Characteristics of a Serial Killer

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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. Then there’s Freddy Krueger, he gets revenge and kills people in their dreams, causing their death in the real world as well. Michael Meyers and Dr. Hannibal Lecter are more examples of infamous serial killers. All of these exaggerated serial…show more content…
It was beyond evident that Bundy was heartless. Bundy had said, "I didn't know what made people want to be friends. I didn't know what made people attractive to one another. I didn't know what underlay social interactions.I don't feel guilty for anything. I feel sorry for people who feel guilt." Ted Bundy was attractive, intelligent and had a future in politics, he was also one of the most prolific serial killers in U.S. history (Brogaard and Marlow). Furthermore, most serial killers have a history of neglect, injury or abuse in their childhood. Such as, Jeffrey Dahmer, whose mother was ill during her pregnancy. In his early adolescence, he was then sexually molested by a neighbor boy in rural Bath Township. Then later on down the road, his parents went through a rough divorce which he took to heart greatly, as they both left him out of a decision in choosing a home because he had recently turned 18 years old. Feeling insecure and abandoned, Dahmer began experimenting with fire, and collecting road kill and stripping the animal carcasses and saving the bone. A serial killer is not born with a desire to kill, it’s their morbid experiences early on in their life that cause psychological damages that drive them to power and the thirst for murdering (Jeffrey Dahmer). The kind of experiences a serial killer had in their early life can sometimes depict the forms in
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