Serial Killers Characteristics

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A serial killer by dictionary definition is “ someone who murders more than three victims one at a time in a relatively short interval,” many wonder what turns a person into a ruthless monster. (Collins English Dictionary) Numerous studies have been done on the brains and actions of serial killers, but there seems to be no single thing that causes a person to become a cold blooded murderer. Scientist do believe that there are certain characteristics that make a serial killer, and it is also true that a serial killer 's brain is differs from the brain of a normal person. All serial killers have some type of psychological illness, and the most popular one for them is psychopathy. “Psychopathy is characterized by a total disregard of the feelings …show more content…
Some studies says that a typical serial killer will be someone like the neighborhood weirdo, while other suggest that a serial killer will be extremely handsome and charming. There is no perfect profile on who is more likely to be a serial killer. Although serial killers have different methods of killing, thinking, and reasons for killing, most of them share certain character traits. A typical serial killer may demonstrate antisocial behavior, be extremely intelligent, and some have trouble keeping jobs (9 Early Warning Signs for Serial Killers). While it is true that some serial killers lead normal lives and hold steady jobs, and some such as the infamous Ted Bundy are extremely charming this is rare (9 Early Warning Signs for Serial Killers). About 86% of serial killers are white males between the age of 18 and 35 (9 Early Warning Signs for Serial Killers). The other 13% is made up of African Americans and other various races. Although none of these traits alone makes a person a cold blooded killer, it is still something to be cautions …show more content…
Ted Bundy was extremely charming,attractive, and intelligent (Ted Bundy). These qualities allowed Ted to easily abduct women. Bundy would wear a sling or fake cast and trick a victim into helping him carry things to his car(Ted Bundy). Once the victims got to his care he would hit them with a crowbar or pipe(Ted Bundy). After hitting them he would handcuff them(Ted Bundy). Bundy is also known to impersonate authority figures such as police officers or firefighters (Ted Bundy). Bundy was an intelligent good looking man so no one thought to question him. All of his victims were ignorant to the fact that he was a cold blooded killer. Bundy was arrested in 1975 , but he escaped police custody twice and killed more victims (Ted Bundy Biography). Ted Bundy was a raging psychopath, and he was executed On January 24, 1989. (Ted Bundy

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