The investigated violent crimes that came came under the jurisdiction of the FBI. As they both progressed in their career they began to study why some offenders committed violent crime and some who became serial killers. In the Ressler book “Whoever Fights Monsters” the violent offender was wrote about. Ressler wanted to show the offenders make-up of why they committed violent crimes, how their family dynamics at their early ages might have caused their violent behavior. Ressler focused a majority of his writing around some of the well known serial killers and violent offenders with such names as Manson, Bundy, and Kemper.
The Mind of a Serial Killer To explain the phenomenon of a serial killer is an impossible task. The mind of a killer is unique, and so different from other types of killers. My Article on serial killers is written by Barbara C. Wolf and Wendy A. Lavezzi. The title of the article is, “Paths to Destruction: The Lives and Crimes of Two Serial Killers*” and it describes the thoughts behind a serial killer. The article is published by Forensic Science in January 2007 volume number 52.
(mass murder, spree murder, serial murder). | Evaluate the criminal act (ie what was the modus operandi, why did he do it?) | Evaluate the specifics of the crime scene (s) | Comprehensive analysis of victim(s) | Description of Offender Characteristics | What is the primary motive for the offence? (sexual, financial, personal, mental disturbance) | What levels of risk did the victims experience? | What level of risk did the murderer take in killing the victims?
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.
This documentary heavily revolves around the idea that the main cause of gun violence in America is due to so many American’s being immersed in a culture of fear. This matter is brought up by Rock Artist Marilyn Manson whos music was targeted by the media in the wake of The Columbine Massacre as a cause of the mass shooting. “It’s a campaign of fear and consumption” says Manson, “Keep the people scared and they will consume”. Moore seems to agree as he plays a montage of TV news headlines that blast viewers with images of crime after crime. This shows the viewer how Americans are not being shown the more important news story’s when a clip reveals “new speedbumps” being setup in a peaceful town in Canada.
Maria Everson Zaborsky Infamous Crime Cases An infamous case that was solved by forensic evidence was the Theodore Robert "Ted" Bundy case. He was an American serial killer, rapist, kidnapper, and necrophile. He assaulted many women and girls killing between 30-40 people throughout seven different states, which Ted Bundy confessed to. He also cut the head of 12 victims off and kept the head in his house as a memory to always have, he would also kill women and later return to the crime scene to have intercourse with the body until it began to rot or was destructed by wild animals. In 1975 Ted was arrested in Utah but was released due to the little evidence, Two years later was convicted of kidnapping and escaped.
In the late sixties and early seventies, California was haunted by dozens of unsolved murders. The offender remains unknown to this day. The murderer, who referred to himself as “the Zodiac,” ;made contact with the police and area newspapers throughout his reign of terror through a series of menacing notes. Although the police were never able to apprehend Zodiac, they were able to gather information about him via the letters. Zodiac boasted of killing up to forty victims, however, police The Zodiac Killer The late 1960’s and early 1970’s represented a great deal of things to a great deal of people.
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
Thesis Statement: Perhaps the most commonly recognized name out of all serial killers is Jeffrey Dahmer, the cannibalistic male responsible for the deaths of 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991. Jeffrey Dahmer I. Introduction A. Hook B. Define Serial Killers C. Summarize Jeffrey Dahmer’s Description II. His Life A.
THE PERSONALITY OF A SERIAL KILLER [pic] [pic] [pic] Jeffery Dahmer John Wayne Gacy Theodore Bundy [pic] [pic] [pic] Kristen Gilbert Velma Barfield Albert Fish Mary Chandler 19 February 2007 Wow, where to begin. For many years I have been so intrigued with profiling serial killers, it’s not even funny. I read only true crime novels and mainly watch crime shows and anything that has to do with understanding the criminal minds. Serial killers become celebrities instantly because it points to a fascination we have with the dark, violent places in the human mind. This infatuation is because nearly every serial killer that has been identified is just the guy next door, intelligent, well spoken and/or described as a very nice boy.