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Analysis Of The Mind Of Serial Killers.

Serial killers.

🤮 Abnormal psychology.


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A serial killer is the most mysterious and devious of criminals because he has no apparent motive for committing his crimes.

With an inner urge to assault, sexually abuse, and kill, nurtured by endless fantasizing.

A fe...

Behavioral background, victim profiles, methods used, and location of the murders. Four types of serial murderers are identified:

the 'visionary,' the 'mission-oriented,' 'hedonistic,' and 'power/control-oriented.'


Although psychological gratification is the usual motive for serial killing, and most serial killings involve sexual contact with the victim, the FBI states that the motives of serial killers can include anger, thrill-seeking, financial gain, and attention seeking.

When the serial killer murders his first victim, he activates what is known as cyclical mechanism, entering a circular complex mental process, like an addiction, which leads him to kill again.

The murder becomes the transposition of one or more mental ...

Distorted thinking phase: The subject is unable to properly assess the impact of a deviant act, as he fails to consider the consequences and is more interested in the emotional gratification that can result from his actions.

External negative response phase: this element helps the subject to confirm his superiority as a person. There is no kind of interest in the possible consequences of his criminal actions.

Restoration process: This phase restores the balance that the sub...

Some individuals show a biological predisposition to violence due to deficits of the brain system which involve a low level of frustration tolerance. In the volatile brain structure, stress events and environmental traumas are added.

He prefers to retre...

Not all abused children become serial killers, and not all serial killers are victims of childhood abuse. However, the connection between the two cannot be dismissed as just coincidence. Personal traumas can affect behavioral choices.

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