Crime Causation Research Paper by amchavez

Crime Causation
A discussion on crime causation with a focus on serial killer Albert Fish.
# 99130 | 1,378 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Oct 30, 2007 in Psychology (Behaviorism) , Criminology (General)

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This paper describes the criminal activities and background of Albert Fish, self-confessed molester of more than 400 children during a 20 year duration. It discusses the various theoretical schools of crime causation (biological, psychological and sociological) and attempts to use them to explain Fish's criminal behavior.

From the Paper:

"To discover what makes a serial killer function, it is necessary to look at their past, particularly their teenage years. Studies have shown that almost all serial killers come from dysfunctional backgrounds involving sexual or physical abuse, drugs or alcoholism and their related problems. Some traits of a serial killer include a feeling of resentment towards society, sexual frustrations the inability to be social and a wild imagination that drags them into a fantasy world. The three most frequently reported behaviors included day dreaming, compulsive masturbation and isolation. ( Daydreaming, which happens due to an over active imagination, leads the way into the general fantasy world that the serial killer being to live in to protect himself with the isolation is faced with. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Research website ALBERT FISH: The Life & Crimes of One of America's Most Deranged Killers. Retrieved August 12th from the World Wide Web.
  • Researched website Albert Fish
  • The Moon Maniac - The Gray Man - The Brooklyn Vampire. Retrieved August 12th from the World Wide Web.
  • Researched website Serial Killers: Just trying to feel normal, it's not my fault. Retrieved August 13th from the World Wide Web.
  • Researched website Evaluating a psychological profile of a serial killer. Retrieved August 15th from the World Wide Web.

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