Serial Killer And Serial Killers Essay

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Serial Killer’s have been present in our society for centries. Furthermore, the term evil has no fluent meaning throughout humans history, today that changes. The definition of evil is not one that is easily defined nor readily available to us as a human species. However through the study of serial killers such as Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, and Albert Fish. and their treatment in the court system, one facet of a very large topic can be explored in an attempt to place a dialectic definition on such an arbitrary topic as evil. Through the case study of Serial Killers, one can proceed in finding a true understanding for the term evil. In this study, we will be focusing only a minute few who are generally proclaimed sane by the jury and are North American Serial Killers. This is an important segment to look at of Serial Killer’s overall when trying to determine and understand the term evil because of the fact that their is no proclaimed mental disorder for sane individuals of this caliber and there is a specific context for evil used here in American society.
On May 19, 1870, in Washington, D.C., Albert Fish was born (Lassieur 31). Many of Fish’s relatives had mental illnesses. At five years of age, Fish was sent to an orphanage by his mother because his father passed away. Many of the children beat each other up at the orphanage which fish would later use in court as his reason for committing his crimes (32). Unlike many other children, Fish actually enjoyed…

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