Essay on Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer

Words: 1041
Pages: 5

Inside Thy Mind: A Psychological Study of the Minds of Men and Women Serial Killers Barbie Sharp Psy 250 A02 Dr. Toby Arquette Argosy University

What are underling factors that contribute to the psychological profile of men and women serial killers? This paper examines scientific and meta-analysis studies of men and women serial killers in an attempt to identify some of these factors. By investigating psychological theories involving men and women serial killer's mental stability and violence motives, the findings from this paper suggest that more research needs to be done in order to address these societal issues and possibly prevent future violence
…show more content…
In addition to the bodies in his crawl space he also admitted to killing 4 more between 1972 and 1978. These young men were found to be given marijuana and alcohol, had been sexually assaulted and then strangled and then buried underneath Gacy’s home. When John was young, he was the only boy of 2 sisters. However, his sisters were adored by their father, but John was the brunt of his father’s criticism and felt that his mother was the only person that made his life bearable. His father wanted a tough and masculine son, however John was a very sensitive child. By the age of ten, John would take his mother’s panties and bury them in the backyard very similar to the way he buried the bodies under his house years later. By the time he was a teenager

Bartels, R., & Parsons, C. (2009). The social construction of a serial killer. Feminism & Psychology, 19(2), 267. Canter, D. (2006). A comparison of the efficacy of different decay functions in geographical profiling for a sample of US serial killers. Journal Of Investigative Psychology & Offender Profiling, 3(2), 91-103.
Cassidy, J., Lichtenstein-Phels, J., Sibrava, N.J., Thomas, C.L., & Borkovec, T.D. (2009). Generalized anxiety disorder: Connections with self-reported attachment. Behavior Therapy, 40(1), 23-38.

Farrell, A.L., Keppel, R.D., & Titterington, V.B. (2001). Lethal ladies: Revisiting what we know about female serial murderers.