Ted Bundy Report

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Running head: THE MIND OF A KILLER CJ131 Criminology KGA Report on Ted Bundy Robert Sullivan Friday Table of contents 1. Abstract………………………………………………………………………………………pp1 2. Definition of criminology…………………………………………………………………....pp1 3. Traits and Personality………………………………………………………………………..pp2 4. Child hood……………………………………………………………………………………pp2 5. First crimes and murders…………………………………………………………………….pp3 6. Sentence and prosecution and final disposition……………………………………………..pp3 7. Criminological theories…………………………………………………………………….pp3/4 8. 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. One common theory of criminology is the psychological theory. This theory explains crime in the mind set of the criminal. The psychological theory of crime is basically that some people are born with a mind which is intended to do harm to others. In other cases some criminals are born with the lack of humility, which is the ability to put yourself in the situation of the person who you are doing harm to. These people are considered sociopaths. Another theory called the rational choice theory states that everyone has their own thoughts and emotions for which they commit their crimes weather to improve their living standards or to avoid hardships. Intelligence can play a huge role in the mind of a criminal; this is considered the nature theory. A person who does not know any better is much more likely to commit a crime then a well educated person, although this

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