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Some murderers are glamorized by society while others labeled monsters.

In both cases, they can commit the same terrible crimes and cause the same amounts of pain - yet one can be romanticized the other not.

In extreme cases, some serial murders receive wedding proposals.

How does cognitive science classify this attraction?

Is it just based on the way the criminal looks?

Does physical attraction override reason even to this extent?

When is it ever considered a normal behavior and why?

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Maybe attraction is related to violence-susceptibility of people. –  huseyin tugrul buyukisik Dec 11 '13 at 13:21
    
If alternatives suck, then one can choose the monster. Just like a merchant joining to pirate ranks. Pirate ships' decks had more equality than non-pirate ships as I read(about golden age of piracy). Of yourse a merchant is dead if denies joining to pirates. –  huseyin tugrul buyukisik Dec 11 '13 at 14:10
    
It is related to observation frame. Pirate for English navy, hero for French navy.(or vice versa) –  huseyin tugrul buyukisik Dec 11 '13 at 14:30
    
You have two different phenomena in your question: individuals falling in love with felons criminals, and society in general idolizing a murderer. I don't think they are the same and should be separated. –  what Dec 13 '13 at 14:29
    
Women who love serial killers: psychologytoday.com/blog/shadow-boxing/201204/… –  what Dec 13 '13 at 14:43
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