Serial Killer Essay

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Serial Killers

Serial killer: A person who attacks and kills victims one by one in a series of incidents.

Why do some people kill other people? More importantly, why do some people enjoy killing lots of people just for the fun of it? This is a basic description of what a serial killer is. But what possesses these human beings to commit such heinous crimes? Some say that genetics are responsible, while others blame the environment that the killers grew up in. The causes of psychopathy remain a mystery. We don’t even have a reasonable answer to the question of whether psychopathy is a product of Mother Nature or a part of upbringing.
One of the best sources of information about whether traits are a result or nature of nurture comes
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These being: Animal Cruelty, Pyromania, and Bed Wetting.
Torturing animals is an incredible red flag, whether you’re trying to find a killer or not. Animals are often seen as "practice" for killing real human beings. Jeffery Dahmer, the “Milwaukee Cannibal”, was notorious for his animal cruelty, cutting off the heads of dogs and placing them on a stick behind his house. Ed Kemper, "The Co-ed Killer", buried the family cat while it was still alive, dug it up again, and then finished by cutting off its head. But not all serial killers take their angers out on pets. Dennis Nilsen, otherwise known as the “Muswell Hill Murderer” and the “Kindly Killer”, loved animals, especially his dog Bleep. Rapist torturer and murderer of eight, “Beauty Queen Killer” Christopher Wilder had made donations to Save The Whales and the Seal Rescue Fund. Nevertheless, the majority of multiple murderers have, at some point in their lives, tortured and/or killed an innocent, non-human creature. But this pain suffered by animals is not the only warning sign out there.
"Oh, what ecstasy," said American serial killer Joseph Kallinger, "setting fires brings to my body! What power I feel at the thought of fire! ... Oh, what pleasure, what heavenly pleasure!" Pyromania, an impulse control disorder where someone constantly fails to resist the desire to deliberately start fires in order to

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