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Serial killers are different (and more dangerous) than normal criminals. Most murders are done out of passion, but serial killers just kill for the joy of it. According to the FBI, a serial killer is someone who has killed a minimum of three people (Philbin 3), but there are a lot more characteristics that make someone be truly categorized as a serial killer. According to Scott, most of the victims of serial killers are strangers and the killings appear random, and killers often choose victims who are vulnerable (Scott). Many serial killers have a “type,” and their victims usually fit into that type.
Ted Bundy 2 Ted Bundy: A Personality Comparison With The Theories Of Rollo May and Albert Bandura The objective of this case study is to examine the personality of one of the most notorious serial killers in modern history, Ted Bundy. Ted Bundy was alleged to have humiliated, tortured and murdered at least 50 women. Possibility more, but the true number will never be known. Because Ted Bundy kept the true number of his victims to himself and refused to inform authorities of the exact number of his horrific deeds, before he was executed on January 24, 1989 (Wikipedia, n.d.). Ted Bundy was once a Boy Scout and those who knew him in the labor force said that he had a promising career in politics, because Ted Bundy appeared to be an example of a good, upstanding citizen (L. Corpus, 1989).