Angel M. Fiore
Survey of Criminal Justice
“Murder” the unlawful taking of ones life. In the next few pages we will explore three main types of murders. We will touch bases on “Spree Killers” such as the 1920's bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrows. Then we will move on down to the 1995 Oklahoma City Bomber “Mass Murder” Timothy McVeigh. Finally we will go in depth into the minds and life of my favorite of the three types, the “Serial Killers” Aileen Wuornos and Jeffery Dahmer. What motivated those five individuals to participate in their crimes against humanity. Did they have no choice and it was genetics from the time they were conceived? Could it have been a learned behavior from the society and the time around them. Or could it have just simply been that they were completely mad. Before we are done we will see the similar and differences of all five of these individuals and their types of murder. We can say one thing thou, they all have one common bond with each other and their victims. Whether they died from a gun squad of police, the state lethal injection, or by the hands of another inmate like their unwilling victims they all ended up on a mortician's cold dead slab.
Murder is defined as “ the unlawful killing of a human being.” We can break down murder into many different categories. Some of those can be broke down as spree killing, mass murder, and serial killers. Let’s explore a few of them. Spree killers are defined by our book as involve killings at two or more locations with almost no time break between murders. An example of spree killing, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow notorious bank robbers in the late 1920's and early 1930’s turn spree killers. Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow met in Texas in January, 1930 according to FBI .gov. bonnie was 19 and Clyde was 21. After meeting, Clyde spent numerous times in jail. Each time getting out and rejoining Bonnie. Theirs was a love story of all time. There was nothing that they would do for each other. In 1933 they were joined by buck (Clyde’s brother) and his wife. The group continued in their bank heist, kidnapping, and murdering law enforcement. In July 29, 1933 during a shootout with police buck was fatally wounded his wife Blanche captured. Bonnie was shot in the stomach and Clyde carried her away from the scene to a local farm house. The dawn on May 23 1934 when a posse composed of police officers from Louisiana and Texas opened fire killing both of them. (see article from fbi.gov). At the time of their death it was believed they committed 13 murders as well of numerous robberies. On a side personnel note 12 years ago I worked in a small town called Jean, Nevada outside of Vegas at a casino called Whiskey Pete's. In the rotunda they have the original death car of Bonnie and Clyde and play the history of their capture/death. I would spend hours in…