Hedonistic killers are “sexual sadists” who kill for pleasure and are active thrill seekers (Dalal 111). Control-oriented killers seek absolute power over their victims and recieve pleasure from knowing they have complete dominance (Dalal 111). In cases of abuse and neglect in childhood, control-oriented habits are more prevalent within
Although, some killers like Jeffrey Dahmer had a stable childhood, others did not have the same experiences as children. "During a child's development...learns about love, trust, empathy and basic rules about how to interact with other human beings" (Freeman), some killers as children were neglected or abused which could have also impacted them severely, but that does not mean everyone becomes mass murderers if they suffered as kids. Psychological issues and brain injuries are also possible reasons as to why people commit acts of murder. People automatically assume if someone is committing morally wrong act, they must be insane. However, some serial killers are people with an antisocial disorder otherwise known as psychopaths.
On one hand, Dahmer had many clear mental issues from young with his violent sexual fantasies, his fascination with dead animals and his anti-social behavior; some of what made him a killer could have been linked to certain mental illness and nature. On the other hand, Dahmer had an unstable childhood with messy family politics, possible sexual abuse from a neighbor, his alcoholism, etc. There was clearly some influence from both sides, also arguments on whether his anti social behavior stemmed from emotional scarring after his hernia surgery or if it was always there and just happened to come out during this time. In my opinion, there is more evidence in the “nurture” triggering his “nature” that is what lead to him committing these
Often a characteristic in serial killers is directly correlated to a mix of nature and nurture rather than one or the other. Another thing that divides serial killers from other murderers is the motives behind their actions. Most murders committed are done by people that know the victim, and had some motive or reason behind killing them, serial killers usually have no direct motive other than a want for power and control over the victim. This is why serial killers can kill so many without being caught and the police finding only strands of evidence behind them on multiple different
The FBI defines serial killing as "a series of three or more murders, committed as separate events, usually, but not always, by one offender acting alone". The “separate events” part is what makes serial killing different than spree killing and mass killing. Another thing that makes serial killers stand out is that they often demonstrate specific patterns that can be easily identified by police investigators. It was often debated that those patterns are products of either their genetics, or their environment. We now know that both are important to the development of all people, so now people argue which one is more important, especially when it comes to serial killers.
Murder is defined as the illegal taking of another human's life and is grounded in the intent of this action. Many murders occur at the time due to an increased passion of a situation; jealousy, anger, or a lapse in judgment that leads to someone else's death. In the case of serial killers, this is not about the passion of a onetime situation, it can be a compulsion that drives a person to kill over and over. The cause of this compulsion is motivated by mental illness, a sense of duty to a particular person or entity, or it is a way to release pent-up frustrations that the killer does not have the emotional capability to handle. This last one is the case for Edmund "Ed" Kemper III, also known as the Co-Ed Killer.
Sexual Assault and rape are serious social issues and crime in the United States that athletes get away with because they are highly profiled and they can deny it which makes it seem the victim is lying, they can afford better lawyers because they are rich and powerful and women seem to trust them because they feel nothing will happen to them off their high profile. Women are the main victims of sexual assault and rape, while during most situations men are the perpetrators. Where there also have been rare incidents where children have been involved with child rape and sexault assault rather the victims are men,women or children they tend to stay quiet because they feel they won 't be believed. There has been a long list of sexual assault with
“Dysfunctional families are primarily a result of co-dependent adults, and may also be effected by addictions, such as substance abuse (alcohol, drugs, etc.) … Any major stressor, such as relocation, unemployment… can cause existing conflicts affecting he children to become much worse.” For people who think they live a “normal” life by comparing to families who aren’t financially stable, homeless, the clothes they wear, or even how they act with one another. It may not seem like it but what would be normal every family Is unique in their own way by how some might live in a house with one room and not have many family issues or how a family might have 12 rooms and 7 bathrooms be financially stable but be arguing everyday and not have one day in peace.
From his letter, we can clearly feel his heart twisted and desire for revenge. It can be said, whether it is the abuser, or the victim, in this environment cannot have a healthy state of mind. Influence The main impact of domestic violence on the development of young people, in 5 years time in 16 years to mature.
Some universal dilemmas is justice over mercy, justice for society when a criminal who has the capability of committing another crime “to suffer evil is bad, but to do evil is much worse.”- Plato Showing mercy in this situation would benefit the society in a sense where we are ridding of a dangerous individual. Relating this to the movie The Godfather, in the movie many of the mobsters were family men, and their lives were regulated and lived with family. Although they claim to be loving towards their family they commit severe crimes on a daily basis. They have been convicted of many crimes, and have admitted that they would not commit crimes again.
Not all serial murderers kill for the same reason or in the same way, a lot of them leave behind a “signature” which is something that a killer leaves at a crime scene, or does to a person, that signals that this is them who committed the crime, and often is done to play out a fantasy that the killer has. Along with the special “signature,” not all killers kill for the same reasons, there are types and labels for different types of serial killers, such as: psychopathic sexual sadists, crime spree killers, mission serial killer, and many more (Miller, Serial Killers: I. Subtypes, Patterns, and Motives,
But taking the time to think more intensely about it, people have psychological/ behavioral problems that lead to unnecessary actions. It could all be because of things they went through as a child, or the environment they grew up in. Brandon Bowling, Maples murderer; may have been around a lot of violence in his life. Those acts of violence most likely influenced Bowling’s actions against others. Though witnessing violence isn’t always the case.
According to Bandura 's social learning theory, people are not born with the ability to act violently, however, it is learned through the "process of behavior modeling and observation" through several outlets such as family interactions or mass media. There 's a strong correlation between an early childhood aggression and an adolescent aggression. Osibin could possibly have been exposed to violence as a child and have a strained relationship with her mother growing up. Alicia Osibin may have suffered from poor role models which "produces imitation and instigation of socially undesirable behaviors," such as violent acts. Furthermore, the psychodynamic theory proposed that "criminals are frustrated and aggravated" due to negative events in their childhood which affect the individual 's unconscious.
There is never a simple answer for this question; many people think that mental disorders cause people to commit crimes and sometimes this is true. Other times people are just violent and need to take their anger out on someone or something which is why they kill people or inflict injury upon others. “Advocates of rehabilitation argue that many criminals engage in crime for reasons beyond their control. For example, they argue that some people commit crime because they grew up in dysfunctional families or because they have drug, alcohol, or mental health problems. If these problems can be fixed, then crime can be reduced and there will be fewer victims.