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.
Kuklinski went from a child who knew no better to killing people because of his temper that made it to a contract killer. When the contract killer dies, they decided to actually count how many people he had murder which came out to the total of over 200 people. After his death had happened many psychologists and criminologist were wondering what made him killed over 200 people. There have been many hypotheses on why he decided to kill those many innocent people. No one has come up with a right answer to say exactly what was going through his head and why he chose to do what he did.
My opinion on this case was interesting yet disgusting but Ted Bundy was smart about how he attracted his victims. He would act as if he had a broken body bone in front of women until one would finally help him to his car and he would then hit them in the head with a crowbar. By Ted doing this he managed to kill a lot of people and in the spread of seven different states, it was said by an article on Wikipedia that Ted Bundy used five different names. I think this case could have been
As he grew older, he had gained more experience after finding love, losing love, being betrayed and abandoned by his college lover Stephanie Brooks, finding out the truth of his family, and developed a dangerously charming, charismatic persona that which he used to abduct over 30 documented women, and then proceeded to murder and rape them (sometimes in that order). He was a cited sociopath, rapist, murderer, and necrophiliac. He managed to get away with murdering over 30 women from 1974 to 1978, and the reason is because he managed to reconstruct himself so efficiently, that nothing seemed psychologically off about him. He
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.
Arguments go back and forth whether capital punishment is “cruel and unusual punishment” because of the torture people on death row go through. Also, people commit murders because of witnesses that see them commit certain crimes. He or she has evidence of the crime an individual has committed and can testify it to the police. Murders happen because people get scared what a certain person might do and the victims are the ones who get hurt. The article presents a good argument for why the death penalty works because it explains the different type of murders that happen to people and the cause of it and why murder rates have gone down.
Children are not considered to be adults, so should they be tried as adults? If you look back on cases that involve children under the age of 18 murdering someone, you will notice that they do not receive the same punishment that someone over the age of 18 would receive. Many people would say that they are just children and they do not understand what they are doing, while others will argue that they are not getting the right punishment. The real question that needs to be asked is why are we not giving these children the same punishments that adults would receive? For example, 13 year old Jordan Brown of Pennsylvania was being tried on the murder of his father pregnant fiancé back in 2009.
Secondly, it is true that death penalty is irreversible, but it is hard to kill a wrongly convicted person due to the several chances given to the convicted to prove his innocence with the appellate systems in place with the existing justice system, otherwise why does every country in the world have one? Thirdly, death penalty assures safety of the society by eliminating these criminals, thus eliminating repeat offenders. Deterrence means to punish somebody as an example and to create fear in other people for the punishment. The death penalty is one of those
The article is published by Forensic Science in January 2007 volume number 52. The article talks about the reasons and the thoughts behind serial killers, and how they contrast with the media. Also how the “serial killers frequently do not fit the initially described paradigm in terms of their physical and psychological profiles, backgrounds, and motives to kill… of their crimes”(abst. line 2). To help explain their reasoning of a serial killers mind, Wolf and Lavezzi provide two cases of serial killers to analyze.
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.