Serial Killer Speech Essay

984 WordsFeb 21, 20124 Pages
COM 103: Public Speaking OUTLINE Specific Goal: To inform my audience about the psychology of the serial killer. Introduction: A. There are possibly 20-100 of them active in the U.S. B. They are sociopathic, psychopathic monsters that hide behind the masks of normal everyday people. C. They have no conscience, no empathy, no feelings or remorse. Only apathy. A dark empty world where the only sense of satisfaction and feeling comes from taking the life of another. D. What causes this type of behavior? What could make someone commit such grisly crimes for the sake of mere pleasure? E. Today I will be talking to you about the psychology of the serial killer. F. We…show more content…
Ed Gein's religiously fanatical, notorious mother instilled in her son that women were vessels of sin and caused disease (Psycho's Norman Bates was based on Ed Gein) 3. Charles Manson's mother constantly belittled him as a child and would send him to school dressed as a girl for punishment. E. We can't always point the finger at crazy mothers: 1. The Boston Strangler, Albert DeSalvo, was sold off as a slave by his father while his mother searched for him for days. 2. John Wayne Gacy's father verbally abused him daily and even shot his dog for punishment. (However not every person that comes from a terrible upbringing turns homicidal, which brings me to my next point:) II. Frontal lobe brain injuries. A. The prefrontal cortex, which makes up 25% of the brain, acts as a controlling mechanism for anger and aggression. B. The frontal lobe is considered responsible for much of the behavior that makes possible stable and adequate social relations. Self-control, planning, judgment, the balance of individual versus social needs, and many other essential functions are controlled by the frontal structures of the brain. (Rutigliano) 1. It only makes sense that this could be a contributing factor in habitual murders. 2. A
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