How Did Ted Bundy Impact Society

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Ted Bundy states to the Pensacola police, “I’m the most cold-blooded son of a bitch you’ll ever meet.” Bundy gives a perfect description of himself after being convicted and taken into custody by the Pensacola Police Department. Bundy was very open about the thirty killings he convicted, and he offered the Pensacola police officers details about these killings that forever changed the lives of the very frightened and disturbed American people Bundy, above all, did not want to be caught, ever. He wasn’t just a gruesome killer, but a pervert who manipulated his victims. Bundy impacted society through the aspects of fear and terror. After hearing the stories of Bundy, people could never live the same. Ted Bundy grew up to be a notorious killer …show more content…
All his victims had been young, attractive, and had dark hair worn at shoulder length or longer that was parted in middle. All of these victims resembled Stephanie, Bundy’s first love that he could never have (Ted Bundy’s Murders). Bundy did not want to be caught. When Bundy was interviewed by the Pensacola Police, he told them that he had spent hours studying how police investigations were conducted in order to reduce his chances of being caught. Bundy was resourceful, intelligent, and relentless. Bundy had many victims, but every time he went for another one, he perfected his approach (Michaud V). Bundy’s killings were gruesome, as he raped some victims before killing them, and some he decapitated after killing them (Ted Bundy’s Murders). Bundy was known for his passion to target girls in college - whether it be in a dorm or a sorority house. For example, shortly after midnight on July 4th, 1974, Bundy broke into the house of Joni Lenz. She was a student at the University of Washington. Upon entering the house, Bundy beat Lenz repeatedly with a crowbar while she slept. Twenty seven days later, Bundy broke into the room of another University of Washington student named Lynda Ann Healy. Bundy broke into her room and knocked her unconscious. Bundy then preceded to change Healy out of her nightgown and into a pair of jeans. He wrapped her up in a bed sheet, Healy still unconscious, …show more content…
While being on death row, Bundy offered many disturbing details about his murders to the investigators. Bundy finally admitted to thirty killings but only told details about a few of the murders in an effort to trade the information for two or three more months of life. The attempt did not work (Michaud xi). Before Bundy confessed to the thirty murders though, he always talked to investigators in third person to avoid confession. “This interview technique, allowing subjects to speak in third person, gives them the chance to talk directly about themselves without the stigma of confession” states Stephen G. Michaud, author of Conversations with a Killer (Michaud

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