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There are endless documentations on male serial killers. However female serial killers are a little less common. Females are known to be nurtures and gentle by nature. There are nine classifications for females serial killers. Angel of Death
An angel of death is a female serial killer that usually preys on the sick. She has a sense of playing God by controlling how well the person gets and how sick the person is. In the end she controls how and when the person dies. She can usually be seen in the role of medical caretaker, nurse, midwife, home aide, doctor, etc. (Buzzle.com). Black Widow
Black widows are often controlled by money. They will kill their husband, children and family members to collect insurance money or inheritance. She typically starts her career at the age of twenty-five and actively murders victims for a decade or more before she is apprehended or her killings cease for another reason (Kelleher). Sexual Predator
Sexual predator female serial killers usually are in the works with a male partner making a serial killer team. (Kelleher) Despite the fact that we have a growing knowledge of the male sexual predator and his crimes, it is uncertain if any of this knowledge is applicable to the female sexual serial murderer. Due to lack of knowledge it is hard to track this type of female serial killer if she is acting by herself. Avenger
(Buzzle.com) Avenger - lashes out at all those who have thwarted her in her gains. Deep seated anger, desire for revenge drives this woman to commit mass murders. The motives for the female avenger serial killer range widely from personal reasons. However the intent from these crimes are usually obvious and they are usually not remorseful. Team Killers
Team killers can be female/female, female/male, and family teams. Teams of female/ female killers are usually more than two. However female/ male killer...