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  • Serial Crimes: A Case Study

    Serial crimes have been on the ascent over the recent years. The quantity of reported cases of individuals found to have been killed in puzzling ways has commanded news headlines around the world. Serial offenders have a propensity of redundancy of the same crimes. There are certain factors which are believed to be the motivating variable of serial offenses. Gary Leon Ridge who is also known as the Green River Killer is an American serial killer. It is assumed that Gary could have murdered more…

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  • John Wayne Gacy Crime Profile

    Criminal Profile John Wayne Gacy is one of America’s most notorious serial killers known for his gruesome murders of many young boys and men between 1972-1978. He holds one of the highest victim counts in the world for any murder. Gacy raped, tortured, and strangled 33 young boys to death, he then buried the bodies under his home or dumped some of the bodies in a nearby river. James Haakenson was the most recent victim identified from the John Wayne Gacy killings. James was only 16 years old…

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  • Elizabeth Howlett Character Analysis

    Elizabeth Howlett's Story Elizabeth Howlett was born in Southampton, MA, but her roots are also in Amherst. When she was younger she had the nickname of Betsi, and the reason for is that her parents didn’t have a nickname and so they wanted all their sons to have one. She moved to Vermont when she was eight because her father wanted more land than the one he had in MA, therefore great part of her childhood was spent in VT. Here is her story: Life in the farm: Elizabeth or Betsi comes from a…

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  • The Hard Goodbye Film Analysis

    Frank Miller's Sin City: The Hard Goodbye tells the story of Marv, a psychotic, disfigured, ex-military killer living in a decadent and corrupt city. Marv is framed for the murder of beautiful prostitute Goldie, and feeling a connection with her though they only shared one night together, Marv goes on a search for her killer. Marv is both hunter and hunted as he traces the murder up through Sin City to a corrupt cardinal and a cannibalistic serial killer preying on the city's prostitutes. Marv…

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  • Frankie And Johnny Poem Analysis

    “Frankie and Johnny” is a commonly known murder ballad written by numerous musicians that is about a woman named Frankie who kills her lover whose name is Johnny. [It] is a traditional American murder ballad, but you might not know it was based on a true story (Cellania, “The Story Behind”). Many well-known singers have covered this famous murder ballad such as Louis Armstrong, Lead Belly, and Johnny Cash. Their versions of the ballad are very popular but follow very loosely for entertainment…

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  • Joseph Nazo: An American Serial Killer

    Joseph Nazo is an American serial killer, who was sentenced to death for the murder of six women. He was also a suspect in the so called Alphabet of Murder case. Joseph Naso or Crazy Joe was born on January 7, 1934 in Rochester, New York. After being in the U.S. Air Force in the 1950s, he met his first wife. Her name was Judith and their marriage lasted for 18 years, but later they got a divorce for reasons that I am not aware of. Naso continued visiting his ex-wife who lived in the Bay Area.…

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  • Jack The Ripper: The Murder Of Mary Jane Kelly

    The Murder of Mary Jane Kelly Quite possibly one of the most well-known serial killers, Jack the Ripper murdered 5 prostitutes in Whitechapel, England. The final and most gruesome murder was a young prostitute named Mary Jane Kelly. For well over a century, people have done everything they can to uncover the identity of the infamous murderer. There have been dozens of theories of who the legendary serial killer was over the past 129 years. Ranging from him being a slaughterman or a surgeon to…

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  • Famous Serial Killers: Ted Bundy

    Ted Bundy is one of the most famous serial killers as of 2016. His crimes span from 1974 to 1978. He sexually assaulted and murdered at least thirty young women, specifically with the women with dark, parted down the middle hair. His childhood was not like most. He started off living in a home for unwed mothers. Later on, he moved in with his grandparents. Bundy also became a boy scout at this time. His mother eventually took custody of him, remarried, and raised Bundy as her younger brother,…

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  • Black Dahlia Murders

    Elizabeth Short also know a "The Black Dahlia" was brutally murdered in Los Angeles in 1947. She was severely mutilated. Her killer has never been found ,which makes her case the oldest unsolved cases in L.A and one of the most famous.Many homicide investigators would say that this was one of the most brutal murders. Shorts body was found cut in two by a local female resident on January 15, 1947, in a vacant lot near Leimert…

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  • Ted Bundy Myth

    Theodore Robert Bundy or widely known as Ted Bundy was a notorious serial killer in the 1970s, in which he raped and murdered young women in several states. Report states that his murder episodes begin in the 1975 when he moved away from his home to Salt Lake City (McCall, 1980). It is said that he lured young women into his car before driving to a secluded place, he will raped them before beating them to death (McCall, 1980). His victims were usually young women from ordinary household (Gehrke,…

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