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Psychology and Behavioral Analysis of a Serial Killer/Murderer?

 
 
Reply Thu 18 Feb, 2010 11:40 pm
1. What is your definition of behavior?

2. What explains an individual’s behavior?

3. Is behavioral analysis effective in capturing a murderer?

4. What are the general aspects of a serial killer’s behavior?

5. How much do childhood events affect the psychology of serial killers?

6. What provokes an individual to kill?

7. How do serial killers develop a killing pattern?

8. How does an individual’s mental state effect physical actions?

9. Are serial killers generally in the mental state to be aware of right and wrong?

10. Would you say that the mental process of serial killers is different than the average individual?

11. What activates a killer’s mind to act violently?

12. What does a serial killer gain mentally from the act of killing?

13. How does the act of violence affect the killer’s mind?

14. Does an individual’s body language give insight into their mind and if so, how?

15. Using behavioral analysis, what is the process of catching a serial killer?
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TTH
 
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Reply Fri 19 Feb, 2010 12:43 am
@KandiceNicole,
Is this for some type of school paper?
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 19 Feb, 2010 01:29 am
@KandiceNicole,
You have a go at the questions, and we'll see if we can add and help.

I don't, by the way, think there are any experts at this topic on this board, so, unless one turns up, you'll be getting more or less informed speculation.

Might be good for you to read whatever material has been suggested by your teacher, if there is any.

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dadpad
 
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Reply Fri 19 Feb, 2010 02:27 am
post what you think and we'll edit, add and comment but you must do some of the thinking for yourself.

some info to get your mind working.

The majority of serial killers are not reclusive, social misfits who live alone. They are not monsters and may not appear strange. Many serial killers hide in plain sight within their communities. Serial murderers often have families and homes, are gainfully employed, and appear to be normal members of the community. Because many serial murderers can blend in so effortlessly, they are oftentimes overlooked by law enforcement and the public.
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Cyracuz
 
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Reply Fri 19 Feb, 2010 11:07 am
@KandiceNicole,
1. What is your definition of behavior?
Mindset.
2. What explains an individual’s behavior?
Intention, history, mood/emotion
3. Is behavioral analysis effective in capturing a murderer?
Only when there is data on the actual subject.
4. What are the general aspects of a serial killer’s behavior?
A need to kill
5. How much do childhood events affect the psychology of serial killers?
About as much as it affects anyone.
6. What provokes an individual to kill?
Fear, self deception, greed
7. How do serial killers develop a killing pattern?
They do it again and again, constituting a pattern.
8. How does an individual’s mental state effect physical actions?
Depends on which actions
9. Are serial killers generally in the mental state to be aware of right and wrong?
Yes. They have to "know" normal to blend in, but generally don't consider themselves part of it.
10. Would you say that the mental process of serial killers is different than the average individual?
There is no such thing as an "average individual". Is an individual more average if he deviates in a harmless way?
11. What activates a killer’s mind to act violently?
Cotton candy
12. What does a serial killer gain mentally from the act of killing?
Whatever he hoped to gain. What does anyone gain from masturbating?
13. How does the act of violence affect the killer’s mind?
It becomes a part of the mental landscape.
14. Does an individual’s body language give insight into their mind and if so, how?
Yes, in as many ways as there are minds.
15. Using behavioral analysis, what is the process of catching a serial killer?
Learning the pattern in the interest of predicting it.

This set of questions is either designed to cover one specific text or it is utter foolish nonsense. Some of these questions require several books worth of answer across many fields of study.
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anonymously99stwin
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jan, 2014 01:52 pm
@KandiceNicole,
1. What is your definition of behavior?

The outcome of learning from past events.

2. What explains an individual’s behavior?

The environment they were raised in. Environment(s) they were forced to face. on a daily basis.

3. Is behavioral analysis effective in capturing a murderer?

No. And I quote. "No." BUT. Yes. Some are dumb purposely. Some not that bright 

4. What are the general aspects of a serial killer’s behavior?

Murder?

5. How much do childhood events affect the psychology of serial killers?

Extremely. 

6. What provokes an individual to kill?

Any form of abuse.

7. How do serial killers develop a killing pattern?

Carefully. 

8. How does an individual’s mental state effect physical actions?

Greatly. 

9. Are serial killers generally in the mental state to be aware of right and wrong?

Yes [and] No.

10. Would you say that the mental process of serial killers is different than the average individual?

Yes. No.

11. What activates a killer’s mind to act violently?

Time.

12. What does a serial killer gain mentally from the act of killing?

To them, they feel complete. Say. Justified. In their own way.

13. How does the act of violence affect the killer’s mind?

Beautifully.

14. Does an individual’s body language give insight into their mind and if so, how?

No. Not at all. BUT. Yes. Understand. ing.

15. Using behavioral analysis, what is the process of catching a serial killer?

Patience. 
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