Some killers kill for fame while others crave the satisfaction of the kill. There are four categories of motives that serial killers fall into and they are: visionary, mission-oriented, self-gratifying and power/control. Visionary killers often fall out of reality and suffer from psychotic breaks. They often believe they are someone else or they are compelled by the Devil or God to commit the crimes, in order to better serve their master. An example of a visionary killer is David Berkowitz, known as Son of Sam.
In many countries, an issue of serial killers has always been scrutinized and considered as extremely serious. The United States is not an exception. Recently, a number of serial killers on the US territory has been increasing remarkably (Criminology: The Essentials 2013, 115). There are many traditional methods aimed to identify this criminals such as examination of witnesses, search for suspect with a motive; however, these methods provide a limited success in comparison with other, new and nonconventional, method called ‘criminal profiling’. The criminal profiling is based on the deduction of specific evidentiary patterns, observation of physical evidence, and the extrapolation of those patterns into a detailed description of the behavioral and psychological features of a possible perpetrator.
Gary believe he would be able to kill as many prostitute without getting caught. Based on information Charles Whitman and Gary Ridgway victims were typical victims of Mass murders and serial killers. Mass murderer usually kill people they are familiar with as in the case of Whitman, who killed his mother and sister then schoolmate. Serial killers in the case of Ridgway victims were a specific group he chose prostitutes. No obvious similarities in both killers’ victims were
Nora Nadya 111711133115 Biopsikologi Perilaku C-1 Draft II (Group 1) Topic: Bad and Good Guy: Why people can be a cold blooded murderer? Cold-Blooded Murderer: Are they genetically inherited? Did you ever hear about cold-blooded murderer cases? Not only in novels or movies but the real cold-blooded murderer cases that were actually happened in real life. For example, the case of Ryan from Jombang, East Java.
A serial killer by definition, is a person who murders more than two people over a certain span of time, usually following a foreseeable pattern (Brogaard). For example, Jeffrey Dahmer, Myra Hidley, and H. H. Holmes are all considered serial killers for their gruesome murders. Although every murderer has different motives behind their crimes, most serial killers tend to kill because they had a rough childhood past and or have psychological issues. There are signs people may show which involve the commencing of their psychopathic emotions that may lead to becoming unmerciful killers. Future mass murders may be prevented by taking individuals with early signs of becoming a serial killer to a psychiatrist, and getting them help.
For example intimidation, bribery, denial of rights and mental exhaustion are against the guidelines of the Reid Technique, however, they are often used in order to gain a suspect’s cooperation (https://www.cga.ct.gov/2014/rpt/2014-R-0071.htm). In an investigation where a father was accused of murdering his infant son, the interrogators repeatedly used techniques to mentally exhaust the suspect in an effort to break him. Throughout the interrogation, the father repeatedly denied that he was at fault, however, the interrogator insisted that he was, describing different scenarios that could have played out and suggesting different motives the father could have had in killing the infant. At one point the interrogator claimed he had “received detailed information about the infant’s injuries from the medical examiner that disproved what the father said”, even though the coroner’s report couldn’t prove anything (Brainerd,
Lecture 's sadism was mixed with his narcissism as he chose to eat his victims to disrespect their very existence. He had no more respect for his victims than he did for a common chicken or a stray animal. While traveling through the series a person will discover that Dr. Lecture had been witness to the cannibalism of his sister alongside the death of his parents. He spent many years living in orphanages being mute and obviously suffered from a form of PTSD. Any person who had this suffered through these experiences could not have some sort of mental trauma to witness such an act.
Even though the Zodiac’s identity is still uncertain to this day there are some truths that investigators have confirmed. To begin with, the Zodiac would occasionally send letters to newspaper companies, and the first one he sent was on August 1, 1969 (“Zodiac Killer Biography”). Many investigators believe he was sending letters to newspaper companies because he wanted to intimidate the public and taunt the police for not being able to catch him. In addition to that, he would also include cryptic ciphers in his letters that contained hidden messages about his addiction to killing people (Newton 412). Furthermore, the Zodiac has been “directly linked to at least 5 murders in Northern California” (“Zodiac Killer Biography”).
We see the disturbing aftermath, sometimes in photograph, sometimes directly, but most of the time we almost never see the violence. In the same way, the serial killer turns each sin against each sinner, the filmmakers turn the imagination of the audience against him or herself. The mind’s eye is the most punishing weapon of all, one that the director pulls the trigger on persistently. These sins, the older and more thoughtful of the detectives explains, are the Christian seven deadly sins: lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride. We are later told by the serial killer that he himself is actually doing God’s good work, and that he is exacting vengeance on a city in a state of
However, Joseph Barnett has the most motive and he might’ve known the other victims since his roommate, Mary Kelly, was a prostitute. Even if neither Kosminski or Barnett are indeed Jack the Ripper, whoever he was is “a pathetic and loathsome human being” (Drabelle). Before the murders of Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes, Jack the Ripper sent out a letter stating,“I am down on whores and shan’t stop ripping them until I do get buckled. Grande work, the last job was. I gave the lady no time to squeal.