The Mind of a Serial Killer
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An analysis of serial killers and what creates them.
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Sheriff: Man accused of killing family may have plotted school attack - CNN.com

Sheriff: Man accused of killing family may have plotted school attack - CNN.com | The Mind of a Serial Killer | Scoop.it

A man was accussed of killing his family and police found out he was planning a school attack. When they asked why he was going to do it he said he was following and learning the tactics of a serial killer.

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National Child Abuse Statistics | Childhelp

National Child Abuse Statistics | Childhelp | The Mind of a Serial Killer | Scoop.it

There are statistics that connect child abuse to a higher chance of criminal behavior.  These children go on to commit crimes due to the fact that they had nothing growing up.


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What Makes A Serial Killer Kill?

What Makes A Serial Killer Kill? | The Mind of a Serial Killer | Scoop.it

Serial killers are said to be very intelligent so they plan out what they are going to do and how to get away with it. 70 % of serial killers were abused growing up which means environmental factors play a big role in killing.

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The Hidden Evil: The Psychopathic Influence

The Hidden Evil: The Psychopathic Influence | The Mind of a Serial Killer | Scoop.it

Individuals control their evil actions but, they sometimes are not aware of the consequences they will bring because they feel they think those actions are justifiable. They are completley aware of their  decevious actions but they refuse to believe they are evil.


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The Problem of Evil, by Don Boland - Universitas Number 10 (2001)

Evil is based off one one's morals and values in life. Evil can come from the environment or some people think that evil is intrinsic meaning they were born with it.

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Intrinsic Evil

Some people say they are born with evil meaning they didn't choose to be that way but they can't help it.

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Why Some People Are Evil | Psychology Today

Why Some People Are Evil | Psychology Today | The Mind of a Serial Killer | Scoop.it

People are driven to do acts such as murder due to a traumatic event such as a divorce or a death.  These events lead people down an enraged path that leads to evil doings.


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The Mind of a Serial Killer

In this video, a killer talks about why he made his choices and he said that he had to listen to the evil spirit inside of him. Many times killers say that the devil was inside them or an evil spirit made them committ murders.

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Profile of Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer

Profile of Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer | The Mind of a Serial Killer | Scoop.it

As a kid, Jeffrey Dahmer was an outsider and didn't have many friends. He spent most of his time alone and people think this is one of the reasons he committed his crimes.

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What Makes Serial Killers Tick? — Childhood Abuse — Crime Library on truTV.com

What Makes Serial Killers Tick? — Childhood Abuse — Crime Library on truTV.com | The Mind of a Serial Killer | Scoop.it

Some serial killers are brought up in an abusive or uncomfortable household which triggers their ways of thinking when they are older.  

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Doctor hunts for motive in brain of a serial killer

Doctor hunts for motive in brain of a serial killer | The Mind of a Serial Killer | Scoop.it

At some point, most people want to know what goes through a serial killer's mind when committing these crimes.

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'My Friend Dahmer' looks at serial killer as a troubled high school student – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs

'My Friend Dahmer' looks at serial killer as a troubled high school student – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs | The Mind of a Serial Killer | Scoop.it

After reading this article about Jeffrey Dahmer, it gives clues to why he might of turned out to be a serial killer. As a child he acted very different than most kids and began heavily drinking at the age of 14. His peers wrote this article to talk about the hints of his childhood that led to him being a serial killer. 

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Why are there no female Ted Bundys?

Why are there no female Ted Bundys? | The Mind of a Serial Killer | Scoop.it

Men often link together sex and violence which drives them to commit terrible crimes. Men are also inheritently more violent than women are.

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Predestined Serial Killers | Serendip's Exchange

Predestined Serial Killers | Serendip's Exchange | The Mind of a Serial Killer | Scoop.it

One of the top reasons serial killers end up how they do is because of brain damage. As a child if they were abused, that could lead to brain damage which is why they turn to killing.

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Convicted Serial Killer Anthony Sowell – child abuse victim

Reasons why Serial Killer Anthony Sowell murdered 11 women included sexual abuse that started at the age of 10 or 11 and a strained relationship with his mother and witnessing other children being abused. Growing up in this type of environment made him susceptible to violence later in life. 


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Henry Lee Lucas, America's Most Prolific Serial Killer

Henry Lee Lucas, America's Most Prolific Serial Killer | The Mind of a Serial Killer | Scoop.it

This artical talks about the childhood of serial killer Henry Lucas. It states how he had an abusive mother and a suicidal father. Through this environment he learned to be violent. His violence led to him murdering many.


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Genes, Environment, and Criminal Behavior

If problems exist at home, the child is more than likely going to suffer the consequences. Families that are less financially stable and unable to consistently punish their children, will more likely promote delinquent behavior. A child that has been abused or neglected has a higher risk of engaging in criminal acts.


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What Causes Criminal Behavior?

What Causes Criminal Behavior? | The Mind of a Serial Killer | Scoop.it

Crime can be caused by something in the environment or even something inside of a person that is bothering them. Many people have different reasons for why they are "Evil"

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The Unthinkable — Children Who Kill and What Motivates Them -- The Crime Library — The Unthinkable — Crime Library on truTV.com

The Unthinkable — Children Who Kill and What Motivates Them -- The Crime Library — The Unthinkable — Crime Library on truTV.com | The Mind of a Serial Killer | Scoop.it

A lot of times the reason child killers committ murder is because they are curious about it. In some cases they do it because they have had a bad child hood or like adults, have an evil spirit tell them to do it.

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On The Scale Of Evil, Where Do Murderers Rate? : NPR

On The Scale Of Evil, Where Do Murderers Rate? : NPR | The Mind of a Serial Killer | Scoop.it

Murderers are ranked high on a list of evil because of the weird and psychotic moods and feelings they get to want to kill other people. Some enjoy the process and others simply do it to get back at people.

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What Causes Someone to Act on Violent Impulses and Commit Murder?: Scientific American

What Causes Someone to Act on Violent Impulses and Commit Murder?: Scientific American | The Mind of a Serial Killer | Scoop.it

Some causes of why people act evil is because of anger or frustration they are facing. Often times they take it out on other people and can't fight the urge to want to murder.

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What Makes Serial Killers Tick? — Monsters or Victims? — Crime Library on truTV.com

What Makes Serial Killers Tick? — Monsters or Victims? — Crime Library on truTV.com | The Mind of a Serial Killer | Scoop.it

Where does this urge come from, and why is so powerful? This article explains how serial killers get the "urge" to keep killing people. Some use the excuse and say they were born with evil inside of them, and others simply say they enjoy it.

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Mom claimed 'evil words' before scissors slaying

Mom claimed 'evil words' before scissors slaying | The Mind of a Serial Killer | Scoop.it

This woman killed her daughter and doesn't know what made her get this drive to kill her. She says ever since she started taking a weight loss pill she has had an evil presence in her. This shows environmental factors leading to evil. 

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HowStuffWorks "How Serial Killers Work"

HowStuffWorks "How Serial Killers Work" | The Mind of a Serial Killer | Scoop.it

Serial killers are "cold blooded" people who often times find pleasure in killing someone. It is hard to say why they choose to do this, but their brain triggers it.

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