Craig Price Essay

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Craig Price: The Youngest Serial Killer Norma de Alcala St. Leo University Professor Thomas Wilder Juvenile Justice-CRM 370 17 October 2010 Outline Thesis:-At the age of 13 years old, Price was known as the youngest serial killer in history known as the “Warwick Slasher,” for the brutal murders of four victims in a small town in Rhode Island. Outline— I. What is a serial killer? A. Definition 1. Term first used in the 1970’s B. Motive 1. Anger 2. Racism II. Rebecca Spencer A. First victim in July 1987 B. Motive to murder Rebecca Spencer 1. Anger for racial calling III. The Heaton Murders A. September of 1989 1. Breaking and entering 2. Confession to steal IV. Citizens Opposed to the Release of Craig Price V. The Juvenile System A. Tried as a minor B. Citizens Opposed to the Release of Craig Price VI. Developmental Theory VII. Prison violence A. Charged for criminal contempt B. Psychological test 1. Anger 2. Degradation and humiliation Conclusion/Closing: Craig Price was a young boy who loved to play football, with a baby face and smile living with his parents in a small town in Rhode Island. He had a small history of being in trouble but was always friendly to neighbors and surrounded by friends. At the age of 13 years old, he became the youngest serial killer in natural history. Living his town of Buttonwoods in a state of shock, Price was arrested for the brutal murders of Joan Heaton and her two children. Price recalls the memories of degradation and humiliation that brought the anger and rage to kill. Racism was his motive to kill. Craig Price: The Youngest Serial Killer Craig Price was known as a teenage football player with a baby face and smile who lived with
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