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Serial Killers: Born Not Made Essay

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Serial Murders: Made Not Born.
The article, “Two teens accused of….” reported that “Two 16-year-old boys face animal cruelty charges after a woman accused them of drowning a pair of 2-day-old kittens more than a week ago. One of the boys had been arrested, and the other surrendered to juvenile authorities. This is the first case in which the felony animal cruelty charge has been applied in Nevada under a new law enacted in 2011. On June 16, a witness named Christine Ohm said a gray cat gave birth to two kittens in the backyard of her home. Two days later, she realized the cat and the kittens were gone. Later, while cleaning her pool, Ohm heard animal cries and boys' laughter coming ...view middle of the document...

A serial killer is a person whom everybody knows as a friend, a lover or even a father but no one knows about his killer instinct until it's too late, but there are always some warning signs. Serial Murders are unique individuals but they share numerous similarities among each other, which could help people become more aware to the presents. An article written by NakedLaw.com, suggest that “the average serial killer is a white male from a lower to middle class upbringing. In fact, over 90 percent of serial killers are men. As children, potential serial killers often torture animals and examine them. More than 60 percent of serial killers wet the bed beyond the age of 12 and have extreme urges to start fires. Ottis Toole, George Adorno, and Carl Panzram are just a few of serial killers with a childhood history of arson. Many Serial killers have very high IQ’s, come from dysfunctional families with an absent father and suffered through childhood abuse.” (“11 Common Traits of Mass…”). Often times some of these sign can go unnoticed during a potential serial killers childhood. Some of these characteristics are quite disturbing, like torturing animals. Pets can be a bit of a burden at times but stoning an animal to death or drowning them in a cup of water, that just psychotic and people who do that really need some psychiatric help before they escalate to human victims.
To help stop this violence we need to go to the root of where it all starts. To the children. The childhood of all serial killers have the same characteristics. There is abuse, and much unwanted violence. For example, Edmund Emil Kemper III, also known as Big Ed, due to his 6”9 frame and The Co-ed Killer, was born on December 18, 1948 in Burbank, California. He is a serial killer and necrophile who murdered people in California in the early 1970’s. As a pre-teen he would cut off the heads of his sister’s Barbie dolls and tortured and killed birds along with other small animals. His mother would keep him locked away in the basement because she, an alcoholic always thought he would rape his sisters. Kemper became a murder very young, first killing his grandparents when he was 15 years old. Kemper later killed and chopped up half a dozen hitchhikers in the Santa Cruz area. He then murdered his mother and one of her friends before he turned himself in to the police days later. (Edmund Kemper). Another serial murder who demonstrated early signs of becoming a potential serial murder is Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer. Dahmer was born on May 21, 1960. He was a serial killer and sex offender. In his youth he was socially withdrawn, dissected dead animals and mounted their heads on a stake. Dahmer began drinking in his teens and was an alcoholic by the time he finished High School. Dahmer murdered 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991. His murders involved rape, sodomy, chopping up body part, necrophilia and cannibalism. On November 28, 1994, he was beaten to death by an inmate at...

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