Strangulation was his preferred method, the same method he often used to kill animals as a child. After the body of his first victim, Taunja Bennett was found, the media’s attention surrounded Laverne Pavlinac, a woman who falsely confessed to killing Bennett with her abusive boyfriend (The serial killer hit list). Jesperson was then upset the he was not getting the attention, so he first drew the smiley face on the bathroom wall where he wrote an anonymous confession for the murder, hundreds of miles away from
Activity 1 Derrick Bird committed Mass Murder through Cumbria on 2nd June 2010. From the evidence it seems as if the reason for this spree was money related, his father had recently deceased and he wanted everything in his will killing his brother and his lawyer. He was also going through a tax investigation at the time. His motive seems to be personal at first mixed with financial and then turns into a mental disturbance as he kills those at random. His first 3 victims experienced high levels of risk as he specifically targeted them and the rest were of low risk as they had not done wrong or even know Bird.
Harry develops a “code” which consists of a formal set of rules used to enact justice on criminals who have evaded punishment by finding loopholes in the justice system. As Dexter grows into adulthood, he continues to kill by “Harry’s Code”. Yet his passion for enforcing death creates disconnect from the real Dexter Morgan and the societal norms that he is required to abide by in able to avoid detection. These conflicting interests develop an interesting and entertaining psychological cocktail. I believe that Dexter Morgan suffers from Antisocial Personality Disorder.
According to the article by Marilyn Bardsley, when Dean’s mother and step-father talked to the police, it was a different story. They said that the teenagers were lying and that their son had never been a violent person, who loved kids and had always been generous to young people. She claimed the teenagers had taken advantage of her son’s hospitality and then crazed b drugs, had murdered him in his own home. Instead the police had no other choice but to believe the teenagers once they found Dean Corll’s torture
/Adrien Ruiz Monday, October 5th 2015 Criminal Law/Sociology Essay #2 Jeffrey Dahmer was a notorious serial murderer. He drugged and raped 17 men, and was convicted on 17 murders. The first sentence was later dropped to 15 due to his not succeeding in the murder of Tracy Edwards. He attempted pleading insanity but it didn’t follow through. The trial was a very short one.
Charles Ray Hatcher was an American serial killer who confessed to murdering 16 people during the years of 1969-1982. Born in Missouri; July, 16th 1929. Criminal conduct beginning in 1949, crimes become more severe over time. Criminal acts that started with Auto Theft later turned into murdering of innocent people in methods such as stabbing with knife or strangulation. Hatcher claimed to be the most notorious criminal in northwest Missouri since Jesse James.
He was born on February 18, 1949 in Salt Lake City, Utah (Biography, 2015). Ridgway’s first murder was committed in 1982 of young teenagers who had left their home and also prostitutes. He brought many of them to his home and strangled them, leaving them in remote sites, most of them ended up in the Green River (Biography, 2015). Ridgway received many life sentences but made a deal with investigators that he would reveal the hidden bodies where his confession would subsidize the consequences. Sigmund Freud’s theory of psychoanalysis was that people’s actions were impacted by their unconscious mind.
However, this was not enough for the newly acclaimed serial killer. He sought out Kathryn Bright on April 14, 1974. This time he stabbed his victim while she was tied up and then strangled her. At first she was not thought of as a BTK victim, until a letter was sent to the Wichita Eagle-Beacon in October of 1974. This is when Dennis Rader took credit for his crimes and taunted authorities with his games and signed the letter BTK (Bind, torture and kill).
There have been a lot of inmates beaten by prison administration, guards, and other inmates. “The average prison in the 1950s was ran by a philosophy that was fifty years behind the times.” (Corsini & Miller, 1954). They didn’t get prisoner rights until the 1960s. It usually didn’t matter what the person had done to become a convicted felon, they were often treated like animals after they got to prison. “In 1980 federal district judge William Wayne Justice issued a ruling in a class action case, Ruiz v. Estelle, filed by inmates in 1972.
The narrator in “Tell-Tale Heart” lost his composure after he murdered the old man, in contrast to when Rainsford murdered General Zaroff. After the narrator murders the old man and visitors come to the house, he still hears the heart of the old man beating. As he talks to the visitors, it seems to him that the heart beat gets louder and louder to the point where he loses self-control and admits to the deed. However, after Rainsford wins the most dangerous game he clearly keeps his serenity. Instead of showing any guilt, Rainsford actually seems to be more at peace after he pulls the trigger.