The Criminals Rational Decision Makers Essay

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Are the criminals rational decision makers, or are they motivated by uncontrollable psychological and emotional drives?
It depends on the person and the crime as well. Most of the crimes seem to be motivated by uncontrollable psychological and emotional drives, but if we analyzed deeply we may find out that that they are rational. For example serial killers it looks they are drive by emotions, but if we look the victims we will found that the victims are very similar. They are not random; they are very carefully selected by different reasons like their look or their activity. Most of the times the victims are defenseless or high risk like prostitutes, homeless, elderly or children. One of the most vicious serial killers Gary Ridgway known as “Green River Killer”, who killed 71 women was choosing mainly prostitute. Another serial killer is Edmund Kemper he killed 6 female hitchhikers. Even the serial killers who were working in a team like Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono, or Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, were preferred more vulnerable victims they were choosing children. Even the domestic homicides or violence, which looks most of the time like emotional act, they are rational. In those cases the stronger person dominates the weaker. The abuser always choosing the victims: weak and emotionally vulnerable. For an example strong and independent people very rare ends up in abusive relationships. Another group of homicides are the random killings between gangs, killing during…

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