Essay on Characteristics And Signs Of A Serial Killer

1683 Words Nov 30th, 2016 7 Pages
The Oxford dictionary defines a serial killer as a person who murders three or more people, usually in service of abnormal psychological gratification, with the murders taking place over more than a month and including a significant break, known as a "cooling off period” between them. Many characteristics or signs can be displayed by a serial killer that they do not have any control over. Some of these characteristics and signs being: very antisocial, arson, early childhood abuse, peeing the bed, extreme intelligence, killing small animals, and many others (Frese, Susan). Most of these characteristics and signs can take place in their early to mid-childhood, however some of these actions may carry over into the later years of their life. This may cause one to grow into a life and mind that sees no wrong in many horrid actions and killings (Frese, Susan). Growing up, a child needs to have a parent or parents that displays love and strong care for them. Parents have a very vital and critical role in the life and development of a child, especially in their early childhood. However, having parents who choose to not be in a child’s life as much, as well as physically, mentally and emotionally abuse their child, affects the person that child becomes. In the United States, nearly 12 in 1000 kids are victims of abuse or neglect each year. Child abuse can strongly predict negative reflections on a child’s emotional and mental health and way of thinking. Abused children are also…

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