She is best known as the famous notorious British serial killer. Her crimes horrified and sickened many British families. I first heard about Beverly Allitt when I was watching TruTV. The show had a feature on Allitt and her crimes, this instantaneously caught my attention. The fact that a nurse would intentionally harm children seemed immensely ironic and riveting to me. In my eyes, a nurse was someone who cared and showed concern for a patient. Not someone who intentionally caused anguish and trauma upon innocent children. Coming into this topic, I didn’t know much about the scandalous nurse. I scarcely knew about her history and background. I had heard that Allitt was mentally sick and had suffered some obstacles during her
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Because crimes like these weren’t very common in the 20th century, most people wouldn’t expect a nurse to do such an egregious act. Nurses and serial killers almost contradict each other. Nurses are supposed to be caretakers, not menacing serial killers. Since Allitt’s main targets were children, I figured something in her childhood had to be the reasons behind her murders. I thought she had a difficult childhood. All the unanswered questions about Beverly Allitt only make me more eager to find the answers.
Part II Researching in the library was an overall okay experience. Although, it was a lengthy process finding trustworthy sources, I was still able to find good sources prior to our last library day. I decided to Google search “Beverly Allitt”. The article, “All about Beverly Allitt” by Katherine Ramsland was the second website that emerged from my search. Ramsland article was very specific and highly detailed. It answered all the questions that I had desired to know and more. The last source I found was from the Saint. Louis County Library. Female serial killers: How and why women become monsters by Peter Vronsky described the psychological side of serial killers, and what causes them to commit murder. Most of my online research was in general disappointing. Almost all of the online articles were word-word the same. This made finding a trustworthy site perplexing. I encountered numerous obstacles while researching