Serial Killers

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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
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Theories There are many theories as to what causes a man to kill. There is the killer who has a distorted perception of reality and fantasy. This person often starts off very passively fantasizing of those deeds they could never commit. E.G. Jerome Brudos brought home a single pair of woman’s high healed shoes he found in a dump. This became the beginning of a life long obsession that eventually led to serial murder (Dolan p. 37). There is also the question of insanity. It is sometimes the case that the murderer has inherited a mental illness such as schizophrenia. This is true of Herbert Mullin who embarked on a murderous rampage to avert what he saw as an environmental catastrophe which would happen if nature didn’t get the blood sacrifices it required. Experts believe that most serial murderers have a clear perception, of reality and aren’t legally insane. One could go on and on with infinite theories and postulates but one thing seems to have a direct correlation with all of these examples. Serial killers are all the product of dysfunctional homes in some form or another, without the close family net to catch them when they fall into the life of a serial killer. VI. Case Studies: Charles Manson’s Bibliographical Info – Childhood Trauma At the very least Charles Manson could be said to have had a “troubled


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