This makes it difficult for police to track serial killers and link them to the crimes. Thus, this often leads to higher crime rates among serial killers and places them in a different category. Thus, the nature vs. nurture argument continues to remain prevalent in the discussion regarding serial killers. Some scientists contend that humans are naturally violent and aggressive. Thus, some humans are born with certain genetic traits that make them psychologically unstable and impulsive.
It is likely that some childhood tendencies play a role in the creation of a serial killer such as: violence towards animals, voyeurism, psychopathic tendencies, lying, aggressiveness, setting things on fire, dropping out of school, cruelty and rage. These factors also were portrayed in the likelihood of a serial killer being mentally ill. Such mental disorders such as: antisocial personality disorder, psychopathy, abandonment issues, schizoid personality, borderline personality disorder, histrionic personality disorder, narcissistic behavior or any other type or psychosis. Family life also plays a role in the development of a serial killer. Many serial killers have normal family lives but may have outlying factors such as abuse or neglect that enable the traits of a serial killer to be formed.
The connection loss can cause many problems for the serial killer’s thought process. A person’s negative emotions are censored by the prefrontal cortex which is then controlled by the amygdala. The amygdala responds to the emotion that is needed after the impulse reaches the prefrontal cortex. When the connection of the amygdala and the prefrontal cortex is low, the body has trouble processing negative emotions (Brogaard 2). The lack of negative emotions can make the serial killer lose the recognition of when they or someone around them needs empathy, is embarrassed or is hurt by others’ actions.
There have been links between the impairment of executive brain function and aggression through such research (Aynesworth 1999). Many of the serial killers discussed have been labeled with some sort of neurological disorder. Thus, these repetitive serial killers may just be reacting to chemicals and hereditary factors in their brains rather than on pure evil. Another Criminological
I think that is what the people who wrote the movie were aiming for. I think many things could have lead Matthew to kill those kids. The drugs were a big factor making him more influential to do terrible things. I also think that he could not see his kid made him cold. He couldn’t see her so he went after people who would end up getting married and or having kids.
I think in this book that is what it is trying to tell us is that just because someone does something that other people typically wouldn’t do does not mean they are insane or mentally ill. Why did Tony write to serial killers was it just because of his TBI and the fact he could connect with them or was there another reason. No one knows the real reason why Serial Killers kill only they know and understand why. That is why I would recommend this book to people who are not only studying criminal justice but who would like to take a bit of a closer look in the minds of some well known killers, how they are all very different. Like not all of them are white and not all of them are male. There are Serial killers who have a different ethnicity’s I feel they may not get as much attention as the ones who are white but that is just my opinion.
She is frightened that he would want revenge when he’s release from prison. Remind you he had severely assaulted his ex, and she now have a minor nerve damage on the left side of her face from one of his punches. She is emotionally and physical damage from the
If the prefrontal cortex is not functioning correctly (traumatic injury/event, genetics, etc. ), the person can become a killer. The prefrontal cortex stops the violent impulses from becoming actions. Without a properly working prefrontal cortex, those violent impulses are carried out. The problem is that half of the serial killers have a different brain functionality, but the other half does not.
Are Human Beings born with genetic makeup that compels them toward a life of crime? Some individuals assume is it due to a life of adversities that lead to the life of delinquency. While others have the mindset that criminal behaviors are more complicated and involves the genetic coding within you. Maybe it's both, the one impacting the other. Perhaps you can be born with psychologically criminal instincts and then life events further your tendencies making you act in more criminalist.
A visionary tends to commit crimes based on psychotic delusion, like murder because of voices in their head telling them to do so (Dalal 110-111). Mission-oriented killers have a certain goal with overwhelming feelings that it is their duty to kill a certain type of person like a homosexual or prostitute to “clean up” society (Dalal 111). Hedonistic killers are “sexual sadists” who kill for pleasure and are active thrill seekers (Dalal 111). Control-oriented killers seek absolute power over their victims and recieve pleasure from knowing they have complete dominance (Dalal 111). In cases of abuse and neglect in childhood, control-oriented habits are more prevalent within
Brain anatomy, genetics, and a person’s environment may all contribute to the development of psychopathic traits. One of the factors used from the study of psychopathy is recognizing dangerous characteristics. In which, often pass unnoticed until they commit a horrific crime. However, not all psychopaths are criminals – some psychopathic traits are actually linked to success. There’s a particularly interesting link between serial killers and psychopaths steaming from characteristics.
According to what detectives discovered of Maple’s body, she suffered a head injury, was strangled and was also raped. The reasoning for Brandon’s acts of terrible violence all started when he was a kid. No one just grows up and decides to kill and hurt people if they don’t at least have some form of a psychological