They speculated that such a brutal and gruesome atrocity had to be at the hands of at least 3 attackers. It wasn’t quite 3 am when Carter finally agreed to issue a recorded statement about the murders. He said that he was, in fact, present at the Davis’ home that night, but that it wasn’t him who committed the killings. Instead, he pointed blame toward Anthony Graves, his wife’s first cousin. Throughout their conversation, investigators failed to ask Carter the crucial questions needed to conclude that Graves was, in fact, present at the Davis’ home the night of the killings. They never asked what would motivate Graves to brutally murder 6 strangers, or questioned the improbable logistics of the crime he was describing. Carter’s own admission to his involvement in the crime wasn’t even questioned, and now the focus of this investigation shined a spotlight on Carter’s
The theory used in this journal pertains to the race, age, and gender of a serial killer; how they kill, the race, age, and gender of the victim; and how the killer lived before and during the killings. Before beginning his own study, Pakhomou (2004) found that “Serial (sexual killers are believed to be mostly white males in their twenties and thirties (at the time of the crimes) with above-average intelligence who commit intra-racial (within the same racial group) murders of strangers” (p. 220). Approximately half of them never had consensual sex with another adult, some joining the military, about half did not finish high school, and they had a history of burglary and sexual offenses prior to murders. There is no set reason or evidence that explains why people commit sexual homicide; however, there are many theories. One set factor that all researchers agree on is that “the most monstrous and most perverse sexual acts are usually committed by persons of sound mind, who are functionally rigid (in terms of a number of activities that they carry on), obsessed with fantasy and who have a determination to do what they want” (Pakhomou, 2004, p. 221).
This essay will critically analyse the killing of James Bulger from three different perspectives. It will also explain how a supposed moral society experiences such gruesome killings and worst of all it is carried out by children. Analyses of parental roles in the upbringing of the children will be discussed and what the society can do to prevent further occurrences.
The city of Vancouver had a dreadful reputation early in the 21st century when the world ascertained that there was a serial killer living in the area. The man responsible for this, known as Robert William Pickton, soon became notorious for the crimes he committed on the women who lived in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Often, individuals who engage in severe criminal activities have some sort of personality disorder brought about by either biological characteristics, environmental factors or both. An individual's upbringing also plays a critical role in future deviant behaviour. If one's parents show love, support, and trust, then that individual is much less likely to engage in deviant activities, On the other hand, if one's parents do not care what their children do and act like they do not exist, then that individual is much more
Gary Ridgway is a serial killer born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Mary and Thomas Ridgway on February 18, 1949. Educationally, “Ridgway struggled academically and was tested with an I.Q. of 82, signifying low intelligence, and had to repeat a year twice,” (Childhood & Early Life). “Classmates described him as congenial and well liked among the student body,” (Childhood & Early Life).
To evaluate the offender 's risk level and provide effective treatment for this individual, I would collect as much information about the offender as possible by reviewing case records and conducting observations, interviews, background checks, and a formal evaluation (CITE, 418?). I would use the risk and need scale provided by The Level of Service Inventory-Revised to assess the offender 's criminogenic needs along ten domains, including: personality characteristics, pro-criminal attitudes, substance abuse, and family and marital history. There are several other assessment tools that would be useful throughout the process of evaluation: the PCL-R, the Violence Risk Appraisal Guide, the Historical, Clinical, and the Risk Management Scale.
Earle Leonard Nelson, known most famously as the Gorilla Killer or the Dark Strangler, born May 12, 1897. Nelson grew up with his religious fanatic grandmother since the age of two, when both of birth parents had died from Syphilis, an STD that causes long-term complications if not treated correctly. During his childhood Nelson was hit by an oncoming car and had remained unconscious for almost an entire week afterwards and he had showed signs of brain damage once he had awoken. Symptoms that he had experienced included erratic behavior and episode of memory loss. Nelson’s behavior had become significantly worse after a bike accident, which had cost him a severe head injury.
Over a course of 15 years Robert Pickton had been murdering women on the eastside. he started his farm in 1992 with his brother and hired a helper Bill Hiscox.In March 23, 1997, Pickton was charged with the attempted murder of prostitute Wendy Lynn Eistetter. he attempted to kill her by stabbing her several times, but she escaped and ended up stabbing him with his own weapon both received medical treatment. Pickton was released on a $2,000 bond, but the charge was dismissed in January of 1998. Over the course of the next three years, Hiscox noticed that girls who visited the farm eventually went missing. On February 6, 2002, police executed a search warrant for illegal firearms at Pickton’s property.
This could be the relationship that the child has with their parents and also the way their parents parenting style is. “Early on-set, persistent antisocial trajectories can be identified as young as 18 months, multiple family stressors, disrupted parent’s child attachments, parental maladjustments, nonresponsive, rejecting, or abusive caregiving” (Shepard & Dickstein, 2009). Many studies conducted have shown results about how important it is for a person to have a supportive support system in order to achieve a healthy life, physically, emotionally, and even mentally. Wes Moore had many risk factors during the crucial child development phase. Wes lacked parental supervision, attention, and motivation. These factors could have helped Wes to develop the motivation to better himself and his life. Wes also lacked having relationships in his life that are considered as healthy relationships, he also did not have positive role models, especially male role models that could have helped him learn and develop behaviors and traits that are seen as social
Countless factors can influence individuals to commit acts of crime such as murder. According to Morton and cook social factors hold the most influence especially when it comes to youthful offenders. Social factors include substance and alcohol abuse, disorganized and abusive families, minority background, poverty and violent communities with lack of support, and poor educational achievements. Many famous serial killers had bad childhoods and showed signs of psychopathic behaviors. Also, the McDonald triad also explains that children who wet their beds, committed acts of arson, and animal abuse was psychopathic and they would be more likely to kill (Simon,2015). Jeffery Dahmer, Son of Sam, BTK, and Ted Bundy in their youths tortured and killed animals and had vivid fantasies of murder. For this post, the factors that caused Edmund Kemper to kill will be examined.
Throughout history there have been many cases in which defiant people commit horrendous acts that one cannot even fathom. Often times if these individuals perform acts in violation of moral laws and regulations, they are subject to confinement in a jail or prison. Of these non-obedient individuals are those who are known as serial killers, who murder innocent lives, due to their desire to receive relief. A famous example of a devious serial killer who raped, tortured, and fed the remnants of human flesh to his captives was Gary Heidnik. Like most criminals, his story is revolved around the achievement of a particular goal, which in his case was to create a ‘baby factory’ from the women he kidnapped. The book, Cellar of Horror, recaps his brutal
In this paper I will be applying the psychological theories to serial killer Ed Gein. Ed Gein was a prolific serial killer in the 1950’s. He murdered and robbed graves for body parts to make furniture and clothing. He was apprehended in 1957, where he stood trial and was institutionalized.
During Rush and Pinel 's time they concluded that their hypothesis was correct and that psychopaths were actually conceived with a mental difference, leading to the assumption that unethical harm (evil acts) by these individuals had an organic cause. In spite of the fact the book covers the early research with respect to the social sciences, it is essential to become aware of the recorded studies between the late nineteenth century. The book is essentially about psychopathy, and about its understanding in present-day society. A surprising mix of thorough scientific research and social examination, The Myth of the Born Criminal was written for the individual who seeks an unbiased interpretation, knowledge, and understanding of what truth – or fabrication has developed over the years and concluded as a result of the investigations of psychopathy. (NEED MORE OF MY OWN THOUGHTS) (YOU CAN GIVE A PROGRESSIVE ARGUMENT).. The book is separated into two sections, section one looks at the birthplaces of the conceived criminal myth as an exploratory and mainstream thought and section two is about the experimental case
Peer influences have been considered as a contributing factors in the development of antisocial behaviors, and children with poor peer relationships has been linked to conduct problems. Research have found that children are more likely to engage with deviant peers in antisocial behavior, and children with conduct problems tend to have more conflict with prosocial peers (Fergusson, Vitaro, Wanner & Brendgen, 2007). The consequences of peer rejection are hostile and antisocial behavior children will likely to engage with other deviant children as young as five years old (Fergusson et al, 2007); and in their primary schooling they will have poor academic performances (Coie, 2004).