After he got out of the jail he started collecting pornographies featuring men. Later on he moved to Chicago again. He was well known as “Pogo the Clown” from the children as he often planned a party for kids and did charity talk shows. He was very popular among people for his delightful personality. People thought
In the late 20th century, Ted Bundy was born Theodore Robert Cowell, he was an American serial killer, rapist, and most notorious criminal. It was said that his charm and intelligence made him somewhat of a celebrity during his trial. He raped and murdered several young women in Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Utah, and Florida between 1974 and 1978. He was charged for at least thirty-six murders, but others thought he has committed at least one-hundred or more. Ted Bundy had a difficult childhood.
1. Thesis Gary Leon Ridgeway is one of the most atrocious serial killers of our time. While the exact count is not known, it is believed that he lured approximately 75-80 young women to their deaths in twenty years and managed to lead an exemplary home life while doing so. He created a façade of an innocent hard working family man while preying on young women who he felt would not be missed. Gary meticulously planned these killings and the disposal of the bodies to leave limited evidence so that he would not get caught.
In this story, Steve Harmon is a sixteen year old boy, on trial with his neighborhood acquaintance, James King, for the accusation of the robbery and murder of Alguinaldo Nesbitt. Before the trial began, other members of the gang, Bobo Evans and Osvaldo Cruz, admitted to being guilty. Steve Harmon, being the overachieving student and well rounded person that he is, was found innocent. Whereas the careless thug, James King, was found guilty. However, despite the final decisions of the
The pair were often arrested for petty crimes. By the time he reached his teens he had begun working as an appreciate for a witch doctor and as an adult he was making money casting “luck” spells for members of the Mexican drug cartel. He wanted to cast more powerful spells and finally graduated to murdering people so he could use their remains in his rituals. Just before he was caught he ordered one of his followers to shoot so he never faced justice for his horrific
In the book the people of Maycomb have created myths about Boo, depicting him as someone who is crazy, and someone who should not be messed with. While Jeff the Killer is a popular modern urban legend, originating from the internet to scare people. His story centers around a troubled young teen who starts killing people. Like in many urban legends the descriptions of how characters look are typically exaggerated to create a more ominous theme for readers. Overall the story of Boo Radley can make readers intimidated from the six foot, squirrel eating, scissor stabbing maniac.
When it comes to Jeffrey Dahmer, he unquestionably fits the common profile of the serial murder offender. According to Kim Davies, “a serial killer is commonly defined as an individual who kills multiple victims at different times and often in different places with cooling-off periods in between the killings”. In addition, they are generally male and interested by a variety of psychological urges, but primarily, power. Some serial killers travel to find their victims but others stay in the same area. Some characteristics of a serial killer include, alcohol and substance abuse, psychological abuse during childhood, childhood sexually stressful events, having physical injuries bed wetting, growing up lonely and secluded, having fantasies, and
Al Capone: the American Gangster Legend “You can get much farther with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone”- this is a quote Al Capone said and a quote that represents him completely. He was a gangster around the Prohibition Act of 1919 and the Great Depression era. For being one of the greatest gangsters of all time he was a kind guy, but he was not scared to use his gun. With the business he was doing, killing people was something that came with it. Al Capone is a legendary character; he is notorious for his upbringing, his gangster activity, and the years he spent in prison.
In “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, Jackson depicts a society, dominated by men, where ritual murder not only is tolerated but also embraced. It is a society where, every year, the villagers come together and randomly draw slips of paper to determine which member of a family is going to be murdered. “The Lottery” shows an “innate savagery of man" (Nebeker 1). Despite a civilized outward appearance with schools, post offices, and banks, the villagers have not progressed from a primitive and inner Cain and Abel mentality where they are able to kill savagely on command with no remorse and no shame, just like Cain, who was able to kill his brother with no shame because Cain's offering was insufficient. The theme of shamelessness in a male-dominated society runs throughout “The Lottery,” not just during its horrible ending, and especially becomes obvious in the villagers’ lack of respect for life.
During the 1920’s gang related crime was a serious issue. The leader of all this violence and corruption was a man named Al “Scarface” Capone (“Al Capone”). This organized crime, dehumanization, and corruption, became the ultimate image of Chicago for people throughout the world. He was largely immersed in things like gambling, prostitution, and the illegal sale of liquor. He was not convicted for any of his crimes, even the St. Valentine's Day massacre of 1929, until he was imprisoned for tax evasion (Horan).