Early signs of a Serial Killer• Pre-crime stressor- Physical or physiological abuse,• voyeurism• arson• provoke, toture, or kill animals such as cats or dogs• Serial Killers- seek to control the life of another, and at a younger age a small animal if the only type of creature they will be able to fully dominate.
Serial Killer• Definition of a Serial Killer- Someone who murders more than three victims one at a time in a relatively short interval with an emotional "cooling-off” period between crimes.
Serial Killer traits• Statistically speaking, the average serial killer is a white male from a lower-to-middle-class upbringing. In fact, over 90 percent of serial killers are men.• Most serial killers are in their 20s or 30s.• Most mass murderers are single or divorced.• As children, soon-to-be serial killers often torture animals.• More than 60 percent of serial killers wet the bed beyond the age of 12.• According to the A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers, many serial killers are obsessed with starting fires. Ottis Toole, George Adorno, and Carl Panzram are just a few of the many serial killers with a childhood history of arson.• Many mass murderers and serial killers have an extraordinarily high IQ. For example, the Unabomber is a genius.• A lot of serial killers come from dysfunctional families with an absent father. Marc Lepine (mass murderer of 14 people) is one of the many examples of fatherless serial killers.• Many serial killers suffered through childhood abuse. “The Boston Strangler” Albert DeSalvo was even sold off as a slave by his alcoholic father.• Serial killers often have a history of attempted suicide. Charles Edmund Cullen, the most prolific serial killer in the history of New Jersey, had 20 suicide attempts throughout his life.• Mass murderers are often loners who have very few social connections.
Prevention of getting Serial Killed• 1. Never Agree to follow someone to a secluded place or get in the car with someone. NO MATTER WHAT THEIR EXCUSE IS!!• 2. Be skeptical of obsessive chatter• 3. Do NOT be routine or predictable.
Prevention Cont.• 4. Always carry a weapon! Example: Pepper spray, Mace, stick• 5. Let people know where and when you are going somewhere and how long you will be there.• 6. Scan Area ahead, be aware of your surroundings
Prevention Cont.• 7. Always Carry a Cell Phone• 8. Do not talk on the phone if you are alone, Awareness is key!• 9. Always carry at least one valuable item with you. In hopes that he just wants to mug you and leave.• 10. Use common sense. Don’t hang out in bad areas
Myths of Serial Killers• Myth- Serial killers are all white males.• Myth- Serial Killers are only motivated by sex.• Myth- Serial killers travel and operate interstate.• Myth- Serial killers cannot stop killing.• Myth- All serial killers are insane or are evil geniuses.• Myth- Serial killers want to get caught.