Research a news report of a serial killing from either a standard national or local newspaper or broadcast station. Read or watch the report with the myths of a serial killer in mind.
Then write a short paper that briefly summarizes the chosen news account of a serial killing. Using the serial killer myths presented in the module lecture and the article regarding African American serial killers, discuss whether or not the news account perpetuates any of the myths. For example, newscasters have used the term mass murderer to refer to a serial killer, ignoring the government’s definitions of mass and serial murder. These are two distinctly different crimes, yet at times the media has used them interchangeably.
To complete this assignment, review the Short Paper/Case Study Analysis Rubric document.