The Pros And Cons Of Serial Killers

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Mass murder was defined as four or more murders occurring during the same incident, with no distinctive time period between the murders (Serial Killer, 2012). “A mass murderer kills four or more people at one location during one continuous period of time, whether it is a few minutes or over a period of days” (Montaldo, 2015). “Spree Killers kill two or more victims, but are more than one location” (Montaldo, 2015). “Although their murders occur in separate locations, their spree is considered a single event, because there is no "cooling off" period between the murders” (Montaldo, 2015). “Serial killers murder three or more victims, but each is killed on separate occasions” (Montaldo, 2015). However, unlike mass murderers and spree killers, serial killers usually select their victims, have cooling off periods between murders, and plan their crimes carefully (Montaldo, 2015).
Jack the Ripper and James Holmes, the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooter were
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After been arrest detective asked Ridgway why he had killed so many innocent people. He told law enforcement he taught he was doing them a favor because prostitute are pollutant to society. He claimed that he picked prostitutes as his victims because they were easy to pick without a chase back or notice. He believe they would not be reported soon or at all. Gary believe he would be able to kill as many prostitute without getting caught.
Based on information Charles Whitman and Gary Ridgway victims were typical victims of Mass murders and serial killers. Mass murderer usually kill people they are familiar with as in the case of Whitman, who killed his mother and sister then schoolmate. Serial killers in the case of Ridgway victims were a specific group he chose prostitutes. No obvious similarities in both killers’ victims were

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