Serial killers

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Serial killers

By | October 1999
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Serial Murder
The mind behind the crime!

Thesis statement: Serial Murderers are not just murderers but also victims of the rotten hand they were dealt.
Abstract

I.Definition

History
A.The Most Infamous Killer
B.Myth Theory
1. WereWolves
2. Vampires

III.Causes
A. Serial Killer Characteristics
B. Theories

VI.Case Studies
A.Charles Manson
1. Bibliographical Info
2. Childhood Trauma

B. John Wayne Gacy
1. Bibliographical Info
2. Childhood Trauma

V.The Female Serial Killer

IV.Closing

Abstract -Thesis Statement

“ God, I’ve never done anything. Help me, help me, help me! God, why is this happening? Help Me!” Robert Violante screamed as the Son of Sam’s .44 caliber bullet tore through his temple (Mitchell p.15). At this moment Robert Violante must have asking himself why this was happening, what could cause someone to do something so atrocious? This paper examines issues related to the definition and study of serial murder. It probes the minds of some of the world’s most infamous killers all the while asking the question WHY. It examines methodological issues such as problems with the FBI’s so called serial murder profiling system: the fact that the serial killer stereotypes does not necessarily stand true. This paper argues that the killer is not the only one to blame for his/her actions. Together we will probe the minds of killers such as Charles Manson and John Wayne Gacy. I ask you, “Are they Murderers or Victims?” I personally have come to the conclusion that they are both murderers and victims.

I. Definition:

“Serial murder” has long been a term used to describe those human beings that repeatedly commit heinous crimes. It is rare that the average person probes the mind of a serial killer without bias. However, what lies behind the eyes of a serial killer deserves...