But taking the time to think more intensely about it, people have psychological/ behavioral problems that lead to unnecessary actions. It could all be because of things they went through as a child, or the environment they grew up in. Brandon Bowling, Maples murderer; may have been around a lot of violence in his life. Those acts of violence most likely influenced Bowling’s actions against others. Though witnessing violence isn’t always the case. His parents could’ve been very abusive while growing up. It says that 80% of adults that were abused as a child now have some type of a psychological disorder. So more than likely, Bowling’s suffered from abuse as a child. According to what detectives discovered of Maple’s body, she suffered a head injury, was strangled and was also raped. The reasoning for Brandon’s acts of terrible violence all started when he was a kid. No one just grows up and decides to kill and hurt people if they don’t at least have some form of a psychological
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.
A serial killer is a person who murders three or more people. The murders take place within a certain period of time and takes a break (cooling off period) between murders. The FBI believe it’s two or more murders which are done as separate events, and may be done with a second offender. 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 school environment is one that has been stressed to be a safe and enjoyable place to learn. However, for many individuals, that is not the case. Students around the world have very unique experiences at school, which can unfortunately become abhorrent. According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC), and average of 96 Americans lose their lives to gun violence each day (Gun Violence by the Numbers). There are several causes of death by gun violence, but one of the causes that have become a growing problem is school shootings. Each school shooter has an individual story and should be treated disparate from the rest, but there are several similar characteristics between many school shooters throughout history.
Look around this school and think about exactly how many students are here daily. How
Mass Shootings have been pretty common in the U.S. In the past 30 years or so. According to the Congressional Research Service, there have been 78 mass shootings in the United States since 1983. The shootings have resulted in 547 deaths and 1,023 casualties. Mass shootings are only responsible for a very small percentage of deaths in the United States, but mass shootings are happening more often than ever, a mass shooting happens on average one time a month. Most of the suspects of mass shootings are young males who usually commit the crime on their own with careful planning of the event. Most perpetrators have a fascination with weapons and the shootings usually occur in broad daylight in public places (Frances).
Upon hearing the news of a serial killer, first question would come to mind would be why? Killing people is obviously not in the norm, but still we begin to wonder what causes humans to have the ability to end the life of another? Those that choose science to answer all questions, psychology can definitely help. From childhood to the anatomy of the person there can almost be an answer to this difficult question.
Serial Killers, Are they Natural born killers or is this something that was instilled in the early years of development. The mind of a serial killer is very complex and confusing apparatus. I focus more on male as 90.8% of convicted serial killers have been male. While some find their crimes heinous, and that they are, and that that are, but not all are done with evil intent. This paper will explain the mental illness that some have suffered; it also goes into the possibility of psychotic breaks they might have experienced that had caused their first crime. This paper will take you into the mind of a serial killer, it will give you direct quotes from serial killers as to why they became the monsters
Two of the female victims he massacred them and then placed their skin into a macaroni salad. Kemper, then decided to fulfill his ultimate fantasy murdering his mother while she slept by smashing her in the head with a hammer, decapitates her then throws her vocal cords down the garbage disposal and then follows his routine of having sex with her head.
A serial killer is a person who commits a series of murders, often with no apparent motive and typically following a characteristic, predictable behavior pattern. Most serial killers often lack empathy and guilt, and most often become egocentric individuals; these characteristics classify certain serial killers as psychopaths.
For each type of murderer there are motives that provoke them to kill their victims, part of the reason of why they do it is because they are not mentally ill, but seek revenge. “Andrew Kehoe was a farmer living in Bath, Michigan. A member of the school board and the town clerk, on May 18, 1927 he orchestrated a plot to dynamite the Bath Consolidated School, killing thirty-seven children”(“Andrew Kehoe ”). The motive that made Andrew do this was revenge. The reason was because tax collectors were going to foreclose on his farm. There are more murderers that killed for revenge like George Jo Hannard in Killen, Texas. George shot people inside of a cafeteria, and Adam Lanza and the Sandy Hook shooting took place in an elementary school. Michael
What leads a person to murder? Is it jealousy or the desire for revenge? The book Holes, by Louis Sachar is the story of how a person becomes a murderer. Sachar reveals that love is a strong emotion that can change a person’s life. A fictional character, Katherine Barlow was the only school teacher in the small town of Green Lake, Texas. She was an innocent and beautiful woman who was admired by children and men who wanted more, but only got an education. Katherine Barlow, later known as Kissin’ Kate’s life circumstances created a motive to drive her to pursue the life of an outlaw.
In an article published in the journal of psychological perspectives titled “The Psychopath: What’s Love Got to Do with It?” by Lyn Crowan, she studies the characteristics of psychopaths and how the “nurture” aspect is greatly influenced in the making of a one. Furthermore, Crowan describes these individuals as “missing something essential at the core: the capacity to relate to other human beings empathetically.” (Crowan, 2014). Moreover, in the article Crowan presents 16 psychopathic personality criteria which is used by clinical psychologist to diagnose psychopathy. In her study, Crowan observed abused individuals described that about 80% of 21 year olds who were abused as children and perceived violence in the household fit into some of the characteristics in Crowans psychopathic personality criteria. She states that many people who were abused or saw violence from an early age lack empathy, and “Without the presence of empathy there can be no true love, deep loyalty, shared experience of life, or sense of connection with oneself and the world.” (Crowan, 2014). As Crowan concluded, it is evident through her research that the negative experiences one perceives at an early age can be detrimental to ones
Adrian Raine, a professor of Psychology at the University of Southern California, has been researching about the brain activity of murderers for many years. H e has wondered what were killers thinking before, during and after murdering other people, what could have been going on in their heads and if their brains were wired differently.
“ I sat down to think things over a bit.While I was sitting there, a little kid about eleven or twelve years old came bumming. He was looking for something.He found it too.I took him out of the gravel pit about one quarter miles away.I left him there but first I committed sodomy ( sexual acts) and then killed him. His brains were coming out of his ears when I left him.” This is a quote by one of the most famous serial killers, Carl Panzram. If you was to take a survey on if serial killers are born with the effect or it's in the environment probably over half would say it is the environment. In my opinion serial killers get there gene from the environment,being in a hostile and abusive home.