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Serial Killer And Serial Killers

- ... The official FBI definition of a serial killer is the killer of three or more victims with a “cooling off period in between” (Bryant and Clark). This “cooling off period” varies in length, and usually ends when the desire to kill arises again. In the past, the acts of serial killers have been referred to as “stranger-on-stranger crimes” because of their seemingly random victims. According to Bryant and Clark, the most “riveting characteristic” of these monstrous humans is that they lack a true motive....   [tags: Serial killer, Psychopathy]

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The Zodiac Killer

- The Zodiac Killer is one of the most popular murders. The fact that made him so infamous was that The Zodiac Killer was never identified. The mysterious killer was never caught and jailed for his crimes. The FBI have looked for the killer for decades, but still, even to this day, could not find him. The whole mystery of the killer and the name of the killer has made him popular across the United States. The Zodiac Killer was a mysterious killer, and he had a very unique way of going about the murders....   [tags: crimes, mysterious killer]

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The Craigslist Killer

- http://craigslist.killer Megan McAllister thought she had won the lottery when she began dating fellow med student, Philip Markoff, for he was everything she had ever wanted in a guy—he was sweet, handsome, brilliant, and… a psychopath. Unknown to poor Megan, her husband-to-be’s dark personality surfaced while he searched through erotic service ads on Craigslist on the hunt for his next victim. However, one question remains—why. Why would a successful, handsome future doctor with a beautiful fiancé feel an urge to commit crimes....   [tags: psychopath, killer, craigslist]

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The Zodiac Killer

- The Zodiac Killer The late 1960’s and early 1970’s were a time of great change in America. The Vietnam War, the civil rights movement and the sexual revolution were just some of the issues on the evening news in American households. For citizens of the San Francisco Bay area, as well as the rest of California, the late 60’s early 70’represented terror, fear and death. “The bizarre and theatrical and still unresolved serial murders by real-life ghoul who called himself Zodiac, who claimed in letters to have killed 37 people (though police have focused on five homicides and two attempted murders in the greater Bay Area in 1968 and 1969” (Booth,2) have intrigued people for nearly four decades...   [tags: serial killer, criminology, criminal justice]

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Serial Killers And The Serial Killer

- ... What makes them more dangerous is the fact that they do not feel empathy, compassion or fear, but a need and pleasure of killing. (738-739) Not all psychopaths become killers and not all abused children become killers. They have suffered extreme abuse and it has everything to do with what he/she does and why he/she does it. Culhane also quotes that, “the psychological assessments are important in understanding the “mind of the killer” (3). There is a lot that an assessment could tell us when it comes to a serial killer....   [tags: Murder, Serial killer, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer]

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The Serial Killer And Jack The Ripper

- ... However, the murders committed by the Zodiac Killer took place in the San Francisco Bay Area around the late 1960’s. Much like Jack the Ripper, the Zodiac Killer became famous because of the location and the time period. Because it was a time when people had shag carpets and felt safe leaving the doors unlocked, this caused the Zodiac Killer to become vastly famous in the media. Secondly, the two serial killers had a very different style in who they murdered and how they chose to do so. Jack the Ripper killed only female prostitutes who roamed the London streets after dark brutally, sadistically mutilating the women and even cutting off body parts to keep as souvenirs....   [tags: Serial killer, Murder, Jack the Ripper]

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Jeffrey Dahmer : A Serial Killer

- er was a serial killer that committed 17 murders over a period of 13 years. A serial murderer is someone that has “killed 3 or more people over a period of days, weeks, months, years, or decades” (Fleming, 2014). Dahmer is a killer that had many paraphilias that will be discussed as well as the characteristics that classify him as a sexual sadist. A sexual sadist is someone that experiences sexual pleasure from acts of cruelty (Marshall & Kennedy, 2003). Dahmer chose a select type of victim groups, this case study will find out why he chose those victims and what his intentions were....   [tags: Jeffrey Dahmer, Serial killer, Murder]

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Gary Ridgway: Serial Killer

- In 1982, police received a call about a body floating in the Green River in Salt Lake City, Utah (it was just one of many bodies that they were going to find). Police were stunned when they started receiving more calls about bodies found in parks, play grounds, and near highways. When police learned that all of the victims were prostitutes, they knew this was a key piece of evidence in their investigation. No one could have ever known that Gary Ridgway just started one of the largest killing sprees in American history....   [tags: Serial Killer Essays]

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A Terrifying Glimpse Into The Mind Of A Serial Killer

- Kent Kiehl from the University of New Mexico, says, “one in one hundred people is a serial killer” A deep experiment and deep understanding definition of a serial killer varies from brain functions, and how the different compartments work with each other to make the person who they are. From a start the separation from a serial killer to an average person begins with the Amygdala, two nuggets of tissue one at each half of the brain, this is the Brains Central Command Center, yet they are no bigger than a thumbnail, and is what processes the emotions of any act the human has committed....   [tags: Serial Killer Essays]

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The Science of Criminology: Understanding the Mind of a Killer

- Theoretically criminology is the attempt to understand crime and previous patterns. Criminology is also describe as an interdisciplinary profession built around the scientific study of crime and criminal behavior that includes its forms, causes, legal aspects and control. The Criminology is regarded more as a behavioral or social science that studies the causes of criminal behavior and the social response to crime. Criminology has many areas of research that includes for example the incidence, forms, causes and consequences of crime, as well as social and governmental regulations and reaction to crime....   [tags: Richard Ramirez, Serial Killer]

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Brilliant Serial Killer Jack the Ripper

- It is widely debated over whether the infamous Jack the Ripper is none other than Herman Webster Mudgett, the deranged, murderous, and somewhat brilliant serial killer who went by the alias of Dr. H. H. Holmes. The Ripper was able to evade captivity in the Whitechapel district of London in 1888, killing five victims from August 1888 to November of 1888. Whitechapel was a low income area of London where unemployment and poverty were extremely high. Women were prostituting themselves out, therefore putting themselves at a higher risk of being murdered because they were voluntarily going into dark areas of the city....   [tags: murder, serial killer, captivity]

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Description Of The Killer Whales

- ... The orca is the apex predator of the ocean, feeding on fish, whales, Sharks, seals, and penguins. They live in pods (sometimes having up to 4 generations in one pod) and have a leader of the pod called the matriarch. Orcas range anywhere between 16 and 26 feet long and can weigh up to 22,000 pounds. The males generally tend to be larger. They can slow their heartbeat so they can stay underwater for up to 15 minutes. Orcas are the second most distributed mammal on Earth behind humans, living in many of the world’s aquatic habitats, and as an apex predator they can eat just about anything without much danger....   [tags: Whale, Killer whale, Beached whale, Dolphin]

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Serial Murders : A Serial Killer

- ... Sociobiologists also look at crime by sex, ethnicity and age and how they are related to genetics. Although Aamodt, M. G. (2015) found that there are similarities in race, gender, and age between serial killers there is no evidence that it has to do strictly with genetics being manipulated by their environments. For example,91.1% of serial killers are male and only 8.9% are female ( Aamodt,2015), however, no evidence is provided that the 91.1% of serial killers have an extra Y chromosome giving them more manly, and therefore deadly, traits.The Psychological aspect of these individuals has studied multiple times and psychologists have found that serial killers that are mentally ill tend...   [tags: Serial killer, Ted Bundy, Jack the Ripper]

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Killer Whales Should Not Be Kept in Captivity

- "Imagine if the world you lived in, the space you breathed in, and the freedom you played in were suddenly taken away from you." (Free Willy) Orca whales are the largest members of the dolphin family. Orcas are very curious creatures, they like to sky hop, which is when they poke their heads out of the water and look around, and they can also dive to as much as a hundred feet. These social animals live in pods and stay with them for their whole lives. They are so family oriented that they can may sleep together in a tight circle and have synchronized breathing....   [tags: Killer Whales Don't Belong in Captivity]

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Serial Killer

- Serial killer is a person who kills three or more people with a cooling off period between murders and these murders may go on for a period of months or years. The murders that this person commits may have similar fashion or the victims may have something in common, for example, occupation, race, appearance, sex, or age group. Psychology is the science and study of human behavior and mental processes. Moreover, it is the study of human minds and its function. Krafft-Ebing (1886) found that the serial killer had been through cruelty of animal; enjoy the torture and the pain of their victim during his or her childhood period....   [tags: Serial Killer Essays]

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Factors of Gary Ridgway Becoming A Serial Killer

- Gary Ridgway What are the root causes of a person becoming a serial killer. There have been many different serial killers over the past years, but only one is the infamous “Green River Killer.” Gary Ridgway was dubbed the “Green River Killer” because many of his first victims were found near the Green River in Washington. There are many factors which contribute as to why a person turns and takes their anger out on other people. Some people have a normal childhood with a loving family, while some are not so lucky....   [tags: Biography, Serial Killer, Criminal]

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Arthur Shawcross Killer

- People move all the time. Whether the relocation is due to personal or professional reasons, most often is it to start a new, and better, life. The community doesn’t usually know that new members are present and they go about their daily lives. In April of 1987, Rochester, NY gained two new members of the community and they were none the wiser until women, mainly prostitutes, began to disappear and then would turn up murdered starting in early 1988. Arthur Shawcross, relocated to Rochester after being paroled and having his criminal record sealed, was given the ability to start a new life, but he returned to his old habits of mutilation and murder by killing 11 women over two years....   [tags: Genesee River Killer, crimes, murder]

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Peter Foley, The Copycat Serial Killer

- ... Foley also showed power and control over his other victims as he would render them unconscious and then wait until they awaken in order to begin torturing and killing them. For example, the young woman he has in his basement tied up and suffocating with a bag on her head. He shows his power over her when he cuts a hole in the plastic which allows her to breath. This exhibits that he has power over the situation as only he can allow her to breathe before he proceeds to murder her. Throughout the film, Foley demonstrates how he has power and control over his victims and even over the police as he is always one step ahead of them....   [tags: Murder, Serial killer, English-language films]

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The Cruel Punishment Of Killer Whales At Seaworld

- The film Blackfish, a documentary created by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, is a film about the cruel punishment of killer whales at SeaWorld. It suggests that killer whales should be set free from captivity in marine mammal parks because of the threat and danger towards humans and each other. Blackfish is an explicit example of how logos, ethos and pathos are used to create an argument that is impressive, valid and effective. After watching Blackfish, if you could only take one thing from the film it should have been that orcas are being kept in captivity under cruel conditions for the sole purpose of their investments and profits off of them....   [tags: Whale, Killer whale, Beached whale, SeaWorld]

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Serial Killer : Nature Vs. Nurture

- ... We are all made up of tiny individual genes that make up our personality; traits defining who and what we are. Many believe that murderers do not grow into the shell of a killer but have predetermined genes that make up the chemical balance of our brain, body, thoughts, ideas, and most importantly actions. "Generally speaking biological factors vis-à-vis the causes of behavior can be defined as those processes and conditions that typically are considered as belonging to or characteristic of the organism" (Jeffrey 78)....   [tags: Serial killer, Murder, John Wayne Gacy]

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Theodore Robert Cowell: Stone Cold Killer

- This person is very well known, he is one of the most disgusting men to have walked on this earth. He is known to be very good in the aspect of hiding clues of being a serial killer, rapist, kidnapper, and has a sexual attraction to young women and females. He is confessed to about 30 homicides that took place during a ten year time period in many different states. This man’s total killings could be very much higher but many will never know. Theodore Robert Cowell aka “Ted Bundy” is a man many see today as a stone cold killer....   [tags: serial killer, rapist, ted bundy]

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The Importance of Geography in The Killer Angels

- The Importance of Geography in The Killer Angels      War is a complicated event.  Many different factors are considered in the strategic planning during a war.  The number of troops, ammunition supplies, and the lay of the land are just three of the considerations that must be given when fighting a battle.  Such considerations were made during the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg.  In The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara, Shaara uses geography throughout his recounting of the event.  His use of geography is seen in his descriptions of the people involved, his description of the climate, and his superb outlining of the natural landscape....   [tags: Killer Angels Essays]

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Dr. H. H. Holmes: America's First Serial Killer

- Erick Larson wrote in Devil in the White City, “I was born with the devil in me. I could not help the fact that I was a murderer, no more than the poet can help the inspiration to sing – I was born with the Evil One standing as my sponsor beside the bed where I was ushered in the world, and he has been with me since” (Troy, Taylor). This statement was a quoted confession from Dr. H. H. Holmes himself in 1896. Holmes was the first major serial killer in America, even though he came after many others in his time....   [tags: legal issues, serial killer]

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The Biology of a Serial Killer

- The year is 1967 and Theodore Bundy, an average American college student has fallen in love with Stephanie, a dark haired co-ed of the same state university. He convinces her to go on a few dates, but she quickly loses interest, later citing his lack of ambition. The rejection on his heels, Bundy shifts gears and spends the next six years of his life transforming himself into the law student of her dreams. When they meet again Bundy holds the upper hand and Stephanie falls in love. A short time after the small wedding ceremony Bundy abandons Stephanie during a ski vacation and she never hears from him again.(2) In the context of this short historical blip from the life of America's mo...   [tags: Chaos Theory and the Serial Killer]

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Serial Killer : What Sadism Is The Most Dangerous

- Serial killer is a broad term to describe a large group of killers. Among this group are sadists, it is believed that sadists are the most dangerous, hard to catch, gruesome, killers that will and ever shall walk this planet, this is made possible by their occasionally inconsistent methods, motives and targets, their ability to blend in with everyday life, and in some cases their lack of any empathy toward the victim. To uncover the fearsome behaviors of sadistic killers we must define what sadism is, the definition of sadism is as follows “a sexual perversion in which gratification is obtained by the infliction of physical or mental pain on others (as on a love object)” (Sadism)....   [tags: Serial killer, Murder, Crime, Jeffrey Dahmer]

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The Zodiac Killer

- The Zodiac Killer Works Cited Not Included In the late sixties and early seventies, California was haunted by dozens of unsolved murders. The offender remains unknown to this day. The murderer, who referred to himself as "the Zodiac," made contact with the police and area newspapers throughout his reign of terror through a series of menacing notes. Although the police were never able to apprehend Zodiac, they were able to gather information about him via the letters. Zodiac boasted of killing up to forty victims, however, police estimated he may have killed over 50....   [tags: Papers Crime Serial Killer Essays]

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The Zodiac Killer

- In the San Francisco Bay area, as well as in the rest of California, the late ‘60’s and early ‘70’s was a time of terror and fear. What started out as a seemingly random, but brutal murder on the night of October 30th, 1966, turned out to be the start of a series of horrific murders that would span 2,500 suspects, 56 possible victims, and over 400 miles. On the calm, cool night of December 20th, 1968, a young seventeen year-old named David Arthur Faraday was getting ready to take a young sixteen year-old named Betty Lou Jensen on her first date....   [tags: Zodiac Killer History Historical Essays]

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The Black Widow Serial Killer Who Killed All Of Her Lovers

- Even though it is a very rare form of killing, serial murder has been a topic of interest in the eyes of countless observers. However, the exact guidelines for serial murder have been hard to pin-point because each killer has a unique way of committing the deed. Vera Renczi was a female serial killer who “was convicted of thirty-five murders and sentenced to life imprisonment” during the 1930s (Vera Renczi – The Black Widow Serial Killer Who Killed All Of Her Lovers). She killed every one of the men in her life, including her son, by poisoning them with arsenic in fear that they were betraying her trust (Vera Renzci)....   [tags: serial murder, serial killer, vera renczi]

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Powerful Imagery and Themes in The Killer Angels

-     In The Killer Angels, Michael Shaara fictionally illustrates the historical facts of the battle at Gettysburg. Shaara gives action and words to characters of another time, and then places these players on the stage of this great battle. Through the use of powerful biblical and non-biblical imagery and themes the epic nature of the battle at Gettysburg and its characters are enhanced. Such imagery and themes, combined with Shaara's fictionalization, help to contribute to why this single battle holds such monumental significance and influence upon the lives of Americans over a century removed from its occurrence....   [tags: Killer Angels Essays]

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Protagonists and Point of View in Michael Shaara's The Killer Angels

- Protagonists and Point of View in Michael Shaara's The Killer Angels      Crack. A lone rifle fires off in the distance on a rainy July morning. A lone soldier in the Calvary fires the shot that starts the bloodiest battle that ever takes place on United States soil. Michael Shaara's book The Killer Angels (1974) takes place during the Battle of Gettysburg and focuses on the thoughts of the individual commanders who led the troops. This thrilling novel covers the four days of this famous battle that took place in July 1863....   [tags: Killer Angels Essays]

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Edmund Emil Kemper Iii: The Life Of A Serial Killer

- Edmund Emil Kemper III was born on December 13, 1948 in Burbank, CA. He was born to the union of Edmund E. Kemper Jr. and Clarnell Strandberg. After his parents divorced, Clarnell took Kemper along with his two sisters to live by her very high standards and abusive ways. She berated Kemper mentally by having him sleep in a windowless basement because she feared of the harm he may cause to his sisters. In turn, this caused the hatred that he had for her to fester and turn into hatred against all women....   [tags: Serial Killer Murderer]

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The Zodiac Killer

- Imagine if you lived in a city with a killer and no one knew him and they still haven’t caught him. You wouldn’t have any idea where a safe place in town would be. Would you continue with Ur every day activities. Would you be safe taking out urn trash to the curb. What about running to the store. Do you think urn life is worth that carton of milk u gone to the gas station to buy. Would you even feel safe at all knowing there is a killer he could be you’re next door neighbored. It could even be the mail man anybody could be the killer you just have no idea everyday u take risks that everyone takes for granted....   [tags: Serial Killers]

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John Wayne Gacy: Serial Killer

- ... After doing numerous biopsies, there was not a trace of evidence to conclude that John Wayne Gacy suffered from neurological issues. PSYCHOLOGICAL John Wayne Gacy suffered from many psychological issues that are shown to have led him to crimes. Gacy was found to have been suffering from Anti-social Personality Disorder that could have been linked to the dysfunctional relationship with his father. Along with the abuse of his father, he was also bullied at school for being overweight, had sexual confusion, and constantly felt as if he wasn’t good enough are all factors that have caused Gacy’s constant frustration leading to the rapes and murders of at least thirty three young men....   [tags: the Killer Clown, notorious psychopaths]

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Killer : Killer Typology And Classification

- ... Many of their victims were actually friends of theirs, with Charles Gunnar actually having been the best man at Lake 's wedding. It seems to prove that these killers did not hold sympathy for anyone, not even infants like Sean Dubs and Lonnie Bond Jr. The victimology seems to lean towards any victim of chance who could be manipulated or persuaded into being alone with no other witnesses than either Lake or Ng. Modus Operandi, Signature, and Motive The modus operandi is the mode of operations for a crime, and it is also one of three criterion which are used to link crimes in a series....   [tags: Crime, Murder, Charles Ng, Pet Shop Boys]

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Serial Killer Gerard John Schaefer Jr.

- Gerard John Shaefer Jr., was born into an eventually troubled family on March 25, 1946 in Wisconsin, however he lived most of his early life in Georgia. He was the oldest of three children and was born to a week willed mother and an extremely abusive and adulterous father. At the age of fourteen he, and his family, moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He graduated high school in 1964 from St. Aquinas High School after which he attended Broward Community College. He had a brief, two year marriage with Martha Fogg....   [tags: Criminal, Biography, Serial Killer]

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Albert Fish: Serial Killer

- Imagine a peaceful day in your little town that you can call your home. There are children playing, the sounds of birds chirping and people working. Little do you know that the peacefulness of your town will forever be disrupted by one man and that man is Albert Fish. Albert Fish was a serial killer who killed in the 1920’s and 1930’s. Albert Fish was born on May 19, 1870 to Randall Fish who was forty three years older than Albert’s mother. This age difference might be why he was so attracted to these young children....   [tags: Serial Killers]

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Is Tilikum the Killer Whale Truly a Killer?

- Tilikum is the name of the most notorious killer whale in Seaworld. He is responsible for three deaths in SeaWorld. The most recent case of the death of Dawn Brancheau in 2010 brought the world’s attention to the captivity of killer whales. Dawn Brancheau was one of the most senior whale trainer that is allowed to to work with Tilikum (Kirby 305). Despite that, many rounds of checks were carried out before the training starts. The incident occurred during a ‘Dine with Shamu’ experience where guest could eat while watching the killer whale interactions....   [tags: seaworld, orcas, captivity]

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The Mind of a Killer

- The mind of a killer is one that is not easily comprehended. The events of their lives deeply root and morph themselves into disturbed thoughts and mind sets that fuel a killer to commit murder. In Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, the case of the quadruple homicide of the Clutter family in Holcomb, Kansas involved murderers who were two very different individuals that had teamed up to commit an important “score”. The plan was devised by Dick Hickock to rob and murder the Clutter family and he brought about his cellmate from prison, Perry Smith to assist him with the job....   [tags: Psychology, State of Mind]

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The Death Of A Killer

- ... Beware when you’re memories become more important than your dreams; Somehow the past is always seen as better than the present or the possible future – the past is usually seen through rose coloured glasses. We think how great church life was 20 years ago – how wonderful High School was, we end up telling the stories of the past which is fine but what about tomorrow. Don’t live and get lost in “the good old days!” Know that when you follow a God given dream then you know that tomorrow is going to be better....   [tags: Holy Spirit, Jesus, God the Father]

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Gary Ridgway: The Green River Killer

- Throughout all of American history there have been those who are well known for committing what are classified as deviant or criminal acts. Most of those who are well known by the public for their actions have committed deeds seen as extremely controversial such as being cult leaders, gang or mafia members, terrorists, rapists, or killers. The lists of members for each topic is numerous, however, there are a certain few that are more prominent than others. One criminal that stands out when speaking of killers in particular is Gary Ridgway, or as he is better known, the Green River Killer....   [tags: serial killers, highest murder rate in history]

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Black Dahlia Killer

- Imagine living in a country that has 76% of all serial killers in the world. The USA is that country. 84% of the serial killers are caucasian, 16% are black. Women are 64% of the total victims. Only 10% of the total serial killers are women (“Serial Killer Statistics”). Miyuki Ishikawa, a midwife in the 1940s, was in that ten percent. She would help the mother give birth but when the parents couldn’t take care of their children they gave them to Ishikawa. She in-turn could not afford them as well....   [tags: Serial Killers, Unsolved Murder Mysteries]

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Serial Killers And The Serial Killer

- In your eyes what does a serial killer look like. What do you think of when you hear the word serial killer. Would he be an outcast to society or a mentally disturbed person. In contrast, it is almost impossible to detect a serial killer just by looking at him or her. To one, the average serial killer may look like a white male, usually between the age of twenty or thirty, living a normal life and holding a stable job. However, serial killers exterior is perhaps the shallowest of their true identity in society....   [tags: Antisocial personality disorder, Mental disorder]

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The Zodiac Killer

- The Zodiac is a chart of signs, based on the day of one’s birth corresponds with a horoscope. The Zodiac is also the name of a serial killer, whose identity continues to baffle law enforcement. There have been many books and movies made about this particular serial killer, but what are the facts. What is real and what is drummed up Hollywood drama. Using a web search I found a website that has a very detailed timeline of The Zodiac Killer’s (TZK) murders. This website is from a crime based television channel....   [tags: Case Study, solution]

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A killer within

- A Killer Within It was Wednesday November 13, 1974 that a home on Ocean Ave would literally become the final resting place for six members of the DeFeo family. One by one they were all shot dead as they laid in their beds sleeping. The man responsible for their deaths, Ronald “Butch” De Feo Jr. son and brother to the victims that were killed that November night. Ronald DeFeo Jr also known as Ronnie, was raised in a middle class family and was the oldest of four children. Despite being raised in a financially stable family, Ronnies relationship with his parents, most notably with his father, would eventually lead him to live a life full of hate and rebellion....   [tags: legal issues, murder]

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The Killer Gun

- ... Greg Abbott in June will allow students to carry concealed weapons at Texas ' public universities. The law, known as ‘campus carry,’ passed despite written protests from the chancellor of the nine-school University of Texas System and will go into effect next Aug. 1” (Campus carry: Loaded debate, bad idea). This new law allows any student or faculty member that possesses a CHL to conceal carry any gun of their choosing on the University of Texas - Austin campus. With this law in place, many supporters say “guns in the hands of students and professors make campuses safer from serial killers and lower the risk of campus rape” while anti-gun protestors debate the new proposition may bring a...   [tags: Firearm, Concealed carry in the United States]

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Serial Killers : A Killer

- ... Because of that barrier they do not have many, nor healthy relationships. Consequently,they long for, and search to find any sense of connection with another human being. However, still unable to form any type of friendship, they turn to killing to fill the void. Killing becomes the only way for them to satisfy their hunger for acceptance and relation. Though the reaction they receive is negative, it makes them feel noticed. It gives them something they never had. Most serial killers never truly experienced love as a child and were severely neglected by their caretakers....   [tags: Child abuse, Abuse, Domestic violence, Violence]

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Two Articles on the Motives and Mind of a Serial Killer

- The mind of a serial killer can be very interesting in being able to find out what makes them want to do what they do. Knowing if someone was abused as a child and if this makes them more likely to become a serial killer or not become a serial killer is something I was very curious to learn about. Something that happens in a person’s childhood can affect the way they act when they become adults. I found two sources talking about childhood abuse and serial killers. The first source was an internet article entitled “Serial Killer Motives” found on the website How Stuff Works and was written by Shanna Freeman....   [tags: Abuse, Neglect, and Serial Killers]

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The Media's Representation of Dexter, the Ethical Serial Killer

- I placed the knife on the table and turned around, pinning my gaze inside the plastic wrapped room that I had carefully prepared. An agonized face glared back at me, blue eyes burned beneath the black eyebrows. “What the hell is this?” I carelessly studied the forehead which tightened and twitched with tension and my gaze wandered off to his left cheek. “This... is the moment of truth.” I replied to his cry with ease. He was breathing heavily. Oh, this felt so good. It has been a very long time since I let my dark passenger come out to play....   [tags: media, serial killers, identity,]

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Mass Murderers And The Disorganized Killer

- A mass murderer is a person that kills three or more people at once in the same place. Most of these killers are adult males that have suffered a humiliating phenomenon, like being fired or thrown out of their own house ( "Mass Killers-Characteristics"). They generally act on a whim and attack random people, usually with the use of firearms. After the attack, they will usually end their own lives or surrender, putting their fate in the hands of the state government. In some cases, mass murderers are not even sentenced for life in prison; they are institutionalized in a psychiatric hospital or serve time in prison despite the vile crime they have committed....   [tags: Murder, Capital punishment, Crime]

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Is a Serial Killer Born or Created?

- Serial killers have many frightening facets. The most frightening thing about them is that experts still do not know what makes a human become a serial killer. Many experts believe serial killers become what they are because they have a genetic disposition or brain abnormality while other experts believe that a serial killer is created by childhood abuse; and some other experts believe that it is a combination of both brain abnormalities and abusive childhood experiences that creates a serial killer....   [tags: genetic disposition, child abuse]

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The Mind of a Serial Killer

- Serial murder is one of the most baffling crimes that occur in the U.S. and all over the world. Knight (2006) defines serial murder as the killing of three or more people over a period of more than 30 days, with a significant cooling-off period. The cooling off period may be weeks, months or even years long. Researchers have proposed various psychological, biological and sociological theories that offer a partial understanding of the nature of serial murder. Some propose that the basis for criminal behavior is a predisposition to violence as well as a mix between environment, personality traits and biological factors....   [tags: Criminology ]

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The Making of a Serial Killer

- 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)....   [tags: psychosis, psychopaths, sense]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Killer Of Sheep '

- ... While the scene itself isn’t inherently violent, the juxtapositions between the blackness and the child’s voice, and then the cut to the boy’s eyes and yelling, heightens the emotion and the force of the sequence. This creates a deep sense of unease that permeates the entire film. In a particularly poignant parallel, we get the shot of a man peeking out from behind the wall. Everything about this shot mirrors the earlier scene of the young boy peeking out from behind the wooden shield- the screen cut in two, half light and half dark, the head darting in and out of frame....   [tags: Woman, Man, Gender, Boy]

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Killer Whales Kept in Captivity

- For several years, Americans have been visiting amusement parks, like SeaWorld and Six Flags, to observe large animals like orcas, also known as killer whales. These whales are quite difficult to view in the wild, but can now be seen for a simple fee. Orcas are known to be one of the smartest mammals. They are friendly, and this has caused people to take advantage of them. For the past sixty years, people have brought these massive creatures into their aquariums to make a profit from their exhibitions....   [tags: amusement parks, attacks, orcas]

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Characteristics of a Serial Killer

- In the sick minds of those who murder, pain and death are twisted into a passion to kill. Unlike a “normal” individual, serial killers rely on murdering to fulfill their craving of their gruesome thrills and addiction. Most of society incorrectly views serial killers because of how they are portrayed on television. For example, Dexter is a handsome serial killer who does lead a normal life but, he takes it upon himself to rid all of the “bad guys” in the world in order to accomplish his need to kill....   [tags: Murder, Death, Childhood]

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Summary Of ' The Killer Angels '

- Killer Angels Sgt Brittain The Killer Angels is a book that recounts the details of Battle of Gettysburg in all its bloody glory. On July 1, 1863, the largest battle of the American Civil War was fought between the Army of Northern Virginia, or Confederate army, and the Army of the Potomac, or Union army. In the end, 51,000 American men were dead, wounded, or missing. The novel is written as historical fiction and all the characters are based off of real people. They include commander of the Confederate army General Robert E....   [tags: Battle of Gettysburg, Confederate States Army]

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What Makes a Serial Killer?

- 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....   [tags: psychopaths, sociopath]

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Automobiles Are a Slow Killer in the City

- Down with Cars. Private transportation does not belong in cities. One day we will wake up and recognize the car and its supporting infrastructure as the plague of modern society. Unlike the Black Death, it will not simply pass with time for it is a plague we have brought upon ourselves. The system of the automobile is a slow killer, attacking the mind before the body. It does not target people so much as the very fabric of civilization, strangling its culture to ultimately leave nothing but the cold moving parts that drive an economy....   [tags: public transportation, commute, fuel]

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Ted Bundy: The Mind of a Killer

- Ted Bundy was an American born rapist, a necrophile; a serial killer and a kidnapper who assaulted and murdered several young women during the 1970’s. The criminal kept on denying the charges for more than ten years and later confessed of having committed the thirty homicide crimes in seven different states before his execution (Rule, 2009). Bundy’s handsome and charismatic appearance made it possible for him to easily win the confidence of young women who were always his targets. He broke into the dwellings of his victims at night and bludgeoned them as they slept....   [tags: Psychology]

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The Murder Of The Serial Killer

- Serial Killer. A seldom used term for a human who commits a murder of 3 or more other beings. This term was first given to one of the most horrific murderers ever, the Lady Killer. This man admitted to 30 homicides in 7 states. The murders at Chi Omega and the kidnap and murder of Leech could have been prevent more than once by police, but this intelligent criminal was always one step ahead of law enforcement. This man admitted to possibly killing more than 60 girls, and his name was Theodre Bundy....   [tags: Murder, Homicide, Capital punishment, Ted Bundy]

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The Killer Angels by Michael Sharra

- Based of Michael Sharra’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Killer Angels, Gettysburg is a literary adaptation that popularized the bloodiest battle fought between the North and the South during the Civil War. Initially intended as a TV mini series, Gettysburg was produced as a full-length feature film. The film glorifies Union and Confederate soldiers in the historic bloodbath of Gettysburg. The film enables viewers to experience a first hand account of the spirit and battleground of the four-day battle....   [tags: gettyburg, civil war, horrific battle]

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Lung Cancer : The Unbiased Killer

- Lung Cancer: The Unbiased Killer Believe it or not, the most frequently diagnosed form of cancer in the United State of America is also the most preventable. According the World Health Organization, lung cancer is currently the leading cancer killer in the world. Lung cancer continues to be the leading cause of death in both men and women. Lung cancer can be in anyone, it is indiscriminate in who it affects, it can affect many people of different races, cultures, and religions. Lung cancer kills more people than any other type of cancer in the United States according to “Lung Cancer Fact Sheet - American Lung Association.” (Wacker)....   [tags: Cancer, Lung cancer, Ionizing radiation, Mutation]

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The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

- The killer angels is a world acclaimed novel that was written by an author known as Michael Shaara. In the year 1975, it was granted the Pulitzer Prize for creative writing. It gives us in details the occurrences of the four days in the Battle of Gettysburg. This was during the American Civil War that occurred in the year 1863. At this time, troops that comprised of both the Union and Confederacy were at war in town called Gettysburg in Pennsylvania. This is a piece of story that is driven by disposition and narrated from the point of view of various heroes (Hartwig, 1996)....   [tags: Novel Analysis, Summary]

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The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

- The killer angels is a world acclaimed novel that was written by an author known as Michael Shaara. In the year 1975, it was granted the Pulitzer Prize for creative writing. It gives us in details the occurrences of the four days in the Battle of Gettysburg. This was during the American Civil War that occurred in the year 1863. At this time, troops that comprised of both the Union and Confederacy were at war in town called Gettysburg in Pennsylvania. This is a piece of story that is driven by disposition and narrated from the point of view of various heroes (Hartwig, 1996)....   [tags: Summary, Plot, Analysis]

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Biological Signs of a Killer

- A person does not need to have acquired a doctorate in psychology to determine that there is something horrifically different about serial killers. Quotes from killers show this drastic difference, such as Ted Bundy who said, “What’s one less person on the face of the earth anyway?” (Scott 2). Or Charles Manson who, with seven simple words, disgusted and oppositely inspired millions by saying, “Death is the greatest form of love” (“Charles Manson”). It is inside these people where it is easy to be determined just how unstable the very fabrics of their genetic and brain codes are; many things can be genetically transmitted from parent to offspring through heredity; therefore, so can the biolo...   [tags: genetic, brain, nature]

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Killer Whales in Captivity

- After watching several documentaries on how poorly killer whales are treated in captivity, it drew me into researching more information on the treatment of Killer whales that are kept in captivity. I found several scientific journals, and articles on wild life facts of killer whales and I found published books on the treatment of killer whales in captivity. The information I found includes both wild killer whales and killer whales kept in captivity. With the information I found, I plan to prove the shortened lifespan and health problems killer whales get while living in captivity are not normal....   [tags: treatment, commercial parks]

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The Silent Killer is Hypertension

- ... Patient education is one of the most important jobs of a nurse. The purpose of this teaching plan is to improve health and possibly save lives by generating and distributing information about hypertension. Two measurable outcomes for the plan  Patient will state the importance of daily physical activity in one week.  Patient will state the importance of a healthy diet in one week. Two behavioral objectives for each outcome  In one week, patient will identify one physical activity he will do for thirty minutes/day for one month....   [tags: blood pressure, heart, health]

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What Makes a Serial Killer

- It has been believed for some time that an individual becomes violent because of traumatic childhoods that were wrought with neglect and abuse. Others have argued that one becomes violent because they are mentally deranged. There have been many studies over the years to find out what causes a person to become a serial killer, but still there is no definitive cause. All serial killers are psychopaths (a person with a psychopathic personality, which manifests as amoral and antisocial behavior, lack of ability to love or establish meaningful personal relationships, extreme egocentricity), but not all psychopaths end up being serial killers....   [tags: Traumatic Childhoods, Murder, Homicides]

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The Killer Comes to Europe

- Introduction During the Middle Ages in Europe there was an ever increasing demand for exotic goods from the East. Traders and merchants would follow the trade routes to and from the far East to bring back perfumes, rice, cotton, wine, salt, fish, lemons, and mirrors (Travel and Trade). Unfortunately along with the goods the traders also carried a deadly affliction that would soon spread all over Europe. Causing one of the greatest pandemics in recorded history was the tiny rat flea (Kugler, 2009)....   [tags: European History]

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The Elusive Zodiac Killer

- The Elusive Zodiac Killer Serial killers almost without exception enjoy playing games. Whether played with their victims’, or the police forces trying to track them down, the game of the kill is almost as essential as the murder itself. In most instances this need to draw out the experience leads to the downfall of the culprit. This was not the case with the elusive Zodiac Killer of the San Francisco Bay Area. Zodiac’s career, which would become the most cerebral murder case of all time, began in Riverside California on the night of October 30, 1966....   [tags: Serial Killers Murder]

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Lung Cancer: The Unbiased Killer

- Cancer is known as an unbiased killer that knows no race, age or sex of its victims. Doctor Nader (n.d.) states, “The disease lung cancer is known as the number one cause of cancer related deaths in the United States.” (Lung Cancer Information). Lung cancer takes millions of lives each year, sometimes without the slightest warning. According to "The Green Sanctuary" (2009), “The cancer may often be discovered during a routine chest X-ray or CT scan as a small solitary mass.” (What is Lung Cancer?)....   [tags: Medicine]

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Skin Cancer: The Stealth Killer

- Skin Cancer: The Stealth Killer Cancer has been an active concern in our society for the past couple decades, since we truly discovered the nature of cancer and the potency it brings along with it. However, it was not until the mid-20th century that scientists were beginning to truly understand the origin of cancer. Scientists dating back all the way to the Renaissance, when they first began performing autopsies to learn more about the human body and form, noticed abnormalities but it never clicked that it was something much worse than it seemed....   [tags: scientists, melanoma, sun]

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Cardiovascular Disease, An Inherited Killer

- An inherited killer, Cardiovascular disease is quite devastating. In my own experience it has affected my family greatly. From medical bills to lost sleep cardiovascular disease can destroy a family. Though my own has stuck together, we have lost so much to this disease. Cardiovascular disease is an inheritant disease. It runs in families and blood lines. It’s common name is heart disease. It clogs up the arteries and can cause a heart attack. Also the disease can clog arteries to the brain causing a serious stroke....   [tags: heart, arteries, disease]

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Born a Killer: Ted Bundy

- Born a Killer Does the name Ted Bundy ring a bell. A Handsome smart and conniving young man that’s responsible for about forty murders between 1964 through 1978. Ted (Theodore) Bundy was born November 24, 1946 in Burling, Vermont. Mother Eleanor Cowell was at the stage in her life where she was a single mother that could take care of her child. So she let her parents step in and raise young Theodore. With this happening Theodore grew up believing his birth mother was his sister and his grandparents where his parents....   [tags: death, victims]

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Ebol The Uncatchable Serial Killer

- Ebola: The Uncatchable Serial Killer At the present time, the world is filled with diseases. Ebola, which is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with a strain of Ebola virus, is one of the most dangerous diseases of the world. The largest Ebola epidemic occurred in 2014, affecting multiple countries in West Africa where more than 4000 people died from that deadly disease. It is a disease with a very high mortality rate. Many scientists have recently started conducting researches in order to find a drug or cure against Ebola....   [tags: Immune system, Infection, Ebola, Vaccine]

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The Silent Killer : Depression

- ... Depression is most common for people in their 20s to 30s and can either happen very fast or begin early and slowly progress. It may even come abruptly, happening in just a few weeks or days. Nervous breakdowns are commonly associated with depression and are often identified due to the confusion and fear that depression brings. Depression heavily influences emotions and one’s outlook on life and more than often ends up changing a person’s life in a major way. People experiencing depression often feel sad every day and cry very often, making that too another daily routine....   [tags: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor]

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Stress Of A Portrait Killer

- ... It’s impossible to be alert and use your Intellectual health in a constant fog of stress. There are other side effects, physical side effects of stress, the film it discusses obesity in relation to stress. People that gain weight in the abdomen and backside areas tend to have more stress issues apparent by this type of weight gain. Physical Health issues lead to other issues resulting in earlier deaths. In the baboon study of the film the submissive male baboons tended to be heavier in the abdomen area than the higher ranking primates....   [tags: Health, Personal life, Public health, Baboon]

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Serial Killer Richard Ramirez

- Serial Killer Richard Ramirez Crescendo of Terror Late in the 20th Century, Hell glutted on humanity. Its first bloodletting of that season of the Devil occurred on the warm evening of June 28, 1984, when an earth-bound Lucifer found his way into the small Glassel Park apartment of 79-year-old Jennie Vincow. Throughout the Los Angeles area a damp humidity had oppressed the air that day, and when the evening came and the temperature slightly cooled, Jennie left her window open to invite what little breeze there might be into her flat....   [tags: Serial Killers Violence Crime Murder Essays]

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Killing the Killer Whale

- ... After drilling of the teeth, the area must be washed thoroughly every day for the rest of the particular orca’s life. Bad dental issues can lead to many other health problems such as infections, pneumonia, and even a heart attack. Orcas are also constantly receiving antibiotics, which causes “…disruption of normal bacterial flora in the gut, malnutrition, and susceptibility of the host to opportunistic pathogens such as fungi and yeast.” The orcas also get a great deal of sunburn because there is no protection from it in such a shallow pool....   [tags: Orca trafficking, inhumane acts]

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Killer Whale in Captivity

- Captivity is the state or period of being imprisoned, confined, or enslaved, according to Wiktionary. Every year, marine parks and aquariums, like SeaWorld, make billions of dollars through ticket sales. SeaWorld estimates about 70% of their total revenue is due to their performing killer whales (Jeffs). People visit from all over the world to encounter killer whales up close. “Their beauty and power, combined with willingness to work with humans, have made them legendary performers” (Gorman). In recent years, humans have gained the ability to tame and train these creatures....   [tags: seaworld, parks, incidents]

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