University of Florida law professor Mark Fenster, author of the book "Conspiracy Theories: Secrecy and Power in American Culture," said the poll's findings reflect public anger at the unpopular Iraq war, realization that Saddam Hussein did not have weapons of mass destruction and growing doubts of the veracity of the Bush administration. "What has amazed me is not that there are conspiracy theories, but that they didn't seem to be getting any purchase among the American public until the last year or so," Fenster said. "Although the Iraq war was not directly related to the 9/11 attacks, people are now looking back at 9/11 with much more skepticism than they used to." Conspiracy-believing participants in the poll agree their suspicions are
Throughout the history of serial murders, there are other infamous killers in the 20th century such as Harold Shipman, John Wayne Gacy, Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy, Peter Sutcliffe, and many more. These murderers are vicious, yet many people do not know what drives them to kill. Many theorists believe that the reason behind why certain people commit serial murders are biological, suggesting that these killers are born and not made, and that their violent behavior is a result of abnormal brain activity. “Psychologists believe that all serial killers demonstrate some form of antisocial personality disorder—when a person’s way of thinking is dysfunction, and in some cases, destructive—along with other psychiatric conditions which causes them to have a view of the world which is fundamentally different from that of other people” (Scott www.wisegeek.com). Ronald Holmes, a coroner and professor, stated that the motives of serial killers are generally placed in four categories; visionary, mission-oriented, power or control, and hedonistic (43-44).
Summary of "The Missing Piece to the Gang-Violence Debate" In the essay "The Missing Piece to the Gang-Violence Debate" (Ottawa Citizen, 2005), Dan Gardner argues that governments continuously fail to grasp the final piece to what is at the stem of most gang related violence. Gardner examines the factors of gang violence, which range from "fatherless families... and a soft-touch criminal justice system"(234) to "racism, poverty... and too many guns"(234). These factors are only those that have been acknowledged and addressed by governments. Gardner uses a direct example to emphasize what he believes to be the "missing piece" in the debate, this example is from Mexico. Mexico has become one of the world's largest stages for gang related violent outbursts in the recent years.
He killed as many as 35 women, although authorities suggest that there may have been more (Bell, n.d.). Was Bundy a criminal whose activities can be linked to the “Social Structure” theory or does the “Social Process” theory better explain his behaviors? This paper looks into these theories as they may or may not apply to the criminal life of Ted Bundy. This paper finds that the Social Process theory fits the facts of Ted Bundy’s serial killing more appropriately than the Social Structure theory. Many people wonder what it takes to make a serial killer.
Not every crime should be subject to double jeopardy. Robbery, traffic offenses, divorce suits, and minor assault cases should remain protected from double jeopardy. Only the crimes where society is at a serious risk, and new and compelling evidence is brought to light for those serious crimes, should there be a retrial of an acquitted person. In 2006, there were new rules on double jeopardy that were put into force which scored a first conviction. ( Economist) “Pressure for a change in the law came after an official inquiry into the murder in 1993 of Stephen Lawrence, a black London schoolboy, found that the principle of double jeopardy would cause “grave injustice to victims and the community” (Economist).
Two primary arguments that are seen within the article are; 1) strategies currently used to fight terrorism are ineffective and; 2) the U.S. has over-reacted to terrorist attacks. Martonosi and Arnold (2006) discuss how there is no conclusive evidence on the
Them films come from people like me” David Harker UK serial killer 1998 Serial killers have been among us since way before we became aware that there was such a thing. As far as we know, the legends of vampires and werewolves could have evolved out of the gruesome findings of victims, thinking that “humans”
Hands out of pockets in the cells!" -1984 In 1948 Eric Blair, better known as George Orwell, wrote a book with chilling insights into the future, 1984. This book did quite a number on the literate world. People who have read this book have had mixed reactions, from fear to hatred of our governmental system. However, 1984 came and went, and no signs of the tales told in the book were realized by the mass- population.
Almost every serial case has a “pre-crime stresser”. This is defined as the reason a person turns to killing as a form of release. It could be almost anything that creates hatred or unjust feelings in the mind of the killer. They usually don’t realize it, but they act on these feelings in
Serial killers are not just murders they are usually intelligent people with a history of abuse that motivates them to kill. Serial murder victims die as the killers try to regain control of his or her own life by controlling their victim’s life and death. The term “ Serial Killer” has always been loosely defined it usually means the sexual attack and murder of men, women, and children. Even before American society became aware of serial murder in the late 1880’s researchers had begun to classify multiple killers and assign labels and certain characteristics to them. A serial killers has also been defined as all offenders who have killed three or more people at different times over weeks, months, or years.