Serial Killer Family

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Family life can affect how an individual acts later in life and could have some predetermining factors about who turns out to be a serial killer. Some studies have suggested that neglect during childhood especially that of a child’s relationship with its mother and the presence of a father may have a strong casual relationship to the child’s later behavior. According to Krueger, “A chi-square goodness of fit test (χ² (7) = 3.33, p = 0.853), however, reveals that the distribution of the serial killers’ number of siblings is not significant.” This suggest that while family may impact and child’s future behavior the number of siblings likely has little to no impact on the violent tendencies of the serial killer. Similarly she found that the birth…show more content…
This suggests that serial killers are more likely to not reproduce than even to have one or two children.” Though it is likely the fact the person is a serial killer may determine how many children the person has. According to the FBI, “The majority of serial killers are not reclusive, social misfits who live alone. They are not monsters and may not appear strange. Many serial killers hide in plain sight within their communities. Serial murderers often have families and homes, are gainfully employed, and appear to be normal members of the community.” Serial killers are likely to have normal family lives however unsteady relationships make a person likelihood of being a serial killer increase. Long periods of social deprivation and psychological neglect from children's family as well as family history of mental illness, drug or alcohol abuse and emotional abuse can cause them to develop into a dysfunctional…show more content…
It is likely that some childhood tendencies play a role in the creation of a serial killer such as: violence towards animals, voyeurism, psychopathic tendencies, lying, aggressiveness, setting things on fire, dropping out of school, cruelty and rage. These factors also were portrayed in the likelihood of a serial killer being mentally ill. Such mental disorders such as: antisocial personality disorder, psychopathy, abandonment issues, schizoid personality, borderline personality disorder, histrionic personality disorder, narcissistic behavior or any other type or psychosis. Family life also plays a role in the development of a serial killer. Many serial killers have normal family lives but may have outlying factors such as abuse or neglect that enable the traits of a serial killer to be formed. Serial killers are less likely to have children. Often times serial killers are motivated by underlying factors of mental illness. Sometimes they kill simply out of convenience though. Many serial killers also kill to exhibit dominance or to get a feeling of enjoyment. Serial killers also have set of common attributes that do not necessarily apply to all serial killers. Serial killers are more likely to be white males. They are also more likely to work blue collar jobs and have commited previous crimes. What makes a serial killer is a mix of many traits that generally relate to an

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