Rampage Killers

In: Other Topics

Submitted By mhart532
Words 1348
Pages 6
Rampage Killers

Rampage killers are different from everyday murderers, they feel for some reason that they are invisible within society and they want to do something to change that and make their mark or they simply just don’t think that living is worthwhile anymore. They are a special breed of killers because there are many different factors that need to be present for them to kill. The nature vs. nurture theory is no more and it is said that for someone to because a rampage killer every factor has to be aligned. These supposed factors would be biological, social, behavioral, genetic/chemical, environmental, age/gender, maternal care, school, emotional needs, and behavior modification and rehabilitation. These are a lot of factors to consider but when you think about them it they all interconnect in some way.
The biological factor teams up with the chemical/genetic factor in a way. In the video they looked deep into the brains of violent criminals to see how the brain differs in functions of circuitry and arousal. They one circuit that they looked at in depth was the circuit that connects the prefrontal cortex to the amygdala. Whenever a threat is received the amygdala and the prefrontal cortex should work together to assess the threat and decipher what to do about it. If the threat isn’t significant the amygdala should send a message to the prefrontal cortex to tell it to calm down, but if the message isn’t getting sent/received the threat remains real and the prefrontal cortex is never told to calm down. They go on to say that part of the reason that this circuit can break or dysfunction can be found in the genes that we inherit from our parents but that isn’t the cause of this violent behavior and that people can have this faulty wiring and not become a violent person.
This leads into the conversation of nature and nurture. They ruled out the idea that it…...

Similar Documents

Mule Killers

...Progress Does Not Always Lead to a Better Life Life, in the primitive sense of the word, means moving through time towards inevitable death. Progression, by definition, means development towards a destination or more advanced state. Life in the emotional aspect explores love, and with love there will always be shortcomings and complexities. Progression, life, destruction, and love are themes in the short story Mule Killers by Lydia Peelle. The short story is a story within a story, and it is first person narration from the point of view of a son retelling the story of his father and his grandfather. The story thereby tells the stories of three different generations of men. The setting is in Nashville Tennessee, the time period is not certain but from the events and descriptions it appears to be during the brink of industrialization. The element of progress in Mule Killers is seen in the family’s life story, the father’s effort to reach adulthood, and - as a parallel story -  industrialization; progress is portrayed not only in the stories of the father and grandfather but also in the depiction of the development of the society. In the very beginning, it is clear that the main character’s father has a hard time time coping with his emotions, particularly his immaturity, and striving to progress to a stable future. In the first paragraph where the author introduces the character, the son’s father, he describes him as: “my father has his father’s height, and he carries......

Words: 1084 - Pages: 5

Zodiac Killer

...Zodiac Killer Saturday, November 12, 2011 Zodiac Killer The Zodiac killer was a serial killer who committed his homicides in Northern California in the late 1960s. His identity was never discovered; he self named himself in a series of letters which were sent to the press in regards to his killings. The letters he sent included multiple cryptographs, some of which remain unsolved. The Zodiac killer murdered victims in the cities of Vallejo, Lake Berryessa, and San Francisco in the years 1968 and 1969. Although there are only seven confirmed victims from his criminal acts, there are thirty seven homicides which the Zodiac killer claimed to have committed. On August 1, 1969, three letters were delivered to the Vallejo Times-Herald, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the San Francisco Examiner. The letters were sent from an unknown individual and unknown address. In the material presented by the letters the writer claimed to have committed the homicide of multiple victims. Each letter also included a piece of a cryptograph which the writer stated that it contained his identity. The writer demanded for the cryptographs to be published on the paper’s front page the next day or he would “cruse all weekend killing lone people in the night then move on to kill again, until I end up with a dozen people over the weekend.” On August 7, 1969, another letter was delivered to the San Francisco Examiner in which the......

Words: 909 - Pages: 4

Macpro Killer $4000

...MacPro Killer: By: killa hafiz Intro: The purpose of this article is to build a computer that can either perform at the same level as the MacPro 2013 for the same or less money. I have recently been told by people (Mac FanBoys) that I can’t build a pc just as fast for equal cost hence the necessity of this article. Note For this article we will be building a pc that is comparable to the 6-core configuration, so that sets my budget at a $4,000 limit. Processor: The Processor used in the Mac Pro is equal to an Intel Xeon E5-1650 running at 3.5 GHz. It has 6 processing cores and 12 threads. The processor I will be using in my build is Intel Core I7-4930K. It has 6 cores 12 threads and runs at 3.4 GHz. I have chosen the Core I7, because not only is it faster, but it is also half the price of the Xeon E5. The only advantage the Xeon has is that it can use Error correcting memory and the core I7 cannot. This means that I would have the potential for a higher ram upgrade by going with the Xeon but I don’t care, in the end of the day The core I7 is faster out of the box, can be over clocked, costs $500 less, and what’s to stop me from upgrading in the future. Intel Core I7-4930K Pass Mark Score: 13,550 Intel Xeon E5-1650 Pass Mark Score: 12,396 My Choice: Intel Core-I7 4930K $500 Motherboard: I will be using Asus Rampage IV Gene. As far as features and performance is concerned this one here is a no brainer. The only thing that hurts is that it only supports a maximum...

Words: 886 - Pages: 4

Killer Whales

...Savannah 12 November 2013 Is Killer Really the Right Word? “1961 first orca is captured and taken to the Marineland of the Pacific Park in Los Angeles. She dies a day later after repeatedly swimming around her pool at high speed and ramming into the sides” (Smith). Killer whales are a very large and powerful animal like any other wild animal, they can be unpredictable. Killer whales are beautiful creatures. The experience of seeing a killer whale for the first time is breath taking. My grandparents took me to SeaWorld in Orlando was I was 8, and after seeing a killer whale I was hooked. After going back many times it influenced me to want to become a whale trainer. As years have gone on I have learned killer whales in SeaWorld means they are in captivity. Why are these amazing animals spending their whole lives in a small swimming pool? Killer whales have been taken out of their habitats and put into captivity for research to be done on these amazing animals. An associate director of the Environmental Group Earth Island Institute Mark Berman says trying to incarcerate an animal as large as a killer whale or an animal with a large brain it’s proven it does not work (Pete). These killer whales need the freedom to travel wherever they’d like, not to have a routine day after day for the whole lives. The killer whales swimming in pools of aquariums builds frustration and aggression. Lori Marino is a neuroscientists says when whales in captivity are thrown with other whales......

Words: 1408 - Pages: 6

Zodiac Killer

...Deanna Brooks Mr. Ogletree English 1101-10142 March 22, 2012 The Zodiac Killer The Zodiac Killer is as unknown today as he was in the 1970's. It is said that the Zodiac killer is Arthur Allan, though we cannot in any way prove this theory. The zodiac killer was a murderer that seemed to have a serious mental condition, which needed treating, but appears as if he could not control it. The Zodiac killer is a man that committed a series of murders during 1930’s to about the 1970’s. To plainly put it he was a serial killer. Many have wondered if he was locked up in jail somewhere or sitting back waiting to strike again, he would be very old if this was the case. There are many accounts of the murders. Though some people ended up changing their story, or too much happened and they are still in shock so they have trouble remembering, or they could be trying to block the memory. In most of his killings it seems to be the same, a young couple, kills the girl completely, but leaves the guy just, enough to talk to the police then he dies. I think this means he wants someone to still be able to talk about him. There was one account I read about where he did not kill anyone, Butterfield stated that, He writes letters to the police and the have to unscramble it. He seems to put a lot of time into his letters and his killings, in other words a “psycho-path”. The zodiac killer a time seems to have a moment of sanity and some letters had asked for help, but those moments did not...

Words: 907 - Pages: 4

Zodiac Killer

...The Zodiac Killer is known for being one of the most netorious and elusive killers of the century. He is said to have killed at least five people and believed to be connected to possibly more than thirty murders. The thoeries around who he was are more than one can count, but the biggest and most known thoery of who he was is of Arthur Leigh Allen. The Zodiac Killer is known for being one of the most netorious and elusive killers of the century. He is said to have killed at least five people and believed to be connected to possibly more than thirty murders. The thoeries around who he was are more than one can count, but the biggest and most known thoery of who he was is of Arthur Leigh Allen. The Zodiac Killer is known for being one of the most netorious and elusive killers of the century. He is said to have killed at least five people and believed to be connected to possibly more than thirty murders. The thoeries around who he was are more than one can count, but the biggest and most known thoery of who he was is of Arthur Leigh Allen. The Zodiac Killer is known for being one of the most netorious and elusive killers of the century. He is said to have killed at least five people and believed to be connected to possibly more than thirty murders. The thoeries around who he was are more than one can count, but the biggest and most known thoery of who he was is of Arthur Leigh Allen. The Zodiac Killer is known for being one of the most netorious and elusive killers of......

Words: 604 - Pages: 3

Serial Killer

...A serial killer is someone who kills at least three victims one by one in a series of sequential murders, with a form of psychological gratification as the primary motive. The need for psychological gratification distinguishes serial killers from other types of murderers, who usually murder for things like profit or revenge. Because an element of psychological instability is involved in serial killing, many serial killers are committed to mental institutions if and when they are caught, reflecting a general belief that they are not of sound mind. While many people think of serial murder as a crime which emerged in the 20th century, it is actually quite ancient. Documents from places like China indicate that serial killers were operating well before the common era, and some particularly notorious serial killers like Erzsebet Bathory and Jack the Ripper date to periods before the 20th century. It is true, however, that the number of serial killings seems to have increased in the 20th century, perhaps due to increased population or social and cultural shifts. As a general rule, someone does not start out life as a serial killer. The progress from ordinary individual to serial killer may begin early in life, but it proceeds in stages, beginning with crimes like arson, progressing to animal abuse, and then moving into the realm of human abuse. The reasons why people develop into serial killers are not known, although many show signs of childhood trauma and......

Words: 457 - Pages: 2

Killers

...Killers What does it take for someone to end a human life? There are many studies and specialists that center themselves on this question. Is it a lack of self-control? Do murderers have a distorted understanding of morals, ethics, and basic “do’s and don’ts” of traditional society? One of the most common motives for murder is anger and vengeance. In the short stories “A Rose for Emily” and “Killers,” the main characters exhibit similar motives for the murders they commit. Both people were pushed over the edge by the loss of someone close to them. They were pushed to the point of taking a human life. In William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily,” Emily, a scorned and lonely woman murdered her lover because the thought of being alone was too much to handle. Emily also kept the body of her dead lover locked in a room for forty years. Not only did she kill her lover Homer, she stored his dead body in bed so she could lay with him every night. Why would a woman kill the man she loves? In the story, her lover was about to leave her and he was the only person in Emily’s life. Her controlling father was already dead, she had no family, and the town constantly gossiped about her. When her lover, Homer Barron, was going to leave her she felt betrayed. If he really loved her, why would he leave? Who was he leaving her for? He wanted to be free from her, and the best way to get back at someone who wants their freedom is to trap them. However, Emily took it one step to far.......

Words: 985 - Pages: 4

Westernization on a Rampage

...Westernization on a Rampage Prospectus Franceline Kingu 103416713 Dr. John Cappucci Media, Technology and the Environment: 40-364-30 October 20th, 2014 Westernization on a Rampage Brief Review: A great amount of how we live affects the world we live in, what I decided to focus my final term paper on was the affects of climate change and what forms of justice our world is doing to help minimize the consequences. Climate change is defined to be a statistical change in weather arrangements that exceed a period of time. When climate changes, many things are forced to change in order to adapt. What we have realized but are neglecting to make changes within our lifestyle for, is that the world is reaching what scientists are calling a “Tipping Point”, which means we have thrust and pushed the environment far enough. Thesis: Our culture, more specifically, westernization and the excessive demands of the rich and the prominent has caused our world to transform and more importantly was and is a driving force to climate change and the deterioration of animal life, human life and the worsening of our planet earth. Major Arguments: 1. Climate change has affected a major part of or world, which is animal life. Due to the drastic change in our climate over extended period of time animals have become at risk, close to extinction and that is a cry for help. Why I focused on animal life wasn’t for the obvious reason; that they are in danger and some close to extinction,......

Words: 755 - Pages: 4

Serial Killers

...approaching problem, the serial killer. A serial killer is a person who kills a number of people, usually considered over five, with a cooling off period between each murder, usually one murder at one given time). Two murders at one time occasionally happen and these murders may go on for a period of months or years until the killer is caught. Throughout the last three decades the US serial killer rate has risen 94% and it is estimated that by the next millennium it will claim an average of 11 lives a day. Serial Murder is an epidemic; there are at least 35 serial killers active in the USA today who claim one third of the annual murder rate. The USA has 6% of the world's population yet it has three quarters of all serial killers. Not only are serial killers appearing in more numbers in the US but also all over the world countries are terrorized by serial killers, which are appearing in more numbers year and year after. KILLER TRAIT: A serial killer is a typical white male, 20-30, and most of them are usually in the USA. Their main motives are sex (even though the act of sex may or may not take place), power, manipulation, domination and control. The sex motive is usually rape for an organized killer and sadism for a disorganized killer. They act in a series of 5 or more murders with a cooling off period between each murder. Serial killers can go on for months and years before they are usually caught. The victim is usually the same for every killer - prostitute, hitchhiker......

Words: 4193 - Pages: 17

Zodiac Killer

...The Zodiac Killer was a serial killer who committed numerous homicides in Northern California in the late 1960’s. The identity of the Zodiac Killer was never discovered, and though there was a compiled list of possible suspects, the real Zodiac Killer is still a mystery today. It is confirmed that he killed at least five people, yet he claims to have killed much more than that according to letters he sent in. During his reign of terror, he would send cryptic letters to the local newspapers. These letters included four cryptograms, which are messages in which the writer replaces letters with symbols. These puzzles were nearly impossible to decode, and they made it that much more difficult for anyone to discover his identity. In these letters, he would take responsibility for his murders and also threaten to harm more innocent people, including children. With these letters, the Zodiac Killer also made a mockery of the San Francisco Police Department and caused panic throughout the entire community (“Zodiac Killer,” 2014). Out of the four letters that were sent, only one was officially solved by a couple who happened to see the letter on the front page of the paper. The first known murders took place on December 20, 1968 in Vallejo, California. The victims were Betty Lou Jensen, a sixteen-year-old female, and David Faraday, a seventeen-year-old male. As the story goes, they were sitting in their car at a lake when the Zodiac Killer approached them. David Faraday was shot in...

Words: 2274 - Pages: 10

Serial Killers

...death are twisted into a passion to kill. Otherwise a “typical” individual, serial killers turn to violence and death in search of power over others, and to explore their fatal addiction to their monstrous thrills. Most of society views serial killers as they are portrayed on television. There’s Dexter, the handsome serial killer who, while leading a normal life, takes it upon himself to rid all of the “bad guys” in the world in order to fulfill his need to kill. Then there’s Freddy Kruger, a disfigured dream stalker who uses a glove armed with razors to kill his victims in their dreams, causing their deaths in the waking world as well. Just to name a few others, there's also The Jigsaw Killer, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, Leatherface, Michael Meyers and the infamous Chucky. All of these characters are created to exaggerate something that is not only feared in movie theaters, but in real life as well. But what exactly makes a serial killer? While many of these movies and television programs try and make our minds believe that fiction is reality, there are no such things as ‘dream stalkers’ and talking dolls. A real-life serial killer can be distinguished (not by a scary masks) through the many distinctive patterns in their social and mental behavior, unusual childhood, murder periods, and Modus Operandi; all of which are fashioned in different ways to create a cold blooded murderer. Serial Killers are normally classified by their social and organizational skills. Their......

Words: 1565 - Pages: 7

A Killer Day

...Nzingha TaHa February 22, 2016 Creative Nonfiction Dr. Monika Elbert The Killer Day The day started off like any other school day, I cried my heart out. I hated getting up in the morning to prepare for school. I cried brushing my teeth, washing my face, putting on my clothes, and while eating breakfast. I hated the idea of not being able to lay in bed until I was ready to get up. I guess I can blame that on my mom. When I was much smaller my mom used to work nights, when she would come home we would play, listen to music and laugh until we fell asleep. We would awaken when we got good and ready; I thought that was the life. Although some of that changed once she returned to school, my body could not adjust. No matter how early I would go to sleep I never want to get up early. The ride to school was nothing special, it was very quiet rides. Often times I would soak up the scenery. I was always amazed at the trees and the kids walking down Grove Street. I knew where they were going because most of us where in the same class but, I would just watch them as if it was new to me. As my mom pulled up I couldn’t wait to get out of the car, I had no time to give her my sweet goodbyes. I would run to my friends so we could catch up before we entered the building. Once we got to the big red doors, we knew it was time to get serious. So we laughed, gossiped, exchanged snacks and quickly entered the building. No one wanted to be late to class. If you were late to class you......

Words: 1534 - Pages: 7

Mule Killers

...Mule Killers by Lydia Peelle This is a story about unrequited love and its consequences and the change from child to adult. Time changes and life goes on. Whether people accept the changes and might takes advantage of the possibilities given to them, but people make mistakes, especially when they are young and in love. Will it be a bump on the road or will it change the direction they are heading. These are some of the themes that the short story “Mule Killers” is dealing with. Mule Killers is told by a narrator, who is telling the story of his father meeting his mother. It is a son telling about his father telling his son what happened the year he was 18 and the mule killers came. So the story takes place in two times, the present where the father and the son are picking asparagus in the garden and the past where the life of the father was changed for good. It all takes place in a farming area in America at the time where modern machinery reached the farms in Nashville. Tractors started to take over the farm and were therefore setting mules out of work. The narrator’s grandfather “…goes to Nashville and buys two International Harvester tractors for eighteen hundred dollars, cash…” (Page 9, line 13-14) The father is in the sons telling an 18-year-old teenager meaning that he is a little uncertain and confused about growing up, and with small ability to express his feelings towards other people. The uncertainty and suppression of his feelings will later in the short......

Words: 1340 - Pages: 6

Serial Killers

...Serial Killer Psychology By Anna Davis Criminal psychology refers to the study of the mental and behavioral characteristics of people who break laws established by local, state, national or international governments. Some criminal, or forensic, psychologists focus their research on serial killers -- men and women who murder a large number of people over an extended period of time — typically months or years. What constitutes a serial killer is open to interpretation. In the United States, Congress has defined a serial killer as someone who murders a minimum of three or more people. By definition, a cooling-off period separates the murders, making them appear random or unconnected. The victims — often prostitutes, runaways or other vulnerable populations — rarely know their killer and may serve as a symbol that triggers the attack. In other words, a serial killer's motive tends to be psychological, not material. Understanding what goes on — or gets turned off — in a serial killer's mind is the ultimate goal of scientists who specialize in this area of psychology. You might think the field is relatively new, but it dates back to at least the 19th century, when psychologists tried to develop a profile of the mysterious and elusive Jack the Ripper. Antisocial Personality Disorder vs. Psychopathy Mental health professionals use the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), developed by the American Psychiatric Association, to understand the......

Words: 1547 - Pages: 7