“I can kill a man, dismember his body, and be home in time for Letterman. But knowing what to say when my girlfriend's feeling insecure... I'm totally lost”-Dexter Morgan (Hall, 2007). Dexter Morgan is a fictional serial killer from Showtime’s series “Dexter”, but the writers and actors have portrayed a real life serial killer. Manuel Prado is the real Dexter Morgan. Prado was a Miami cop who started with smaller crime and worked his way up to becoming a serial killer. ”Prosecutor David Waksman told the Miami Herald: "He was very cold. He was doing robberies and went home and slept like a baby. He was proud of what he did."” (International, 2012) Real life serial killers do not have any empathy. They kill their victims and then return to their “normal” lives. Nothing about it phases them but the question is why do these monsters kill? In this paper I will talk about the minds, the signs and possible solutions of these serial killers.
One topic that psychologists talk about is if there is a cure or version of control for serial killers. The law punishes punishes these monsters but psychologists are very curious and want to study them. Everyone has said once in their life, “I’m going to kill you” or “ This workout is going to kill me” but they do not mean it is going to literally kill them. A serial killer is not going to say that and then they are going to do that. The way the law tries to change these monsters is through taking away their freedom. This protects society by not letting this killer kill anyone else.But what if a psychologist could cure a serial killer much like how they cure an addiction like smoking or nail biting? They could use different psychological techniques like hypnosis, a reward system every time th...
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...p that they needed. We did not give them the attention that they should have gotten. We should focus research on these killers and children that show signs so that we can prevent any harm to any other people.
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