A serial killer is a person who murders three or more people. There are many serial killers in the world, and they are sick people. Most of the time something horrific happens in their life to turn them into a killer. Serial killers usually get a high from killing others and get addicted to it just like anything else. Many people who kill only do it to forget the pain they feel every day. They want other people to go through the same kind of pain. One serial killer that really stands out to me is Donald Gaskins also known as The Hitchhikers’ Killer.
Mass murderers and serial killers are nothing new to today’s society. We learn about them in TV shows, books, research papers, in our classes, etc. Psychologists have spent decades trying to uncover the truth behind these killers’ madness. Serial killers vary in their behaviors, techniques, desires, mental illnesses and their personal lives. Have you ever heard of the Tamiami Trail Killer? Rory Conde was a prostitute killer, also known as the Tamiami Trail killer.
The relationship between a mother and a daughter is always thought to be very sacred and one of an unconditional bond. Angela Cater shows us the typical bond in ‘The Bloody Chamber’ while Michele Roberts breaks the boundaries of what we see as normal in ‘Anger.’
Throughout human history, humans have been known to execute gruesome acts. Whether these acts are small and insignificant or massive and change history, humans are capable of performing horrific plots against one another. To make matters worse, most of the people who commit these terrible crimes are people who are entirely in a clear state of mind. Nevertheless, there are some cases in which the line between sanity and mental instability blurs. For example, there is an ongoing debate regarding the mental health of the main character in William Faulkner’s story “A Rose for Emily.” Throughout the story, the main character, Miss Emily Grierson, shows signs of what appears to be some form of mental illness. Although Faulkner never states that Miss Emily has anything wrong with her mental health, he does provide enough evidence to support that she is not psychologically stable.
Richard Kuklinski is one of the most well-known serial killers in history. He was convicted of killing five people, but could have killed anywhere from one-hundred to two-hundred people. He is a very unique serial killer for many reasons. One reason is because he was paid to kill people. Most serial killers feel a compulsion to kill because of lust, anger, or similar reasons. Richard Kuklinski felt no compulsion and no emotion towards his victims and murdered simply because of business. His sociopathic tendencies can be explained by the way he was raised.
Chapter 1 I find this very shocking a mother or any person in general would have such a cold heart to be treating their own child like this. The torture and the harm she has cause this boy can really damage him now and in the future. He’s so innocent and to get treated this way isn’t fair hoping he turns out to be alive. Dave is regularly beaten by his mother who drinks too much. He is often starved of food. He is told to say his bruises were the result of an accident, and with fear he listens. He is neglected in other ways; his clothes are old and torn, and he is not kept clean. The school authorities are well aware of the abuse, and he has been examined many times by the nurse. Up until now they have taken no action, and it is not made clear
Richard "Iceman" Kuklinski was viewed as a normal man by society for much of his adult life. This man was far from normal. Kuklinski was a psychopath and a sociopath who was driven to kill by his troubled childhood and his lifestyle as a paid hit man. This paper will focus on the criminological theory of why Kuklinkski committed these murders.
Can two young boys with similar backgrounds grow up to be two completely different men? The Other Wes Moore book, by Wes Moore (the author) takes us on a journey back to his child-hood as well as the child-hood of young men with the same name. Wes Moore (the author) describes on The Other Wes Moore book, how these two young men grew up just nearby each other, both surrounded by drugs and crime in a bad environment. Wes Moore (the author) was first Rhodes Scholar of John Hopkins in fifteen years, a combat veteran and white house fellow. Whereas the other Wes Moore was a drug dealer and spending his life in prison. In my opinion, what really made the difference is that, Wes Moore (the author) was successful because he had advantages over the
History is fraught with serial killers that committed unbelievable crimes. One of the most celebrated and commercialized is called Jack The Riper. Jack the Ripper is not the most notorious, successful or the first serial killer the world saw. Yet a lot of people consider him to be the godfather of the whole concept of serial killers. One of those killers, who easily outran Jack the Ripper is Herman Webster Mudgett, better known as H. H. Holmes, who bought and renovated a building in Chicago thus transforming it into a hotel where he killed foreigners, mainly women but also men and children during the World 's Columbian Exposition in 1893. “Trough his precise number of victims will never be known- estimates range into the
In The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls and “The Other MIller” by Tobias Wolff the main characters struggle with their families poor decisions that impact them tremendously. This proving that often times, resentment toward one's parents fuels a desire to establish his/her importance in the world. They refuse to live in the identity of their parent, and leave to create their own. As these stories continue they become less dependent on their parents and desire their parents to depend on them instead.
He was born on August 27, 1906 and died on July 26, 1984. He was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He lived with his dad, his mom, and his older brother named Henry. His dad was an alcoholic while his mother was very religious whom he was super devoted to. His parents only stayed together due to their religious beliefs about divorce. Gein and his family lived on a farm in hopes of avoiding people from influencing Ed and his brother. Ed spent a large portion of his time going to school and doing chores. Gein never left home or had interest in dating. His mother would often take a portion of their night to read them parts of the bible. She typically selected graphic selections that often dealt with
In this paper I will be applying the psychological theories to serial killer Ed Gein. Ed Gein was a prolific serial killer in the 1950’s. He murdered and robbed graves for body parts to make furniture and clothing. He was apprehended in 1957, where he stood trial and was institutionalized.
Murder is defined as the illegal taking of another human's life and is grounded in the intent of this action. Many murders occur at the time due to an increased passion of a situation; jealousy, anger, or a lapse in judgment that leads to someone else's death. In the case of serial killers, this is not about the passion of a onetime situation, it can be a compulsion that drives a person to kill over and over. The cause of this compulsion is motivated by mental illness, a sense of duty to a particular person or entity, or it is a way to release pent-up frustrations that the killer does not have the emotional capability to handle. This last one is the case for Edmund "Ed" Kemper III, also known as the Co-Ed Killer.
In the novel, Ordinary People by Judith Guest, a family goes through the trials of trying to find normalcy after a tragedy strikes. Throughout the story you meet the Jarret family and watch as they progress through the everyday life and the challenges that come with it. Conrad Jarret is an ordinary 17-year-old boy living in Lake Forest, Illinois. Conrad is living with the burden of thinking he is at fault for his brother’s death and blaming himself for the family quandary’s. Conrad, by far, is the most interesting character for the reason that he unquestionably struggles to try to find what he defines as a “normal” life. Calvin Jarret, Conrad’s father, toiled with the fact that his relationship was falling apart and his son was not handling
Ed Gein was an infamous American serial killer who was born in Wisconsin, on August 27th, 1906. Ed Gein grew up with his eldest brother Henry and violent alcoholic father, George P. Gein, with whom he never had a relationship with, in a house that was dictated by his enthusiastically religious mother, Augusta Crafter, and her sermons of sin, Augusta passed on her notion to her children, that all women aside from herself were whores. Gein’s mother ran their humble family business and later on bought a farm on the border of a small town to avoid strangers influencing her two sons. The only time Ed was ever given permission to leave his home was to go to school, where he was preyed on by bullies. Gein’s father passed away in 1940, and his brother in 1944, after a fire that Ed had also been caught in, where he had experienced a head