Ronald Dominique Ronald Dominique is an American serial killer from Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. Dominique was born on January 9th, 1964. Following his arrest on December 1, 2006, Dominique confessed to the rape and murder of at least 23 men over a ten-year period beginning in 1997, in Terrebonne Parish, Lafourche Parish, Iberville Parish and Jefferson Parish in suburban New Orleans. He has been charged with eight cases of rape and first-degree murder.
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. Edward Theodore “Ed” Gein was born August 27th, 1906 to George and Augusta Gein.
Male serial killers tend to use “hands-on” methods like shooting, strangling, suffocating, stabbing, or bludgeoning their victims with knives, blunt objects, and even their own hands to kill (Keeney and Heidi 385 and Hickey qtd. in Hinch and Hepburn). Not only are male serial killers more violent when killing, but also in the time prior to the kill. It is not uncommon for the males to torture the victim before death, or to defile the body after death.
The story of Ronald Gene Simmons. On the 22nd of December, 1987 the worst mass murder in Arkansas history took place. A man by the name of Ronald Gene Simmons went on a killing spree. He started off by killing his wife, kids, and his three year old granddaughter, but it didn’t stop there. He killed his family and quite a few harmless townspeople because he went insane, because why else would you kill harmless people?
The Zodiac Killer was one of the most elusive copycat killers in the history of the United States. The Zodiac was eventually figured out to be Heriberto Seda after he tried to kill his half-sister and had a shoot off with multiple police officers (Fried, Joseph). The Zodiac Killer was one of the biggest fears of citizens of the United States during the 60’s, because of both his ability to evade the police and also generate media attraction through sending letters and calling the police to give them hints, and locations, of his murders. The Zodiac Killer, Heriberto Seda, had an interesting childhood, to say the least.
Ted Bundy was a notorious serial murderer who’s reign of terror lasted from 1974 to 1978. Bundy was convicted of three homicides and was sentenced to death for all three charges. However, at the time of his execution, Bundy confessed to 30 murders however the exact number of victims is still unknown. Bundy’s crimes evolved over time but he was both a sexual sadist and a necrophiliac serial killer. At the beginning of his rampage, Bundy would sneak into the victims house in the middle of the night, violently attack them while they were sleeping with a blunt object and then Bundy would usually sexually assault them.
So how will families and loved ones reacted when being told that the man they once knew was a serial killer? In order to be a criminal you must commit some type of crime. Finally I will talk about their criminal life. Every killer has a story.
Many people have minor qualities but do not have the label of serial killer. John Wayne Gacy is an excellent example of a human monster because of his actions of murder and rape while demonstrating that nurture can shape a person's personality proving human monsters are more terrifying than those we read about in fiction. 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
Ridgway’s manifestation of these killings was seen as a career achievement and he was very proud of himself and that he was the best at what he did (Reichert, 2004). Ridgway’s thoughts were that he was helping the police of ridding society of these women and was doing the world a favour, as he thought the police can’t control them but he could and he did (Dalla et al., 2003). Ridgway also thought prostitutes were an infestation and a disease and he had the cure, he cured these young women of their underserving and pathetic lives (Levi-Menzi & Shields, 2007). Even though not all the women he killed were prostitutes, never the less according to Ridgway, he thought they all got what they deserved (Dalla et al., 2003) There was never any official diagnosis of Ridgway, however life history, attitude and crimes were a result of an antisocial behaviour disorder of some sort (Burgess et al., 1986).
The so-called Zodiac killer, who was active in 1960s-1970s and killed at least 5 people and also kept contact with the police “The Zodiac’s dialog with investigators and the media involved telephone calls and many untraceable letters that teased police and the public with cipher messages. At least twice the killer telephoned the police to report the slayings.” (Guillen, 2002) One might think JTR is so famous because of his brutality, yet nearly no one knows the story of Fritz Harmann who slaughtered 24 boys between 1918 and 1924 in Hanover. His killings included biting his victims trough their throat.
This man is the one and only infamous Zodiac Killer. Between the years of 1968 and 1969, the Zodiac Killer murdered at least five people, though he was suspected of more. He had killed a confirmed five people, injured two, and possibly killed twenty to twenty-eight more people, even though he confessed to thirty-seven murders
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. He moved to Los Angeles and was living a normal life however he started showing his real face in 1968 where he raped a young, male employee.
Richard Ramirez, known as the “Night Stalker” was an American serial killer who raped and tortured about 25 people and killed about 13 of them in their own house in California. Ramirez was influenced by one of his cousin, Mike, that was a veteran from the war in Vietnam. Mike introduced him to satanic worship and talked to him about his experiences at the war, and how he took part of torturing and mutilating Vietnamese women. He also showed him a few pictures as evidence of what he did. Mike also introduced him to smoking marijuana.
Zodiac killer Name Institutional affiliation The Zodiac killer is one of the most infamous killers in American history. He murdered at least five people between the 1960s and 1970’s. His victims were often couples who were in secluded places around San Francisco. He received widespread media attention due to his habits of taunting the police and newspapers with coded messages.
Thirteen years ago the F.B.I.’s National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crimes first formed a task force of federal state and local investigators that numbered twenty-five personnel assigned exclusively to the serial killer investigation. When the killings apparently stopped eleven years ago the task force was reduced, but not disbanded. Two years ago the murderer struck again and then again.