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Robert Maudsley: Britain’s real 'Hannibal the Cannibal’ - Making a Monster


Can you answer one of the oldest questions in forensic psychology? Are serial killers born that way, or somehow twisted by their circumstances? Take the case of Robert Maudsley for instance, he was a polite and kind man, who loved poetry, art, classical music, and has a genius-level IQ. But he is also a deadly serial killer. He is deemed so dangerous he has spent the past quarter of a century in virtual isolation in a ‘glass cage’ specifically designed to house him. With his extremely traumatic upbringing, forensic psychology must question whether his life could have been different. 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 of Making a Monster tells the story of a killer’s life – from cradle to grave.