Idaho murders: Internet alleges that serial killers go for law enforcement jobs 'to do violence legally'

Idaho murders: Internet alleges that serial killers go for law enforcement jobs 'to do violence legally'
Bryan Kohberger got arrested for the brutal slayings of four University of Idaho students (Photo by Ted S. Warren - Pool/Getty Images)

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MOSCOW, IDAHO: Bryan Kohberger, 28, the sole suspect for the murders of four University of Idaho students was arrested on December 30 at his parents' home in eastern Pennsylvania, more than 2,500 miles away from the town of Moscow. Reportedly, Kohberger had attended a job interview with the police after he sent in an application to join the law enforcement. The interview was for an internship with a nearby police department, and took place seven months before the murders. In the light of this recent development, netizens are now alleging that serial killers tend to "gravitate towards law enforcement jobs."

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Kohberger wrote in an email to Chief Gary Jenkins, on April 12, 2022, “It was a great pleasure to meet with you today and share my thoughts and excitement regarding the research assistantship for public safety." The chief responded by saying, "Great to meet and talk with you as well," as per a public records request by The New York Times. He had an online interview with the police chief in Pullman, Washington, where he lived at the time. On November 13, four University of Idaho students, Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, were stabbed to death, in their off-campus rental home on King Road in Moscow, Idaho. Kohberger, a PhD student of crimonology, was charged with four counts of first-degree murder and felony burglary charges, seven weeks later. On January 12, Kohberger appeared in court and waived his right to a speedy preliminary hearing.

 

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Do serial killers tend to gravitate towards law enforcement jobs?

A Redditor cited an article by Business Insider and wrote, "Serial killers tend to gravitate to similar jobs — and some of them might surprise you." The user further pointed out the following jobs from the list, "Military, Law enforcement, Security and more -"

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A user while citing an article by Business Insider, wrote,
A user while citing an article by Business Insider, wrote, "Serial killers tend to gravitate to similar jobs — and some of them might surprise you." (@u/rainbluebliss/Reddit)

A user then alleged that serial killers gravitate towards these jobs as it "allows them to do violence legally," adding, "I think jobs that allows them to do violence legally to others will always be enticing for someone like this."  Another comment of the thread speculated, "And also you spend a lot of time alone. I think they may end up in solitary jobs as they often have antisocial tendencies."

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A user alleged that serial killers gravitate towards these jobs as it "allows them to do violence legally" (@Southern_Dig_9460/Reddit)
A user wrote,
A user wrote, "And also you spend a lot of time alone. I think they may end up in solitary jobs as they often have antisocial tendencies," (@deereeohh/Reddit)

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Another user alleged that law enforcement has "the highest percentage of domestic abusers". "LE used to have and probably still do have the highest percentage of domestic abusers of any profession, according to a violence class I took in college. Makes sense to me," wrote the user.

A user alleged that law enforcement has
A user alleged that law enforcement has "the highest percentage of domestic abusers" (@deereeohh/Reddit)

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Another user alleged that "anyone who joins the military or police force have to have the control gene  if there’s one it make’s sense you have to have a certain personality trait to pull the job off."

A user alleged that people who
A user alleged that people who "joins military or police force have to have the control gene." (@Common-Actuator1302/Reddit)

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A user disagreed, saying there could be other reasons to gravitate toward these professions. "There isn’t a “control gene” and plenty of people join law enforcement because they’ve been through issues that required law enforcement and they want to help others OR they find comfort in rules/structure/etc. Not sure where you got your source material from but it’s incorrect," their post stated.

A user disagreed and wrote,
A user disagreed and wrote, "There isn’t a “control gene” (@shoutsmoistly/Reddit)

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