WCVX 1160 AM 10/13/2018

Our guest today is Dr. Gerald Blumenthal a mechanical engineer, an industrial psychologist, Speaker, business man & the author of six books.

Over the past 35 years Gerry has been examining the handwriting of criminals.  In his latest book – SERIAL KILLERS-THEIR LIVES-THEIR CRIMES & THEIR HANDWRITING he describes the commonalities found in the handwriting of 34 serial killers.

Aside from idiosyncrasies found in their handwriting he also examined the childhoods of these killers. Contrary to many reports serial killers are not born to kill. In 99% of all cases he found that these serial killers had traumatic childhoods – Divorce, adoption and physical & sexual abuse. Bed-wetting, arson, petty theft and the killing of small animals were found in almost every case.

The most common observation was the so called – Felon’s Claw. This appears in almost every one of the 34 killers I examined. I also found the use of block capitals in the middle of cursive handwriting was a common factor.

In fact the case of Oba Chandler (murderer of a mother & her two daughters) is noteworthy because he used the felon’s claw & the block capitals in his handwriting. He was eventually caught after an alert police force in Tampa placed a sample of his handwriting on five billboards around the Tampa Bay area. For more information to book Dr. Gerald Blumenthal as a speaker or to purchase his books  go to www.drgeraldblumenthal.com

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