Facts About Serial Killers

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Facts about Serial Killers -A serial is someone who has murdered three or more people over a period of more than month. -According to the FBI, more than 70% of serial killers experienced problems related to substance abuse. -Most serial killers suffered child abuse. Neglect and child abuse not only impairs a child’s self esteem , they also interfere with his or her ability to function in society. -Former FBI Special Agent Robert K. Ressler (1937–2013) is the man credited with coining the term “serial killer” in 1971 -Almost all serial killers admit that they started by acting out their fantasies on small animals before they moved to humans and that animal torture brought them a great source of pleasure. Given that most serial killers are from dysfunctional families, such pathological and abnormal behavior may be ignored. Jeffrey Dahmer’s father, for example, had no qualms that his son performed animal dissections. -Many serial killers will keep “souvenirs” of their crimes. For example, when Ted Bundy was asked why he took Polaroid’s of his victims, he said, “when you work hard to do something, you don’t want to forget it.” -There are six phases of the serial killer’s cycle: 1) the Aura Phase, where the serial killer begins losing a grip on reality; 2) the Trolling Phase, when the killer searches for a victim; 3) the Wooing Phase, where the killer lures his victim in; 4) the Capture Phase, where the victim is entrapped; 5) the Murder or Totem phase, which is the emotion high for the killer and, finally, 6) the Depression phase, which occurs after the killing. -Most psychiatrists note that psychopaths cannot be successfully treated. -Men constitute the overwhelming preponderance of serial killers, at over 90%. -While women make up just a very small percentage of serial killers, they constitute the majority of victims: 65%. -The motives of serial killers

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