Research Paper On John Wayne Gacy

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Serial killer John Wayne Gacy was born on March 17, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois. He was born unto Danish and Polish parents. John Wayne Gacy had a normal childhood with the exception of his drunkard father John Stanley Gacy. John Gacy’s father would beat John Gacy and Karen and Joanne Gacy. The beatings did not consist of bare hands but instead consisted of beatings with a razor strap. The children were not the only people beat in the house by the father of John Wayne Gacy: Marion Elaine Gacy was also saw beat by her children. John Wayne Gacy and his siblings were beat so often that they would have to “toughen up” and get used to the beatings. John wayne Gacy got used to these beating so learned not to cry when receiving …show more content…

John Wayne Gacy would have part time jobs and also have boy scout activities. At the age of 11 John Wayne Gacy accidentally hit himself with a swing set in the head which created a blood clot. The blood clot was not discovered until John Wayne Gacy was 16 years old. For 5 years The Killer Clown would receive series of blackouts because of the clot. AT age 17 John Wayne Gacy was diagnosed with a non-specific heart ailment. Even though this non-specific heart ailment did not ever suffer any major heart attacks. Even though John Wayne Gacy’s childhood at home was not good during school he was liked by all of his teachers and made friends within his school and boy scout club. As a child John Wayne Gacy was an active child and liked to spend his time outdoors. Growing up and going to 4 different high schools in his senior year John Gacy never graduated from high school. He dropped out to head home to Las …show more content…

This can be explained from a poorly developed amygdala. The amygdala is responsible for mental and emotional state. The amygdala part of the brain structure that’s activated during states of fear and anxiety. And if you have a shrunken amygdala then you don't really contain the emotion of fear, so therefore the amygdala will not activate. John Gacy must have had a shrunken amygdala because if he didn't he would have not murdered all those men and teenagers without feeling rueful in anyway. The amygdala is usually activated in states of fear, since John Gacy killed over 30 men and did not experience any rueful feelings,except for joy and

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