Anyone has the capacity to become a serial killer due to the variability of one’s brain. If the prefrontal cortex is not functioning correctly (traumatic injury/event, genetics, etc.), the person can become a killer. The prefrontal cortex stops the violent impulses from becoming actions. Without a properly working prefrontal cortex, those violent impulses are carried out. The problem is that half of the serial killers have a different brain functionality, but the other half does not. That other half has the
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
Jeffrey Dahmer orfan, murderer, cannibal, sex offender. A man with a tragic back story turned evil. A loner at school, who got picked on and had a sick way to have fun. As he got older he became more fascinated with dead bodies of different animals and seeing what would happen to them after a period of time. While he was one of the most know serial killers , he 's a cannibal, he kept the victims heads in the freezer and kept there skulls, poured acid in their heads to see what would happen, and dismembered their bodies after torching them.
Jeffrey Dahmer was a convicted serial killer and sex offender. Jeffrey Dahmer murdered 17 males between 1978 and 1991. (“Jeffrey Dahmer-1”).
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
Serial killers are driven by many things. It’s not hard to tell what drove a serial killer crazy. There is nature and nurture in their lives. Estimated, up to 60% of what
Edmund Kemper was a serial killer who was known for the murdering of his grandparents, his mother and her friend, and six female hitchhikers. During his childhood, there were many early signs of violence and criminality. Kemper was said to have a “dark fantasy life” and would often dream about killing his own mother when he was younger (Biography.com Editors). Furthermore, Kemper participated in the act of animal torturing at a very young age. When he was ten years old, Kemper “buried a pet cat alive; once it died, he dug it up, decapitated it and mounted its head on a spike”. He then stated that lying to parents about the murder of his cat, gave him pleasure. He later killed another family cat because he believed that it was favoring his younger sister over him. He cut up the cat into pieces and stashed the remains in his closet.
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.
Family members are clueless about a possibility that one of their loved ones could be a serial killer. A young girl in Wisconsin had no idea about her father being a serial killer until she put the puzzle together years later. The family moved every six months with no reason and with a limited time to pack. There was a murder at every place they moved from. After the young girl was around the age of forty she told the police that she believes her father was a serial killer. A serial killer can change their environment and continue their actions they have chosen. Serial killers are born to cause violence and are not created by society.
What defines a serial killer? A serial killer is a person who murders two or more people alone, over a period of one month. They usually have a cooling period between each murder, in order to perfect the next one. Serial Killers are people who “are… driven by instinct and a desire to kill” (Nature Vs. Nurture- The un-answered question), which usually lead serial killers to murder strangers. Grover Goodwin conducted a study that shows 90 % of the victims of serial killers are complete strangers to the killer and the majority of the serial killers are male. He also added that their crimes are based on psychological satisfaction (Nature Vs. Nurture- The un-answered question). In this paper, I will cover the characteristics
One of the most famous stories of Milwaukee’s notorious killer, Jeffrey Dahmer, occurred in 1991.
Look around this school and think about exactly how many students are here daily. How
For instance, women rarely use brute force or to physically harm their victims with their own bare hands. Torture is hardly ever performed by female serial killers. Hinch and Hepburn explain, “..women are more likely to use poison to kill (35% use poison only, and 45% use poison in combination with some other means of killing).” This shows the nonviolent and occasionally impersonal modus operandi- or techniques used by female serial killers. Contrastingly, males commonly prefer to physically quench the life from the victim in an extremely violent way. Male serial killers tend to use “hands-on” methods like shooting, strangling, suffocating, stabbing, or bludgeoning their victims with knives, blunt objects, and even their own hands to kill (Keeney and Heidi 385 and Hickey qtd. in Hinch and Hepburn). Not only are male serial killers more violent when killing, but also in the time prior to the kill. It is not uncommon for the males to torture the victim before death, or to defile the body after death. According to Keeney and Heide, “Male serial murders have tended to inflict a great deal of damage to causing death and to engage in the torture of their victims prior to death” (385). For instance, Dennis Rader-- the BTK killer-- had a routine when it came to his victims. He would bind them, torture them, and finally kill them. Serial killer Ed Gein, while notorious for inspiring numerous beloved horror movie killers, would create spoons, bowls, belts, and other household items, accompanied by skin suits, from his victims bodies. Along with having a gender specific ways of killing, serialists also vary by gender when selecting
In today’s society there has always been a fascination with serial killers. The general public is more intrigued and curious about these figures than they are scared of them. Some people are even obsessed with them. Charles Manson reportedly just got married while he was in prison. He’s not the only one to have such a strong fan base and following. For years it seems as society has more or less fallen in love with some of mankind’s most evil human beings. However, I’m not here to discuss this peculiar fascination we have on these notorious serial killers. I’m not even going to talk about history’s most famous ones such as Dahmer, Manson, or