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Murder Most Rare: The Female Serial Killer

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Driven by greed, passion, or insanity, female serial killers have largely escaped notice by the media—and the law. But as this riveting report proves, they are often more deadly, determined, and successful than their male counterparts. The book exposes the shocking facts about seven known categories of female serial killers—from “The Sexual Predator,” the rarest type of female killer, to the chilling “Black Widow,” who kills people with whom she has a close personal relationship.

This course is based on the book, Murder Most Rare: The Female Serial Killer created by C. L. Keller and Michael D. Kelleher



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Course Material Authors

C. L. Keller

C. L. Keller is a volunteer counselor and human rights advocate.

Michael D. Kelleher

Michael Kelleher has written widely on the subject of violence, and specializes in threat assessment, strategic management, and human resource management for organizations in the private and public sectors.

Course Creator

Dan Rebek, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and law enforcement agents who seek knowledge about female serial killers. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Acknowledge the crime of serial killing in broad enough terms to include females among its perpetrators.

  2. Demonstrate the similarities and differences between female serial killers known respectively as black widows, angels of death, and sexual predators.

  3. Identify motivations that drive some female serial killers, and recognize some of the characteristics of serial killers who operate as a team.

  4. Accept the ambiguity of answering definitively the question of the sanity of many killers as well as understanding the motivation behind many of the murders.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

14 CE credit hours

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14 CE credit hours

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

14 CE credit hours

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

14 CPD hours

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Course Number 101428
14 credit hours
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