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Serial killers are the byproduct of many different things: trauma, death of loved ones, abuse, neglect, adoption, and even witnessing abuse (Are Serial). Serial killers have had to endure a massive amount of something such as trauma or abuse to an unimaginable extent to become what they are; the extent of the abuse, the trauma, the psychological damage they endure is incomprehensible to many. The destruction of one’s innocence can occur at any given time in his or her life, but he or she is more impressionable in his or her youth by the negativism of someone else’s actions (Scott, Shirley L. What Makes Serial Killers Tick ~ Childhood Event). People are susceptible to what they endure in their adolescence, and cruel upbringings, such as that of a serial killer’s, are possibly the determinant of their future. Many people encounter tragedies, trauma, abuse, and psychological damage in their life, but those who have said problems frequently, most likely evolve into serial killers later on in life.
Why do people kill? Is it perhaps something that excites them; something that gives them a rush that nothing else can fulfill. When someone kills another person it is of course against the law; and to this day there have been many different cases in how people kill others, and how the law classifies them. For example, first degree, second degree, and third degree. Then there are of course the people that commit them and what drives them.
Anger may stem from this “avoidant attachment” (Thomas). (Example). Childhood abuse, rejection, and neglect can also give rise to a potential serial killer (Larson). Daniel Larson stated that the social learning theory explains the relationship between stress and ‘childhood “traumatization,”’ a... ... middle of paper ... .... My Life among the Serial Killers: Inside the Minds of the World's Most Notorious Murderers. New York: William Morrow, 2004.
Carl Panzram, also known as Jeff Rhodes and John O’Leary, had an obsessive hatred for the human race that bordered on the maniacal. This loathing for himself and his fellow-man was taken out in a lifetime of murder and mayhem. What would make someone prey upon other humans? A serial killer is a unique person that becomes one through many factors such as genetic impairments, environmental issues, and childhood events; through many examples these are common in almost all. Almost all people know who serial killers are, but what exactly defines a serial killer.
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