Why Serial Killers Kill
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Why Serial Killers Kill
An analysis of how environment turns kids into serial killers.
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National Child Abuse Statistics | Childhelp

National Child Abuse Statistics | Childhelp | Why Serial Killers Kill | Scoop.it

This shows the statistics of you having a higher chance of being "evil" if you were abused as a child.


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The Road - Official Trailer [HD]

This advertizes a story of the world losing all sense of law. It shows that people are born good but when put into a situation like this they can be driven to do bad things.


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Profile of Serial Killer - - Michael Ross

Profile of Serial Killer - - Michael Ross | Why Serial Killers Kill | Scoop.it

As a child Michael Ross was abused and hurt which is a common relation between serial killers. Because of his environment as a child he learned violence and how to act evil.


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Dr. Phil.com - Shows - When Good People Do Bad Things

Dr. Phil.com - Shows - When Good People Do Bad Things | Why Serial Killers Kill | Scoop.it

This video shows how people will do what they are told if they are told to do it by someone they think of as authority. Because of their enviornment that this "authority" is telling them to do bad things. But they still are good people.

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Henry Lee Lucas, America's Most Prolific Serial Killer

Henry Lee Lucas, America's Most Prolific Serial Killer | Why Serial Killers Kill | 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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Gerald Eugene Stano, murderer of over 40 women — Sad Beginnings — Crime Library on truTV.com

Gerald Eugene Stano, murderer of over 40 women — Sad Beginnings — Crime Library on truTV.com | Why Serial Killers Kill | Scoop.it

This Artical talks about serial killer Gerald Stano. This artical says that he had many childhood behaviors that many serial killers share like things in their enviornment that cause them to turn bad like getting bullied by peers.

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Oxytocin : the cuddle hormone

Oxytocin : the cuddle hormone | Why Serial Killers Kill | Scoop.it

This artical talks about a hormone called oxytocin. This hormone has been proven to effect the amount of empathy one has but things like child abuse affect the oxytocin in your mind so and enviornmental thing like child abuse causes you to have less empathy causing serial killers.

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The Childhood Psychopath: Bad Seed or Bad Parents? by Katherine Ramsland — Born or Made? Theories of Psychopathy — Crime Library on truTV.com

The Childhood Psychopath: Bad Seed or Bad Parents? by Katherine Ramsland — Born or Made? Theories of Psychopathy — Crime Library on truTV.com | Why Serial Killers Kill | Scoop.it

This artical talks about how it is the parents job to teach their children how to act. So if they fail to do this the children might think that something that is horrible really isnt that bad. Its the enviorment that is teaching them to act how they act.

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Moses Sithole, South African predator & serial killer -- — Growing Up — Crime Library on truTV.com

Moses Sithole, South African predator & serial killer -- — Growing Up — Crime Library on truTV.com | Why Serial Killers Kill | Scoop.it

This artical talks about serial killer Moses Sithole. It says how his father died when he was young and his mother abandoned him and his siblings. It states in the artical that this is probably the reason he started killing, which shows how environment effects your adult life. 

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John Wayne Gacy Jr., famous Chicago serial killer — The Early Years — Crime Library on truTV.com

John Wayne Gacy Jr., famous Chicago serial killer — The Early Years — Crime Library on truTV.com | Why Serial Killers Kill | Scoop.it

This artical is about the childhood of John Wayne Gacy who was a very well known serial killer. This is good for my research because it tells of his abusive father who was an alchoholic drunk. Many serial killers have this in common. It shows a pattern like many other articals.

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The Childhood of a Serial Killer (Part 2 of 3)

This video compares the childhoods of diffrent serial killers pointing out the traumtic events in their childhoods. This is good for my research because it shows diffrent events in these serial killers lives that could have effected them killing people. 

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how good people turn evil - Bing Videos

how good people turn evil - Bing Videos | Why Serial Killers Kill | Scoop.it

This video Talks about how people will do stupid things if told to do them by an officer. So if people are willing to do these things in that sort of enviornment what stops them from doing evil things.

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What Causes Criminal Behavior?

What Causes Criminal Behavior? | Why Serial Killers Kill | Scoop.it

This article shows that criminals turn evil and that they arnt just born doing evil things.


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This is a really good article.
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The Problem Of Evil: Why Do “Good” People Do Bad Things? | Fox News

The Problem Of Evil: Why Do “Good”  People Do Bad Things? | Fox News | Why Serial Killers Kill | Scoop.it

 This artical tells about good people doing bad things. It is a certain event or situation that you put them in that makes them do bad things.

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Understanding How Good People Turn Evil: Renowned Psychologist Philip Zimbardo On his Landmark Stanford Prison Experiment, Abu Ghraib and More

Understanding How Good People Turn Evil: Renowned Psychologist Philip Zimbardo On his Landmark Stanford Prison Experiment, Abu Ghraib and More | Why Serial Killers Kill | Scoop.it

This artical is about the experiment psychology professor Philip Zimbardo did on good people turning bad. Not only is it childhood events that turns one evil it is also current events that can have the same affect.

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Andrei Chikatilo’s Childhood | Twisted Minds - a website about serial killers

Andrei Chikatilo’s Childhood | Twisted Minds - a website about serial killers | Why Serial Killers Kill | Scoop.it

This artical talks about serial killer Andrei Chikatilo. It talks about how his mother told him stories about cannibalism it also saysthis is how he became interested in cannibalism. His mother taught him about cannibalism, he learned about it from his environment.

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The Empathy Gene: Are We Really Born Good or Evil? | Psychology Today

The Empathy Gene: Are We Really Born Good or Evil? | Psychology Today | Why Serial Killers Kill | Scoop.it

This video talks about a study done on a hormone that causes empathy. this hormone is effected by things like child abuse which is an environmental thing which is a common thing in serial killers pasts.


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Why Some People Are Evil

Why Some People Are Evil | Why Serial Killers Kill | Scoop.it

This is a good article because it shows that people arnt just born evil. It shows that things happen to these children ( like child abuse) that causes them to be evil.


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H. H Holmes Short 1/4

This video talks about the reason some serial killers kill. Unlike most articals it talks about how they do this because they are born with the lack of sympathy for what they are doing. So this is showing how environment isnt the only facter involved.

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Gary Ridgway

Gary Ridgway | Why Serial Killers Kill | Scoop.it

This artical talks about the life of serial killer Gary Ridgway. It talks about him having a domineering mother, it also talks about the trouble he had in school.  Its good for my research because it shows a pattern of why he began to kill.

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Serial Killer Central - Articles: Dean Corll

Serial Killer Central - Articles: Dean Corll | Why Serial Killers Kill | Scoop.it

This artical talks about the childhood of serial killer Dean Corll. This is good for my research because it talks of his parents getting divorced and that seems to be the case of many children who turn into serial killers.

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

What Makes Serial Killers Tick? — Childhood Events — Crime Library on truTV.com | Why Serial Killers Kill | Scoop.it

This artical talks about diffrent events that could cause a child to turn into a serial killer. This is good for my research because there are many diffrent events that can happen to a child that disturbes them and this artical highlights a few of those events.

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