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The Mind Of A Killer

- The Mind of a Killer According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a “serial killer” is an individual who murders two or more people in a span of a month. Ted Bundy, an infamous serial killer once stated, “You feel the last bit of breath leaving their body. You’re looking into their eyes. A person in that situation is God!” illustrating the empowerment the killer felt when hurting their victim. Sigmund Freud, the founding father of psychoanalysis, a perspective looking at the unconscious mind in which early childhood experiences influence current behavior especially on the focus of sexual relationships....   [tags: Serial killer, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer]

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Serial Killer And Serial Killers

- Serial killers have been on the rise in the United States for the last century. With this rise of cold-blooded killers, there also came a rise in individuals who are intrigued, or even obsessed, with these people who can kill with no remorse. Many Americans want to know what makes a serial killer tick. To find out, we may turn to television shows and movies such as Dexter or Silence of the Lambs. But the problem with conducting such limited research is that “nothing is exactly cut-and-dry with serial killers” (Bryant and Clark)....   [tags: Serial killer, Psychopathy]

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Serial Killer : Serial Killers

- Serial murder as defined by the FBI is, “[t]he unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events" (Morton Robert J. Ed, & Hilts., Ed, 2005, p. 9). Numerous people disagree with the definition, this researcher included, since it lacks the cool- down period after they murder, which various people feel stands necessary for serial killer status. Serial killers remain a rare phenomenon. The FBI states, serial murder accounts for less than one percent of killings per year (Morton Robert J....   [tags: Crime, Murder, Serial killer]

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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 Case Of Whale Killer Whale

- The Killer Whale, that has a ring to it doesn’t it. Orcas, Killer Whales, are not actually Whales, in fact, they are a part of the Dolphin family. The name “Killer Whale” developed over time stemming from “Whale Killer.” They were once called Whale Killer due to the fact that sailors witnessed their attacks on larger cetaceans. Orcas are the largest member of the Dolphin family and the largest orca ever captured was 32 feet long. To put that in perspective, that’s about the size of almost 7 humans put together....   [tags: Whale, Killer whale, Killer whales, Beached whale]

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Serial Killers : A Serial Killer

- Serial Killers have been present all over the world for a very long time. They kill innocent people every day for nor reason. They commit murder after murder and still continue the process. In some cases determining if someone will be a serial killer is much harder than other cases. In the case of Andrew Cunanan who was a serial killer, had killed over four people in just one year. There was no evidence in his childhood that would predict he would be become a serial killer so it was very surprising to see how a little boy could transform into a murderer....   [tags: Murder, Serial killer, Andrew Cunanan]

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Killer Whales Should Not Be Treated

- As Princess Diana once said while she talked about her mother: “A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” There is no reason for a child to have to go through life without their parents by their side. Killer whales should not be treated any differently, which is why they should not be held in captivity. SeaWorld currently has many orcas in captivity. They continue to make excuses for why they feel their actions for separating calves from their mothers are justified. So, there is no reason why any more orcas should be living in tanks....   [tags: Whale, Killer whale, Beached whale, Killer whales]

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Serial Killer Typologies And Characteristics

- Serial Killer Typologies and Characteristics Serial murder as defined by the FBI (2005) is, “[t]he unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events" (Morton & Hilts, 2005 p. 9). However, numerous people disagree with the definition, including this researcher, since it lacks a cool-down period in between murders, which numerous professionals believe is necessary for serial killer status. Serial killers remain a rare phenomenon. The FBI (2005) states, serial murder accounts for under one percent of the killings a year (2)....   [tags: Crime, Murder, Serial killer]

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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

- According to Culhane there are three or more victims, three or more incidents and an emotional “cooling off” period in between murders that are considered the three main characteristics in defining a serial murderer. Being a serial killer is hard work in their minds, but yet again it’s very easy to them just depending on if they are organized with their killings or unorganized with their killings, along with having a difference in their behaviors of which is which. Is it a serial murder or a serial killer....   [tags: Murder, Serial killer, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer]

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Serial Killers : A Serial Killer

- When it comes to serial killers the one thing that comes to mind are males. You don’t see many female serial killers its more males when it comes to that. People also may think that serial killers are individuals who kill a lot of people, but there’s more to being classified as a serial killer. These killers usually don 't know their victims and they almost always have "cooling off " periods between the murders, they also usually derive sexual excitement from the killings but there’s still more to being a serial killer....   [tags: Murder, Serial killer, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer]

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The Serial Killer And Jack The Ripper

- The United States has the highest number of serial killers, with 76% of the world’s total. Europe comes in a distant second with 17%. Men constitute the overwhelming majority of serial killers, at over 90%. (http://facts.randomhistory.com/serial-killer-facts.html) The Zodiac killer and Jack the ripper are two of the many commonly known serial killers and though these two shared similarities, they were altogether very different. Because of this, these two murderers were extremely famous and are still studied by many criminologists today....   [tags: Serial killer, Murder, Jack the Ripper]

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Serial Killer And Serial Killers

- “A serial killer is someone who has murdered three or more people over a period of more than a month motive is usually based on psychological (often sexual) gratification, though the motives may also include anger, thrill, money, and attention seeking.” (“56 Facts About Serial Killers”). It is said that the average person will walk past at least 26 serial killers in their lifetime. That’s quite crazy to believe. Serial killers make up about one percent of murders in the United States. Although serial homicide is extremely rare, it’s a very interesting topic to hear about nonetheless....   [tags: Serial killer, Ted Bundy, Child abuse]

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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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The Crime Of A Serial Killer

- INTRODUCTION Killing someone is not something new and it does not just take place in America. Since ancient times, murderers have been from all over the world. The reason why this phenomenon is on people’s mind now is not because it is new, but rather because they recently started hearing about it. The reasons for this were because killers, like serial killers especially, have not had a lot of coverage in the media. If any, little research has been done on them. Serial killing in itself is a lot less than the murders that take place within a year, that is because the act of a serial killer is a lot more rare....   [tags: Crime, Murder, Y chromosome, Serial killer]

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Description Of The Killer Whales

- Killer whales (Ordines) are most commonly found in highly productive areas of cold-water like the Pacific Northwest, along northern Norway’s coast in the Atlantic, and the higher latitudes of the Southern Ocean. Killer whales are often found in warm areas such as Florida, Hawaii, Australia, the Galapagos Island, the Bahamas, and the Gulf of Mexico and more temperate such as New Zealand and South Africa. Although they do show the Killer whales ability to venture into tropical waters such sightings are highly infrequent....   [tags: Whale, Killer whale, Beached whale, Dolphin]

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Serial Murders : A Serial Killer

- Ted Bundy, the Zodiac Killer, Donald Henry Gaskins, Ahmad Suradji, Jack the Ripper, Alexander Pichushkin. Throughout history names such as these have brought terror into the hearts of many around the world. Through organized acts of deviance these individuals represent an entire subculture of monstrous humans. However many ask if these serial murderers are actually human, were they born murders or were they created by their environments. In 2005 the Federal Bureau of Investigation (2010) held a Serial Murder Symposium to help create a unified understanding of the complex issues of serial murders, during this meeting they come to a conclusion that serial murders are “unlawful killing of two...   [tags: Serial killer, Ted Bundy, Jack the Ripper]

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Killer Whales Back Into Their Original Habitats

- Threatened, endangered, or extinct, unfortunately we can all name at least one or more species found in each of these categories and that is the sad truth today. At this point, the goal should be to prevent any other species from falling under these terms and keep the ones that are not yet extinct, stable and safe while maintaining an increasing population. The species I am going to be referring to can be commonly found in the news today with the increasing efforts and the publicly shocking information against SeaWorld for the release of their killer whales back into their original habitats in the wild....   [tags: Killer whale, Whale, Beached whale]

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We Must Stop Killer Whales

- Imagine being at home enjoying quality time with your family when all of a sudden someone comes into your home and takes you to prison for the rest of your life. No explanation, no warning, and no communication with your family, ever again. In a single moment you have lost your family, your home, and your freedom. That is a very scary thought, yet that is exactly what is happening to killer whales. We, as a society, are going to the ocean, and taking killer whales away from their home, and their families for the sole purpose entertaining us....   [tags: Whale, Killer whale, Beached whale]

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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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The Death Of Brancheau, A Killer Whale Named Tilikum

- Situation Analysis: On February 24, 2010 Dawn Brancheau, a trainer at SeaWorld, was killed when a killer whale named Tilikum pulled her into the water (Mooney). The death of Brancheau is not the first that SeaWorld has experienced throughout the time the park has been open, and it was not the first murder for Tilikum (Mooney). After Brancheau was killed in 2010, and Blackfish was released in July of 2013, SeaWorld endured an immense amount of backlash due to the death of the trainer and the treatment of the whales....   [tags: Killer whale, Whale, Beached whale, Killer whales]

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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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Early Childhood Signs Of Being A Serial Killer

- Early Childhood Signs of Being a Serial Killer Have you ever wondered what signs to watch for in children that could possibly lead to them becoming a serial killer. There are many questions about what defines a serial killer, was it caused by their surroundings at infancy, or perhaps born with certain traits that influenced them to committing violence. However, none of these signs are a definite probability that the child is going to grow up murdering others, but with knowing these potential warning signs you could get your child help as soon as possible....   [tags: Serial killer, Murder, Crime]

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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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Killer Whales Should Not Be Kept Captivity

- Imagine seeing a majestic killer whale floating at the bottom of its pool—depressed. Tapping on the glass does not stir this gigantic friendly beast. Every once in a while she will make her whistling and calling noises. This killer whale, named Katina, and her infant killer whale was taken away from her (Kirby 43). Katina was separated from her new calf because the calf was acting out during shows. Kalina’s family pod was broken, leaving Katina alone and depressed in her pool. Katina would call out to her Kalina, but nothing would subdue her sadness (112)....   [tags: Whale, Killer whale, Beached whale, SeaWorld]

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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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Peter Foley, The Copycat Serial Killer

- In the film Copycat, the main focus is on Peter Foley, the copycat serial killer. While Daryll Lee Cullum is the original serial killer, and provides some of Foley’s motive, Foley takes his killings to another degree. There are various motives for Foley’s killings. The main motives that he demonstrated include power and control, the hedonistic subtype of thrill, and lastly fame. While fame is not an official motive, it was a driving force in Foley’s actions and originated from his other motives....   [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

- Serial Killer: Nature vs. Nurture Pedro Alonso Lopez, “The Monster of the Andes,” is a serial killer accused of raping and killing over 300 girls. His technique was to lure susceptible young girls into isolated areas or buildings where he would then rape each of them before killing them. Using a variety of cruel and ruthless methods, he killed the girls, strangulation being most popular. Serial murders have become a fascination of the public due to the unimaginable bizarreness that is reality. “Normal” people question how and why a human being could be so brutally vicious toward another human; psychologists have been researching that exact question for years....   [tags: Serial killer, Murder, John Wayne Gacy]

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The Serial Killer By James Clayton Vaughn Jr.

- Nicknamed “the racist killer” James Clayton Vaughn Jr. killed more than fifteen people. He is a perfected example of what characterizes a mission type serial killer. He was a neo nazi and a member of the Ku Klux Klan and was motivated to kill interracial couples and Jewish people because of his hatred towards them and belief that they were inferior and destroying America. His desire to kill this demographic of people stemmed from his desire to incite a race war after reading Adolph Hitler’s Mein Kampf....   [tags: Serial killer, Murder, Ted Bundy]

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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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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 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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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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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 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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Monster Is A Movie Based On A True Story About An American Female Serial Killer

- Monster is a movie based on a true story about an American female serial killer. Aileen Wuornos was a prostitute who killed multiple men for financial gain to support her and her lover Shelby Wall (her real life name being Tyria Moore). The real life serial killer was convicted of the murders and was executed by lethal injection after ten years on Florida’s death row in 2002. Aileen was a type of serial killer who killed for comfort which is called Hedonism, the pursuit of pleasure. Aileen was taking care of herself and Selby while living in multiple motels in different areas in Florida....   [tags: Murder, Serial killer, Aileen Wuornos]

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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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Black Fish : The Biological, And Psychological Aspect Of Seaworld 's Killer Whales

- Blackfish is a documentary that looks at the biological, and psychological aspect of SeaWorld’s Killer whales. The Documentary focuses on the killer whales that were captured from the ocean and now reside in SeaWorld. Black fish shows its viewers where the killer whales where captured from, how they behaved at the time of them being captured, and how they behaved after they were captured. The main idea of Black fish is to create awareness about killer whales, by showing that these particular animals are more like intellectual beings that are very conscious about their surroundings....   [tags: Killer whale, Whale, Beached whale, Animal]

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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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The Killer : A Serial Killer

- There are several different types of murderers, with one of the most popular in the media being a serial killer. A serial killer is someone who kills at least three people at different times with time in between murder described as a “cooling off period”. After killing, they feel a sense of relief for awhile, but when it wears off they feel the need to kill again to release their stress. People often times ask the question of why do the perpetrator’s feel the need to kill to relieve the stress they are feeling, and why they continue to do it....   [tags: Child abuse, Abuse]

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Killer : Killer Typology And Classification

- Killer Typology and Classification What type of killer a person is depends on if they meet a specific criteria or not, and the killer classification has many subtypes in addition to that criteria. In the case of Leonard Lake and Charles Ng, they are considered to be process-focused serial killers because they were known enjoy drawing out the torment and death of their victims. Of course, process-focused is a rather broad term which is further narrowed down, into the subtypes of hedonistic killers or control-oriented killers....   [tags: Crime, Murder, Charles Ng, Pet Shop Boys]

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A Serial Killer Who Comes From Your Mind? Ted Bundy? Son Of Sam?

- When you think of a serial killer who comes to your mind. Ted Bundy. Son of Sam. Well those are the first two that come to my mind. Even though they are both serial killers they are very different. When you think about the pathology of these two killers they become completely diverse people. What made them start killing is so different from each other that it makes you wonder what made them tick in the first place. Son of Sam also known as David Berkowitz whose formal name is Richard David Flaco was born on June 1, 1958 in Brooklyn, New York....   [tags: Serial killer, David Berkowitz, Ted Bundy, Family]

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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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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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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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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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Serial Killer : The Green River Killer

- There are many serial killers who are known for their heinous crimes and killings of their victims. Serial killers however vary from one another leaving it hard to cluster them all together besides the fact that they murder multiple victims. With that being said, there is one serial killer who sticks out as devious and whose crime may not be as “famous” as he wished. This serial killer is known as the Green River Killer. The Green River Killer aka Gary Ridgway was born in 1949 in Utah, (A&E Television, LLC, 2016)....   [tags: Criminology, Crime, Victim, Ted Bundy]

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The Death Of A Killer

- There are many different scenarios that can play out that leads to an everyday average Joe turn into a killer. One of the possible beginnings of killer Joe is that he is being oppressed and an ethnic minority as a Catholic having no say in his future like the Troubles in Ireland. Another scenario is at a societal level Joe will feel compelled to join a more powerful side to protect himself and the people he cares about. Both of these options are powerful motivators to become a killer. Too often in these situations it becomes an “us vs....   [tags: Rwandan Genocide, Rwanda, Hutu, Tutsi]

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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

- 1. It takes God’s grace to live in peace with others; Out of fear for their lives Joseph’s brother came and humbly apologised to him for the evil they concocted against him – Joseph was quick to say – You might have meant this for evil – but God meant it for good. It took great grace for Joseph to respond in this manner and it will take great grace for us to respond as well. But remember Paul’s instruction in 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, “But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ 's power may rest on me....   [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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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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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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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

- The Killer Gun Guns kill people. That is the way society thinks now-a-days. Everyone is now becoming an expert on all things guns just so they can have a say in how the United States should regulate gun usage. If half the people who want to ensure more restrictions are put on guns actually understood how to use them and understood the pros of concealed carry—or even open carry—they would stop being so anti-gun. Open and concealed carry could potentially be a problem solver in these mass shootings....   [tags: Firearm, Concealed carry in the United States]

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Serial Killers : A Killer

- A killer is not born. A killer is made. However, we are all born with the potential to kill, and any one of us can be made into a killer. It might take a lot to drive us to murder, but some people are simply more susceptible to the idea than others. People tend to believe that serial killers are mentally ill individuals, however, more often than not, they are rational beings who have suffered tremendously. Often, we cannot tell who is a serial killer. It could be the person standing next to you, and you would not have the slightest indication....   [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 Behavior Of Killer 's Display

- A. The behavior that killer’s display is for the most part, modal behaviors accepted in our open society. These people can be charismatic, intelligent, hard-workers, and even cordial. Therefore, no one would ever suspect of his or her genuine emotions; serial killers are considered skillful in their presentation. 1. One of the most notorious emotions of a killer is the lack of empathy. These people do not have the ability to care for other people’s pain, fear, sadness, disgust, or anger. B. Serial killers have a mental illness or disorder that can be categorized as psychopathy or antisocial personality....   [tags: Antisocial personality disorder, Psychopathy]

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Serial Killers : What They Are

- Serial Killers: What They Are and How They Came to Be “At least seventeen persons[sic], mostly gay and black men, were known to have been murdered by Jeffrey Dahmer from 1988 to 1991. Dahmer cannibalized his victims, had sex with their corpses, and then dissolved them in a fifty-five-gallon vat of acid in his Milwaukee, Wisconsin, home” (“Serial Killers” par. 2). Dahmer committed such heinous and brutal killings that can hardly categorize him as human. Unfortunately, he is not alone; there have been by far more hideous murders over the past century....   [tags: Murder, Serial killer, Spree killer]

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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 '

- How can you be a man to your family when you are poor and black. Killer of Sheep poses this question over and over again, and the tension between masculinity, blackness and poverty is central to the movie. The film seems to provide Stan with several choices, all of which are directly related to his masculinity. He can accept the advances of the white woman, which offers him both a way out of a miserable job at the slaughterhouse and a boost to his “manliness” in the form of a tryst with a woman of a higher status....   [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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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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