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The Zodiac Killer - ... A similar case happened to the next victim of the mysterious killer. The following year, on July 4, 1969, another couple were shot dead in their car, in Blue Rock Springs Park in Vallejo, California. 22 year old Darlene Ferrin was shot dead, but Michael Mageau, who was 19 years old survived the shots. The strange thing after these murders is that the police received a phone call from an unidentified person that confessed to murdering those people. The next killings occurred two months later, on September 27, 1969....   [tags: crimes, mysterious killer] 649 words
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The Craigslist Killer - http://craigslist.killer Megan McAllister thought she had won the lottery when she began dating fellow med student, Philip Markoff, for he was everything she had ever wanted in a guy—he was sweet, handsome, brilliant, and… a psychopath. Unknown to poor Megan, her husband-to-be’s dark personality surfaced while he searched through erotic service ads on Craigslist on the hunt for his next victim. However, one question remains—why. Why would a successful, handsome future doctor with a beautiful fiancé feel an urge to commit crimes....   [tags: psychopath, killer, craigslist]
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Taking a Look at the Zodiac Killer - ... Author Robert Graysmith believes that Darlene knew her killer. Stories that Ferrin and/or Mageau knew any of the other Zodiac victims are unconfirmed, as are rumors that Mageau may have been hiding some knowledge of the killer’s identity or motive.(Wark,1). A payphone call was made to Vallejo Police Headquarters. The caller’s voice was mature and without accent, and he spoke evenly and consistently as if reading from a script(Wark,1). The dispatcher tried to ask the caller for his name and location, but the caller would not be interrupted....   [tags: unsolved serial killer mysteries] 1600 words
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The Zodiac Killer - The Zodiac Killer The late 1960’s and early 1970’s were a time of great change in America. The Vietnam War, the civil rights movement and the sexual revolution were just some of the issues on the evening news in American households. For citizens of the San Francisco Bay area, as well as the rest of California, the late 60’s early 70’represented terror, fear and death. “The bizarre and theatrical and still unresolved serial murders by real-life ghoul who called himself Zodiac, who claimed in letters to have killed 37 people (though police have focused on five homicides and two attempted murders in the greater Bay Area in 1968 and 1969” (Booth,2) have intrigued people for nearly four decades...   [tags: serial killer, criminology, criminal justice] 2081 words
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Gary Ridgway: Serial Killer - In 1982, police received a call about a body floating in the Green River in Salt Lake City, Utah (it was just one of many bodies that they were going to find). Police were stunned when they started receiving more calls about bodies found in parks, play grounds, and near highways. When police learned that all of the victims were prostitutes, they knew this was a key piece of evidence in their investigation. No one could have ever known that Gary Ridgway just started one of the largest killing sprees in American history....   [tags: Serial Killer Essays]
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A Terrifying Glimpse Into The Mind Of A Serial Killer - Kent Kiehl from the University of New Mexico, says, “one in one hundred people is a serial killer” A deep experiment and deep understanding definition of a serial killer varies from brain functions, and how the different compartments work with each other to make the person who they are. From a start the separation from a serial killer to an average person begins with the Amygdala, two nuggets of tissue one at each half of the brain, this is the Brains Central Command Center, yet they are no bigger than a thumbnail, and is what processes the emotions of any act the human has committed....   [tags: Serial Killer Essays]
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The Science of Criminology: Understanding the Mind of a Killer - Theoretically criminology is the attempt to understand crime and previous patterns. Criminology is also describe as an interdisciplinary profession built around the scientific study of crime and criminal behavior that includes its forms, causes, legal aspects and control. The Criminology is regarded more as a behavioral or social science that studies the causes of criminal behavior and the social response to crime. Criminology has many areas of research that includes for example the incidence, forms, causes and consequences of crime, as well as social and governmental regulations and reaction to crime....   [tags: Richard Ramirez, Serial Killer] 1095 words
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Brilliant Serial Killer Jack the Ripper - It is widely debated over whether the infamous Jack the Ripper is none other than Herman Webster Mudgett, the deranged, murderous, and somewhat brilliant serial killer who went by the alias of Dr. H. H. Holmes. The Ripper was able to evade captivity in the Whitechapel district of London in 1888, killing five victims from August 1888 to November of 1888. Whitechapel was a low income area of London where unemployment and poverty were extremely high. Women were prostituting themselves out, therefore putting themselves at a higher risk of being murdered because they were voluntarily going into dark areas of the city....   [tags: murder, serial killer, captivity]
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Killer Whales Should Not Be Kept in Captivity - "Imagine if the world you lived in, the space you breathed in, and the freedom you played in were suddenly taken away from you." (Free Willy) Orca whales are the largest members of the dolphin family. Orcas are very curious creatures, they like to sky hop, which is when they poke their heads out of the water and look around, and they can also dive to as much as a hundred feet. These social animals live in pods and stay with them for their whole lives. They are so family oriented that they can may sleep together in a tight circle and have synchronized breathing....   [tags: Killer Whales Don't Belong in Captivity]
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Factors of Gary Ridgway Becoming A Serial Killer - Gary Ridgway What are the root causes of a person becoming a serial killer. There have been many different serial killers over the past years, but only one is the infamous “Green River Killer.” Gary Ridgway was dubbed the “Green River Killer” because many of his first victims were found near the Green River in Washington. There are many factors which contribute as to why a person turns and takes their anger out on other people. Some people have a normal childhood with a loving family, while some are not so lucky....   [tags: Biography, Serial Killer, Criminal]
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Serial Killer - Serial killer is a person who kills three or more people with a cooling off period between murders and these murders may go on for a period of months or years. The murders that this person commits may have similar fashion or the victims may have something in common, for example, occupation, race, appearance, sex, or age group. Psychology is the science and study of human behavior and mental processes. Moreover, it is the study of human minds and its function. Krafft-Ebing (1886) found that the serial killer had been through cruelty of animal; enjoy the torture and the pain of their victim during his or her childhood period....   [tags: Serial Killer Essays] 830 words
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Arthur Shawcross Killer - People move all the time. Whether the relocation is due to personal or professional reasons, most often is it to start a new, and better, life. The community doesn’t usually know that new members are present and they go about their daily lives. In April of 1987, Rochester, NY gained two new members of the community and they were none the wiser until women, mainly prostitutes, began to disappear and then would turn up murdered starting in early 1988. Arthur Shawcross, relocated to Rochester after being paroled and having his criminal record sealed, was given the ability to start a new life, but he returned to his old habits of mutilation and murder by killing 11 women over two years....   [tags: Genesee River Killer, crimes, murder]
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Theodore Robert Cowell: Stone Cold Killer - This person is very well known, he is one of the most disgusting men to have walked on this earth. He is known to be very good in the aspect of hiding clues of being a serial killer, rapist, kidnapper, and has a sexual attraction to young women and females. He is confessed to about 30 homicides that took place during a ten year time period in many different states. This man’s total killings could be very much higher but many will never know. Theodore Robert Cowell aka “Ted Bundy” is a man many see today as a stone cold killer....   [tags: serial killer, rapist, ted bundy]
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The Importance of Geography in The Killer Angels - The Importance of Geography in The Killer Angels      War is a complicated event.  Many different factors are considered in the strategic planning during a war.  The number of troops, ammunition supplies, and the lay of the land are just three of the considerations that must be given when fighting a battle.  Such considerations were made during the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg.  In The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara, Shaara uses geography throughout his recounting of the event.  His use of geography is seen in his descriptions of the people involved, his description of the climate, and his superb outlining of the natural landscape....   [tags: Killer Angels Essays]
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Dr. H. H. Holmes: America's First Serial Killer - Erick Larson wrote in Devil in the White City, “I was born with the devil in me. I could not help the fact that I was a murderer, no more than the poet can help the inspiration to sing – I was born with the Evil One standing as my sponsor beside the bed where I was ushered in the world, and he has been with me since” (Troy, Taylor). This statement was a quoted confession from Dr. H. H. Holmes himself in 1896. Holmes was the first major serial killer in America, even though he came after many others in his time....   [tags: legal issues, serial killer]
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The Biology of a Serial Killer - The year is 1967 and Theodore Bundy, an average American college student has fallen in love with Stephanie, a dark haired co-ed of the same state university. He convinces her to go on a few dates, but she quickly loses interest, later citing his lack of ambition. The rejection on his heels, Bundy shifts gears and spends the next six years of his life transforming himself into the law student of her dreams. When they meet again Bundy holds the upper hand and Stephanie falls in love. A short time after the small wedding ceremony Bundy abandons Stephanie during a ski vacation and she never hears from him again.(2) In the context of this short historical blip from the life of America's mo...   [tags: Chaos Theory and the Serial Killer]
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The Zodiac Killer - The Zodiac Killer Works Cited Not Included In the late sixties and early seventies, California was haunted by dozens of unsolved murders. The offender remains unknown to this day. The murderer, who referred to himself as "the Zodiac," made contact with the police and area newspapers throughout his reign of terror through a series of menacing notes. Although the police were never able to apprehend Zodiac, they were able to gather information about him via the letters. Zodiac boasted of killing up to forty victims, however, police estimated he may have killed over 50....   [tags: Papers Crime Serial Killer Essays] 2329 words
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The Zodiac Killer - In the San Francisco Bay area, as well as in the rest of California, the late ‘60’s and early ‘70’s was a time of terror and fear. What started out as a seemingly random, but brutal murder on the night of October 30th, 1966, turned out to be the start of a series of horrific murders that would span 2,500 suspects, 56 possible victims, and over 400 miles. On the calm, cool night of December 20th, 1968, a young seventeen year-old named David Arthur Faraday was getting ready to take a young sixteen year-old named Betty Lou Jensen on her first date....   [tags: Zodiac Killer History Historical Essays]
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The Black Widow Serial Killer Who Killed All Of Her Lovers - Even though it is a very rare form of killing, serial murder has been a topic of interest in the eyes of countless observers. However, the exact guidelines for serial murder have been hard to pin-point because each killer has a unique way of committing the deed. Vera Renczi was a female serial killer who “was convicted of thirty-five murders and sentenced to life imprisonment” during the 1930s (Vera Renczi – The Black Widow Serial Killer Who Killed All Of Her Lovers). She killed every one of the men in her life, including her son, by poisoning them with arsenic in fear that they were betraying her trust (Vera Renzci)....   [tags: serial murder, serial killer, vera renczi] 655 words
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Powerful Imagery and Themes in The Killer Angels -     In The Killer Angels, Michael Shaara fictionally illustrates the historical facts of the battle at Gettysburg. Shaara gives action and words to characters of another time, and then places these players on the stage of this great battle. Through the use of powerful biblical and non-biblical imagery and themes the epic nature of the battle at Gettysburg and its characters are enhanced. Such imagery and themes, combined with Shaara's fictionalization, help to contribute to why this single battle holds such monumental significance and influence upon the lives of Americans over a century removed from its occurrence....   [tags: Killer Angels Essays]
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Protagonists and Point of View in Michael Shaara's The Killer Angels - Protagonists and Point of View in Michael Shaara's The Killer Angels      Crack. A lone rifle fires off in the distance on a rainy July morning. A lone soldier in the Calvary fires the shot that starts the bloodiest battle that ever takes place on United States soil. Michael Shaara's book The Killer Angels (1974) takes place during the Battle of Gettysburg and focuses on the thoughts of the individual commanders who led the troops. This thrilling novel covers the four days of this famous battle that took place in July 1863....   [tags: Killer Angels Essays]
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Edmund Emil Kemper Iii: The Life Of A Serial Killer - Edmund Emil Kemper III was born on December 13, 1948 in Burbank, CA. He was born to the union of Edmund E. Kemper Jr. and Clarnell Strandberg. After his parents divorced, Clarnell took Kemper along with his two sisters to live by her very high standards and abusive ways. She berated Kemper mentally by having him sleep in a windowless basement because she feared of the harm he may cause to his sisters. In turn, this caused the hatred that he had for her to fester and turn into hatred against all women....   [tags: Serial Killer Murderer] 1047 words
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The Zodiac Killer - Imagine if you lived in a city with a killer and no one knew him and they still haven’t caught him. You wouldn’t have any idea where a safe place in town would be. Would you continue with Ur every day activities. Would you be safe taking out urn trash to the curb. What about running to the store. Do you think urn life is worth that carton of milk u gone to the gas station to buy. Would you even feel safe at all knowing there is a killer he could be you’re next door neighbored. It could even be the mail man anybody could be the killer you just have no idea everyday u take risks that everyone takes for granted....   [tags: Serial Killers]
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John Wayne Gacy: Serial Killer - ... After doing numerous biopsies, there was not a trace of evidence to conclude that John Wayne Gacy suffered from neurological issues. PSYCHOLOGICAL John Wayne Gacy suffered from many psychological issues that are shown to have led him to crimes. Gacy was found to have been suffering from Anti-social Personality Disorder that could have been linked to the dysfunctional relationship with his father. Along with the abuse of his father, he was also bullied at school for being overweight, had sexual confusion, and constantly felt as if he wasn’t good enough are all factors that have caused Gacy’s constant frustration leading to the rapes and murders of at least thirty three young men....   [tags: the Killer Clown, notorious psychopaths] 616 words
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Serial Killer Gerard John Schaefer Jr. - Gerard John Shaefer Jr., was born into an eventually troubled family on March 25, 1946 in Wisconsin, however he lived most of his early life in Georgia. He was the oldest of three children and was born to a week willed mother and an extremely abusive and adulterous father. At the age of fourteen he, and his family, moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He graduated high school in 1964 from St. Aquinas High School after which he attended Broward Community College. He had a brief, two year marriage with Martha Fogg....   [tags: Criminal, Biography, Serial Killer]
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Albert Fish: Serial Killer - Imagine a peaceful day in your little town that you can call your home. There are children playing, the sounds of birds chirping and people working. Little do you know that the peacefulness of your town will forever be disrupted by one man and that man is Albert Fish. Albert Fish was a serial killer who killed in the 1920’s and 1930’s. Albert Fish was born on May 19, 1870 to Randall Fish who was forty three years older than Albert’s mother. This age difference might be why he was so attracted to these young children....   [tags: Serial Killers]
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Is Tilikum the Killer Whale Truly a Killer? - Tilikum is the name of the most notorious killer whale in Seaworld. He is responsible for three deaths in SeaWorld. The most recent case of the death of Dawn Brancheau in 2010 brought the world’s attention to the captivity of killer whales. Dawn Brancheau was one of the most senior whale trainer that is allowed to to work with Tilikum (Kirby 305). Despite that, many rounds of checks were carried out before the training starts. The incident occurred during a ‘Dine with Shamu’ experience where guest could eat while watching the killer whale interactions....   [tags: seaworld, orcas, captivity] 1669 words
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The Mind of a Killer - The mind of a killer is one that is not easily comprehended. The events of their lives deeply root and morph themselves into disturbed thoughts and mind sets that fuel a killer to commit murder. In Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, the case of the quadruple homicide of the Clutter family in Holcomb, Kansas involved murderers who were two very different individuals that had teamed up to commit an important “score”. The plan was devised by Dick Hickock to rob and murder the Clutter family and he brought about his cellmate from prison, Perry Smith to assist him with the job....   [tags: Psychology, State of Mind] 1817 words
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Gary Ridgway: The Green River Killer - Throughout all of American history there have been those who are well known for committing what are classified as deviant or criminal acts. Most of those who are well known by the public for their actions have committed deeds seen as extremely controversial such as being cult leaders, gang or mafia members, terrorists, rapists, or killers. The lists of members for each topic is numerous, however, there are a certain few that are more prominent than others. One criminal that stands out when speaking of killers in particular is Gary Ridgway, or as he is better known, the Green River Killer....   [tags: serial killers, highest murder rate in history]
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Black Dahlia Killer - Imagine living in a country that has 76% of all serial killers in the world. The USA is that country. 84% of the serial killers are caucasian, 16% are black. Women are 64% of the total victims. Only 10% of the total serial killers are women (“Serial Killer Statistics”). Miyuki Ishikawa, a midwife in the 1940s, was in that ten percent. She would help the mother give birth but when the parents couldn’t take care of their children they gave them to Ishikawa. She in-turn could not afford them as well....   [tags: Serial Killers, Unsolved Murder Mysteries]
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The Zodiac Killer - The Zodiac is a chart of signs, based on the day of one’s birth corresponds with a horoscope. The Zodiac is also the name of a serial killer, whose identity continues to baffle law enforcement. There have been many books and movies made about this particular serial killer, but what are the facts. What is real and what is drummed up Hollywood drama. Using a web search I found a website that has a very detailed timeline of The Zodiac Killer’s (TZK) murders. This website is from a crime based television channel....   [tags: Case Study, solution]
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A killer within - A Killer Within It was Wednesday November 13, 1974 that a home on Ocean Ave would literally become the final resting place for six members of the DeFeo family. One by one they were all shot dead as they laid in their beds sleeping. The man responsible for their deaths, Ronald “Butch” De Feo Jr. son and brother to the victims that were killed that November night. Ronald DeFeo Jr also known as Ronnie, was raised in a middle class family and was the oldest of four children. Despite being raised in a financially stable family, Ronnies relationship with his parents, most notably with his father, would eventually lead him to live a life full of hate and rebellion....   [tags: legal issues, murder]
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Two Articles on the Motives and Mind of a Serial Killer - The mind of a serial killer can be very interesting in being able to find out what makes them want to do what they do. Knowing if someone was abused as a child and if this makes them more likely to become a serial killer or not become a serial killer is something I was very curious to learn about. Something that happens in a person’s childhood can affect the way they act when they become adults. I found two sources talking about childhood abuse and serial killers. The first source was an internet article entitled “Serial Killer Motives” found on the website How Stuff Works and was written by Shanna Freeman....   [tags: Abuse, Neglect, and Serial Killers]
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The Media's Representation of Dexter, the Ethical Serial Killer - I placed the knife on the table and turned around, pinning my gaze inside the plastic wrapped room that I had carefully prepared. An agonized face glared back at me, blue eyes burned beneath the black eyebrows. “What the hell is this?” I carelessly studied the forehead which tightened and twitched with tension and my gaze wandered off to his left cheek. “This... is the moment of truth.” I replied to his cry with ease. He was breathing heavily. Oh, this felt so good. It has been a very long time since I let my dark passenger come out to play....   [tags: media, serial killers, identity,] 1527 words
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Is a Serial Killer Born or Created? - Serial killers have many frightening facets. The most frightening thing about them is that experts still do not know what makes a human become a serial killer. Many experts believe serial killers become what they are because they have a genetic disposition or brain abnormality while other experts believe that a serial killer is created by childhood abuse; and some other experts believe that it is a combination of both brain abnormalities and abusive childhood experiences that creates a serial killer....   [tags: genetic disposition, child abuse]
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The Mind of a Serial Killer - Serial murder is one of the most baffling crimes that occur in the U.S. and all over the world. Knight (2006) defines serial murder as the killing of three or more people over a period of more than 30 days, with a significant cooling-off period. The cooling off period may be weeks, months or even years long. Researchers have proposed various psychological, biological and sociological theories that offer a partial understanding of the nature of serial murder. Some propose that the basis for criminal behavior is a predisposition to violence as well as a mix between environment, personality traits and biological factors....   [tags: Criminology ]
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The Making of a Serial Killer - Not to be confused with psychopaths, psychosis is also a cause of serial killers. Psychotic patients, unlike psychopaths, have lost their sense of reality (Brogaard). For example, Carl “Coral” Eugene Watts was charged with strangling twelve woman with many more suspected victims because he believed they had “evil in their eyes” (Brogaard). Psychotic serial killers mostly tend to be either, schizophrenic or bipolar (Brogaard). Richard Trenton Chase was a schizophrenic who believed the Nazis were after him with poison that would turn his blood to powder (Brogaard)....   [tags: psychosis, psychopaths, sense]
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Killer Whales Kept in Captivity - For several years, Americans have been visiting amusement parks, like SeaWorld and Six Flags, to observe large animals like orcas, also known as killer whales. These whales are quite difficult to view in the wild, but can now be seen for a simple fee. Orcas are known to be one of the smartest mammals. They are friendly, and this has caused people to take advantage of them. For the past sixty years, people have brought these massive creatures into their aquariums to make a profit from their exhibitions....   [tags: amusement parks, attacks, orcas]
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Characteristics of a Serial Killer - In the sick minds of those who murder, pain and death are twisted into a passion to kill. Unlike a “normal” individual, serial killers rely on murdering to fulfill their craving of their gruesome thrills and addiction. Most of society incorrectly views serial killers because of how they are portrayed on television. For example, Dexter is a handsome serial killer who does lead a normal life but, he takes it upon himself to rid all of the “bad guys” in the world in order to accomplish his need to kill....   [tags: Murder, Death, Childhood]
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What Makes a Serial Killer? - Carl Panzram, also known as Jeff Rhodes and John O’Leary, had an obsessive hatred for the human race that bordered on the maniacal. This loathing for himself and his fellow-man was taken out in a lifetime of murder and mayhem. What would make someone prey upon other humans. A serial killer is a unique person that becomes one through many factors such as genetic impairments, environmental issues, and childhood events; through many examples these are common in almost all. Almost all people know who serial killers are, but what exactly defines a serial killer....   [tags: psychopaths, sociopath]
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Automobiles Are a Slow Killer in the City - Down with Cars. Private transportation does not belong in cities. One day we will wake up and recognize the car and its supporting infrastructure as the plague of modern society. Unlike the Black Death, it will not simply pass with time for it is a plague we have brought upon ourselves. The system of the automobile is a slow killer, attacking the mind before the body. It does not target people so much as the very fabric of civilization, strangling its culture to ultimately leave nothing but the cold moving parts that drive an economy....   [tags: public transportation, commute, fuel] 551 words
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Ted Bundy: The Mind of a Killer - Ted Bundy was an American born rapist, a necrophile; a serial killer and a kidnapper who assaulted and murdered several young women during the 1970’s. The criminal kept on denying the charges for more than ten years and later confessed of having committed the thirty homicide crimes in seven different states before his execution (Rule, 2009). Bundy’s handsome and charismatic appearance made it possible for him to easily win the confidence of young women who were always his targets. He broke into the dwellings of his victims at night and bludgeoned them as they slept....   [tags: Psychology]
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The Killer Angels by Michael Sharra - Based of Michael Sharra’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Killer Angels, Gettysburg is a literary adaptation that popularized the bloodiest battle fought between the North and the South during the Civil War. Initially intended as a TV mini series, Gettysburg was produced as a full-length feature film. The film glorifies Union and Confederate soldiers in the historic bloodbath of Gettysburg. The film enables viewers to experience a first hand account of the spirit and battleground of the four-day battle....   [tags: gettyburg, civil war, horrific battle]
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Rhetorical Analysis of The Killer Instinct - ... Being rough is in boy's its own nature and simply restricting war toys from boys won't change their nature as they would even enjoy punching. In addition, Thomas Sally puts an example of her kids using sticks available in nature as their war tools for their satisfaction even though they were not actually encouraged for their act. After all these reasoning, Thomas Sally puts put another statement as "I implored my son, 'Don't be rough, Be gentle.' I might as well have said, 'Stop being a Boy.' " Thomas Sally puts up reasoning in a manner of sequence, which makes sense and enhances the effect of reasoning that is coming forth....   [tags: emotions, violence, persuasive] 862 words
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The Return of a Killer Flu - ... Public gatherings of any kind were outlawed – funerals were limited to no more than fifteen minutes. It became illegal to give handshakes as this was a predominant cause of the spread, and it was mandatory to wear face masks made of thin gauze in some areas. Why was Spanish flu so deadly. Two possible factors that contributed greatly to the impact of the 1918 pandemic were: the war effect and restricted scientific knowledge. World War I was not only costly, but it required many members of the medical community to be stationed overseas....   [tags: potentiall pandemics] 1009 words
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The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara - The killer angels is a world acclaimed novel that was written by an author known as Michael Shaara. In the year 1975, it was granted the Pulitzer Prize for creative writing. It gives us in details the occurrences of the four days in the Battle of Gettysburg. This was during the American Civil War that occurred in the year 1863. At this time, troops that comprised of both the Union and Confederacy were at war in town called Gettysburg in Pennsylvania. This is a piece of story that is driven by disposition and narrated from the point of view of various heroes (Hartwig, 1996)....   [tags: Novel Analysis, Summary]
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The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara - The killer angels is a world acclaimed novel that was written by an author known as Michael Shaara. In the year 1975, it was granted the Pulitzer Prize for creative writing. It gives us in details the occurrences of the four days in the Battle of Gettysburg. This was during the American Civil War that occurred in the year 1863. At this time, troops that comprised of both the Union and Confederacy were at war in town called Gettysburg in Pennsylvania. This is a piece of story that is driven by disposition and narrated from the point of view of various heroes (Hartwig, 1996)....   [tags: Summary, Plot, Analysis]
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Biological Signs of a Killer - A person does not need to have acquired a doctorate in psychology to determine that there is something horrifically different about serial killers. Quotes from killers show this drastic difference, such as Ted Bundy who said, “What’s one less person on the face of the earth anyway?” (Scott 2). Or Charles Manson who, with seven simple words, disgusted and oppositely inspired millions by saying, “Death is the greatest form of love” (“Charles Manson”). It is inside these people where it is easy to be determined just how unstable the very fabrics of their genetic and brain codes are; many things can be genetically transmitted from parent to offspring through heredity; therefore, so can the biolo...   [tags: genetic, brain, nature]
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What Makes a Serial Killer - It has been believed for some time that an individual becomes violent because of traumatic childhoods that were wrought with neglect and abuse. Others have argued that one becomes violent because they are mentally deranged. There have been many studies over the years to find out what causes a person to become a serial killer, but still there is no definitive cause. All serial killers are psychopaths (a person with a psychopathic personality, which manifests as amoral and antisocial behavior, lack of ability to love or establish meaningful personal relationships, extreme egocentricity), but not all psychopaths end up being serial killers....   [tags: Traumatic Childhoods, Murder, Homicides]
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The Killer Comes to Europe - Introduction During the Middle Ages in Europe there was an ever increasing demand for exotic goods from the East. Traders and merchants would follow the trade routes to and from the far East to bring back perfumes, rice, cotton, wine, salt, fish, lemons, and mirrors (Travel and Trade). Unfortunately along with the goods the traders also carried a deadly affliction that would soon spread all over Europe. Causing one of the greatest pandemics in recorded history was the tiny rat flea (Kugler, 2009)....   [tags: European History]
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The Elusive Zodiac Killer - The Elusive Zodiac Killer Serial killers almost without exception enjoy playing games. Whether played with their victims’, or the police forces trying to track them down, the game of the kill is almost as essential as the murder itself. In most instances this need to draw out the experience leads to the downfall of the culprit. This was not the case with the elusive Zodiac Killer of the San Francisco Bay Area. Zodiac’s career, which would become the most cerebral murder case of all time, began in Riverside California on the night of October 30, 1966....   [tags: Serial Killers Murder]
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Lung Cancer: The Unbiased Killer - Cancer is known as an unbiased killer that knows no race, age or sex of its victims. Doctor Nader (n.d.) states, “The disease lung cancer is known as the number one cause of cancer related deaths in the United States.” (Lung Cancer Information). Lung cancer takes millions of lives each year, sometimes without the slightest warning. According to "The Green Sanctuary" (2009), “The cancer may often be discovered during a routine chest X-ray or CT scan as a small solitary mass.” (What is Lung Cancer?)....   [tags: Medicine]
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Skin Cancer: The Stealth Killer - Skin Cancer: The Stealth Killer Cancer has been an active concern in our society for the past couple decades, since we truly discovered the nature of cancer and the potency it brings along with it. However, it was not until the mid-20th century that scientists were beginning to truly understand the origin of cancer. Scientists dating back all the way to the Renaissance, when they first began performing autopsies to learn more about the human body and form, noticed abnormalities but it never clicked that it was something much worse than it seemed....   [tags: scientists, melanoma, sun] 1525 words
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Cardiovascular Disease, An Inherited Killer - An inherited killer, Cardiovascular disease is quite devastating. In my own experience it has affected my family greatly. From medical bills to lost sleep cardiovascular disease can destroy a family. Though my own has stuck together, we have lost so much to this disease. Cardiovascular disease is an inheritant disease. It runs in families and blood lines. It’s common name is heart disease. It clogs up the arteries and can cause a heart attack. Also the disease can clog arteries to the brain causing a serious stroke....   [tags: heart, arteries, disease] 600 words
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Born a Killer: Ted Bundy - ... It was very tough decision but she wanted young Theodore to tag along things just wouldn't be the same. In 1951, she married a man by the name of Jonnie Bundy and the couple enjoyed life as any couple would and had several children together(TB Bio). Growing up despite good grades in school Ted file was full of notes from his teacher. One of the notes was about his unpredictable temper (Newton 30). When Ted finished high school he was a compulsive masterbator and a night-prowling voyeur (Newton 30)....   [tags: death, victims] 805 words
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Serial Killer Richard Ramirez - Serial Killer Richard Ramirez Crescendo of Terror Late in the 20th Century, Hell glutted on humanity. Its first bloodletting of that season of the Devil occurred on the warm evening of June 28, 1984, when an earth-bound Lucifer found his way into the small Glassel Park apartment of 79-year-old Jennie Vincow. Throughout the Los Angeles area a damp humidity had oppressed the air that day, and when the evening came and the temperature slightly cooled, Jennie left her window open to invite what little breeze there might be into her flat....   [tags: Serial Killers Violence Crime Murder Essays] 4254 words
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Killing the Killer Whale - ... After drilling of the teeth, the area must be washed thoroughly every day for the rest of the particular orca’s life. Bad dental issues can lead to many other health problems such as infections, pneumonia, and even a heart attack. Orcas are also constantly receiving antibiotics, which causes “…disruption of normal bacterial flora in the gut, malnutrition, and susceptibility of the host to opportunistic pathogens such as fungi and yeast.” The orcas also get a great deal of sunburn because there is no protection from it in such a shallow pool....   [tags: Orca trafficking, inhumane acts]
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Killer Whale in Captivity - Captivity is the state or period of being imprisoned, confined, or enslaved, according to Wiktionary. Every year, marine parks and aquariums, like SeaWorld, make billions of dollars through ticket sales. SeaWorld estimates about 70% of their total revenue is due to their performing killer whales (Jeffs). People visit from all over the world to encounter killer whales up close. “Their beauty and power, combined with willingness to work with humans, have made them legendary performers” (Gorman). In recent years, humans have gained the ability to tame and train these creatures....   [tags: seaworld, parks, incidents]
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The Zodiac Killer Project - The Zodiac Killer Project The crime spree murders of the Zodiac killer is one of the greatest unsolved murdered cases of all time. The Zodiac’s murders took place from later 1960s, through to about 1972. Most of The Zodiac’s murders took place in Northern California. Some main areas where murders took place are Benicia, Vallejo, Lake Berryessa, and San Francisco, California. Two out of the four men that were attacked lived and three women out of the three were killed. The ages of the victims goes from 16 up to about 29 years of age....   [tags: Crime, Mirder, Unsolved Murder, Zodiac]
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Dennis Rader: Serial Killer - Have you ever wondered why some people love art and music, and some love science and math. These individuals love math or art because they get a sense of relaxation and excitement from these activities. Serial killers are the same way they love to kill people and have lots of different motives for why they kill them. A serial killer is a person who kills repeatedly. The one motive that drove Dennis Rader, to kill his victims was to gain power and control over them. In order to identify serial killers before they kill repeatedly, a person needs to study the characteristics that makes up this type of criminals....   [tags: Motivations, Biography, History]
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Green River Serial Killer - In Green River, Running Red, author Ann Rule describes a killer without remorse, who is the product of both personal and social influences, in effect forcing him to murder women and to continue to do so for over a decade as a fulfillment of his fantasies. When endeavoring to rationalize the causes of such a mind, theories of deviance, when separated into two distinct categories, positivist and constructionism. Positivist theories, such as the general theory of crime, allows for individual's to piece together events in the life of Gary Ridgway, the Green River killer which would undeniably lead him to a twisted sense of reality, combined with sexual fantasies and a tendency to justify perver...   [tags: Ann rule] 1378 words
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The Killer T Cells - ... Killer T cells have one objective and that is to be the terminator(imagine Arnold Schwarzenegger saying that) of those viruses and antigens in your body. Helper T cells also regulate immunity. are they examples of negative feedback?: I believe that the actions of the T cells and B cells are good examples of negative feedback. Our feedback mechanism detect, check, and respond to any changes in our body. When our bodies are pushed out of homeostasis, negative feedback is an example of our body recovering from it....   [tags: terminators, homeostasis] 555 words
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Born Free: Killer Whales - When I was younger I always wanted to be a trainer at SeaWorld and work with Shamu, but of course I didn’t know how controversial captivity was. As I got older I started researching the issue and came to the realization that Orcas, also known as Killer Whales should not live in captivity. In captivity Orcas are in danger as well as the trainers who work with them. Orcas are the largest of the Dolphin family and are found in all oceans. They range from 23 to 32 feet in length, and can weigh up to 6 tons....   [tags: seaworld, orcas, ]
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Poverty: A Silent Killer - Poverty is a major issue in our world today where people cannot afford the basic necessities required to survive. Approximately 1.02 billion people go to bed hungry each night. 1 With the world’s population being approximately 6.8 billion this is approximately 17.64% of the world's population. 2 While trying to earn money to survive, people in poverty are exposed to crowded living conditions which result in an increased exposure to contagious and infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria....   [tags: poverty essay]
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Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer - ... (Davis, 1991) argued that Jeffrey’s crimes were committed because of how society rejected him. Jeffrey can be seen as a (hedonistic) serial killer, someone who gets sexually aroused while committing the murder (Holmes and Holmes, 2009). His murder victims were sexually abused; his victims were more than three. According to (Ressler, 1988) Jeffrey is an organized serial killer as some of his victims would have given consent in engaging in sexual activity with him before being murdered. He is also seen as a mixed offender as at the early stages of his murders there was a six year gap between his first and second victim (Ressler, 1992)....   [tags: alcohol, behavior, cannibalism] 1934 words
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Diabetes: The Silent Killer - Diabetes: The Silent Killer Roughly 25 million Americans have diabetes; it is called the “Silent Killer” because almost half of those 25 million have no idea that they even have the disease; it can strike and kill without warning. I am interested in the disease because both my grandfather and my maternal great grandmother had diabetes. However, both of them had late onset diabetes, or Type II. Diabetes Mellitus is the cause of many serious health complications such as stroke, heart disease, renal failure, and blindness, among others....   [tags: type II, mellitus, health complications] 1265 words
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SERIAL KILLER EDWARD GEIN - SERIAL KILLER EDWARD GEIN Serial murder is viewed as multiple murders within a given period of time. In United States of America, serial killing is neither a unique aspect nor new to the population. Since history, serial killers have been recorded around the globe. For a number of years, intellectuals, law enforcers, media and mental health professionals have thoroughly conducted investigation regarding serial killing. These groups have for a long time tried to understand the multifarious issues regarding serial killing investigations....   [tags: FBI, manhunt, serial murder]
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Poverty: The Silent Killer - Poverty, also know as the “silent killer” (Causes of Poverty), exists in every corner of the world. The death rate of poor children is a staggering number; about 9 million die each year. Some view poverty as people not being able to afford an occupational meal or having to skip a meal to save money. This isn’t true poverty; poverty is where people live on $1.25 or less a day. According to Causes of Poverty, 1.4 billion people live like this. Even more shocking than the last statistic is that half of the world’s population lives on $2.50 per day....   [tags: poverty essay] 1011 words
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Meth the killer drug - Meth the killer drug “Meth is a very strong drug that attacks the central nervous system stimulant.” “The drug works directly on the brain and spinal cord by interfering with normal neurotransmission (“HOW METH DESTROYS.” 1) Meth is also potent an easy to make only thing you need is a few boxes of cold and asthma medications containing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine, red phosphorous, hydrochloric acid, drain cleaner, battery acid, lye, lantern fuel, and antifreeze are among the ingredients most commonly used....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Psychotic Behaviors, Brain Damage] 1147 words
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Captive Orcas Killer Whales - Though often seen as fierce killing machines, Orca whales, more commonly known as killer whales, are much different. In some ways, these mysterious creatures are much like humans. Many people are fascinated by these whales when they see them perform in marine parks such as SeaWorld. What most people don’t realize is that the life of these whales is not as great as it may seem. There is much evidence that proves captive life will never be adequate. There is no doubt that life in captivity is no match for life in the wild....   [tags: Orca Whales, Sea Animals, Marine Parks]
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Getting a Killer Tan - Getting a “Killer” Tan There’s no such thing as a healthy tan, and that’s what people need to understand (Gabrielle Union). Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The most fatal form of skin cancer is melanoma, and each year, more people are getting, and dying from, melanomas (Poncelet). Authors of a new study estimate that the tanning beds cause 388,079 cases of skin cancer each year in the USA--more than twice as many as estimated in earlier analyses. The Food and Drug Administration estimates that about 30 million Americans use indoor tanning beds each year, and 2.3 million of those are teens (Szabo)....   [tags: Skin Cancer, Melanoma, Inddor Tanning Beds]
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Hypertension: The Silent Killer - Hypertension, often called a silent killer, affects approximately 75 million adults in the United States today and is a major risk factor for stroke, myocardial infarction, vascular disease, and chronic kidney disease (1). Hypertension is a chronic medical condition that is defined by elevated pressure in the arteries of the body. If left undetected, this asymptomatic disorder silently damages blood vessels in various parts of the body, including the heart, brain, and kidney (3). History of Hypertension The origins of this disease trace back to early 2600 B.C., when the ancient Chinese could only detect hypertension by the quality of one’s pulse and often referred to hypertension as the “h...   [tags: pressure, etiology, pathology] 2619 words
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profile of a killer - During the last decade the world has witnessed a staggering elevation in serial killings. To give some insight into the scale of the problem posed by the serial killer, in the United States can be gained from examining the statistics for just one year. In 1989 (the last year for which detailed figures are available) there were 21,500 recorded homicides, of which some 5,000 are unsolved. Unofficial sources believe that as many as a hundred serial killers may be at large at any given time. Add to this the number of known victims of serial killers, then between 3,500 and 5,000 people are killed by serial murderers every year....   [tags: essays research papers] 1545 words
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Serial Killer - Chapter Two: Definition of a Serial Killer Serial killers are people who kill three or more victims over a period of more than thirty days with a cooling off period between each murder. Their murders usually have some of the same characteristics. People who kill for fun usually have some type of mental illness. Their crimes could have maybe been prevented if their diseases were treated in time. The disease of psychopath is the least treated. Some killers often plead not guilty by reason of insanity....   [tags: Psychology, Mental Illness, ] 2354 words
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Should Killer Whales Be Kept in Captivity? - ... This causes the killer whales not to like each other and then starting to be aggressive with each other. still my opinion is that the killer whales should not be kept in captivity .It is sad when a female killer whale has a calf and they spends some couple of months together and then automatically the trainers separate them. This is is why we should not be keeping killer whales in captivity. If we keep on doing this something will eventually happen to us or the killer whales. Many kids, teenagers, adults, and elders agree that they should not keep killer whales in captivity....   [tags: sea animals, animal cycle] 754 words
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K is for Killer - K Is for Killer Conflict is an integral part of a literary work. Many authors use conflict as a technique to help the reader feel exactly what the character is going through in he/she’s internal battles and struggles. Both of the fictional pieces, “The Fifth Child” by Doris Lessing and “’N’ Is For Noose” by Sue Grafton, contain significant conflicts between characters which are brought out through the use of many scenarios within the novels. The novel, “The Fifth Child” takes place in London during the late 1960’s....   [tags: Essays Papers] 704 words
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