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Aileen Wuornos: A Monster or Victim? - Making A Monster


Aileen Wuornos was the embodiment of broken America; she was a nomad, a prostitute and a thief. But her petty crime descended into something much darker and more depraved when she suddenly killed seven men in one year. In this episode, we learn about how Aileen’s troubled and traumatic early life lead her from childhood abuse and petty crime. But did this turn her to the notorious serial killer we know today? Making a Monster leads viewers on a journey through the psyches of the most notorious serial killers of all-time. Through the lens of some of the world’s leading forensic psychiatrists and psychologists, each episode tells the story of a killer’s life – from cradle to grave. With the use of psychological formulas, the experts endeavour to explain how monumental life events can lead people to commit the most appalling of crimes. The landmark series explores the psychology of serial killers by the men and women who have sat face to face with evil.