Ted Bundy's Behavior As A Serial Killer

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Dr. Aamodt (2014), author of Serial Killer Statistics, reports that in 2013, there were 40 known serial killer victims in the United States. Serial killers have walked the streets of our nation, being a threat to all who surround them. Many people believe that they are safe from these corrupt human beings, but little do they know, serial killers can seem as normal as your next door neighbor. Theodore Bundy, one of the most significant serial killers of all time, lived a complicated and vulgar life; many believe this was a result of a troublesome upbringing and an unhealthy relationship.
There has been controversy on whether or not Ted Bundy’s childhood had influenced his behavior as a serial killer.According to Juan Blanco (2015) in the article
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These characteristics allowed him to lure in women and then take their lives. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) (2013), the actual date and place Bundy first killed is unknown. It could have been when he was a teenager or in his early 20s. It is known that his rampage began in 1974 when many young women started to disappear. John Super (2006), editor of The Seventies in America, reports that Bundy managed to rape and murder 28 young women throughout five states from 1974-1978. He seemed to have a certain preference when it came to picking out his victims; they all had dark hair that was parted in the middle, like former girlfriend, Stephanie Brooks. Bundy’s method of murder was beating and strangulation. The Crime Library (2015) includes certain tactics Bundy used to capture his victims. First, he would put his arm in a cast or a sling, acting as if he was hurt. Bundy would then ask his victims to help him load or unload items in his car. Once they were leaning over or in his car, he would strike them over the head with a pipe or crowbar and then handcuff them. Bundy even impersonated firefighters and police officers to kidnap his …show more content…
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) (2013) provides material regarding the investigation. It is stated that a nationwide manhunt was performed and lead by the FBI to capture Bundy. Identification resources, wanted signs, and processed fingerprints were used in the process. He was even added to the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List in 1978. An article from Crime and Investigation gives information regarding the trials Bundy underwent. He went through his first trial in 1976 in Utah for kidnapping DaRonch. He was found guilty and had to serve a 15 year sentence. After the trial, Bundy managed to escape through a library window, but he was caught eight days later. In 1977, Bundy managed to escape a second time through a ceiling panel in the Garfield County Jail. He caught a flight and traveled to Florida. Bundy’s second trial happened in 1979 in Miami, Florida. He was charged with the murders and attacks at the Chi Omega Sorority. He was found guilty and sentenced to the death penalty. His final trial took place for the murder of Kimberly Leach in 1980 and he was given another sentence of death (“Ted Bundy,”

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