Aileen Wuornos

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  • Aileen Wuornos Essay

    This essay looks at serial killer Aileen Wuornos and the bias shown toward her because she does not fit the profile of being a “feminine” woman; this meaning non-aggressive, compassionate and motherly, to name a few descriptive words applied to the patriarchal woman. Aileen has been deemed “evil” by American society, cultures worldwide and through the media because she behaved in “male” terms and as such could not be human because she does not fit any criteria known to our patriarchal society – she is a woman who has male traits, but she is not a man but has a feminine body. Discussed in this paper is how her history contributed to the killer she became, from the behavioural, situational, and development factors that made up her life to her…

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  • Phychodynamic Theory Of Crimes By Aileen Wuornos

    All seven men were victims of serial killer Aileen Wuornos, a middle aged woman. So what possibly could have led a 37-year-old woman like Wuornos to murder not only one but seven men? That is a question that is difficult to answer. However, looking at Wuornos’s life in totality, there are three main theories that explains why she may have murdered her victims. Those theories are Psychological, Strain, and Rational Choice Theory. Steven Barkman, author of “Criminology a Sociological…

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  • Aileen Wuornos

    In this paper, I plan to examine the role of social factors in the development of serial killer, Aileen Wuornos’s murderous tendencies as well as how these tendencies are explained by different theories of deviance. This will be done by looking at the abuse in Aileen’s childhood and how it influenced her to become a murderer, as well as how some theories of deviance may explain this transformation. Finally, I will explore the role of various disciplines in Aileen’s life and how theories of…

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  • Biography Of Aileen Wuornos

    Aileen Wuornos is the first female American serial who killed seven men. She was born February 29, 1956 to Leo and Diane Wuornos. Aileen did not know her father because he committed suicide when she was born. The suicide had nothing to do with Aileen being born but he killed himself due to being incarcerated for child molestation. Her mother left Aileen and her brother in the care of her maternal grandparents and her grandfather abused Aileen at a young age. Aileen then started to have sexual…

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  • Essay On Aileen The Life And Death Of A Serial Killer

    Aileen: The Life and Death of a Serial Killer 1. Please include an overview of the documentary and the crime. This should be a thorough explanation of the documentary including all individuals involved and a detailed account of what happened as well as the final outcome of the case. Aileen Wuornos is known as the first female serial killer in the United States. Wuornos was a prostitute in Florida. Through 1992 and 1993, Wuornos confessed to six murders, and received six death penalties. The…

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  • Herbert Baumeister: Serial Killer

    The assailant was a woman by the name of Aileen Wuornos. Aileen was born February 29, 1956, in Rochester, Michigan. Unlike Herbert Baumeister, she did not have a good childhood. Her father was legally charged for child molestation after she was born. While in prison, he committed suicide. Her mother abandoned her and her brother, leaving them to be taken care of by their grandparents. People that knew Aileen as a child said that life with her grandparents was not much better. Her grandfather…

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  • Man Eater Inhumane

    illuminates infamous lesbian prostitute and serial killer, Aileen Wuornos. Wuornos robbed and lured seven men to their death! Likewise, the occurrences of murders committed by serial killers have surpassed levels shocking the world, and society can only imagine the magnitude of victims gone unreported. Also, these murders in most cases are so inhumane that they expose…

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  • Aileen Wuornos Case

    There is no substantial examination on homicides committed by women or an assessment giving an explanation of why they chose to murder people. Part of the explanation is attributed to existing literature focusing on justifiable and excusable homicide, or women who kill their abusive partners because they have been battered, fear that their lives are in danger, or are otherwise victimized (Arrigo & Griffin, 2004). Women that commit homicides does not receive hardly any relevance in literature.…

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  • Aileen Wuornos Case Summary

    Contact with Defining Agencies The following is a descriptive timeline of the crimes committed by Aileen Wuornos, prior to her murderous streak. The information used for the purpose of this case study was derived from the works of Newton (2006) and Wuornos & Berry-Dee (2006). 27th May, 1974 Aileen Wuornos, at the age of eighteen, was first arrested and jailed for driving under the influence, firing a .22 caliber pistol from a moving vehicle and disorderly conduct in Jefferson County, Colorado.…

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  • Aileen Wuornos Serial Killers

    It would be impossible to talk about serial killers without discussing Aileen Wuornos. “When humans are young, their world revolves around their parents or primary care-givers. Parents or care-givers are the primary source of safety, security, love, understanding, nurturance and support. Child abuse violates the trust at the core of a child’s relationship with the world” (Walker, 1994). Before Aileen Wuornos became known to be one of the first female serial killer she was a victim of child…

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