The rarest form of murder is the one of serial murders. It is defined as the murder of three or more individuals with a ‘cooling-off’ period in-between. Serial killers have intrigued people for years and we still don’t fully comprehend what drives them to murder countless people. John Wayne Gacy, also known at the famous “Killer Clown” became a national phenomenon when his 33 rape and murder victims were uncovered in his home and other areas. The purpose of this research paper is to consider John Wayne Gacy’s abusive father, internal struggle with his sexuality, and constant need to be accepted and praised as possible reasons that led Gacy to murder 33 teenage boys.
Another example of this is when two teenaged girls who were best friends were murdered in Detroit by gang members, the parents of these girls had to alter the meaning of their lives due to this horrendous life experience. This assumption leads to the assumptions that human beings have the capacity for thought and that the capacity for thought are developed by interacting with others. Unlike structured functionalism and social conflict, one of symbolic interactionalism’s limitations is that it focuses too much on the micro picture and not the macro. It also does not pay attention to power
Arthur uses Symbolic interactionism of the sociological theory by using the elements of the social bond. He is a spree and serial murder that use power and control to kill. However, both Dexter and Arthur use violent crimes that are adversaries of killer and victim relationships. That includes using external and internal control of social control mechanisms in the symbolic
Gaskins preferred females, but he wouldn’t just victimize females, he also victimized males. In 1975, Gaskins found eighty boys and girls along the highways in North Carolina and killed them. Doreen Dempsey, a woman who thought of Donald Gaskins as a friend was leaving town and decided to get a ride from him. Gaskins drove her to a wooded area where he then raped and killed her. After killing her Gaskins proceeded to rape, sodomize and kill her two-year-old
John Wayne Gacy vs. Mary Bell Ms. Stubbs-Mesumbe Business Law Jazmin Valverde November 27, 2015 In this paper, I will be comparing both two similar cases of serial killers, for example, how was their own early life, the reason behind the murder, and their conclusion towards the crime. First of all, these two individuals have a similar type of child abuse in their early years that might have triggered something sooner or later in years. There’s a time difference between these two individual when they committed the crime but, the reason will bring us to our second reason. Secondly, the reason would be the cause of why they committed the crime would be about their horrible experience as a younger child.
Functionalism and The Bee Movie Amari Wilburn-Jones Introduction to Sociology February 16,2018 In the field of Sociology sociologist often view society from three major theoretical perspectives: symbolic interactionism, functional analysis, and conflict theory. Each theories/perspective is a way to view how parts of the world fit together and work. In this paper I will be analyzing The Bee Movie from the functional analysis perspective to see how the actions of people within a society can help or hinder the society as a whole.
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.
John Wayne Gacy is a serial killer who killed 33 people in total. He was born on May 17th 1942 in Chicago where he was physically and verbally abused by his father. Since this age he showed unusual behaviours and avoiding society, but then was determined that he has a psychological disorder. He moved to Los Angeles and was living a normal life however he started showing his real face in 1968 where he raped a young, male employee.
Symbolic interactionism is the idea that people grow and develop through social interactions. For example, Gordie had recently lost his brother, Denny and Gordie’s father was making him feel unwanted by blaming him for the loss. In the movie the boys carried a gun for protection. When they found the body, an older group of boys came and were trying to take the body by threatening the younger boys, but Gordie picks up the gun and points it at one of the older boys and tell them that they need to leave them and the body alone. The older boys left and nothing happened, but this scene showed the change that Gordie had made because he had the courage to stand up the the older
Within this essay I will be discussing symbolic interaction and how it promotes the view of agency. Thereafter I will be discussing how the conflict theory arguments the reproducing culture of a dominant class and the relationship between structure and agency. Symbolic interaction focuses on the self and the society, this means that the theorists study the persons self and their interactions with in society, what is common and what develops through is interaction, this is the human behaviour, social process and pragmatism.
In October 1975, Gacy’s new wife, Carole, asked for a divorce. Not long after his divorce was finalized in March 1976, Gacy kidnapped and killed 18 year old Darrell Sampson. Just five weeks later, 15 year old, Randall Reffett was reported missing. Then, just a few hours after Randall went missing, 14 year old Samuel Stapleton also went missing. Both Randall and Samuel were found buried in Gacy’s crawl space.
He went after prostitutes who worked in the East End in London. He is believed to have killed five women, but it may have been up to eight. He would strangle his victims until they lost consciousness, and then lower them to the ground and slit their throats. Afterwards, he would take organs from his victims as a trophy.
He did have some close calls. In 1983, a victim named Maria was taken off the strip where her boyfriend saw her being taken. The boyfriend followed the pickup truck, yet the truck got away from him(Harthorne, 2013). The police questioned Gary Ridgway because the boyfriend recognized it to be his truck. Gary Ridgway convinced the police that it was not his truck. The police were stuck and had no good suspects. In 2001, Ridgway was arrested for loitering around prostitutions. This incident, however, did not make him a suspect in the Green River case. Later in the case, Ridgway passed a lie detector test, taking him off the suspect list. A polygraph is based on the guilt of committing the crime, however, Ridgeway he did not have any guilt. Police
This applies in a case where individuals, organizations, or nations meet or interact in one way or another as a process to develop a symbol of their interaction. In the Merchant of Cool, the youths are seen hanging out and interacting in different occasions and places. The primary ways which youths socially interact include; games, parties, celebrations, academic institutions and working places. In this case, the symbolic interaction theory is relevant for this film when trying to understand how youth socialize. The teens form a group and diverse social structure that can only be characterized into what they do, what they eat, what the wear, what they have and what they watch.
In this essay, I will discuss the key premises of symbolic interaction as well as consider the ways in which symbolic interaction promotes the view that people have agency. I will then put forth the argument that conflict theorists make with respect to schools reproducing the culture of the dominant class. In relation, I will mention in what ways this perspective promotes the view that people are constrained by social structure. Finally, I will discuss the dialectical relationship between structure and agency "Symbolic interactionism has come into use as a label for a relatively distinctive approach to the study of human group life and human conduct."