models—that informs the law enforcement professionals charged with profiling, catching, and studying them. A real bonus: Dr. Bonn’s correspondence with Dennis Rader (BTK or “Bind, Torture, Kill”) for its insight into the mind of an especially chilling murderous psychopath. As such, it is a stark reminder that, irrespective of any deceptively benign appearances to the contrary, “they” are never like “us.” WHY WE LOVE SERIAL KILLERS-The Curious Appeal of the World's Most Savage Killers-Dr. Scott Bonn

1hr 29mins

6 Nov 2014

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CHANGE ALREADY, Serial Killers & Spirituality, Scott Bonn

CHANGE ALREADY!

Salvation, Reclamation, Deliverance and EmancipationAdjectives used to describe an open-ended religious promise offered to any one who repents and faithfully follows the word of spirit. A unilateral commitment from above that one can be “saved” and forgiven for any sinful acts of deviance. Does this religious safety net genuinely apply to everyone?

31mins

9 May 2013

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CHANGE ALREADY, Serial Killers & Spirituality, Scott Bonn

CHANGE ALREADY!

Salvation, Reclamation, Deliverance and EmancipationAdjectives used to describe an open-ended religious promise offered to any one who repents and faithfully follows the word of spirit. A unilateral commitment from above that one can be “saved” and forgiven for any sinful acts of deviance. Does this religious safety net genuinely apply to everyone? Can we uphold and stand in this truism in any circumstance, including serial killers?

31mins

2 May 2013