Characteristics Of Mass Murderers And Serial Killers

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Mass Murderers and Serial Killers are nothing new to today’s society. These vicious killers are are generally vicious, fierce beasts and have an unusual inclination to murder. The questions that people ask about serial killers and mass murderers are what gives these people the desire to kill? What inspires them to continue murdering? Do these killers get fulfillment from slaughtering? Is there a contrast between mass murderers and serial killers or would people say they are the same? How do they pick their victims and what are some of their characteristics? This paper will highlight the answers to these questions and give a better insight of what goes on in the minds of mass murderers and serial killers.
The two news articles I chose talks …show more content…

He opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel into a crowd of about 22,000 concertgoers where he killed 8 people and wounded nearly 500. Stephen Craig Paddock died of a self-inflicted gunshot after he shot up the country music festival. Before the shooting, the police did not know who Stephen Paddock was and they believed that he acted alone. Authorities say that Paddock has purchased firearms in the past but they believed that he purchased the firearms used in the crime legally. A Mesquite store, Guns & Guitars, said it sold a gun to Paddock and that "he never gave any indication or reason to believe he was unstable or unfit at any time." Paddock’s brother, Eric Paddock, said that his brother was “just a guy,” an ‘army of one” with no known children despite a string of relationships. Someone you might see nursing a drink alone at a bar. Someone who went on cruises and played $100-a-hand video poker. Someone who sent boxes of cookies to his mother.
The journal article I chose talked about the comparisons and differences between mass murderers and serial killers. Mass murderers and serial killers are nothing new to today’s society. Serial killers are usually males, their killings are typically a stranger-perpetrated crime, and their locations of killings are usually familiar to them. Many serial killers are exceptionally skillful in their

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