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    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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    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 was born Aileen Carol Wuornos to Diane Wuornos and Leo Dale Pittman on February 29, 1956 in Rochester, Michigan. Her mother married her father at only 14 years old. Aileen didn't get to know her father because he went to jail for sexual crimes against children when she was four. He was diagnosed with schizophrenia and later hung himself in prison. Her grandparents adopted her and her brother after her mother abandoned them. She claimed to have been abused and raped by her…

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    What could make someone have sex, rob, and kill seven innocent men in only a year? Aileen Wuornos was one of America’s first known women serial killers. Putting a shocking twist on the gentle, nurturing, and compassionate perspective that we typically place on women proving that equality between men and women even exist in regards to committing heinous crimes. Most films, documentaries, and novels based on true crime tend to be written from the perspective of others but the novel Monster: My…

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    Aileen Wuornos

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    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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    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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    Man Eater Inhumane

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    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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    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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    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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    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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