My opinion on this case was interesting yet disgusting but Ted Bundy was smart about how he attracted his victims. He would act as if he had a broken body bone in front of women until one would finally help him to his car and he would then hit them in the head with a crowbar. By Ted doing this he managed to kill a lot of people and in the spread of seven different states, it was said by an article on Wikipedia that Ted Bundy used five different names. I think this case could have been
RUNNING HEAD: SHAWCROSS AND STRESS Author Shawcross and Stress Disorders March 16, 2010 Psychology 434-03 INTRODUCTION Every few minutes across the world a group of targeted individuals become murder victims. There are many reasons that people kill and become murderers, many of those issues resolve from psychological problems. Among the numbers of murderers many people become classified or known as serial killers. Our definition of a serial killer is a person that kills a number of people in order to receive gratification. Aurthor Shawcross is a well known serial killer of various types of victims but mainly prostitutes.
Criminology can be used to reveal how society, police and the media all created a vulnerability that gave Pickton the opportunity to carry out his killings. Abnormal psychology is used to demonstrate his deviance as a result of his childhood experiences along with an incident that occurred with a prostitute. Finally cultural and physical anthropology can illustrate the influence of the social structures surrounding Pickton. Sociology: Criminology The criminology perspective of sociology reveals that Robert Pickton showed very typical characteristics of a serial killer. One of these actions is the fact that he targeted prostitutes and drug addicts from Vancouver’s downtown eastside, which is known for its drug problems.
To make it worse his parents weren’t always the best. His parents were very abusive as a verbally and physically. As the mobster killer began to get older his temper and the way he seen things were changing for the worst. His anger began to arise at the age of thirteen exceeding to his first murder. Kuklinski went from a child who knew no better to killing people because of his temper that made it to a contract killer.
663). Serial killer means someone who commits three or more murders in three or more separate locations with an emotional cooling off period in between the homicides. Serial killers are the group of people who kill, kill, and kill over a long period of time without ever being caught or stopped. Serial killers are generally cunning, manipulative and know the difference between right and wrong but dismiss it as applying to them. They are not capable of normal emotions such as love and generally react without considering the consequences of their actions.
Into this world with these characteristics built genetically in us? When it comes to Psychopaths and their crazy tendencies, they are affected by society to make them who they are. Since a very young age, when humans are still developing and are not considered mature yet, people around them and what they interact with drastically changes their behavior. For example, Ted Bundy, a well-known murderer and rapist who approximately killed 30 women in his life, has admitted on an interview before he was killed that his childhood may have had an effect to him. “He said that the ‘hard-core’ pornography that he was exposed to could take responsibility for the murders.
The Link between Childhood and Becoming a Serial Killer H. H. Holmes, Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer are all well-known serial killers around the world. Majority of people have heard there are three specific qualities pointed at in serial killers: wetting the bed at an older age, having a strange obsession with fire, and abuse to animals. But what if it is deeper than that? Homes, Bundy, and Dahmer all share a little bit more than those three traits in common. Most serial killers develop problems at a younger age.
Since most of the women’s were prostitutes and drug addicts and because of such personality, their status is tarnished among the society and this may have been Pickton attempt to eliminate them. Pickton, hatred towards these women was so severe that his body could not make maintain the state of equilibrium, which increased his drive to kill and because of this, he did not only kill one woman but forty nine of them. According to my research, Pickton confessed to
For nearly 30 years, Helen Morrison has probed the brains of serial killers, she has found what she calls "a cookie-cutter syndrome," a striking similarity in serial killers: They tend to be hypochondriacs, chatty, remorseless men who are addicted to the most brutal acts -- stabbings, strangulation, rape -- and see their victims as inanimate objects. She has study brains of serial killers and what causes them to be the way they are, but with this brain that she had study, she couldn’t find anything wrong. So she sent it away for more test to be done, and when it came back she wasn’t surprised that it was a normal brain. So now the question is what caused this man to be a serial killer? For three months, people watched, Kevin Kadamus, live with the guilt of killing his 17-year-old son, Jacob, in a hunting accident.
Essentially what happens, the brain is surrounded by too much serotonin in utero causing it to become insensitive to it later in life. In other brain imaging, the murders that seemed to have lived a life without any abuse also seemed to be numb to serotonin. Another cause for aggression could also stem from physical, emotional, and sexual abuse as a child. This can be in the form of adults abusing them as kids, or even other kids constantly humiliating and bullying them. Joel Rifkin is a serial killer who brutally murdered seventeen women.