In Mindhunter by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker we are brought into the world of the FBI’s serial crime unit where John Douglas spent his twenty-five year career. In this autobiographical novel the readers are shown in chilling details the behind the scenes of some of Douglas's most influential and gruesome cases. Which brings new light to the most recognized serial killers of our time such as Charles Manson, and Ed Gein. Douglas shows the hard truths about life as a FBI agent and the hard reality of meeting and getting to know psychotic people to their very core. Throughout Mindhunter, John Douglas showed his writing skills, teaching, and the overall compelling factor of his novel.
In the novel Monster and the Documentary Murder on a Sunday Morning the crime at hand was essentially robbery that ended in a death over it and those supposed criminals know stand trial. Even Though, the base of both stories is felony murder they are not identical cases. In the novel Mr. Nesbitt was the owner of a convenience store in Harlem. He was robbed by two assailants and by the end of it he was shot and killed for some money and cigarettes cartons.
Murder is defined as the illegal taking of another human's life and is grounded in the intent of this action. Many murders occur at the time due to an increased passion of a situation; jealousy, anger, or a lapse in judgment that leads to someone else's death. In the case of serial killers, this is not about the passion of a onetime situation, it can be a compulsion that drives a person to kill over and over. The cause of this compulsion is motivated by mental illness, a sense of duty to a particular person or entity, or it is a way to release pent-up frustrations that the killer does not have the emotional capability to handle. This last one is the case for Edmund "Ed" Kemper III, also known as the Co-Ed Killer.
and I had no idea what it was about just based off of the title. It was an easy read, and I enjoyed reading it at the same time. It always had you curious as to what will happen and how everything will play out. Through the whole book, it keeps you curious as to if he will get convicted or not and you do not find out until the very end. The only downside is that I did not like the way it was written.
Eric Harris was a classic psychopath, Gladwell mentioned. He was charming and manipulative but was habitual lawbreaker, he had stolen, vandalized, bought guns illegally. Harris had wrote in german, “I am God” in his agenda. He quoted, “ I want to tear a throat out with my own teeth like a pop can, I want to get someone with my hand, to tear a head off and rip out the heart and lungs from the neck, to stab someone in the gut, shove it up to their heart” (Gladwell
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson. The decisions humans make determine who they are: the past is not a factor that determines who they become. Humans continually deceive themselves when trying to avoid taking responsibility for their actions and the idea that humans are liable for their own actions is the school of thought called Libertarianism. Past experiences do not influence future decisions because the future is not fixed.
Not only is this stereotype and exclusion prevalent in primetime television, but, much more seriously, in our newspapers and television newscasts as well. Authors Steinhorn and Diggs – Brown state that “Even though most violent crimes are committed by people the same race as their victims, one 1994 study of local TV newscasts in Chicago found that the majority of perpetrators portrayed in the news were black or persons of color, while the majority of victims shown were white.” (154). This leads one to maybe see a causal effect of the wide-spread panic about black males being criminals that need to be feared and bewared whenever they are come into contact with. They also sited a different study that “found that the percentage of blacks
In Dave Cullen 's book Columbine we are given a new perspective on the columbine high school shooting, and the events prior. We are shown Eric and Dylan’s personal lives outside of being the “Cruel” and “Heartless” people that they are. They are people that we have created and refuse to accept so it’s their fault for what they become. Have we as a society willingly created this?
Serial killers are often your typical guy next door, the only thing that makes him different is the fantasies of murder (Davis, J. 1998). Many different practitioners of criminology, psychology, and sociology try to explain the phenomenon of serial murder. They come up with different typologies of serial killers and reasons in which the killer might commit murder. One typology is that of organized and disorganized serial killers. According to David Canter, an organized serial killer will have an orderly life as shown in his crimes while disorganized killers will kill due to a stressful event in life.
From that day on Tony was never the same again. After their escape, Tony decided to try new things. Those things lead Tony down a dark path never to return. He eventually caught the disease “Twoo Jonyo” or in English “AIDS”. I believe that in the novel War Brothers, Sharon E. Mckay describes killing as change and what happens after you either commit or come close.
Many criminals, killers, and felons have a mental disorder that messes them up. Then they go out and create mass hysteria. There is also the fact that decisions made over time will affect the type of person you will become. Like The monster started as a naive being then got upset from the poor environment around him, and acted out in revenge: ruining his life and place in society even more than it already was. "I continued for the remainder of the day in my hovel in a state of utter and stupid despair.
Silence of the Lambs Mental Health Analysis Silence of the Lambs explores the life of a psychiatrist with antisocial personality disorder who has a connection to a serial killer that is under investigation. While some of the characteristics presented in this movie correlate to those on the DSM-V for a person with antisocial personality disorder it creates a stigma and fear against people with mental illnesses. During the interviews Hannibal Lector shows many symptoms commonly observed in people with antisocial personality disorder and the facility shows the lack of resources and therapy for antisocial personality disorder (ASPD). Main Characters and Their relationship in the Presented Environment Lecter was interviewed by a training FBI agent Starling in a case of an old patient of
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).
Sigmund Freud believe that the unconscious “originates in early experience” and that personality is “strongly influenced by unconscious determinants” (Cloninger et al., p. 23). Based on this model of personality development, it would appear as if Jeffrey Dahmer was led by his Id impulses, in spite of his Superego’s attempts to restrain him. Jung would likely agree with Dahmer’s father that Jeffrey was, in fact, introverted throughout most of his life and Freud would want to explore just what happened to Jeffrey in his early childhood that was so incredibly traumatic. Freud would probably conclude that it was Jeffrey’s childhood hernia operation that was at the root of Dahmer’s pathological development.