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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old School wrote:
Worried that, like so many of your countrymen, you fit the profile?
Oh, I have no doubt that I would fit your daughter's profile.

"Hey, Patty-Sue, what can you tell us about the murderer?"

"Well, the gun is too heavy for a 4-year old so the age of our suspect is between 5 and 117 years, +/- 4. Either male or female. And, you know what? All 4789 unsovled murder cases in Americunt of the last 50 years fit that profile! And this won't be the last victim! A person fitting this profile will kill again!"
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In Texas that's good enough for an execution.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:46 am    Post subject: Re: Serial Killer Survey (PLEASE READ) Reply with quote

temi1993 wrote:
I am researching serial killers and i would love some input from everyone. thanks :)
I do not see how any of these questions are relevant to research regarding serial killers unless you've perhaps identified a trend among serial killers which would place particular importance on how generally computer-savvy people think about serial killers. Can we ask you to provide rationale?

temi1993 wrote:
1. What first comes to mind when you hear serial killer ?
The definition of "serial killer" comes to mind first.

temi1993 wrote:
2. What do you think causes one to become a serial killer ?
Like any behavior, I suspect both genetic and environmental factors play important roles.

temi1993 wrote:
3. What do you think a typical serial killer looks like ?
Probably upset or troubled, likely impulsive (particularly in the form of violent outbursts), more often introverted than extroverted, judged (albeit usually erroneously) as "bright" or "intelligent", and exhibits symptoms of attachment disorder.

temi1993 wrote:
4. Do you believe that there are some "good" serial killers out there ?
I have no evidence to suggest that there are, but even if I did, the question is clearly philosophical and contingent on your definition of "good".

temi1993 wrote:
5. What do you think can be done to prevent the serial killers ?
Early identification, therapeutic treatment for and prevention of farther environmental factors.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Serial Killer Survey (PLEASE READ) Reply with quote

1. What first comes to mind when you hear serial killer ? Corn Flakes.
2. What do you think causes one to become a serial killer ? Corn Flakes
3. What do you think a typical serial killer looks like ? Corn Flakes.
4. Do you believe that there are some "good" serial killers out there ? I know of atheletes that consume mountains of shredded wheat. That's pretty "good".
5. What do you think can be done to prevent the serial killers ? Boycott Kellogg's, the cereal murdering bastards.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Serial Killer Survey (PLEASE READ) Reply with quote

temi1993 wrote:
1. What first comes to mind when you hear serial killer ?

The definition, followed by Ted Bundy.

temi1993 wrote:
2. What do you think causes one to become a serial killer ?

Early traumatic abuse, probably, likely coupled with an inherent personality disorder which hampers their ability to deal with the trauma.

temi1993 wrote:
3. What do you think a typical serial killer looks like ?

Loner type, 'cold eyes', lacking empathy.

temi1993 wrote:
4. Do you believe that there are some "good" serial killers out there ?

Perhaps. Maybe if they only killed other killers (like Dexter), corrupt politicians, psychopathic high finance types, etc., it could be argued that the extent of 'harm' the serial killer causes is far less than the 'good' is achieved by removing undesirable elements from society. Of course public officials wouldn't view it that way, and the media would be all over vigilantism/terrorism/class warfare extremism talking points.

temi1993 wrote:
5. What do you think can be done to prevent the serial killers ?

Pinpoint the key genetic and environmental/societal factors which turned them serial killer to begin with and attempt to resolve those issues. Seems obvious, but virtually nobody takes root causes seriously.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I have been taught, Bundy is the only serial killer that actually didn't have a detected disorder.
He had a stable and good childhood, was social and had no 'need' to do those murders.
All other cases it was often outer factors involved, not uncommonly their mothers bad emotional treatment that has triggered them.

But Bundy is a mystery and as Aidan said, "Bundy". This is an excellent example of a true serial killer, me thinks.
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