Serial killers usually have a traumatic childhood, so it must be apparent that something went tremendously wrong with Aileen as a child that led her to be a psychotic serial killer. One of the main reasons that Aileen Wuornos became a serial killer was due to her upbringing. Her mother abandoned her very early in her childhood and her father was a convicted pedophile who eventually committed suicide in prison. One could only assume that she was adopted by close family members or a foster child. Another disturbing revelation about her childhood was that Aileen had sexual relations at a young age, but with her brother Keith.
“Bullying is a big problem that effects millions of students, and it has everyone worried, not just the kids on it’s receiving end” (Lyness 1). Bullying does not just affect kids, but the parents too. It affects the parents because a lot of their children begin to be afraid attending school. In the novel Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, Melinda was affected by being bullied lead her to think about suicide, scared of coming to school, and victims like Melinda begin to not care about school and fail. Melinda was affected by being bullied and led to many things and one of them is thinking about suicide.
More often than not the family has a criminal, psychiatric and/or alcoholic history, naturally this leads to abuse both physically and emotionally which forces a mistrust of the parents. Due to the obvious psychiatric damage suffered many serial killers spend time in institutions at a young age and have been known to attempt suicide. Other common characteristics include bed wetting after age twelve, more erotic or sadistic fetishes and the torture of small creatures, usually a pet. Serial killers can be classified into three categories: "organized", "disorganized" and "mixed", those who exhibit both organized and disorganized tendencies. Using these classifications two groups of offenders can be defined, disorganized/asocial offenders and organized/nonsocial offenders.
The mind frame which an adolescent is permanently damaged with is not a healthy one. The learned behavior that a male or female carry on becomes an unhealthy cycle. It is too often that adults don’t realize that the major victim to domestic violence is the innocent child who lives the domestic violence environment. For example, young preschool children witnessing domestic violence has a negative effect on the development of preschool. There is a discrepancy between exposed and non-exposed children in cognitive ability as well as externalizing and internalizing behavior problems.
They do things that if they weren’t on the drug they otherwise wouldn’t do. Meth has caused an increase in crime rate, domestic violence, sexual abuse within the home and has devastated a number of families. People become desperate in their addiction and will do anything to get their drug including stealing from family, children and spouses and becoming neglectful parents. The film discussed addicts who put their children in danger in their homes because of their severe addiction to meth. Other addicts would commit crimes such as breaking and entering and theft to feed their
Failing the Next Generation Karla Osborn CJA 324 April 2, 2012 Rhonda Smith Failing the Next Generation The video viewed was titled “Child Exposure to Domestic Violence.” What children are exposed to when growing up in this type of environment is much more than any adult could ever imagine. The video touched bases on it. However, until one lives that life one could never ever full understand it. This video was more of a personal crime. It hit on the victims who do not know how to handle the stress that comes with this life.
h In Criminal Justice Criminal Justice and The Constitution CJU-422_01 Edward Waters College Abstract While child abuse and neglect occurs in all types of families, even in those that look happy from the outside, children are at a much greater risk in certain situations. Eighty-four percent of prison inmates were abused as children. One in three girls and one in five boys are sexually abused by an adult at some time during childhood. Most sexual abusers are someone in the family or someone the child knows, not the proverbial stranger with a lollipop. Families with four or more children have higher rates of abuse and neglect, especially if their living conditions are crowded or they live in isolated areas.
Child Slave Labor news tells us that, “the children start to become numb to the wrongs that… it becomes so natural, they don’t even recognize the atrocious crimes they are committing.” Most of these children don’t want to be a part of these wars, so the militias they are fighting for have to resort to despicable acts, like torturing the kids into believing their cause. Some of them probably won’t ever be able to forget the acts they commit, and that’s if they even get out of the conflict alive. All over the world children have been involved in wars and conflicts for hundreds of years, but that needs to change. Using drugs, having no choice and being brainwashed are just some of the factors that make child soldiers not morally responsible for their actions. The number of child soldiers is increasing every day; we can help to stop the violence by writing letters to our lawmakers, or by raising money so these children can be extracted from the violence.
Drug Abuse today affects many people in many places; it tears apart families, countries and even leading to war. It is a major problem within our society, affecting even the most innocent of people. Marijuana alone creates economic and moral issues within the United States. Just one example: over 100 million people above the age of 12 admitted to using marijuana alone at least once in their life that was 40.01 percent of the surveyed people. If such a large percentage of people have used illegal drugs it causes the need for two questions: How many of these people go to prison per year?
For example, one myth that has been accepted throughout the years is “It’s only child abuse if it’s violent.” (Segal, Smith, Saisan) People perceive abuse as only a problem of physicality; however, abuse comes in many different forms. The other forms of abuse are neglect, sexual, and emotional. All these can be just as damaging as physical abuse. Also, many people have talked about and say that, “Child abuse doesn’t happen in “good” families.” (Segal, Smith, Saisan) abuse can happen in any situation at any time. Child abuse crosses a wide line or racial, economic, and cultural situations.