Aileen Wuornos Term Paper by Champ

Aileen Wuornos
An analysis of the causative factors that turned Aileen Wuornos into a serial killer.
# 98983 | 2,953 words | 14 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Oct 26, 2007 in Law (Historic Trials) , Sociology (General) , Psychology (General)

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This paper analyzes the background and early life of serial killer, Aileen Wuornos. The paper shows how her early life became a major reason for her criminal career and later actions. It analyzes the social, as well as psychological aspects that may have been factors resulting in her horrendous actions. Finally, the paper aims to establish the causative factor that turned Aileen Wuornos into one of the worst serial killers in history.

Table of Contents:
Early Childhood
A Life of Crime
Analysis and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"While the murders can never be excused, the background to Aileen Wournos' life must also be taken into account. In the final analysis the story of the life of Aileen Wournos is in essence a sad and tragic story that is based in the need for love and affection. While this view can never be completely substantiated and there is every possibly that Aileen Wournos was a demented psychopathic killer, yet one also cannot help but wonder that if she had had a caring and compassionate childhood then possibly these murder might never have occurred. From this point of view the story of the life of Aileen Wournos is a story about more than a single individual but rather a tale that reflects the human condition, the need for love and affection and the tragic result that a lack of these basic requirements can have on human development."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • AILEEN WUORNOS. April, 15, 2007.
  • Aileen Wuornos: Biography. April, 15, 2007.
  • Aileen Wuornos: AllExperts. April, 15, 2007.
  • Aileen Wuornos: Murderer. April, 14, 2007.
  • Aileen Wuornos: The victims. April, 14, 2007.

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