Why was the notorious Jeffrey Dahmer the way he was? Now we have answers to these to opposing questions. Jeffrey Dahmer was a sick cruel man who had a troubled childhood that was very lonely. Dahmer is a prime example of the fact that someone's upbringing has a immense affect on their psychological state. From a young age Dahmer exhibited almost all of the 9 early stages of a serial killer; Antisocial Behavior, Arson, Torturing Small Animals, Poor family life, Childhood abuse, Substance abuse, Voyeurism, Intelligence, and Shiftlessness.
Jeffrey Dahmer Serial killers lack empathy, self-control, and ethics. This means that the person is aggressive, but controllable. Some develop fetishes and fantasies that have gotten so strong, that eventually they are acted on. They were taught to have no remorse. Jeffrey Dahmer is one of the most notorious serial killers in the United States.
Ranked alongside Jack the Ripper, the Zodiac Killer is one of the most notorious serial killers the world has ever seen. Some of the classic signs of a serial killer are a person who has killed three or more people, with the killings occurring within a month’s time period with breaks in between each murder, and even when they are not killing they want to be the person in control of every situation (Levin). Serial killers most often kill for the psychological gratification, which is an emotion of happiness to a fulfilment of a goal that motivates people to kill. Serial killers only kill for the gratification of the kill. Usually a trait of a killer’s victims is that they have no relationship or direct correlation with the killer.
Serial Killers As the world turns graciously, killers are bound to be all around and are on the brink of murderous acts. Serial killers are known to murder a handful of people or more over a small time period. According to the FBI, more than seventy percent of serial killers are known to use drugs and alcohol, and rigorously resulting to harm of the body. Some killers are known to suffer from child abuse and are in need of stronger social skills.
This was certainly true in the case of H.H. Holmes. Who everyone thought to be an outstanding gentleman who owned a world renowned hotel, was actually the one of the first serial killers to walk the earth, and most certainly the first in America. Not only was he among the first, he is also of the most deadly. With 9 confirmed kills, 27 confessions, and over 200 suspected murders, he is certainly worth talking about.
Although there has been a recent awareness of serial killers and development of entertainment using serial killers it is still a rare occurrence. Schmid states that Serial murders account for less than or equal to 2 % of all homicide (2005). In addition, since there are many types of murder one needs to know a proper definition of a serial killer. According to Culhane there are three different elements that define a serial killer these elements are (1) three or more victims; (2) three or more occurrences; and (3) an emotional ‘cooling off’ period in between the killings. Using the definition provided by Culhane two serial killers were chosen to be study in this paper.
(Serial Killers: Nature vs. Nurture, How Serial Killers are Born). The second part of this statement is accurate, they are really good at hiding their emotions. This allows them to appear among the population as normal. However, they are not doing this because they want to but because they have to. All they had to endure was tough so they must put up a shell or a front to keep people from seeing the harsh reality of what they have to go
There are two types of mass murderers, organized and disorganized. An example of an organized mass murderer is Eric Harris and his friend Dylan Klebold. They killed thirteen people and wounded more than twenty others at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999 (“Eric Harris”). In the biography of Harris, they called him a psycho, which falls under the subcategory of an organized murderer known as a disciple killer. Disciple killers are known to follow commands or fall under a ‘spell’ of their leader.
Most of the gruesome and violent acts committed are by serial killers, and compare to others, serial killers are known to be charismatic but also sick in their minds. Most serial killers are usually male and have damage done to their brains or either been abused/witness violence throughout their childhood. Remarkably, most serial killer tend to display similar traits to each other because all great minds think alike. H. H. Holmes and Jack the Ripper are two serial killers that have indistinguishable cases, but both differ approaches, techniques, and what has happened to them. Herman Webster Mudgett, known as H.H. Holmes, is one of the most notorious serial killer in America.
Serial Killers: Nurture vs. Nature Family members are clueless about a possibility that one of their loved ones could be a serial killer. A young girl in Wisconsin had no idea about her father being a serial killer until she put the puzzle together years later. The family moved every six months with no reason and with a limited time to pack. There was a murder at every place they moved from. After the young girl was around the age of forty she told the police that she believes her father was a serial killer.
Analyzing the crimes the dominant constantly in of changing with life experience addiction can have its traits, Organized killers usually have a IQ score ranging very high these people planned out well in advance and take ever precaution behind that would link them to the murder that was committed this person watch potential victims for days to see if that person they might consider for a good target. Disorganized killer has a lower IQ this person rarely plans out the event to kill they kill at ransom don’t take the extra precaution to cover up are always on the move of any evidence. Thrill killer are the killers that who enjoy attention from the media and police what they do they keep detailed records of their killing and at the same they
But not all killers are the same because I found out there are different types of serial killers like Power & Control killers want to find dominates and power over their victim like example,they want to feel like they make the rules on who lives and dies. Visionary killers kill because they have really bad visions of their past and their childhood and they might kill certain people because of what happened
Being a seriel killer also may have some sort of psychological gratification with the murder committed. The number one reason a serial killer murders is for some sexual reason others are motivated by anger, thrill, finanxial gain and because they crave the attention. Murders can be attempted or completed in the same manner. Victims would have either
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).