Murder Essays

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

 In Cold Blood: A True Account of Multiple Murder and Its Consequences by Truman Capote details the social arena that molded Dick Hickock and Perry Smith into criminals and killers.  The author wrote of how Hickock was brought up in a loving home with a stable family but suffered from mental illness.  Perry on the other hand, had alcoholic parents in a very unloving atmosphere, uneducated and suffered from depression.  Each was influenced by society differently but the result was…

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Why Was Jack the Ripper Never Caught

Jack the Ripper was a notorious serial killer, whom some believe never even existed at all. He was the first successful serial killer and no one knew the identity of Jack the ripper. He had great hatred of prostitute’s . Jack the Ripper is just a name given to an unidentified late 19th century murderer. No one actually knows who this person was or where he came from. Jack the Ripper targeted prostitutes in England and killed them by cutting…

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Pro Death Penalty

The death penalty should be kept as a punishment in our court systems. It should be kept because it helps crime rates drop, helps give closure, serves justice, and more. Even though it gives a great outcome to the system there are people who argue against it. People against say that capital punishment is not rite, innocent people get killed, and its cruel and unusual punishment; yet none of those facts are proven, in fact, there is prove against them….

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Jeffrey Dahmer’s Childhood and Capture

“His behavior didn’t change. The object changed.” This is what psychologist at George Washington University, David Silber, stated when asked about the relation between Jeffrey Dahmer’s childhood activities and his unspeakable crimes later on in life that traumatized civilians and Milwaukee’s finest law enforcement. The name “Jeffrey Dahmer” conjures images of his numerous brutal murders. However, as his violence was believed to be spurred by his childhood experiences, his court case and his capture involved some of the best, and…

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Serial Killers_ Encoded at Birth or Learned Cravings

Abstract The phenomenon of serial murder has both been appalling and fascinating, despite the attention it receives, relatively little is known about the fundamental motivations and origins of the individuals. In this paper I explore what motivates serial murderers to commit such terrifying acts. Is it genetics, environment or a combination of the two? Serial Killers Encoded at Birth or Learned Cravings? The question of whether or not man is encoded at birth to lead a life of crime is…

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Ted Ammon Murder

The murder of Robert Theodore Ammon, known as Ted Ammon, shocked the east end community. Nobody had been murdered in East Hampton in over 20 years. The 52 year old banker was very popular with his business colleagues. His private life seemed ideal, two adopted children, five homes and luxury cars. Some facts seemed very ominous though, one being the vicious divorce Ted Ammon was involved in with his wife Generosa. The murder was centered around Danny Pelosi and Generosa…

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The Message Behind a Certain Short Story

Are you at peace with yourself and the wrong-doings in your life? In the story Crimson Shadow, by Walter Mosley, a hardened ex-inmate, Socrates, takes in a young boy, Darryl, running from his terrible actions and tries to teach him a lesson. The author uses this scenario to in-turn teach the reader that you have to admit when you are wrong and to right those wrongs. Admitting to your wrong doings is the first step to making them right. “If…

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Question 8: Danny Hansford is only one of the many people whose violent deaths we learn about in the course of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Judging by their stories, what does Savannah (or Savannah society) deem grounds for murder? Why are so few of Jim William’s friends disturbed by the charges against him? Given the casualness with which Savannahians greet the Hansford case, why are they so shocked by the news [p. 333] that their city…

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Proposition 34 Case

If the state’s voters approve it, Proposition 34 will eliminate the death penalty in California and replace it with life in prison without the possibility of parole. Specifically, Proposition 34 will: Repeal the death penalty as maximum punishment for people found guilty of murder and replace it with life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Apply retroactively to people already sentenced to death. Require people found guilty of murder to work while in prison, with their wages to be applied…

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Attempted Murder

Mr. G. Itly Assin has been arrested and charged with attempt to commit murder in the first degree. Mr. Assin’s story begins with him sitting in a restaurant when a woman walks over to him and sits down. She proceeds to tell him that her name is Sally and then asks Mr. Assin if he is available followed by a wink. Because Mr. Assin has been single for two years he reply’s yes and winks back. The waiter then comes…

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Columbine Rampage

“Columbine rampage” is a screen capture from a surveillance camera taken on April 20, 1999, of students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold in Columbine High School. In the picture, two armed young men are shown holding a short automatic and another type of gun. Both seem to be wearing fatigue pants and boots. There are chairs and tables and what look like bodies on the floor of a cafeteria. Thesis: The “Columbine rampage” is memorable today because the picture of…

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Norman Bates_ Two Lives Within a Soul

Sigmund Freud’s Psychoanalytic Theory of Personality Development states that there is a structural model of the psyche, which splits the human identity into three instances of Ego, Superego, and ID. In Psychoanalytic Stage of Development, there are five stages: Oral, Anal, Phallic, Latency, and Genital. Even though Sigmund Freud never was writing about the movie _Psycho_, theories of Freud, have a great connection with the personality of Norman Bates. According to Oedipus complex, by Sigmund Freud, it introduced the term…

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Legalising Capital Punishment

The death penalty has been part of societies legal systems for centuries, being regarded as a necessary deterrent to horrendous crimes, and a way to liberate communities of dangerous criminals. China, the US, Iran and others preserve the death penalty, while we, like Canada, New Zealand and almost all European nations have abolished capital punishment from our legal system. The death penalty is almost as old as the history of mankind. Various means of capital punishment involved burning, hanging, drowning,…

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The Prosecution of Smith and Hickock

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, we are gathered here today not to assess whether these men, Richard Hickock and Perry Smith, are guilty of their crimes; they have confessed and there is overwhelming evidence against them. No, today we are here to determine how they will pay for taking the lives of four innocent people, the Clutter family. My role here is to argue that these men should pay for their crimes with their lives. This is not merely…

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The Examination of a Teen Killer

Every Year there is a reported deathly school shooting around the world. Every year it is the same story about how a frustrated teen takes out his anger on the fellow students at school. In the next upcoming paragraphs I will digress on The Killer at Thurston High’s actions through Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology. Kip Kinkel had psychological problems at a young age. His family went to live in Spain for a year; this is where the problems began. Kip…

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