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Charles Manson

research project on Charles Manson for AP Pyschology
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Sydney Thornton

on 20 May 2013

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Charles Manson Early Life Common and Professional Assessments of Charles Manson's Motivation sharon Tate The "Manson Family" Early Criminal Offenses Personal Assessment of Charles Manson's Motivation Leno and Rosemary LaBianca Psychologist also say that he suffers from Anti-Social Personality Disorder. It is also believed that he has the mental disorder of Schizophrenia and suffers from some sort of a delusional disorder. Charles Manson told four of his followers to go to 10050 Cielo Drive in Los Angeles and kill the people inside believing that Terry Melcher was the man living there. Little did he know, Terry had rented the house to an eight months pregnant Sharon Tate and her husband. However, Manson's followers didn't know that they were supposed to be killing Terry Melcher, and did as they were told by killing the people inside. Sharon was the only one home, and she, along with her baby, was brutally murdered by Manson's followers. Charles Manson started his life of crime with burglary. He got cash from the stores he robbed that allowed him to rent a room. Charles also robbed several other stores, from one which he stole a bike. Stealing the bike got him caught and sent to a juvenile detention center for the first time. He escaped but was recaptured and placed in Boys Town. Four days later, he and another boy escaped and the pair committed two armed robberies. After being caught in the second armed robbery, Manson was sent to Indiana Boys School. He failed many times but eventually escaped with two other boys. The three were caught driving the car they had stolen, and Manson was sent to Washington, D.C.'s National Training School for Boys. Manson was transferred to Natural Bridge Honor Camp by recommendation of a psychiatrist. He was scheduled for a parole hearing, but was instead sent to the Federal Reformatory when he was found copulating another boy with a knife to his neck. He was paroled again at age nineteen and married a waitress who gave him a son. But soon after his release, he began a career as a pimp. His next crime after being release was to con a young girl out of her money and drug-rape her roommate. Charles served time in a penitentiary for this crime, and was released in 1967. After finding out that the person killed was not Terry Melcher, Manson had to find a way to make it look like his theory of the race war was true. He covered himself by having his followers kill Leno and Rosemary LaBianca the night after the murder of Sharon Tate. by: Sydney Thornton Charles Manson was born in Cincinnati, Ohio to an unmarried 16 year-old Kathleen Maddox. Charles Maddox became Charles Manson by a man his mother was married to briefly after his birth. But even after the marriage had ended, Charles kept the last name of Manson. His biological father seems to have been a "Colonel Scott", but since there was a possibility that he was black, Charles denied that Scott could be his father. Charles' mother was professed to be a heavy drinker and a prostitute. When Kathleen was sentenced to five years in prison, Charles was placed with his aunt and uncle, who were very strict and religious. Charles found it hard to live under their strict rules after being under the freedom of his mother, and spent a lot of time in boy’s homes and detention centers because of it. When his mother Kathleen was released on parole, she retrieved her son and they lived together in run down hotels. Five years after getting her son back, she tried to have him placed in a foster home. However, she wasn't able to because there wasn't a home of the such available. Since there wasn't a home available, the court placed Manson in Gibault School for Boys. After ten months, he left to be with his mother who rejected him and Charles was all alone. The "Manson Family" was a musical group that was started by Charles Manson and two hippies he met in San Diego after he was release from prison in 1967. The group soon gained many followers who were mainly girls with disturbed backgrounds. Charles met Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys through the "Manson Family", who then introduced him to a music producer named Terry Melcher. Charles was lead to believe that Terry was going to further his music career, and was very upset when nothing happened. Charles used his power to manipulate people and the song "Helter Skelter" from The Beatles White album to make his followers believe there was an upcoming race war. He told his followers that the blacks where going to rise against the whites, and that they would only survive by going to an underground "city of gold" in Death Valley. When Manson's prediction didn't come true, he told his followers that they had to show the blacks how to do it. This is when he ordered the murders. Charles Manson was found guilty of conspiracy to commit the murders of Sharon Tate and Leno and Rosemary LaBianca. I believe that Charles Manson suffers from many mental disorders, a main one being Anti-Social Personality disorder. He repeatedly things that would end with him in jail, almost as if he enjoyed it. Also, he killed and did other things to hurt people and showed no signs of remorse. Manson was also very charming and manipulative.
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