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The paper examines the factors which contribute to the development of serial killing and discusses what society can do to curb it. Chiefly, the paper explores the environmental and biological factors which appear to make these individuals into the habitual offenders they are. The paper also looks, albeit briefly, at whether or not psychopaths can be cured of their evil impulses.
From the Paper:"It is arguable that there is no more terrifying social phenomenon that the serial killer. While gang activities, ethnic and racial violence, domestic strife and child abuse are all things that often occasion our disgust and disdain, the idea of a warped individual lurking in the shadows with the intent of taking life is something which seems to tap into all of our deepest fears and nightmares. The following paper will examine serial killers and ask whether or not serial killing is learned behavior (that is to say, behavior learned either through watching gratuitous violence on television or through living with a parent whose means of dealing with problems is through extreme violence), whether it is precipitated by mental defect or disorder or - lastly - whether it is a product of an abusive environment (chiefly, childhood physical and sexual abuse)."
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