The Childhood Of Olson And The Police Essay

2092 Words Dec 5th, 2016 9 Pages
In the 1980s, there were numerous murders and missing individuals in different cities of British Columbia, and the police were puzzled for a period of time as to who the murder was. The murder, Clifford Olson, pledged guilty for his crimes after substantial time had passed. The childhood of Olson may provide support for why he committed such crimes. Clifford Robert Olsen was from Vancouver, British Columbia, and he was born on January 1st, 1940 (Mulgrew, 2011). Although Olson did not face any abuse from his parents, he was known to be an aggressive child. For example, as a child, he showed behaviours similar to a bully. He faced peer rejection in school, resulting in him getting physically abused by his peers (Mulgrew, 2011). His father stated that Olson would show vast amounts of aggression, especially when he would get into fights with his peers (Mulgrew, 2011). Furthermore, he would even torture animals such as cats and dogs (Worthington, 2012). Olson also participated in various other risk-taking activities, one of which was theft. Olson was not focused on academics, he would frequently skip his classes; therefore, eventually he dropped out of school after the 8th grade (Worthington, 2012). The first time Olson went to jail was when he was 17 years of age and still living with his parents; he was charged for breaking and entering (Worthington, 2012). Olson got married to Joan Hale on May 15th, 1981, who was unaware of his murders. Olson went to prison numerous times…

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