Innocence is is a lack of guilt, with respect to any kind of crime, or wrongdoing. In a legal context, innocence refers to the lack of legal guilt of an individual, with respect to a crime. Being convicted of a crime and found not guilty later on can frustrate the convict and the convict’s family as the time spent behind bars, is time they will never get back.
Is it necessary for a serial killer to have a dark past? There have been many serial killers in the history of humanity, and “inhumanity” (as some like to describe those who have the heart to kill another human) over the time. However, in the history of serial killers, there is not another like Ed Gein, “The Plainfield Ghoul”. He was known with this peculiar and sinister nickname because he grew up on a farm a few miles outside of the town of Plainfield, Wisconsin where he exhumed corpses, body-snatched, and assassinated. Although very mentioned and feared when people hear his name, with fewer than three murders attributed, it is said that Ed Gein does not meet the traditional definition of a Serial killer. In 1968, Gein was sentenced to
The life of Gacy began in Chicago, Illinois where he and his family lived. He was born on the 17th day of march in 1942. He grew up with
At the age of 19, Gregory Parsons life took a dramatic turn by a shocking miscarriage of justice. On February 15, 1994, he was convicted in Newfoundland, of the second-degree murder of his mother Catherine Carroll, and was sentenced to life in prison with no chsnce of parole for 15 years. Parsons’ conviction was based on circumstantial evidence, and his case was closed by the Crown prosecutor just by simply asking the jury,”If Greg Parsons didn’t cause his mother’s death[,] who did?”
His favorite spot to pick up boys was bus stations. If they did not willingly get into Gacy’s car he would use chloroform and force them in to the car. When he got them home he would “perform a magic trick”, the magic trick was with handcuffs and the victims ended up eventually being handcuffed to either a chair or a bed and that’s when Gacy would start raping them. In attempts to prevent neighbors from hearing his victim screaming he would shove things such as articles of clothing into their mouth. Once Gacy was finished with them he would strangle them or shove the clothing further down the victim’s throat until they stopped breathing. His favorite way to murder is victim was to tie a tourniquet around their neck and then sit there and watch the die slowly. Not every one of his victims were murdered, some of them he let go and a few of them escaped (Gacy 's Murders Consisted of Thirty Three Murders,
Gacy’s mother was picking him up at the Pharmacy where he worked and he told her that he would be a minute because he had to talk to the contractor, but never returned. She called the Des Plaines police and Kozenczak led the investigation. Kozenczak went to Gacy’s home and when he asked Gacy to come to the station he refused saying that someone in his family died and he had to make some call. He came into the station later and gave his statement saying that he knew nothing and was allowed to leave, but Kozenczak had other feelings about
This paper will examine serial killer Ronald Dominique and the acts that was performed on his victims and how individuals he knows viewed him. Robert Dominique target victims were men. In the year of 1997 to 2006, Robert Dominique killed at least 23 men that was account for. However, there is a substantial amount that is not account for. However, Ronald would cross-dress and attend gay clubs. Before Ronald Dominique was labeled as a serial killer, he had been in trouble with the law. His charges consisted of forcible rape, telephone harassment, and disturbing the peace. When Ronald Dominique went jail on these accounts, he was tied up and brutally raped. Researcher believed that the way Ronald was raped in jail created the method he would use on his victims.
Perspective and beliefs go hand in hand when talking about someone's personal views on society and what is morally right to them. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee, Lee shows all throughout the novel that someone’s perspective can change in a matter of seconds. When Atticus educates Scout about stepping into someone else's shoes, when Jem is told that Mrs. Dubose was struggling with an addiction, and when Bob Ewell’s credibility was lost after the trial where he was exposed as a liar. All examples are prominent in this novel as well as many others.
He obviously carried this violent nature into his adulthood on a much larger scale and thought of his actions as acceptable. The fact that Gacy dressed as a clown clearly portrays that he learned these behaviors from a young age because being a clown is a childhood symbol. This reflects directly on what he was doing as an adult because here he had switched roles in a situation involving the molestation of a child. You can easily see the correlation between his childhood experiences and his reversed role adulthood actions. One personality disorder pertaining to Gacy was sociopathic. This is defined as "breaking rules and laws, takes advantage of other people for personal gain, feels little remorse or guilt, appears friendly and charming on the surface, and is often intelligent." John Wayne Gacy was doing all of the above. He lured children and employees into his car, being charming on the surface, and his friendly neighbor said that he was very intelligent and brilliant. Another disorder relating to him is borderline. He had very unstable relationships, starting with his father-son affair. Also, his wife had divorced him and his relationships were short term and very meaningless. He was very impulsive with his actions and was unpredictable with his sexual behaviors, considering he managed to rape 33 people. John Gacy was organized, which shocked many on their psychoanalysis of the crazed killer. This could be evidence to prove he was not insane. Personally, we believe that
However, the complaint was dropped when the boy did not appear in court. Gacy’s parole officer in Iowa did not hear about this incident, so Gacy was discharged from parole in October 1971. The next year on June 22, Gacy was once again arrested and charged for battery after another young man. The boy claimed that Gacy flashed a sheriff 's badge, luring him into Gacy 's car, and then proceeded to pursue sex with him. Again, the charges were dropped after the plaintiff did not show up for
In 1934 ,November 14 an ordinary child was conceived with a soon to be world changing child. This child would grow up under harsh conditions that created a monster out of him. Experiencing life as abandoned and alone the young boy found crime to be his only way of expressing himself. Beginning a life filled with petty crimes the boy spent time incarcerated. The petty crimes soon proved to not be enough as the boy and his group conducted acts of pure hatred. This would gain them lifelong acts of notoriety but also trouble.
The rarest form of murder is the one of serial murders. It is defined as the murder of three or more individuals with a ‘cooling-off’ period in-between. Serial killers have intrigued people for years and we still don’t fully comprehend what drives them to murder countless people. John Wayne Gacy, also known at the famous “Killer Clown” became a national phenomenon when his 33 rape and murder victims were uncovered in his home and other areas. The purpose of this research paper is to consider John Wayne Gacy’s abusive father, internal struggle with his sexuality, and constant need to be accepted and praised as possible reasons that led Gacy to murder 33 teenage boys. At the conclusion of this research, there will be no dominating factor to explain
He learned from his last two victims that a witness who is alive, can get him into trouble which is why I believe that he started murdering his victims and escalated so drastically when he was paroled out of prison. The reason that Gacy was considered a suspect was on December of 1978 when the investigation began into the disappearance of Robert Piest. His last known location was with John Gacy at his home because the boy went to talk to him about a job. After learning of Gacy’s criminal history and him being the last one to see the young man alive, Authorities soon set in for a search warrant to search Gacy’s home. As authorities searched the house, they noticed a strong strange smell coming from below the house. They chalked it up to be a sewer pipe that had busted but little did they know that there were twenty-nine dead corpses under their feet. After doing some more investigating they found some several items including a store receipt that linked Gacy to not only Robert Piest missing, but also to several other boys that had been reported missing in the area. Not long after this Gacy confessed to the murders and told the police where all the bodies were located at. After he was convicted he was sentenced to death by lethal injection. He was on death row for 14 years, during which time he started painting. He made paintings of clowns and other figures, which sold for thousands of dollars. On May 10, 1994 after exhausting all of his appeals, the killer dubbed at the “killer clown”, was put to death by lethal
John Wayne Gacy is a serial killer who killed 33 people in total. He was born on May 17th 1942 in Chicago where he was physically and verbally abused by his father. Since this age he showed unusual behaviours and avoiding society, but then was determined that he has a psychological disorder.
Convicted murderer and cult leader Charles Manson were once quoted as saying “You expected to break me? Impossible! You broke me years ago. You killed me years ago”. On the surface, this statement may sound like brass bravado. A quick look into Manson’s childhood however and one might be inclined to question that notion. In this report, I will explain and utilize Michael R. Gottfredson and Travis Hirschi’s “A General Theory of Crime” and Edwin Sutherland’s “Differential Association” to analyze his involvement in the 1969 killing spree.