Serial Killers : A Serial Killer

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A serial killer is a person who murders three or more people, usually in service of abnormal psychological gratification, with the murders taking place over more than a month and including a significant break which can also be called a "cooling off period” between them. There are different types of serial killers. Some are mission oriented serial killers; others are visionary killers. There are equally power and control killers and thrill or hedonistic killers. There are many serial killers in the world at large with different motives for killing. Some people are serial killers on their own while others kill as a couple. In this case, we will talk about serial killers as a couple. We have the Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo who have a mix of hedonistic killers and power and control killers. We equally have Ray and Faye Copeland which also falls under power and control killers. The paper will focus on the background, victims, and trail of Ray and Faye Copeland and Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo.
Paul Bernardo was born on August 27th, 1964. He had a very dark childhood. At the age of 15, he discovered the person he knew as his father was actually his step-father. This made him outraged and to make things worse he didn’t live in an ideal environment given that his step-father was charged with child molestation and sexual abuse and his mom his mom neglected them. He developed dark sexual fantasies, became overly controlling and protective of women in his life whom he enjoyed…

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