Ted Bundy: Necrophilia And Antisocial Personality Disorder

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Ted Bundy was born on November 24, 1946 in Burlington, Vermont. He was famous for being a well-known American serial killer. Bundy murdered numerous young women and girls during the 1970s. He is said to have murdered 36 young women and girls that have spanned across four states. The biggest question in anyone’s mind would be why would such a person do something so heinous and horrendous? According to psychologists Bundy’s to have had multiple theories on his motive. This essay will look at two of those theories which are Necrophilia, and Antisocial Personality Disorder. The first theory is that Bundy was driven to kill in order to satisfy his urge to have sex with dead bodies. The second theory is that he had antisocial personality disorder which devoids this person from feeling a lack of remorse or guilt. Theory one suggests that Bundy was a necrophiliac. That is, he was someone who needed to have sex with dead bodies in order to fulfill a deep urge. According to Dr. Robert Keppel a psychologist who interviewed Bundy, “It was the one part of his criminal behavior that truly embarrassed him because, as ugly as it was, it satisfied him sexually”. Serial killers get pleasure from different elements of a murder (Keppel, 2010). “All of Bundy’s lures, traps, and murders all came secondary to his sexual satisfactions at having a dumpsite where his victims would wait for him in silent decay”. Bundy would feign an injury, to help attract young women to help him to his car. Once the women were by his car, that’s when he would make his move of attacking the women and rendering them unconscious (Hinchliffe, 2011). In one instance Bundy seized a young girl and took her into a wooded area where he intended to rape and release her but ended ... ... middle of paper ... ...RESSION OR ANGER; THEY ARE TRYING TO FILL AN EMPTINESS IN THEIR SOULS: [Final Edition]. TO HAVE AND TO KILL SEXUAL SERIAL KILLERS AREN'T ACTING OUT RANDOM BURSTS OF DEPRESSION OR ANGER; THEY ARE TRYING TO FILL AN EMPTINESS IN THEIR SOULS: [Final Edition]. Michaud, S., & Aynsworth, H. (1990). Ted Bundy: Conversations with a Killer. Signet. Rule, A. (2009). The Stranger Beside Me . Nrew York: Pocket Books . Staff, M. C. (2011, November 4). Narcissistic personality disorder. Retrieved from http://www.mayoclinic.com/: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/narcissistic-personality-disorder/DS00652 Vorvick L. MD. & Merrill D.B. MD (November, 2010) Antisocial personality disorder. Sociopathic personality; Sociopathy; Personality disorder – antisocial. National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine. 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda MD, 20894 USA.

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