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Jennifer Morrissey Called Her Victim to Say She was on the Way to Kill HIm

Female Serial Killers... One of the rarest creatures in the criminal world is the female serial killer. Male serial killers are, unfortunately a common events. The hunt at the moment in the United States for more than 45 suspected victims of the latest serial killer, Robert Charles Browne, is a case in point. By comparison, female serial killers and what motivates them remain a mystery. Now a new psychological study of a female serial killer sheds new light on the issue. The study, just published in the international journal Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health by a team of British and Swiss psychiatrists, is on a 33-year-old European woman identified only as "PK". She killed two random victims and came close to killing a third. Unlike most female serial killers, such as "black widows" who kill husbands or partners for their money, PK did not know her victims. They were all other women and chosen at random. She first killed in 1991, after stalking women in a town n…
There was a time when inmates were considered to be little more than subhuman slaves of the state by the criminal justice system. Judges once maintained that prisoners had no rights and thus could not do anything to impede their punishment, no matter how cruel and life threatening. The courts maintained that prisoners had given up these rights when they committed the crimes that put them in jail.
However, things have changed a lot in the United States since the 19th century. During the 20th century, laws were put in place to ban cruel and unusual punishment of prisoners in the U.S.
Changes in Prisoner Rights during the 1960s The Civil Rights Act of 1871 was used to champion the cause of prisoners’ rights in the 1960s. The act was originally written to enforce civil liability on those who deprive others of their constitutional rights. In 1961, the United States Supreme Court would rule that these liabilities applied to state officials in federal courts during the Monroe v. Pape case. …