Characteristics[ edit ] Some commonly found characteristics of serial killers include the following:
The "dark triad" of three personality traits: Sometimes called "dark personality.
Psychopathy is a psychological condition in which the individual shows a profound lack of empathy for the feelings of others, a willingness to engage in immoral and antisocial behavior for short-term gains, and extreme egocentricity.
Psychopaths do not have the fear response experienced by most of us to the potential negative consequences of criminal or risky behavior and are relatively insensitive to punishment.
They tend not to be deterred from their self-serving behaviors by criminal or social penalties. In conjunction with their unfeeling and incessant drive to take care of themselves, psychopaths are predators, and anyone who can feed their need at the moment is potential prey.
Psychopaths are at increased risk of engaging in both reactive and instrumental aggression. Instrumental aggression sometimes called proactive or predatory aggression is planned, controlled, and purposeful, and is used for a particular aim—for example, to get drugs or sex, or just to establish dominance.
The primary goal is not necessarily to injure others but simply to obtain the desired outcome. Reactive aggression, on the other hand, is much more impulsive and emotion driven and arises from a perceived threat or attack or uncontrolled anger.
The two types of aggression, instrumental and reactive, are not mutually exclusive. People can and do engage in both. The mob hit man may commit murder as part of his job but, like others, can experience road rage after a bad day at work.
The point is that the reliance on instrumental aggression to get what they want is one of me unsettling things that distinguishes some psychopaths from the general population.
Worse, psychopaths are often superficially charming and glib; they are frequently able to take advantage of others because they know that acting genuinely friendly and helpful can be a useful strategy for getting what they want. While violence may be an option, a psychopath is just as willing to use a well-timed compliment, a subtle misstatement of the truth, or an exaggerated apology to achieve his or her self-serving goals.
To a psychopath, a punch in the face and a lie hidden behind a friendly smile are merely separate tools to be employed as dictated by circumstances. Psychopathy Is Not Synonymous with Criminality: Of course, given their proclivity for ignoring social norms and laws, quite a few psychopaths find their way into the criminal justice system, some spending significant portions of their lives incarcerated.
Nevertheless, not all psychopaths are violent or serious criminals. In fact, most psychopaths manage to avoid involvement with the criminal justice system. Either their transgressions of social norms, while destructive and painful to those involved, do not rise to the level of criminal activity, or they are never apprehended by the police for the crimes they do commit.
While true psychopaths share certain behavioral and emotional attributes, they are not all identical, and they exhibit these various characteristics to a greater or lesser degree.Criminological Theories That Explain Ted Bundy. Ted Bundy Marel Respress Columbia College Professor Judith Revels Criminology SOCI Abstract This research paper will explore the life of a serial killer named Ted Bundy.
We will look at the cause and effects of him becoming a serial killer. A quick update on the Delphi murders of Liberty German and Abigail Williams. Sadly, there is not much of an update other than to say that the case is essentially cold.
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"Ted," she wrote, "was the very definition of heartless evil.” Nicknames. The Campus Killer. Lady Killer. Ted. Social Control Theory. I believe that the Social Control Theory best explains Ted Bundy’s criminal behavior. In the Social Control Theory the deviants care about what others think about them and then conform to social expectations.
Criminals have become household names in our society, with Jeffery Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, and Ted Bundy’s infamy allowing celebrity levels of name recognition.
Many of these villains are given labels to explain their behavior, and hearing a criminal diagnosed as a psychopath is hardly uncommon.
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If you know a theory that would better explain his behavior that is a SOCIAL THEORY then please. derive a general theory of crime. On the other hand, many criminals do have similarities which provide criminologist with information that can help them to theorize. Two very important crimi-nologists, Travis Hirschi and Michael Gottfredson, attempted to explain why .