They are considered the "fathers of the study of victimology." These new "victimologists" began to study the behaviors and vulnerabilities of victims, such as the resistance of rape victims and characteristics of the types of people who were victims of crime, especially murder victims. Mendelsohn (1937) interviewed victims to obtain information, and his analysis led him to believe that most victims had an "unconscious aptitude for being victimized." He created a typology of six (6) types of victims, with only the first type, the innocent, portrayed as just being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The other five types all contributed somehow to their own injury, and represented victim precipitation.
Some of the things that women have or do face and cause them to abuse drugs are being physically or sexually abused as a child or even as an adult, being victimized as an adult by some sort of domestic violence, and having a spouse or partner that also partakes in abusing drugs. In todays world most recovery programs are designed for the male process of recovery and there are numerous problems with accessing programs for women; especially women with minor children. Although a study found that white women and women of color abuse substances at similar rates; women of color are disproportionately tested for drug use and receive more child protective services interventions. Prevention of substance abuse by women will take more than just education; it’ll take a conscious effort to take control of this problem. Women who abuse drugs usually abuse more then one.
Many officials are aware the criminals they cart off into absolute loneliness aren’t sane, but they say it’s “for their own protection as well as the criminals around them” (Crystal). How can someone who is mentally ill—mentally different—last in isolation for months and maybe years? How can anyone? Fact is they can’t because “humans are built for interaction” (Gawande). The narrator terrorizes people in a manner similar to that of a child who seeks attention, “I could hear the scream in my mind.
The focus of the study was to identify common behaviors in the childhood upbringings of the serial killers. 28 of them exhibited behaviors such as “frequent daydreaming, compulsive masturbation, isolation, chronic lying, cruelty to children, running away, and cruelty to animals…27 of these serial killers showed traits for rebelliousness, stealing, poor body image, and temper tantrums”(Jones, 2000). John Wayne Gacy and Paul Rowles displayed several of these pre-indicating behaviors that shouldn’t have been disregarded. Both of these serial killers had previous arrests for sex crimes, but law enforcement didn’t act in an effective manner to keep them from
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.
Can you design your own character or is it set in stone? To understand Perry’s character and behavior, one must observe his development from the childhood on. He comes from a poor family with four children. His mother was a Native American (a Cherokee), a beautiful woman, but his father was violent, who would hit his wife when the kids would see it. He treated his own children in a confining and abusive manner, too.
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.
“He said that the ‘hard-core’ pornography that he was exposed to could take responsibility for the murders. However, it is believed that he may have been in denial and refused to admit to family issues to protect them (Psychology of Psychopaths)”. No matter if the case was the hard-core pornography or his family, these are both components found within society that nurtured him into what he was later on in his life. Having troubled parents will lead to improper behavior and conduct, also being shown explicit videos such as porn at such a young age does affect the child's actions. In fact, whether it was the pornography or his family he would’ve been socialized by the same person and that would be his grandfather, an abusive racist who showcased the pornography to Ted at his developing years as a child.
Both are horrific practices prominent across the world and evident throughout history. Alice Walker, an African American author and activist, who grew up in the South, witnessed the effects of domestic violence and racism firsthand. Both domestic violence and racism are cyclical practices that play a prominent role in Walker’s debut novel, The Third Life of Grange Copeland. Under the domination of white men in the sharecropping system, Grange Copeland begins the pattern of domestic abuse, eventually driving his wife to commit suicide. The cycle continues with Grange’s son, Brownfield, as he brutally abuses his wife and children—murdering his wife in the end.
Essentially what happens, the brain is surrounded by too much serotonin in utero causing it to become insensitive to it later in life. In other brain imaging, the murders that seemed to have lived a life without any abuse also seemed to be numb to serotonin. Another cause for aggression could also stem from physical, emotional, and sexual abuse as a child. This can be in the form of adults abusing them as kids, or even other kids constantly humiliating and bullying them. Joel Rifkin is a serial killer who brutally murdered seventeen women.