Mainstream media has idolized murder in today’s world by reporting the stories continuously, therefore making serial killers believe that if they kill, they will be famous. Some lust murderers have even been known to return to the crime and move the body to a location that will insure the discovery of the victim (Dietz 478). Many serial killers keep up with the news and media hoping to hear about their crime, but when the victim has not been found, the killer feels disappointed. The need for publicity of the crime reveals desire to terrorize the whole community instead of one specific person (Dietz 478). Investigations of these horrendous crimes can sometimes be hindered by publicity; if the chief of police is under pressure to get answers out to the press, important information or strategies may be leaked and would cause more problems for police (Dietz 478).
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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.
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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.
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It is human nature to feel interest and try to understand what occurred. Society has an overwhelming urge to dehumanize them and set them apart from the rest of society. Interest in serial killers have moved to a new level. There are movies and television shows that depict serial killers lives and show murders. Serial killers have become a large market in the news and entertainment industry.
'; Robert Violante screamed as the Son of Sam's .44 caliber bullet tore through his temple (Mitchell p.15). At this moment Robert Violante must have asking himself why this was happening, what could cause someone to do something so atrocious? This paper examines issues related to the definition and study of serial murder. It probes the minds of some of the world's most infamous killers all the while asking the question WHY. It examines methodological issues such as problems with the FBI's so called serial murder profiling system: the fact that the serial killer stereotypes does not necessarily stand true.
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