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    What makes a Serial Killer? Introduction The term serial killer refers to an individual who commits three or more premeditated murders. The term was coined by FBI profiler Robert Ressler while investigating the dastardly exploits of Theodore Robert Bundy. The American nation has been the host to 75% of all known serial killers. We have dealt with some of the most deviously brilliant minds over the years (Federal Bureau of Investigation, “Serial Murder”). The FBI started to research the minds of these monsters in the hope of uncovering how a normal person suddenly leaves a successful legitimate life to that of a persona of evil. This paper discusses the minds and behavior of serial killers. What is the psychological profile of a serial killer?…

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    What Creates a Serial Killer? When you first Google serial killers, you get all sorts of links, links from definitions to the top 25 serial killers of all time. Why is it that serial killers are such an intriguing topic? Is it the suspense of what drives them or how afraid we are of them? Everyone wants to know why he or she becomes a murderer, but there seems to be no specific reason. In this paper I will search for the answers to these questions, I will beg the question of nature versus…

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    Serial Killer Crimes

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    Each killer has their own unique motives for killing and one of the hardest things to do is to determine the why the killer committed the crime. Television shows such as Criminal Minds make the job look easy. On the show it may only take the actors hours to look at the evidence, determine the behavior of the suspect, and develop a list of suspects, however, in real life, this process may take days, months, or even years to determine. Sadly, this means that the killer has more time to carry out…

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    Serial Killers Psychology

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    crimes seem far-fetched, however, they can be all too close to reality. With real-life killers such as Helter Skelter, Ted Bundy, David Berkowitz, and Jack the Ripper anyone can see that fictional murders are just as real as actuality. Be that as it may, Serial murder is a rather rare event; the estimated murders committed in any given year is estimated to compromise less than one percent in total (U.S. Department, 2008, p 11). Still, serial murder is prevalent in todays’ society although the…

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    Serial Killers In America

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    American Heritage dictionary a serial killer is " A person who attacks and kills victims one by one in a series of incidents." Often, people don't take a deep look into what a serial killer is or does, and why America is struggling with so many of these offenders. If people looked at types of serial killers, their motives and their victims everyone could create shared meaning of the exact definition of a serial killer. The FBI's "Crime Classification Manual" breaks serial killers into…

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    In Volume 3 of my Serial Killers series, The Serial Killers Butchers and Lunatics, you will be introduced to some of the most vicious and disturbed Serial Killers. In Butchers in Lunatics we are going to explore the crimes and lives of men such as Ted Bundy, killer of at least 36 woman and perhaps more than 60. Randy Kraft convicted of 16 counts of murder and rape of young men. Herbert Mullin an almost forgotten serial killer from the 1970's who committed 13 murders. This lunatic believed…

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    Serial Killers: Are they born or are they made? It seems to be a question to ignite a debate and has so for decades. The nature vs nurture debate has been regarded as the most essential argument in psychology. Regarding serial killers, it may be the most important. A number of things can play into a person becoming what they end up being or doing. Whether it is their hormones or genetics; or their background, it has an effect on a person’s outcome. Parents can determine the life their child will…

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    Female Serial Killers

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    After viewing the video about female serial killers many of the female serial killers have striking similarities. Most of the female serial killers, at least presented in the video, were caregivers of those they killed. Many were mothers who killed their children and two were nurses who killed their own patients. Many of these mothers were motivated by the attention they received in the wake of their children’s deaths. The female serial killers also more commonly kill their victims using…

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    Behind the Serial Killer Serial killers are some of the most interesting people in the world. They have almost everyone in the United States fooled and everyone thinks that these individuals have mental issues or do not know what they are doing is wrong. It is almost the exact opposite, most serial killers are normal everyday people that all know what they did was wrong, and almost all of them have above average intelligence. Most people think that serial killers and mass shooters have the same…

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    difference in America has truly expanded my interest how the mind of a serial killer works. Who would ever guess that the baby born mere seconds ago would grow up to become a serial killer? Did Jeffrey Dahmer’s parents know that he would grow up to cut people into pieces? How about Ted Bundy? Could his parents ever suspect that the precious baby boy would become one of the most feared and hunted men in America? No, I do not believe that as babies any parent can predict what the future would…

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