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Running head: ANALYZING TED BUNDY, THE SERIAL KILLER’S PSYCHOLOGYANALYZING TED BUNDY, THE SERIAL KILLER’S PSYCHOLOGYName of the StudentName of the UniversityAuthor note
1ANALYZING TED BUNDY, THE SERIAL KILLER’S PSYCHOLOGYExecutive summaryThe chief purpose of this report was to analyze the psychology of serial killers and understandthe concept of victim blaming. The report provided a detailed evaluation of serial killing andanalyzed the serial killer; Ted Bundy for the U.S. Bundy was the most notorious serial killer inthe U.S. history who carried out those crimes during the 1970s. the report further attempted tounderstand the biological factors, the psychological factors and the social factors that might haveprompted Bundy to commit those crimes. The report then explained the concept of victimblaming and how the definition was vaguely used by people. The report concluded with anoverall summary of the analysis.
2ANALYZING TED BUNDY, THE SERIAL KILLER’S PSYCHOLOGYTable of ContentsIntroduction......................................................................................................................................3Background information of Ted Bundy and literature regarding serial killers...............................3Influences on Crime and Serial Killers........................................................................................4Victim Blaming...............................................................................................................................6Conclusion.......................................................................................................................................7References:......................................................................................................................................9
3ANALYZING TED BUNDY, THE SERIAL KILLER’S PSYCHOLOGYIntroductionSerial killing is a crime of the highest magnitude that involves the killing of peoplehaving similar characteristics by an individual. In history, there have been numerous accounts ofserial killing throughout the globe. Psychological experts and researchers have termed serialkillers as having serious mental imbalance that prompts them to commit such heinous crimes. Onthe other hand, some engage in victim blaming, that is blaming the one on whom the heinous acthas befell.The report will analyze the psychological, biological and social influences on serialkillers that instigate them to commit this crime. The chosen serial killer for the study is TheodoreRobert Bundy, popularly known as Ted Bundy who was accused of more than thirty killingsduring the 1970s in the United States (see Appendix). The report will then shift is focus towardsvictim blaming and the blame culture in general. It will analyze the reason behind victimblaming by including research literatures that explain this concept.Background information of Ted Bundy and literature regarding serial killersSerial killers have been defined as those who kill three or more victims and find majorcooling-off period between the killings. The serial killer kills its victims in a series broken bygaps of 24 hours or more, demonstrating that each murder shortly gratifies whatever stimulatesthe killer’s actions. Each succeeding killing ceases a different succession of behaviors. Masskillings, on the other hand, refers to the murdering three or more victims at the same time (Silkesn.d.). In contrast, spree killing involves the murder three or more that three victims at differentlocations or time without any cooling off period between those.
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