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Motives of serial killers:
Visionary - Visionary serial killers suffer from psychotic breaks with reality, sometimes believing they are another person or are compelled to murder by entities such as the Devil or God.The two most common subgroups are “demon mandated” and “God mandated.” [Example: David Berkowitz ‘Son of Sam’]
Mission-oriented - Mission-oriented killers typically justify their acts as “ridding the world” of a certain type of person they perceive as undesirable, such as homosexuals, prostitutes, or people of different ethnicity or religion; however, they are generally not psychotic. Some see themselves as attempting to change society, often to cure a societal ill [Example: Ted Kaczynski ‘Unabomber’]
Hedonistic - This type of serial killer seeks thrills and derives pleasure from killing, seeing people as expendable means to this goal. Forensic psychologists have identified three subtypes of the hedonistic killer: “lust”, “thrill” and “comfort”. (1) Lust: Sex is the primary motive of lust killers, whether or not the victims are dead, and fantasy plays a large role in their killings. Their sexual gratification depends on the amount of torture and mutilation they perform on their victims. They usually use weapons that require close contact with the victims, such as knives or hands. As lust killers continue with their murders, the time between killings decreases or the required level of stimulation increases, sometimes both [Example: Kenneth Bianchi and Jeffrey Dahmer]; (2) Thrill: The primary motive of a thrill killer is to induce pain or create terror in their victims, which provides stimulation and excitement for the killer. They seek the adrenaline rush provided by hunting and killing victims. Thrill killers murder only for the kill; usually the attack is not prolonged, and there is no sexual aspect. Usually the victims are strangers, although the killer may have followed them for a period of time. Thrill killers can abstain from killing for long periods of time and become more successful at killing as they refine their murder methods. Many attempt to commit the perfect crime and believe they will not be caught [Example: Zodiac Killer]; (3) Comfort (profit): Material gain and a comfortable lifestyle are the primary motives of comfort killers. Usually, the victims are family members and close acquaintances. After a murder, a comfort killer will usually wait for a period of time before killing again to allow any suspicions by family or authorities to subside. They often use poison, most notably arsenic, to kill their victims. Female serial killers are often comfort killers, although not all comfort killers are female [Example: H.H. Holmes]
Power/control - The main objective for this type of serial killer is to gain and exert power over their victim. Such killers are sometimes abused as children, leaving them with feelings of powerlessness and inadequacy as adults. Many power- or control-motivated killers sexually abuse their victims, but they differ from hedonistic killers in that rape is not motivated by lust but as simply another form of dominating the victim [Example: Ted Bundy]

coldbloodedkiller:

Motives of serial killers:

  • Visionary - Visionary serial killers suffer from psychotic breaks with reality, sometimes believing they are another person or are compelled to murder by entities such as the Devil or God.The two most common subgroups are “demon mandated” and “God mandated.” [Example: David Berkowitz ‘Son of Sam’]
  • Mission-oriented - Mission-oriented killers typically justify their acts as “ridding the world” of a certain type of person they perceive as undesirable, such as homosexuals, prostitutes, or people of different ethnicity or religion; however, they are generally not psychotic. Some see themselves as attempting to change society, often to cure a societal ill [Example: Ted Kaczynski ‘Unabomber’]
  • Hedonistic - This type of serial killer seeks thrills and derives pleasure from killing, seeing people as expendable means to this goal. Forensic psychologists have identified three subtypes of the hedonistic killer: “lust”, “thrill” and “comfort”. (1) Lust: Sex is the primary motive of lust killers, whether or not the victims are dead, and fantasy plays a large role in their killings. Their sexual gratification depends on the amount of torture and mutilation they perform on their victims. They usually use weapons that require close contact with the victims, such as knives or hands. As lust killers continue with their murders, the time between killings decreases or the required level of stimulation increases, sometimes both [Example: Kenneth Bianchi and Jeffrey Dahmer]; (2) Thrill: The primary motive of a thrill killer is to induce pain or create terror in their victims, which provides stimulation and excitement for the killer. They seek the adrenaline rush provided by hunting and killing victims. Thrill killers murder only for the kill; usually the attack is not prolonged, and there is no sexual aspect. Usually the victims are strangers, although the killer may have followed them for a period of time. Thrill killers can abstain from killing for long periods of time and become more successful at killing as they refine their murder methods. Many attempt to commit the perfect crime and believe they will not be caught [Example: Zodiac Killer]; (3) Comfort (profit): Material gain and a comfortable lifestyle are the primary motives of comfort killers. Usually, the victims are family members and close acquaintances. After a murder, a comfort killer will usually wait for a period of time before killing again to allow any suspicions by family or authorities to subside. They often use poison, most notably arsenic, to kill their victims. Female serial killers are often comfort killers, although not all comfort killers are female [Example: H.H. Holmes]
  • Power/control - The main objective for this type of serial killer is to gain and exert power over their victim. Such killers are sometimes abused as children, leaving them with feelings of powerlessness and inadequacy as adults. Many power- or control-motivated killers sexually abuse their victims, but they differ from hedonistic killers in that rape is not motivated by lust but as simply another form of dominating the victim [Example: Ted Bundy]
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Letter written by Jack the Ripper

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Letter written by Jack the Ripper

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Letter written by Jack the Ripper

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Letter written by Jack the Ripper

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Eric M. Smith (born January 22, 1980) is an American criminal, incarcerated for the murder, sexual abuse and mutilation of four-year-old Derrick Robie (born October 2, 1988) on August 2, 1993, in Steuben County, New York.
According to court documents, Smith, a loner, was often tormented by bullies for his protruding low-set ears, thick glasses, red hair and freckles. The murder case made national headlines, largely due to the young ages of the killer (13 years) and of the victim (4 years).
Smith attracted Robie to a remote location in a park. There Smith strangled Robie, dropped a pair of large rocks on the boy’s head, undressed his body, and sodomized him with a tree limb. The cause of death was determined to be blunt trauma to the head with contributing asphyxia. Two days after Robie’s funeral, Smith admitted to Robie’s killing. In 1994 Smith was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to the maximum term then available for juvenile murderers — a minimum of nine years to life in prison.
While in jail, Smith wrote an apology letter to Robie’s family; he read it on public television: “I know my actions have caused a terrible loss in the Robie family, and for that, I am truly sorry. I’ve tried to think as much as possible about what Derrick will never experience: his 16th birthday, Christmas, anytime, owning his own house, graduating, going to college, getting married, his first child. If I could go back in time, I would switch places with Derrick and endure all the pain I’ve caused him. If it meant that he would go on living, I’d switch places, but I can’t.” At the end of this statement, Smith states that he cannot bear the thought of “walls, razor wire, and steel metal bars” for the rest of his life.
Smith has been denied parole five times since 2002, most recently in April 2010. He is next eligible for parole in April 2012.

Eric M. Smith (born January 22, 1980) is an American criminal, incarcerated for the murdersexual abuse and mutilation of four-year-old Derrick Robie (born October 2, 1988) on August 2, 1993, in Steuben County, New York.

According to court documents, Smith, a loner, was often tormented by bullies for his protruding low-set ears, thick glasses, red hair and freckles. The murder case made national headlines, largely due to the young ages of the killer (13 years) and of the victim (4 years).

Smith attracted Robie to a remote location in a park. There Smith strangled Robie, dropped a pair of large rocks on the boy’s head, undressed his body, and sodomized him with a tree limb. The cause of death was determined to be blunt trauma to the head with contributing asphyxia. Two days after Robie’s funeral, Smith admitted to Robie’s killing. In 1994 Smith was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to the maximum term then available for juvenile murderers — a minimum of nine years to life in prison.

While in jail, Smith wrote an apology letter to Robie’s family; he read it on public television: “I know my actions have caused a terrible loss in the Robie family, and for that, I am truly sorry. I’ve tried to think as much as possible about what Derrick will never experience: his 16th birthday, Christmas, anytime, owning his own house, graduating, going to college, getting married, his first child. If I could go back in time, I would switch places with Derrick and endure all the pain I’ve caused him. If it meant that he would go on living, I’d switch places, but I can’t.” At the end of this statement, Smith states that he cannot bear the thought of “walls, razor wire, and steel metal bars” for the rest of his life.

Smith has been denied parole five times since 2002, most recently in April 2010. He is next eligible for parole in April 2012.

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Jordan Brown, now 13 years old, is charged with murdering Kenzie Houk and her unborn son Christopher at a remote farmhouse in New Galilee in western Pennsylvania in February 2009 when Brown was just 11 years old.
He is alleged to have shot the 26-year-old mother of two in the back of the head as she lay in bed. Prosecutors say Brown, aged 11 at the time, then left the house and went to school. He was later arrested after telling investigators conflicting stories.
Police said the boy owned the gun used in the killing – a youth version of a 20-gauge shotgun. Brown was said to have been jealous of Miss Houk and the impending birth of his brother.

Jordan Brown, now 13 years old, is charged with murdering Kenzie Houk and her unborn son Christopher at a remote farmhouse in New Galilee in western Pennsylvania in February 2009 when Brown was just 11 years old.

He is alleged to have shot the 26-year-old mother of two in the back of the head as she lay in bed. Prosecutors say Brown, aged 11 at the time, then left the house and went to school. He was later arrested after telling investigators conflicting stories.

Police said the boy owned the gun used in the killing – a youth version of a 20-gauge shotgun. Brown was said to have been jealous of Miss Houk and the impending birth of his brother.

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"Yes, I do have remorse, but I’m not even sure myself whether it’s as profound as it should be. I’ve always wondered myself why I don’t feel more remorse."
-Jeffrey Dahmer

"Yes, I do have remorse, but I’m not even sure myself whether it’s as profound as it should be. I’ve always wondered myself why I don’t feel more remorse."

-Jeffrey Dahmer

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"I always feel a little uneasy talking about this. No matter how many times I go through it, it’s just as sickening every time I do."
-Jeffrey Dahmer

"I always feel a little uneasy talking about this. No matter how many times I go through it, it’s just as sickening every time I do."

-Jeffrey Dahmer

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"After the fear and the terror of what I’d done had left, which took about a month or two, I started it all over again. From then on it was a craving, a hunger, I don’t know how to describe it, a compulsion, and I just kept doing it, doing it and doing it, whenever the opportunity presented itself."
- Jeffrey Dahmer

"After the fear and the terror of what I’d done had left, which took about a month or two, I started it all over again. From then on it was a craving, a hunger, I don’t know how to describe it, a compulsion, and I just kept doing it, doing it and doing it, whenever the opportunity presented itself."

- Jeffrey Dahmer

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“I don’t feel guilty for anything. I feel sorry for people who feel guilt.”
- Ted Bundy

“I don’t feel guilty for anything. I feel sorry for people who feel guilt.”

- Ted Bundy

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“We serial killers are your sons, we are your husbands, we are everywhere. And there will be more of your children dead tomorrow.”
- Ted Bundy

“We serial killers are your sons, we are your husbands, we are everywhere. And there will be more of your children dead tomorrow.”

- Ted Bundy

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