Dennis J. Stevens, PhD

My StudentsThe most frequent question asked of me by students (other than those imprisoned) including university and law academy students (law enforcement and correctional officers) sounds like this:

"Were you ever afraid? Those serial killers you dealt with like John Wayne Gacy, Annie Shepherd, Jennie Lee, and Pewee Gaskins were monsters but the women — damn, ruthless girl killers must have curled your insides?"

"Never thought about it," I would say. "Little question that Margo Clintonwomen (like Anne shown with her clown face) are more pathological and destructive than men towards victims. But now, looking back at some of those godless places that housed those wicked women, my heart asks me, what was I thinking? Most of the predators engaged in sexual homicide and other unspeakable crimes have been released from prison as of this writing except for Gacy (clown below) and Gaskins (see Gaskins' last words) who were both executed; therefore, I'm not worried about them looking for me. But the others, I really wonder how long it will take for some of them to find me? It's only a matter of time, isn't it?" The women's names are fictious and their crimes and lifestyles are recorded in Wicked Women: A Journey of Super Predators. (2011).    


John Wayne GascyGaskins last words: 'I have walked the same path as God, by taking lives and making others afraid, I became God's equal. Through killing others, I became my own master. Through my own power I come to my own redemption." Gaskins killed over 200 individuals and buried many of their bodies in the swaps of Florence, South Carolina.

As for Gacy pictured here, 45 boys were murdered and some of their body parts were eatten. Yet a better guess is well over 230 bodies still floating the DesPlains River and Lake Michigan in Chicago.