It was the “impulses, desires, and feelings that a person is unaware of but that influence emotions and behavior” that were the driving force of the killing (1542). His disposal of the body shows premeditation, “They drove…Matt thinking now of the hole he and Willis had dug last Sunday: (109). He used a handkerchief to touch everything, and had a glove for when he touched the gun. He would also shut the car door with his hips. These fearful emotions he used to protect himself were much like the emotions he felt which caused to be overprotective of his son.
By using criminal investigative analysis, major personality and behavioral characteristics of an offender can be identified. These characteristics presented themselves in Dorner’s manifesto as he described himself in the following way, “Most of you… are saying to yourself that this is completely out of character of the man you knew who always wore a smile wherever he was seen. No one grows up and wants to be a cop killer. It was against everything I've ever was”. Dorner’s mind-state appears to be somewhat stable as he meanders through his manifesto, but the homicides that ensued after proved otherwise.
This essay will describe and assess Gary Leon Ridgway’s story, from childhood to his darker days. Robert Hare’s theory of crime and psychopath categories will be taken into consideration and used to more appropriately understand the man dubbed the Green River Killer. At the end of this essay, whether or not Gary Ridgway can be classified as a primary, secondary, or dissocial psychopath. Gary Ridgway began murdering women in the 1980’s and continued into the 1990’s, he murdered so many that his court statements state that he had lost count (Guillen, 2006). The majority of the murders took place between 1982-1984 (Guillen, 2006).
According to (Turvey, 2011), the term serial killer developed from an FBI profiler special agent; Robert K. Ressler. Ressler, depicts the offender as individuals who are obsessed with some type of fantasy that he or she has not been able to fulfill, therefore causing him or her to commit their next crime. The act that defines the serial killer is when there are two or more related murders. (Turvey, 2011, pg. 542) Serial killers are a complete headache for
He also wanted to kill himself because he couldn’t handle it anymore. He was tired of seeing his family suffer from something that wasn’t even his fault. A plan that South El Monte High School has if someone would try to commit suicide is quite hard because they say that every case is unique. They would have to be notified by someone close or a friend at school who they have spoken about committing suicide. If they do try and stop the student from committing suicide they will bring a therapist to help them with their problems, therefore if the student acts crazy they have the authority to hold him in for twenty four hours.
Pickton gave away thousands of dollars which attracted more hangers-on. Serial killers tend to kill with an element of sexual gratification attached to it. This is exactly what Willy did as he raped his victims then killed them. They need the excitement of killing someone like we need water or food. Serial killers normally take breaks or pauses between their killings; this is what Willy tried to do before being convicted.
He was a loner and incapable of making friends . He was very detached from his family also. He was delayed in his emotional development because he was lonely. According to Martens, “the major reason for psychopathic violent acts in killers like Jeffrey Dahmer was unbearable loneliness and an intense need for human company.” (Martens(1994-2012) When he took strangers to his home for one night stands, oftentimes random people from gay clubs , he feared so desperately to be left alone again that he murdered the person. Masters explained that, “Dahmer did not enjoy the act of killing and he didn't hate his victims, he just felt it was a necessary evil.” (Master's 1993a, 1993b) Because of his incapability to interact on any level with his victims he felt much more comfortable with their dead bodies for company.
Like any psychopath organized, it's him who wants to have the last word and manipulate those around him.” Indeed the principal characteristic of an organized serial killer is to control him self during the crime, to live with a partner (he asked his wife to denounce him so then she could get the reward) and to be able to the dominate the conversation. Whereas a low IQ serial killer is not able to control him self, lives alone, leaves a lot of evidence on the crime scene and doesn’t have any social skills or the strict minimum not enabling him to manipulate people. This information was defined in the early 60’s and was of great help during forensic studies made to determine more precisely the profile of the
An example of stress could be the combine shooting, those kids that committed that crime were bullied for years and finally they acted out. We should understand that the means for them to commit such a horrible crime was within their reach. However the stress of getting picked on for many years eventually lead to what had aspired on that day. In an article done by Shirley Lynn Scott she asks the question why serial killers do what they do. She points out that serial killers have a wide range of issues that had lead them to killing.
Serial killers are not just murders they are usually intelligent people with a history of abuse that motivates them to kill. Serial murder victims die as the killers try to regain control of his or her own life by controlling their victim’s life and death. The term “ Serial Killer” has always been loosely defined it usually means the sexual attack and murder of men, women, and children. Even before American society became aware of serial murder in the late 1880’s researchers had begun to classify multiple killers and assign labels and certain characteristics to them. A serial killers has also been defined as all offenders who have killed three or more people at different times over weeks, months, or years.