Early childhood development plays a significant role in the formation of serial killers. Future serial killers can first appear during the early stages of life, if children display a lack of connection to other people or do not adequately bond to people (Thomas). 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...
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