GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Two Green Bay researchers are studying why young people engage in thrill killing.
Ray Hutchison and Karen Dalke are faculty members in the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Department of Urban and Regional Studies. They have received a $18,000 research grant from the state Department of Natural Resources, which has investigated several thrill killings in recent years.
The term refers to the killing of wildlife, often in large numbers and by groups of people, in violation of state hunting rules and without harvesting the dead animals for food or sport.
Most incidents recorded by the DNR have involved perpetrators in their early 20s or younger.
The faculty members hope to release the results by summer.