The Psychology of Homicidal Behaviour

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Daniel was our guest at last year’s series and intrigued the crowd discussing his work on psychopathic behaviour. This year Daniel will provide a lecture on our current understanding of the psychological factors that explain homicidal behaviour. Daniel will discuss a real life case of homicidal behaviour through a case-study of Richard Kuklinski. Kuklinski was a contract killer who was given the nickname “The Iceman” due to his method of freezing the bodies of his victims. Daniel will then discuss how observations from Kuklinski’s case are mirrored in large scale research he has performed in prison settings with incarcerated homicidal offenders. Daniel will explain how his findings indicate that violence in the family home in early development, personality factors, and parental attachments can play an important role in predicting homicidal criminal behaviour.
Period23 Mar 2015
Event titleNational College of Ireland Public Lectures: In the Psychologists' Chair
Event typeSeminar
LocationDublin, IrelandShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational