Serial killers and murders have completely consumed the American culture and law enforcement. Through out the paper you will here the terms serial killer and serial murderer as the same term. We have to be careful when we say serial killers because when we say that you have people like hired assassins, and mercenaries. People like this are not interesting to us in this paper. They have reasons and goals for killing that are obvious.
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.
Olson, aka the ‘child killer’, born in Vancouver British Columbia into a relatively stable home environment, began his criminal career at the young age of 13. Like most incarcerated serial killers, Olson began as a juvenile delinquent committing less serious crimes such as theft, torturing animals, and repeatedly skipping school. His crimes became more serious into early adulthood committing, and being incarcerated for things like fraud, impaired driving, and armed robbery, but still nothing comparable to the disturbing murders he would later accomplish in life. Before being arrested, and admitting to the brutal rape and killing of 9 girls and 3 boys in 1982, law officials labeled Olson as a “hardened con-man, but not a killer” (Peter Worthington, 1997, para 7). As Olson’s former parole officer Bob Lusk said ”He was seen as a thief, a false-pretense artist, a garrulous, extroverted, egotistical kind of person, but not as a sexual offender” (as cited in Peter Worthington, 1997, para 7).
In April, 2001 convicted-offender database got what was called a “cold-hit” because the perpetrator of the crime had been convicted of shooting at a residence that was occupied, which in North Carolina requires that the persons DNA be placed in the criminal database. He was brought in for questioning, served with a search warrant and a blood sample taken. The blood was analyzed and a match was made to the DNA of the perpetrator the authorities had named the “Night Stalker”. When he was confronted with the DNA results, he confessed to all of the murders. (Saferstein R. 2009) Reference Saferstein, R. (2009).
Norman Chen Forensics Science P3 Edmund Kemper Case Study Edmund Emil Kemper was one of America’s most feared serial killers. The early 1970’s were known as the age of violence, and with good reason too. Not only was Kemper going around preying on and taking the lives of hitchhikers, but two other murderers, Fraizer and Muller, were claiming victims as well. Altogether, the three claimed a total of 28 victims. Initially in May 1972, female hitchhikers began to disappear.
Waiting to die, Chase became a feared presence in prison; the other inmates (including several gang members), aware of the graphic and bizarre nature of his crimes, feared him, and according to prison officials, they often tried to convince Chase to commit suicide, too fearful to get close enough to him to kill him themselves. Chase also granted a series of interviews with Robert Ressler, during which he spoke of his fears of Nazis and UFOs, claiming that although he had killed, it was not his fault; he had been forced to kill to keep himself alive, which he believed any person would do. He asked Ressler to give him access to a radar gun, with which he could apprehend the Nazi UFOs, so that the Nazis could stand trial for the murders. He also handed Ressler a large amount of macaroni and cheese which he had been hoarding in his pants pockets, believing that the prison officials were in league with the Nazis and attempting
The Clutter family murders are timeless; no matter what decade you put them in they will be shocking to anyone who hears about them. Truman Capote presents the tale of the chilling murders in Holcomb, in a non-fiction format, and also gives the reader a different perspective than what is expected. Instead of a straight-forward story, the author gives insight into what the murderers were feeling and thinking. The author of The Lost Continent, Bill Bryson, visits the small town in Kansas and believes that the book is nothing but a true crime story. In Cold Blood is more than just a story retelling the murders that took place; it is a story that shows how the human mind can manipulate itself to think even horrible acts are worth committing.
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.
Robert Pickton is one of Canada’s most notorious serial killers. He was born and raised in Port Coquitlam, BC and that was where he committed his murders. Within this three page report I will be comparing the three social sciences to the crimes committed by Robert Pickton. Pickton was convicted of only 6 murders while he had confessed to at least 49 murders. Psychology If we were comparing Robert Pickton to the theories of some psychologists, like Sigmund Freud for example, would say that in Pickton’s case, his ID is a more dominant thing and that he has a constant urge to seek physical satisfaction.
When people think of murder, a few names may come to mind. Casey Anthony, George Zimmerman and even some out of classic horror films like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Michael Myers. Although these are all very iconic murderers, one of the most famous murderers of all time would without a doubt be Charles Manson. But the question I’m asking is, why was it so easy for Manson to influence the Manson family to kill the way they did? Born to an unmarried 16 year old mother on November 12, 1934 in Cincinnati, Ohio, Charles Manson was originally given the name “No Name Maddox.” It wasn’t long before he gained a new name.