Meliek Whitsett Dr. V Forensic Science 4 November 2013 Serial Killer Project Most serial killers that we know of today often showed signs of becoming a psychopath as a young child. They would start fires, burn things, torture animals, and have fantasies of sexual control. This perfectly matches Dennis Raders childhood. Dennis Rader used to torture animals, by binding them and then hanging them. He also dreamed about sexual fantasies and stole woman’s panties and wore them.
Regular humans have a hard time comprehending the physiological, sociological, and anthropological mindset of these killers. As culture humans have overlooked serial killers, grouping them with social rejects and the mentally insane. This is perhaps why they try to attract as much attention as possible. In order to stop serial killers, we have to understand what makes them kill, why do they enjoy the kill, and why don’t they feel an emotional attachment to their victims. By decreasing bullying, child abuse, parental ignorance, and self-hatred, we have a better chance at not only saving the lives of innocents, but of those who kill as
Reflection/Opinion………………...…………………………………………………………pp4 9. References……………………………………………………………………………………pp5 Abstract This KGA is about Ted Bundy who was a serial killer who targeted young ladies. Mostly because he was bad with women, had jealousy and mental issues but there were other reasons. I will show how he started committing crimes and what happen to him. Background Research on Criminology Criminology is the scientific study of crime its causes and how to resolve it.
It will also use different studies founded by scientist who believed that criminal activity could be predetermined based upon imbalances in the brain, hormones, as well as influence. In this day and age a person’s physical features would not single them out as a criminal. Instead it may even be considered unusual or strange to believe that a person could be labeled as a criminal for not looking the same as one’s peers. Centuries ago it was perceived that a person’s physical features could characterize them as a criminal. One of the many doctors to introduce the Biological Theory of Crime was Cesare Lombroso.
(Suggesting an impulsive, possibly psychotic killer) | Was the crime staged to mislead the police? | What motivations are revealed by details such as;a) Cause of death b) Location of wounds c) Position of body | What racial group did the killer belong to? | What was the gender of the offender? | What was the age range of the offender? | What was the marital status of the offender?
-Former FBI Special Agent Robert K. Ressler (1937–2013) is the man credited with coining the term “serial killer” in 1971 -Almost all serial killers admit that they started by acting out their fantasies on small animals before they moved to humans and that animal torture brought them a great source of pleasure. Given that most serial killers are from dysfunctional families, such pathological and abnormal behavior may be ignored. Jeffrey Dahmer’s father, for example, had no qualms that his son performed animal dissections. -Many serial killers will keep “souvenirs” of their crimes. 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.
Children witnessed disfigured corpses in the streets and heard terrible tales of people consuming, buying, and selling human flesh on the street. He was raised by his mother, while his father served in the army during WWII. While in the army, his father was captured as a prisoner of war (POW). It was said that his dad was a coward and deliberately got caught and killed. This may have been a ploy to escape Stalin’s harsh rule or to escape the responsibilities of fatherhood.
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.
Joel Rifkin is a serial killer who brutally murdered seventeen women. There was no abuse at home during his childhood, but he was constantly and brutally ridiculed and bullied by kids his age. His father committed suicide after a long battle with cancer and Rifkin’s murder spree began on the second