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This public profile only contains a small amount of the serial killer´s profile. The main database, which contains 3304 profiles, has over 180 variables for each subject (SPSS Coded).

Rader, Dennis

10 victims in database

Subject Had Partner: FALSE
Rader, Dennis

Basic Bio Information

AttributeAttribute NameKiller DataSource Text
2Name[Rader, Dennis] The State of Kansas vs Dennis L. Rader. In the Eighteenth Judicial District Court, Sedgwick County, Kansas Criminal Department. Case No. 05 CR 498.
3Alias[Killman, Bill Thomas] Kansas Department of Corrections.(2005).KASPER: OFFENDER POPULATION SEARCH. Retrieved from www.doc.ks.gov/kasper/offenders?RaceName=&GenderName=&SupervisionCountyName=&ConvictionCountyName=&LocationName=&lastname=rader&firstname=dennis&middlename=&includealias=0&kdoc=&box1=&box2=&box3=&kbi=&thumbnails=1&race=&gender=&BirthRangeStart=&AGErangestart=&AGErangeend=&convictionCounty=&supervisionCounty=&Location=&Facility=&searching=Please+Wait...
169Nickname[BTK, The BTK Strangler] Williams, Norman D. & Landwehr, Kenneth. (2006). Bind, Torture, Kill: The BTK Investigation. The Police Chief, Vol. 73, No. 12, December 2006. Retrieved from www.policechiefmagazine.org/magazine/index.cfm?fuseaction=display_arch&article_id=1065&issue_id=122006.
4Prison Number[0083707] Kansas Department of Corrections.(2005).KASPER: OFFENDER POPULATION SEARCH. Retrieved from www.doc.ks.gov/kasper/offenders?RaceName=&GenderName=&SupervisionCountyName=&ConvictionCountyName=&LocationName=&lastname=rader&firstname=dennis&middlename=&includealias=0&kdoc=&box1=&box2=&box3=&kbi=&thumbnails=1&race=&gender=&BirthRangeStart=&AGErangestart=&AGErangeend=&convictionCounty=&supervisionCounty=&Location=&Facility=&searching=Please+Wait...
5State & Prison Name[KS-El Dorado Correctional Facility] Kansas Department of Corrections.(2005). KASPER: OFFENDER POPULATION SEARCH. Retrieved from www.doc.ks.gov/kasper/offenders?RaceName=&GenderName=&SupervisionCountyName=&ConvictionCountyName=&LocationName=&lastname=rader&firstname=dennis&middlename=&includealias=0&kdoc=&box1=&box2=&box3=&kbi=&thumbnails=1&race=&gender=&BirthRangeStart=&AGErangestart=&AGErangeend=&convictionCounty=&supervisionCounty=&Location=&Facility=&searching=Please+Wait...
7Sex [Male X] [Female ] [Unknown ]  Kansas Department of Corrections.(2005). KASPER: OFFENDER POPULATION SEARCH. Retrieved from www.doc.ks.gov/kasper/offenders?RaceName=&GenderName=&SupervisionCountyName=&ConvictionCountyName=&LocationName=&lastname=rader&firstname=dennis&middlename=&includealias=0&kdoc=&box1=&box2=&box3=&kbi=&thumbnails=1&race=&gender=&BirthRangeStart=&AGErangestart=&AGErangeend=&convictionCounty=&supervisionCounty=&Location=&Facility=&searching=Please+Wait...
8Race [White X][Black ][Hispanic ][Asian ][Native American ][Other ]  Kansas Department of Corrections.(2005).KASPER: OFFENDER POPULATION SEARCH. Retrieved from www.doc.ks.gov/kasper/offenders?RaceName=&GenderName=&SupervisionCountyName=&ConvictionCountyName=&LocationName=&lastname=rader&firstname=dennis&middlename=&includealias=0&kdoc=&box1=&box2=&box3=&kbi=&thumbnails=1&race=&gender=&BirthRangeStart=&AGErangestart=&AGErangeend=&convictionCounty=&supervisionCounty=&Location=&Facility=&searching=Please+Wait...
 DOB Year [1945]Automatically Calculated based on Database Values
18DOB[Month 3] [Day 9] [Year 1945] 1. Kansas Department of Corrections.(2005).KASPER: OFFENDER POPULATION SEARCH. Retrieved from www.doc.ks.gov/kasper/offenders?RaceName=&GenderName=&SupervisionCountyName=&ConvictionCountyName=&LocationName=&lastname=rader&firstname=dennis&middlename=&includealias=0&kdoc=&box1=&box2=&box3=&kbi=&thumbnails=1&race=&gender=&BirthRangeStart=&AGErangestart=&AGErangeend=&convictionCounty=&supervisionCounty=&Location=&Facility=&searching=Please+Wait... 2. The State of Kansas vs Dennis L. Rader. In the Eighteenth Judicial District Court, Sedgwick County, Kansas Criminal Department. Case No. 05 CR 498.
19Birth Place[US - KS - Wichita] The State of Kansas vs Dennis L. Rader. In the Eighteenth Judicial District Court, Sedgwick County, Kansas Criminal Department. Case No. 05 CR 498.
16US Citizen [Yes X] [No ] [Unknown ]  Default: Aamodt, M. G. (2012). Serial Killer Information Center: Serial Killer Database. Radford University.
29Height (inches)[71] 1.Kansas Department of Corrections.(2005). KASPER: OFFENDER POPULATION SEARCH. Retrieved from www.doc.ks.gov/kasper/offenders?RaceName=&GenderName=&SupervisionCountyName=&ConvictionCountyName=&LocationName=&lastname=rader&firstname=dennis&middlename=&includealias=0&kdoc=&box1=&box2=&box3=&kbi=&thumbnails=1&race=&gender=&BirthRangeStart=&AGErangestart=&AGErangeend=&convictionCounty=&supervisionCounty=&Location=&Facility=&searching=Please+Wait... 2. The State of Kansas vs Dennis L. Rader. In the Eighteenth Judicial District Court, Sedgwick County, Kansas Criminal Department. Case No. 05 CR 498.
78Sexual Preference Heterosexual (1)  The State of Kansas vs Dennis L. Rader. In the Eighteenth Judicial District Court, Sedgwick County, Kansas Criminal Department. Case No. 05 CR 498.
 White Male [TRUE] Automatically Calculated based on Database Values
 White Male in 20´s [TRUE] Automatically Calculated based on Database Values

Basic Killing Career Information and Timeline

AttributeAttribute NameKiller DataSource Text
6Subject Type Serial  The State of Kansas vs Dennis L. Rader. In the Eighteenth Judicial District Court, Sedgwick County, Kansas Criminal Department. Case No. 05 CR 498.
179Subject Sub-Type []  
27Aamodt Prime Motives 3.02 [No text available] Aamodt Prime Motive Code
28Aamodt Motive Type (Aamodt Code) [Enjoyment - No rape] Aamodt Motive Type
11# Killed Victims[10] 1. Kansas Department of Corrections.(2005). KASPER: OFFENDER POPULATION SEARCH. Retrieved from www.doc.ks.gov/kasper/offenders?RaceName=&GenderName=&SupervisionCountyName=&ConvictionCountyName=&LocationName=&lastname=rader&firstname=dennis&middlename=&includealias=0&kdoc=&box1=&box2=&box3=&kbi=&thumbnails=1&race=&gender=&BirthRangeStart=&AGErangestart=&AGErangeend=&convictionCounty=&supervisionCounty=&Location=&Facility=&searching=Please+Wait... 2. The State of Kansas vs Dennis L. Rader. In the Eighteenth Judicial District Court, Sedgwick County, Kansas Criminal Department. Case No. 05 CR 498.
180# Attempted Victims[] 
148Suspected Victims[10] The State of Kansas vs Dennis L. Rader. In the Eighteenth Judicial District Court, Sedgwick County, Kansas Criminal Department. Case No. 05 CR 498.
149Confessed Victims[10] The State of Kansas vs Dennis L. Rader. In the Eighteenth Judicial District Court, Sedgwick County, Kansas Criminal Department. Case No. 05 CR 498.
150Convicted Victims[10] Kansas Department of Corrections.(2005). KASPER: OFFENDER POPULATION SEARCH. Retrieved from www.doc.ks.gov/kasper/offenders?RaceName=&GenderName=&SupervisionCountyName=&ConvictionCountyName=&LocationName=&lastname=rader&firstname=dennis&middlename=&includealias=0&kdoc=&box1=&box2=&box3=&kbi=&thumbnails=1&race=&gender=&BirthRangeStart=&AGErangestart=&AGErangeend=&convictionCounty=&supervisionCounty=&Location=&Facility=&searching=Please+Wait...
12Kill Country[USA-United States] Gibson, Dirk C. (2005). B.T.K. Strangler versus Wichita Police Department: The significance of serial murder media relations. Public Relations Review, 32 (2006), p.58-65.
13Kill State[KS] Gibson, Dirk C. (2005). B.T.K. Strangler versus Wichita Police Department: The significance of serial murder media relations. Public Relations Review, 32 (2006), p.58-65.
15Kill City[Wichita] Gibson, Dirk C. (2005). B.T.K. Strangler versus Wichita Police Department: The significance of serial murder media relations. Public Relations Review, 32 (2006), p.58-65.
14Kill County[Sedgwick] The State of Kansas vs Dennis L. Rader. In the Eighteenth Judicial District Court, Sedgwick County, Kansas Criminal Department. Case No. 05 CR 498.
 Age at 1st Kill Approximate Age: 28 or 29 : 1st-1974 : dob-1945  
83Age of Series    The State of Kansas vs Dennis L. Rader. In the Eighteenth Judicial District Court, Sedgwick County, Kansas Criminal Department. Case No. 05 CR 498.
 Age at Last Kill Approximate Age: 45 or 46 : Last-1991 : dob-1945  
84Killed Prior [Yes ] [No X] [Unknown ]  Default: Aamodt, M. G. (2012). Serial Killer Information Center: Serial Killer Database. Radford University.
22Age Group at 1st Kill 20s  The State of Kansas vs Dennis L. Rader. In the Eighteenth Judicial District Court, Sedgwick County, Kansas Criminal Department. Case No. 05 CR 498.
 Mid to Late 20´s[1] The State of Kansas vs Dennis L. Rader. In the Eighteenth Judicial District Court, Sedgwick County, Kansas Criminal Department. Case No. 05 CR 498.
24First Kill Date[Month 1] [Day 15] [Year 1974] 1. Kansas Department of Corrections.(2005). KASPER: OFFENDER POPULATION SEARCH. Retrieved from www.doc.ks.gov/kasper/offenders?RaceName=&GenderName=&SupervisionCountyName=&ConvictionCountyName=&LocationName=&lastname=rader&firstname=dennis&middlename=&includealias=0&kdoc=&box1=&box2=&box3=&kbi=&thumbnails=1&race=&gender=&BirthRangeStart=&AGErangestart=&AGErangeend=&convictionCounty=&supervisionCounty=&Location=&Facility=&searching=Please+Wait... 2. The State of Kansas vs Dennis L. Rader. In the Eighteenth Judicial District Court, Sedgwick County, Kansas Criminal Department. Case No. 05 CR 498.
152Year First Series 1974 Automatically Calculated based on Database Values
25Final Kill Date[Month 1] [Day 19] [Year 1991] 1. Kansas Department of Corrections.(2005). KASPER: OFFENDER POPULATION SEARCH. Retrieved from www.doc.ks.gov/kasper/offenders?RaceName=&GenderName=&SupervisionCountyName=&ConvictionCountyName=&LocationName=&lastname=rader&firstname=dennis&middlename=&includealias=0&kdoc=&box1=&box2=&box3=&kbi=&thumbnails=1&race=&gender=&BirthRangeStart=&AGErangestart=&AGErangeend=&convictionCounty=&supervisionCounty=&Location=&Facility=&searching=Please+Wait... 2. The State of Kansas vs Dennis L. Rader. In the Eighteenth Judicial District Court, Sedgwick County, Kansas Criminal Department. Case No. 05 CR 498.
153Year Final Series 1991 Automatically Calculated based on Database Values
151Years Between First-Last 17 Automatically Calculated based on Database Values
154-165Decades Active [2020 ] [2010 ] [2000 ] [1990 X] [1980 X] [1970 X] [1960 ]
[1950 ] [1940 ] [1930 ] [1920 ] [1910 ] [1900 ]
 1. Kansas Department of Corrections.(2005). KASPER: OFFENDER POPULATION SEARCH. Retrieved from www.doc.ks.gov/kasper/offenders?RaceName=&GenderName=&SupervisionCountyName=&ConvictionCountyName=&LocationName=&lastname=rader&firstname=dennis&middlename=&includealias=0&kdoc=&box1=&box2=&box3=&kbi=&thumbnails=1&race=&gender=&BirthRangeStart=&AGErangestart=&AGErangeend=&convictionCounty=&supervisionCounty=&Location=&Facility=&searching=Please+Wait... 2. The State of Kansas vs Dennis L. Rader. In the Eighteenth Judicial District Court, Sedgwick County, Kansas Criminal Department. Case No. 05 CR 498.
166Century[1900]  Automatically Calculated based on Database Values

Death Information

FieldField NameKiller DataSource Text
144Executed [Yes ] [No X] [Unknown ]  Default: Aamodt, M. G. (2012). Serial Killer Information Center: Serial Killer Database. Radford University.
145Date of Death[Month 0] [Day 0] [Year 0000] Default: Aamodt, M. G. (2012). Serial Killer Information Center: Serial Killer Database. Radford University.
146Suicide [Yes ] [No X] [Unknown ]  Default: Aamodt, M. G. (2012). Serial Killer Information Center: Serial Killer Database. Radford University.
147Method of Death []  

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