Psychological Factors Of A Serial Killer Essay

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Psychological Factors of a Serial Killer Alyssa Phillips Caledonia-Mumford High School Abstract Neurologically, serial killers have common brain structure abnormalities that cause them to lack emotions as well as to think irrationally. Their family history includes unhappy relationships with their parents who usually have beaten them or mentally/sexually abused them. This may cause them to be unable to form healthy relationships and lack empathy and remorse. Serial killers can be distinguished by their deceitfulness and their need to control people. Depending on if they are organized or disorganized killer, they have certain personality characteristics. Personality disorders such as Antisocial and Borderline Personality Disorder, as well as schizophrenia, are common among serial killers. Since serial killers are exposed to traumatic environments, their brains change their structure in order to respond to their experiences. Intro A serial killer: a person who murders three or more people; taking place over more than a month with significant breaks in between. How do you tell who these murderers are? How do you distinguish them from a next door neighbor, a family member, or a friend? By their brain structure, personality and family history. There is a commonality among serial killers; not just physically but mentally and neurologically! How they think, how they act, their family history. Several studies into the social aspects of multiple

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