Serial Killer Essays

Serial Killers, Are They Born or Made

There are many theories as to why people become serial killers. Almost all of these concepts are associated with the Nature vs. Nurture theory. Are serial killers born with the need to kill, or is it something that they learn to long for as they grew up? Many believe that the nurture theory is the likely concept to believe; that serial killers are created from bad childhood experiences including being abused by their parents, or molested at an early age….

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Are Humans Naturally Good or Evil_

Fundamentally speaking, are humans naturally good or evil? This is a question that has been repeatedly asked throughout humanity. For thousands of years Philosophers have debated whether we have a naturally good nature that is corrupted by society, or an evil nature that is kept in check by society. I believe that we are all born what society calls evil. Our instinct is to kill and survive but as society and civilization has evolved we have been taught to live…

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Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer

What are the underling factors that contribute to the psychological profile of men and women serial killers? One may hypothesize that serial killing is triggered by insanity, mental illness, or psychopathy. However, serial killing has been defined by killing at least three or more individuals in a given time (Bartels, 2009). At the same time one might assume that a serial killer is a predator that hunts for human prey. Another hypothesis might be that enacting on their fantasies may…

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The Application of Two Personality Theories to the Life of a Serial Killer – Jeffrey Dahmer

“One must feel sorry for those who have strange tastes, but never insult them. Their wrong is Nature’s too; they are no more responsible for having come into the world with tendencies unlike ours than are we for being born bandy-legged or well-proportioned”. Marquis de Sade, “Dialogue the Fifth” (1795). I was especially intrigued by this statement which offers explanation on whom we are and why we do things. In essence, it states that some of us do some things…

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