Psychiatrists say that this tends to happen when the child is being deprived of nurture, and parents have been absent in their lives or has neglected them. As well as wanting to control, and by an early stage have shown violence towards animals, and others. To become a serial killer, all traits must be present, not just one specific trait. To conclude, Ted Bundy, called this as an addiction. After killing, he wanted to do it all over, which cause the killings of many innocent women.
What frightens people however, is the fact that a huge number of the population has been exposed to at least one of these traumas in their lifetime. The... ... middle of paper ... ...al killers grow into sadistic mass murders. Though both nature and nurture have strong evidence to back them up as an explanation, neither theories explain why serial killers do what they do. While going over both explanations, I believe that it could be a mixture of both genetics and their childhood. My conclusion to these findings, nature does choose the traits we are born with, however, there needs to be a cultural trigger that leads to these individuals committing these horrific crimes.
Although there is no definitive answer to what plays the bigger role: nature or nurture, they both are contributing factors that make a serial killer. These deviants of society are afflicted with problems in either their upbringing or have psychological disorders, and are able to blend into our everyday lives with no apparent differences, yet they wreck havoc through their unremorseful killings. II. Common psychological disturbances in the stages of making a serial killer are seen in childhood and are usually based upon mental and psychological abuse endured by a child. a. Nurture: Carl Panzram- He began his life of crime at age twelve and was a killer and rapist that had no remorse.
Oddly enough, a serial killer has a regular mental behavior as well, whe... ... middle of paper ... ...anently struck fear in innocent people all around the world, and while it may never be possible to prove why these certain people felt driven to kill, defining the characteristics of a serial killer makes it easier to better recognize their motives, methods and marks apart from other types of criminals. Works Cited Brogaard, Berit, and Kristian Marlow. "The Making of a Serial Killer. "Psychology Today. 7 Dec. 2012.
Others may be trying to fulfill their own sadistic fantasies that were brought on by their childhood experiences. The most recent reason identified is a link to a genetic predisposition to violence. The inherent goodness of humans can sometimes go awry and lead to a person who is as evil as a serial killer. No matter how one analyzes the killers, they are not normal in any sense. Edmund Kemper when asked what he thought when he saw a pretty woman walking down the street replied, “One side of me says, 'I'd like to talk to her, date her.'
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. A murderer is considered a serial killer when they “murder three or more persons in at least three separate events with a “cooling off period” between kills” (Mitchell and Aamodt 40). When defining a serial killer, their background, genes, and brain are not mentioned; perhaps one day those aspects of the serial killer can be included.
Researchers also know that serial killers are often psychopaths that have experienced some type of assault or neglect. Ultimately there is no answer as to why serial killers do what they do yet, and psychologist are hoping to find enough research to be able to identify, treat, and prevent serial killers in the future. Serial killers can be anywhere
A killer is not born. A killer is made. However, we are all born with the potential to kill, and any one of us can be made into a killer. It might take a lot to drive us to murder, but some people are simply more susceptible to the idea than others. People tend to believe that serial killers are mentally ill individuals, however, more often than not, they are rational beings who have suffered tremendously.
Johnson & Becker (1997) mention that "the movie, Natural Born Killers (Warner Bros., 1994), portrayed two individuals who were killers because their culture involved bad parents, abuse and the lack of education." Killers are put on the spotlight whenever a crime is committed especially those that are serial. The communities must be made aware of the threat to their safety and of their loved ones. Unfortunately, this in turn may cause a state of panic. Serial killers with necrophilic tendencies are typically a bit difficult to understand my members of society.
Being abused as a child is not a direct connection to serial killers; however it damages the person at a very young age which can result to serial killing. Disabilities are very common in serial killers, unfortunately, this will never change, and the disorder causes them to be unable to control their behavior. Lust is most common in males, in which the root from where they desire to kill comes from the rejection or abandonment of someone they have feelings for, this anger builds up and the person has no idea how to deal with it. The media continues to really hide the threat that serial killers in America really are. If this continues, America will be a bigger and bigger target for killers all around the world.