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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.

I.     Definition

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 ...

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...ceitfully cunning. 'These highly allusive predators are meticulous in planing and disposing of any evidence that will link them to the crime '(Kelleher p. 20).

Due to a strong cultural bias, society often disinvolves or denies the very existence of a female serial killer. Whereas the male serial killer has been regularly lionized by his outrageous exploits, the female serial killer is typically ignored, viewed as an anomaly (Kelleher p.xi)


     Who are these people? What makes them so different from the rest of us? Why do they commit these shocking crimes? There are theories but no answers. Serial killers are a disturbing piece of the puzzle that we must figure out to save numerous lives in the future.

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