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The Psychology of Serial Killers and Why They Captivate Us

February 29, 2024 View Website

Join Dr. Rachel Toles for chilling insights into The Psychology of Serial Killers and Why they Captivate Us at the Fred Kavli Theatre, Thursday, February 29, 2024, at 7:30 pm.

Learn about serial killers you’ve never heard of before as well as gaining new insights into the minds of some of the most notorious serial killers in history.  Even the most dedicated true crime fan will learn new information during this critically acclaimed show.

Dr. Rachel Toles, a renowned Clinical Psychologist and criminal expert, explores the terrifying minds of the world’s most infamous serial killers. Through her personal research, she uncovers surprising motivations behind these heinous crimes and delves into why we, as human beings, are so captivated by such horrors.

With extensive experience in both clinical and forensic evaluation settings, Dr. Toles has dedicated herself to understanding the motivations, behaviors, and patterns of dangerous criminals, particularly serial killers. Beyond her clinical practice, she collaborates with law enforcement agencies, providing valuable information for criminal investigations. Dr. Toles has also served as an expert witness in high-profile court cases, utilizing her criminal forensic expertise and psychological evaluation skills to help bring justice and understanding to these legal proceedings.

Most serial killers live what seem like normal lives, amongst their neighbors, commiting unspeakable killings for years before being apprehended. The Psychology of Serial Killers is a touring masterclass in this very dark subject, tackling questions like: Who are these monsters and why do they commit their horrific crimes? What are the common traits that they share? Why are we fascinated with them? What is the motivation to kill and kill again? Are the victims random or calculated? Most serial killers are white males- why? Why do some women fall in love with serial killers? These questions and many others will be explored in this intense, interactive deep dive into the inner recess of these infamous human minds.

Single tickets are on sale Friday, Oct. 27 and are priced at $54.50 – $44.50 with group discounts available. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster online at, or through the Bank of America Performing Arts Box Office, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard. For more information call 805-449-2787 or visit

Bank of America Performing Arts Center
2100 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

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