Psychology: Psychopath Bundy’s mask of sanity let him deflect others from discovering his secrets and carry on seeking new victims. Some people say that it’s almost impossible to have both good and evil within the same mind. That’s why Bundy had to find a way to minimize the polarity between these two parts. What was wrong for Bundy as a child became acceptable as an early teen and then desirable when he was in his late teens. A true psychopath, without any empathy at all, he killed and raped at least 36 people.
A lust murderer is someone who killed because sex is the primary motive. They usually use weapons, such as knives or hands, to get close contact with their victims. Edmund Kemper, the Co-ed Killer, might be one great example of a lust killer. He wasn’t a rapist, but a murderer and necrophilia. He explained in one of his interviews that he had decided to have both a situation of rape and murder with no witnesses, Beroldingen confirms.
This is the second most disliked kind of serial killer. A Hedonistic Killer kills purely for either thrill, lust, or comfort. The thrill seekers murder people for the sake of remaining uncaught and eluding the police. These murderers tend to leave clues or letters to make the hunt more interesting. Lust serial killers, as is implied by the name, kills in seek of pleasure.
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She kills men by stabbing them multiple times, impaling them with the heel of her stilettos, and placing a watch or phone in their mouths with an alarm set to midnight. In the episode the FBI concludes that her actions were caused by the situation that she was in as a child. Her father sexually abused her and left her while she was very young which caused her to target young men that were after sex (Criminal Minds Season10 Episode 6). Claire’s actions would not coincide with Mengzi views on human nature because she shows no emotion to the actions that she commits. Her actions comport with Doris, Haidt and Hsün Tzu’s views because of her situation, her moral
Although I mentioned that Shame Theory described some of Dahmer’s action, I ultimately believe he was a violent person who enjoyed killing his victims. Violence Theory would best suit Dahmer because the theory states that the intentional act of aggression towards anything/ physical with intentions to physically harm or commit an act that will result in harm of another person. Dahmer intended to physically harm his victims he would lure them back to his apartment subdue and/or drug them, kill them, have sex with their corpse, dismember their bodies and keep body parts to satisfy him sexually later. Dahmer genuinely enjoyed committing these crimes and he did not have any remorse for doing
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).
In “Overview: ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’” the author states “It immediately suggest the mental instability that the narrator will continue to deny through the remainder of the story. He insist that he carefully planned, stealthy manner in which he murdered the old man and dismembered and hid the corpse was to clever an accomplishment for an insane man” (Howes). It is clear that the narrator of the story is indeed, mad. Even though a person who has a mental issue (e.g. “mad”) may not have a strong enough conscience to feel guilt, the motive is both guilt and psychosis in “The Tell-Tale Heart.” The narrator had no humane reason to kill a loved one, the guilt when the narrator murders the old man made his anxiety grow more so when the narrator planed the murder out.
The “Psyche” of a killer is broke down into categories: 1) Visionary type who kills to correspond to voice or vision of a specific person to destroy .2) Hedonistic type who kills only for the thrill, to seek pleasure of well-being. 3) Mission-Orientated who kills to eliminate a set of groups e.g. Prostitutes, Homosexuals, African Americans. 4) Lust type who kills just for sexual pleasure (Leyton). Serial killer figures such as Charlie Chop-off, Jack the Ripper, and Jack the Stripper targeted prostitutes by carrying out a mission-oriented persona, also never convicted of their callous crimes.
Because the couple withheld a needed drug in order to kill her, the murder could never be proven. This story inspired Wargrave to plan multiple murders of people who had killed but could not be prosecuted under the law. He thought of the “Ten Little Indian” rhyme that he loved as a child for its series of inevitable deaths. Wargrave took his time gathering a list of victims, bringing up the topic of unpunished murders in casual conversations and hoping someone would mention a case of which they knew.