What Motivates Men to Become Serial Killers

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What are serial killers? Serial killers are people that commit a series of three killings. Some People believe that serial killers are born to be how they are; they think that these people don’t need a motive to commit crimes. In this essay I will give my ideas on what motivates men to commit serial sexual homicide, As well as whether or not these killers are born evil. I will use information provided by Larry J Siegel from the textbook “Criminology fourth edition”. I will also use information from the video “Inside the mind of a serial killer” by Michael Stone. According to Michael Stone, men are motivated to commit sexual homicide after they experience some sort of serious head injury. Dr. Stone states, “About 30% of the serial killers had experienced some form of rather serious head injury.” This means that one out of every three serial killers has had a serious head injury. Yes there is still two out of the three serial killers that didn’t have a head injury, but the fact that many of these killers has had a head injury remains. Examples of these cases are “Phil Garrido, who was a normal kid in a normal home, but who fell off his older brother’s motorcycle when he was 14 and within days—he was unconscious, had to have a brain operation—within days, he began to develop rape fantasies. And then carried out a number of rapes and finally kidnapped that young Jaycee Dugard girl that he kept for 18 years and had two children by her”(Stone). Or “Richard Starett in Georgia. He was raised in a wealthy home. He went around killing 10 women after he had married and had a daughter, but then he got kind of fed up with the marriage, et cetera. Now he had suffered two bouts of prolonged unconsciousness when he fell from jungle gyms and things like that when he was a kid. After which he underwent a dramatic and swift change in his personality” (Stone). These examples are…...

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