One of the toughest things to do is sit back and get into the minds of a serial killer. In a profession dominated by men throw in the feminine factor and you have the case of a life time for some investigators and prosecutors. When most people hear of a killing spree the first question they ask is “who is he?” But as we will examine below the male mind is not the only one geared to not only kill but do it over and over again. Though these cases are few and far between and not as abundant as their male counter parts woman killers Dorothea Puente and AileenWuornos were recent woman who joined the elite club of woman
Allan Legere was born in Chatham, New Brunswick on February 13th, 1948. Allan did not have the best upbringing in his early stages of his life. He had experienced rejection from his family and grew up without a father. He had murdered and made many innocent people suffer terribly. He had the idea that the reason why he was put in prison the first time was because of society. He is a very smart man with a lot of capability. Allan's personal life is what had made him into the massive serial killer he is today.
The Zodiac killer is one of the most infamous killers in American history. He murdered at least five people between the 1960s and 1970’s. His victims were often couples who were in secluded places around San Francisco. He received widespread media attention due to his habits of taunting the police and newspapers with coded messages. He signed his letters with his symbol, which was a circle with a plus sign over it. Although several suspects have been identified, the cases involving the zodiac killer have never been solved.
There have been many serial killers over the years, one in fact is a man named Jeffrey Dahmer.
After watching multiple television shows, I noticed a connection of deviant behavior portrayed within fictional television. For example, the Dexter show. The Dexter show is about a man that is a blood analyst for the Metrolina police Department. Who has a family, yet is a serial killer at night targeting proper traders that has never been caught for their crimes by the law. For instance, in episode “Hello, Dexter Morgan”. I noticed that Dexter embedded himself in a man name Arthur’s life who is also known as the Trinity killer. The Trinity killer is a murder that target four people that remind him of his family’s deaths every year. While Deba Morgan a detective at Metrolina police and sister of Dexter Morgan try to get the true about who shoot her and her detective boyfriend. Deba realized a connection between the woman shooter has with the suspect murder in her case that she is the Trinity’s
The Zodiac killer is one of the most wide-spread killers in our nation. People have claimed that they know who the Zodiac killer is several times, but there has been no factual proof that a single person is the Zodiac. To this day, the Zodiac Killer remains one of the most incomprehensible and brutal cases in the United States. The mystery behind who the Zodiac Killer is can be summed up in two theories: Arthur Leigh Allen and Ted Kaczinki.
This essay will critically analyse the killing of James Bulger from three different perspectives. It will also explain how a supposed moral society experiences such gruesome killings and worst of all it is carried out by children. Analyses of parental roles in the upbringing of the children will be discussed and what the society can do to prevent further occurrences.
Ted Bundy was a notorious serial murderer who’s reign of terror lasted from 1974 to 1978. Bundy was convicted of three homicides and was sentenced to death for all three charges. However, at the time of his execution, Bundy confessed to 30 murders however the exact number of victims is still unknown. Bundy’s crimes evolved over time but he was both a sexual sadist and a necrophiliac serial killer. At the beginning of his rampage, Bundy would sneak into the victims house in the middle of the night, violently attack them while they were sleeping with a blunt object and then Bundy would usually sexually assault them. However, as Bundy evolved, he utilized several different ruses (such as being injured or as an officer of the law) to lure the
A serial killer is a person who murders three or more people. The murders take place within a certain period of time and takes a break (cooling off period) between murders. The FBI believe it’s two or more murders which are done as separate events, and may be done with a second offender. Being a seriel killer also may have some sort of psychological gratification with the murder committed. The number one reason a serial killer murders is for some sexual reason others are motivated by anger, thrill, finanxial gain and because they crave the attention. Murders can be attempted or completed in the same manner. Victims would have either
Jeffrey Dahmer was a notorious serial killer who liked to pick up men in bars telling them he was a photographer and he wanted to take their picture. Once at his place he would offer alcohol and drug them so they could not get away. Dahmer was a sadistic sexual serial killer who liked to have control over his victims even after they were dead. Dahmer who would dismember his victims’ bodies often saving their skulls or other body parts also practiced necrophilia and cannibalism.
The late sixties and early seventies were mostly known as a time of overseas war and stateside flower power. Although for the Northern California communities, it was a time of fear and desperation. During this time a man, a psychopath really, was terrorizing the people with his deranged antics. This man was, and still is, one of the most well known and dangerous serial killers that the United States has ever produced. This man is the one and only infamous Zodiac Killer.
This essay will examine the case study of the convicted serial killer Gary Ridgway, who was eventually caught and convicted for the murders 48 women. Ridgway, went on a killing spree of women without getting caught for over two decades, he went on to become the Green River Killer (Reichert, 2004). The essay will explore and evaluate the characteristics including the attribution of Garry Ridgway’s horrific crimes. In the 1980s and 1990s Ridgway targeted prostitutes, runaway girls, hitchhikers and vulnerable women in the locality of where he lived in Washington State, USA (Reichert, 2004). It baffled the authorities as to how he was able to commit these crimes whilst working and living in the locality of his crimes however, he was not suspected
Serial killers are usually shaped into killers because of their traumatic childhoods. Childhood is supposed to be unforgettable and the most important time of a person's life. However these serial killers had childhoods that anyone would rather forget. Pedro alonso Lopez became a serial killer because of his appling experience in his youth. Also Henry lee Lucas was a serial killer as a result from his horrendous childhood. Lastly Joseph Kallinger became a serial killer due to his dreadful childhood. Serial Killers are transferred into killers because of their traumatic experiences they had in childhood.
A serial killer can best be described as a person who commits a series or murders, often with no apparent motive and typically following a characteristic, predictable behavior pattern. A disturbing fact about serial killers is that most of them should be eminently identifiable. Serial killers commit their acts specifically in one place, therefore, give the residents of the community, its police force, and even their neighbors ample opportunity to find out what they are. The fact they are not caught is attributed to three factors. The first being the characteristics of the victims, which in Jeffrey Dahmer's case he prayed mostly on gay men. Secondly, serial killers are simply ordinary and strive to not draw attention to themselves, most are
How can a good person become a serial killer? What makes them change their way of thinking? The desire of power, attention, and recognition are big factors that can make you change or transform into a bad person. These were the reasons that made good citizen Richard Angelo become a dangerous serial killer. Richard Angelo had a huge desire of becoming a hero and being a person to look up to. He wanted to be known and made really bad decisions to accomplish that. But… did he accomplish his goal?