serial killers

serial killers In 1984, International Association of Forensic Sciences, FBI Special Agent Robert K Ressler and several of his colleagues produced a paper listing the following ‘general characteristics” of serial sex murderers: They tend to be intelligent and have IQ’s in the ‘bright normal’ range. In spite of their high IQ’s, they do poorly in school, have a hard time holding down jobs, and often work as unskilled laborers. They tend to come from markedly unstable families. Typically, they are abandoned as children by their fathers and raised by domineering mothers. Their families often have past criminal, psychiatric, and alcoholic histories. They hate their fathers. They hate their mothers. They are commonly abused as children – psychologically, physically, and sexually. Sometimes the abuser is a stranger. Sometimes, it is a friend. Often, it is a family member. Many of them end up spending time in institutes as children and have records of early psychiatric problems. They are intensely interested from an early age in voyeurism, fetishism, and sadomasochistic pornography. Examples Serial killers aren’t always referred to by the amount of people they have killed, but more by the amount of deaths resulting from actions produced by a guilty mind and actions. Charles Manson for example was convicted of the Tate-LaBianca murders in July 1969, yet never wielded a knife or fired a pistol. It was his manipulation of his cult members that proved him to be the guilty mind behind the murders. As opposed to Charles Manson is John Wayne Gacy, who killed 33 people, many of which were young boys. Yet both were classified as serial killers. Serial killers have been around since the nineteenth century, and not to mention, much earlier, although accurate reports of the incidents have not been recorded. Yet reports go back to as earlier as ancient Rome were depraved aristocrats …

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