In James Knoll’s article Serial Murder: A Forensic Psychiatric Perspective, which was published in the Psychiatric Times, Knoll takes a more psychological look, into murders and breaking down the concept of it. Firstly, he breaks into society’s amazement with serial murders, showing that there and multiple books, movies, and television shows that center around that theme. Even though serial murders is completely terrifying to most of the society, it is very rare compared to other crimes. From the last six decades, victims of homicides that are female have decreased. In the circumstance of serial murders, there has been documentation of the events for centuries, even going back to the sixteenth century.
Some Serial Killers have all the characteristics while others showcase only some of them. These 10 characteristics are: alcohol and substance abuse, psychological abuse during childhood, sexually stressful event in childhood, bed-wetting, growing up lonely and isolated, fantasies, preferring auto-erotic activities, developing voyeurism and fetishism in adulthood, acting out fantasies on animals, and physical injuries. The first set of characteristics relate to exposure of alcohol and substance abuse. According to FBI’s statistics, their study shows that more then 70 percent of serial killers where exposed to alcohol or substance abuse, in their home.
Woman on spree other than shopping Columbia Southern University Criminal Investigation Woman on spree other than shopping One of the toughest things to do is sit back and get into the minds of a serial killer. In a profession dominated by men throw in the feminine factor and you have the case of a life time for some investigators and prosecutors. When most people hear of a killing spree the first question they ask is “who is he?”
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.
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.
Many people believe in the common misconceptions that surround serial killers. One of the most common misconceptions states that all serial killers are white males, which could not be farther from the truth. Women make for better serial killers because their victim selection and method of killing help them get away with their crimes (Schurman-Kauflin). Nannie Doss, also known as The Giggling Granny, got her nickname because she laughed throughout her interrogation and smiled when she was sentenced to life. She killed four husbands, her mother, two daughters, and a grandson with arsenic laced food.
In this paper, I will be comparing two similar cases of serial killers, for example, how was their own early life, the method the murder was committed, and their response towards the crime. First of all, these two individuals have a similar type of child abuse in their early years that might have triggered something sooner or later in years. There’s a time difference between these two individual when they committed the crime. Secondly, the method in killing their victims which is by, strangulation. The final reason would be their own reaction after conviction was no remorse. Both of these cases have a similar early life, the method the murder was committed, and their respond towards the crime.
What is more, the author uses pathos in order to persuade the audience on an emotional level, so that provide a high degree of emotional intensity. Beaty manages to capture the readers with a strong appeal to pathos, using alarming statistics and data. Concretely, she nearly scares the audience by stating that approximately 350 serial killers are currently at large in the USA. Also, according to Holmes and DeBurger, whose evidence Beaty successfully uses in her article, "between 3,500 and 5,000 people become victims of serial murder each year in the United States alone" (Beaty). Such approach of conveying the vital information to the audience is fairly useful as evokes different feelings which in fact urge to read more on the presented topic.
Mass murder and serial killers seem similar to many people but have many key differences. At times, these terms are used interchangeably because of the media and TV shows that portray them as the same. Serial killers highly differ in regards to its definition compared to mass murder. Serial killers murder several victims in three or more separate events whereas mass murderers kill more than 3 people at a singly time. Serial killers are much more cunning and will use a three cycle process when carrying out their murders. This process is fairly simple in terms but takes long hours of preparation and execution. The process includes stalking, killing, and then waiting. Most serial killers are very hard to catch as they may not be professionally
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.
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.
Within the ‘Serial Killer Triad’, Kenneth Bianchi’s background falls under the bed-wetting category, growing up he displayed a bed-wetting problem that lasted until his high school years. (Pilibin, T. 2009, p.145) “At least 65% of serial killers were wetting the bed past the age of 12”he was also very cruel to animals, once killing a cat for fun. 4. My serial killer would most likely be described as a ‘Lust Killer,’ by definition lust killers; “kill for sexual gratification with acts that are usually sadistic, but actual intercourse may or may not take place.
Fahima Begum Ms. Dylan CLN4U January 20, 2016 Gender Difference in Serial Murder A serial killer is described as an individual who either acting alone, or with an accomplice, commits two or more multiple homicides over an extended period of time with breaks between each murder. Any individual is capable of committing murder, whether they are a man or woman, young or old. Although, when it comes to serial murders, females tend to be rarer than males.