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Criminal Minds: Serial Killers
Transcript of Criminal Minds: Serial Killers
Had sex with the men and then killed them afterwards
He cut up the bodies in different ways and kept certain parts; each victim was different
"Self-defense, they tried to assault and rape me"
Aileen’s first trial, believed by many that Tyria and cops were conspiring to make a Hollywood deal about Aileen Wuornos. This was never investigated.
Criminal Minds: Serial Killers
What is a serial killer?
A serial killer is typically defined as a person who murders three or more people over a period of more than 30 days, with a "cooling off" period between each murder, and whose motivation for killing is largely based on psychological gratification.
Murdered 17 people
Took polaroids of his victims in strange positions
First killed in 1978 then stayed dormant for 6 years
Killed 7 men between 1989 & 1990
The Childhood of Jeffrey Dahmer
Born in Milwaukee on May 21, 1960, to Lionel and Joyce Dahmer
His mother took anti depression medications and had difficulties before and after pregnancy
Love of animals (story)
Jeff's behavior was like his father's who had suffered from shyness, introversion and insecurity as a child
Jeffrey Dahmer's Trial
"I know society will never be able to forgive me. I know the families of the victims will never be able to forgive me for what I have done. I promise I will pray each day to ask for their forgiveness when the hurt goes away, if ever. I have seen their tears, and if I could give my life right now to bring their loved ones back, I would do it."
"I feel so bad for what I did to those poor families, and I understand their rightful hate."
Known as America's first female serial killer
Childhood of Aileen Wuornos
Born February 29, 1956
Her parents, Diane and Leo, married at age 14.
Father was in jail for sex crimes (sodomy) against children.
At 4, Aileen’s mother abandoned her and brother Keith.
Known as man-hating lesbian murderer
At 9, Aileen was giving blow jobs and having sex in return for cigarettes and drugs.
At 13, pregnant; the father could have been her grandfather, brother, or the local pedophile, Chief.
Grandfather kicked her out; she supported herself by prostituting and lived in the woods for two years
At 16 she left home and moved to Florida.
Died October 9, 2002
“I cannot die as a liar. It was 1st degree murder and robbery.”
“The police knew about the first murder, but allowed me to go on killing to create a high profile case for books and movies.”
Although she argued that she was sane and competent, throughout her entire case she displayed concerns for the need of a psychological evaluation:
Suspected to have multiple or borderline personality disorder or paranoid schizophrenia
Aileen need to pass three psychiatric evaluations by different doctors. They all three passed her on as a candidate for execution within 15 minutes and gave a “thumbs up.”
Malasha, Kathy, Danielle, & Melissa
She prostituted along Florida highways
Killed her victims with a handgun, dumped their bodies on the side of the highway, robbed them, and stole their cars.
Aileen's Psychological Analysis
"It was really pretty incredible that Aileen sailed through the psychiatric tests the day before. It makes you wonder what you’d have to do to fail.”
-- Nick Broomfield,
Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003)
Pictures & Video
Farrell, Amanda L., Robert D. Kappel, and Victoria B. Titterington. "Lethal Ladies: Revisiting What We Know About Female Serial Murderers." Homicide Studies 15.3 (2011): 228-52. SAGE. Web. 3 Mar. 2014.
Miller, Laurence. "Serial Killers: I. Subtypes, Patterns, and Motives." Aggression and Violent Behavior 19.1 (2014): 1-11. ScienceDirect. Web. 3 Mar. 2014.
Gurian, Elizabeth A. "Female Serial Murderers: Directions for Future Research on a Hidden Population." International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology 55.1 (2011): 27-42. SAGE. Web. 3 Mar. 2014.
Canter, David V., and Natalia Wentink. "An Empirical Test of Holmes and Holmes’s Serial Murder Typology." Criminal Justice and Behavior 31.4 (2004): 489-515. SAGE. Web. 3 Mar. 2014.
Horeck, Tanya. "From Documentary to Drama: Capturing Aileen Wuornos." Screen 48.2 (2007): 141-59. Oxford Journals. Web. 3 Mar. 2014. (http://0-screen.oxfordjournals.org.wncln.wncln.org/content/48/2/141.full.pdf+html)
If you DARE to watch
Myth or Truth?
Jeffrey's Psychological Analysis
Mother had psychological problems
Dr. Wahlstrom claimed he was psychotic
He was suffering from a never before handled mental illness
Aggressive; angry, sadistic maniac (Dr Palermo)
Paraphilic (Dr Park Dietz)
Progressive throughout life
Jeffrey felt guilt of his mothers sickness. This apathy was evident as was his internal suffering, but he was never able to communicate such feelings.
Abandoned by his mother
Attended Ohio State University but soon dropped out and joined the army.
1. Serial killers live with their mothers.
2. Serial killers always use clever ruses to abduct their victims.
3. Serial killers kill every month.
4. Serial killers will never stop killing unless he is caught or dies.
5. Serial killers all keep souvenirs and newspaper clippings.
(The Pat Brown Criminal Profiling Agency)
Aileen's Self Perception
Victims & Killing Tactics
Overview of Jeffrey Dahmer
Tend to know the victims personally.
Have a stonger reasoning behind their murders.
Use more gentle tactics.
More thought put into the way they will kill their victim and when.
Have more nick names, example, Black Widow, Angle of Death.
Tend to be more violent.
Willing to pick random victims at random times.
Less reasoning behind their murders.
Kill more often for sexual gratification.
Dahmer picked up a nineteen-year-old hitchhiker named Steven Hicks and invited him home. Dahmer smashed his skull and strangled him. Then dismembered the body and put the pieces into plastic bags. He was eighteen.
Jeffrey expressed remorse about his actions during his trial. He also tried to plead guilty by reason of insanity.
Jeffrey was beaten to death with a broomstick while in prison on November 28th 1994.
Aileen was executed on October 9th, 2002.