Effects Of Serial Killers

938 Words4 Pages
Serial Killers Hadeel Mendili 11AA Sharjah American International School Abstract Killing is a very infamous, and unfortunately, a frequent thing. There are many types of serial killers with reasons and causes of killing, but they all have one thing in common. Murder. Most do it for pleasure, or even believe it’s for “the good”. This essay will explain the studied psychological effects and origins of the mind of a serial killer. It all has to do with psychology and the way a killer was raised or the environment they lived in. There’s a battle of nature vs. nurture in this particular topic and they will be explored and details will be given about serial killers and how they think with examples of childhood trauma. SERIAL KILLERS…show more content…
Many of murders are caused by a disagreement, or people who know each other, or even a stranger. The reason could be either specific and emotional, or just for no reason at all, but to serial killers it’s never just no reason. There is a reason, which is that it feels right for them. ("Groups/serial Killers," n.d.) No one is a villain in their own heads. The main conflict in the study of psychology is nature vs. nurture, which has many arguments on both sides and is a wide topic. Interestingly, only a small population of serial killers are women. The understanding of serial killers is actually limited so many of the research is a theory made by a psychologist and it will explain the various types of serial…show more content…
One behavior explained is that Jack the Ripper had murdered women prostitutes because he had problems with his own mother. Everyone is born a blank slate, so there are arguments that it’s in their nature or nurture, but it’s both. From the way they were treated as children and their environment. It all comes down to the way they were treated by their parents, friends, or even teachers. Sometimes serial killers get sloppy with their killings and that eventually leads to them getting caught, especially when they get lost in the thrill one example is Ted Bundy. There are also serial killers that manage to cover every single track while still dropping hints, one example is the Zodiac Killer who kept sending the police department letters written in Zodiac about his victims that to this day since the 1970s they haven’t cracked or caught the
Open Document