But the evidence was overwhelming and the reason he did it made no difference. The judge said it was one of the most horrific cases he’s ever dealt with and sentenced Moises to 25 years to life. 1 The Godfather of Matamoros Biography.com Adolfo Constanzo, also sometimes known as The Godfather of Matamoro was a Cuban-American drug dealer, serial killer, and cult leader who authorities believe may have murdered more than 20 people during the 1980’s. Adolfo was introduced to the dark world of voodoo and witchcraft by his mother. The pair were often arrested for petty crimes.
A researcher in criminal psychology named Robert D. Hare once said that the motives of psychopaths “are to manipulate and take, ruthlessly and without remorse.” Edgar Allen Poe and Roald Dahl’s short stories create characters that display the traits of psychopathy and sociopathy that Robert D. Hare describes. Often, people think of psychopaths and sociopaths as being the same.The common belief is that both psychopaths and sociopaths are both crazy and don’t know right from wrong. However, they are two completely different types of people, both know what they are doing is wrong, and these short stories illustrate these traits. It’s easy for readers to pass off the characters in these short stories as simply being crazy when in reality their
Iago’s behaviour and how that makes him a psychopath. Hans Jürgen Eysenck mentioned in his book Crime and Personality the following definition of a psychopath: Individuals who have considerable difficulty in social adjustment, without the traditional lack of intelligence or structural brain disease. Among the symptoms are lack of emotional control, unsatisfactory adjustment to social standards, irresponsibility of characters and impulsiveness. “The psychopath can usually verbalize all the social and moral rules but he does not seem to be able to understand them and to obey them in the way others do.” (Eysenck 54) Fred West characterizes Iago in Shakespeares’ Othello as a psychopath in his article “Iago the Psychopath” because of his manipulations and false honesty, yet his definition overlooks important characteristics such as his failures in relationships, parasitic lifestyle. unreliability and irresponsibility.
And though the reader is by no means in a place to diagnose and right off all of his flaws and acts of violence as mental illness, we also can’t dismiss Hyde as a purely evil man. Additionally, since it is Hyde committing the crime and not Jekyll, it leaves the reader to wonder if this is Stevenson’s way of saying that all people, or possibly just the more creative ones, have a repressed side of themselves with traits similar to that of a mental illness, even if they themselves don’t present with one. Hyde was an extreme, he was a man who “trampled calmly over the child’s body and left her screaming on the ground” (50), having no regard for human emotion. However, repressed personas are often only depicted as extremes, and it is possible to say that if we all allowed our deep, unknown inner emotions surface, we could have the potential to be just as violent and
Every serial killer chooses to murder for different reasons, but one thing they all have in common is that they don’t feel any remorse. Serial killers can blend in as normal person because although many people believe they are gruesome looking characters, they could be an average person with families. Sadistic killers want others to fear them and feel submissive compared to them. Although there are ways to prevent people who have psychopathic tendencies from becoming serial killers early on through psychological help, some people who have surpassed the stages of being helped can no longer be
“With appropriate treatment most children who commit crimes, even the most violent crimes, can be rehabilitated and become responsible adults.”(Berger) The reason why is because their brains are still changing they are still going throw a change they are still growing. The brain where it “regulates aggression, long range planning, mental, flexibility, abstract thinking has not yet been developed.”(Berger) In the article “Justice for Juveniles” a child is tried as an adult his parents don’t want him to go to jail because they say it is too big for him, and he wouldn’t last a day in there. The judge didn’t bother to
When it comes to good , we categorize it has innocent holy , pure. Evil on the other hand it is seen as something associated with the devil. Serial killers take away and harm the innocent of our community .To see them as anything but evil will be nonsense. When we see interviews about serial killers ,we see how they had no remorse or feelings towards what they did. It confirms even more to us as a
But, solely considering the social lens, multiple conclusions can be made. Based on the researched information, a number of serial killers do suffer from some sort of personality disorder tend to be very intelligent, and seem as though they are ordinary people to those around them. Mental institutions would be the best placement for killers who suffer from a personality disorders because of the known treatments and medicines that can treat these disorders. But in all other cases, prisons seem to be the best placement for serial killers. Although serial killers may be highly intelligent and seem like everyday people to their neighbors, they are still guilty of the murder of more than one human being and should have to pay for that crime.
However, it is often closely linked to Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) to the point that some practitioners use the two terms synonymously (Venosa). People with ASPD do not live by the same social guidelines as their friends and colleagues. Furthermore, people with the disorder tend to be callous, have a lack of empathy, and love manipulation. People with ASPD often give no regard to how their actions may affect other individuals; often, they only give regard to their own desires. People with ASPD are less extreme than psychopaths (Cohen).
The grotesque psychopathic nature of the characters in Flannery O’Connor’s, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” ironically shows how a good man does not truly exist through the revelation and proclamation of what characteristics a good man possess. In the story The Misfit shows characteristics of a psychopath by escaping prison and killing an innocent family. However, The Misfit isn’t the only character in the short story to show psychopathic tendencies. The grandma also shows some characteristics of a psychopath because she does not care or show remorse for her family who was brutally murdered right
Even after his diagnosis, however, the court found him legally sane at his trial. Although these are two famous cases for sociopaths, this does not mean sociopaths are violent. “The view that all sociopaths are violent, and all people who are violent are sociopaths” is actually inaccurate. (Landfield, 2014) The main symptoms that make these two cases bonifide psychopaths are the lack of empathy and remorse. It is possible for an individual to be violent and malicious without being diagnosed with a personality disorder, and also a person can be diagnosed with a personality disorder and be harmless and relatively ordinary while lacking complete empathy and
With this quote, Dr. Hare is illustrating that the fear of being confronted with the truth is nonexistent in serial killers and psychopaths, adding to the threat they pose to society. Dr. Hare’s book describes numerous anecdotes about people who were victimized by psychopaths and did not even realize they were being conned or lied to until the psychopath had already left their lives. In addition to the above examples, they are able to blend in with society since “the psychopath carries out his evaluation of a situation without the usual anxieties, doubts, and concerns about being humiliated, causing pain, sabotaging future plans, in short, the infinite possibilities that people of conscience consider when deliberating possible actions” (78). I think that this is quite possibly the most advantageous quality for a serial killer to possess, as he is able to go about his day as an average person during his killing spree period/s. A non-psychopathic killer may appear anxious or stressed before or after a murder, tipping off the people around him that something may be out of the ordinary, while a serial killer can effortlessly slip back into his normal
Because Perry feels repugnance for his actions, his morality reveals itself and shows his true character. Before Dick and Perry commit the murder, they have no pervious relation with the Clutter family. Truman pens, “The crime was a psychological accident, virtually an impersonal act; the victims might as well have been killed by lightning” (245). Because the Clutter family was chosen at random, the pernicious violence of Dick and Perry debuts. While Dick and Perry’s random violence emerges, the perpetrators’ abhorrent criminality surfaces alongside the innocence of the Clutter family.