Crime scene analysis

Profile of a Rapist

The FBI believes they’re organized and disorganized rapists. They break this down further into four subgroups. They are; Power reassurance, power assertive, anger excitation, and anger Retaliatory. I will discuss each of these in the following paragraphs.

Disorganized
The disorganized rapist has a sloppy lifestyle. Their appearance, hygiene, housekeeping even his vehicle, and lifestyles messy. He’s a white male has below average inelegance who didn’t graduate high school. He lacks social skills and tends to stay by himself a lot. His rapes are spontaneous because he lacks the ability to plan ahead. Since it’s unplanned the crime scene’s frenzied, there’ll be evidence and possibly a weapon at the crime scene.
The predator selects random people and talks very little to the sufferer. He could use a weapon, but not restraints. He can become violent, killing his prey. The body remains untouched afterward. He could return. If she dies, he might attend her burial.

Organized
An organized rapist life’s extremely structured. They have social skills, but may choose to stay to themselves because they feel others are not worthy. Their intelligence is above average, they have a high school diploma and possibly a college degree.
The lawbreaker comes from a middle-class family. His charm allows him to cons people. They’ll have a girlfriend, hold down a job and will be least likely suspected.
He picks a target who appears to be weak, defenseless someone they can overpower and who makes themselves an easy mark. His victim won’t be someone he knows, but the predator will personalize the attack and he may be violent. There’ll be little evidence left behind. They’ll probably move the body, destroy evidence and controls every aspect of the crime

Power Reassurance (Gentleman Rapist)
Over eighty percent of the law breakers fall into this category. The perpetrator chooses people he’d like to date, the ones he could love. The act’s like a fantasy date to him. He might call afterward to see how she’s doing, possible stop in to see her after the initial meeting.
He comes from a broken home usually living with his mother who tries to dominate him, this adds to his passiveness. He has lower IQ and is a high school dropout. He has self-esteem issues. He lacks social skills, friends, girlfriend and often searches through porn. He has a job, but its unskilled labor.
His first rape’s in his comfort zone and who’s the same race and age. The perpetrator observes the subject and her routine for a while, waiting until she’s alone to strike. He’s a gentleman to her because he believes it’s a date and she’s enjoying herself. He may carry a weapon, but generally only uses it to intimidate his target. They generally use just enough force necessary to do the act, but can become violent if provoked. He may take all of his victim’s clothes off, but displays himself minimally. He collects memorabilia, keeps a diary and may re-assaults his prey. These attacks generally occur between midnight and five in the morning.
Since the motive’s to increase his feelings of self- worth, some targets play up to his self-esteem as a way to talk the wrongdoer out of the act.

The Power Assertive
The predators flashy, outspoken, wears expensive clothes and drives fancy cars. He has a muscular build and thinks he’s superior over others, especially women. He works in a male dominating field.
The law breaker’s probably been married and divorced several times and his police record shows several domestic violence issues.
He selects his subjects at bars, night clubs, choosing inter-racially and who’s around the same age. He’ll con the target into letting him drive her home or walk her to the car.
The crime’s outside his comfort zone to show that he’s a man that he can dominate the opposite sex. The perpetrator becomes violent hitting her repeatedly. He abuses her verbally, vaginal, anally and demands oral sex. His sexual misconduct occurs between seven in the evening until one in the morning. He’ll show no remorse, won’t collect trophies, keep a diary and won’t victimize the sufferer again.

Anger Retaliatory
He comes from a broken home and may have spent a lot of time in foster care. The wrongdoer has been abused by one or both parents mentally and physically.
The predator’s had bad relationships with a woman that’s left him hateful and bitter, so he blames them for everything that’s happened to him in his life.
He has an athletic build, a macho attitude and works in a male dominated job. The predator’s probably married, but steps out on his wife often.
He angers easily and uses the uncontrolled rage to punish the subject for what happened. He assaults his victim verbally, physically, possibly killing his target. He strikes after a traumatic incident involving women has occurred. He can be extremely dangerous if provoked. The unplanned rapes aren’t about sex, but about dominating and humiliating his prey. They usually occur in the area he works or lives.
His target’s interracial and close to his age. The sufferer has injuries to the vagina, anal area, and various parts of the body.

Anger Excitation
The predator beat tortures, then kill his victim. He wants to control, degrade the sufferer so he can feel satisfied sexually.
He comes from a dysfunctional family where he was abused. He has anger issues and be sexually active earlier in life.
They’re in the thirty’s, married, has children. They’ll live in a middle-class neighborhood with little crime. He has above average intelligence, has a higher education and no criminal record.
He carefully plans every detail in advance. The kidnapping, the acts and ways to get rid of the body. The details are important to him, it’s the way he feels sexually satisfied. The law breaker’s mobile and the rapes occur out of his comfort zone, stalking his prey first, caring his rape kit with him.
He transports his sufferer to a secluded area where he won’t be rushed. He might keep his prey tied up for long periods of time victimizing the subject when he chooses. He’ll describe his intentions to instill fear. It’s the fear and not the act itself that excites him.

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How to Create Scenes

As writers, we have the gift of creating stories that send readers to unfamiliar places. Experience things they’ve only dreamed. Introduce them to new ideas and concepts. It’s up to you, the writer, to give enough detail so the audience can create a picture in their minds, but not overwhelm them with insignificant facts. So how do you know what’s too much? I’ll explain how to create the perfect scene in the following paragraphs.

First, start by using the 5 senses and then incorporate that with the 5 w’s. What does the person hear, see, feel, smell, touching, tasting? How does the character react?  Add the 5 w’s who, what where when and why. Who is the individual? Where are they and why is the person there? What’s the individual doing? What’s happening? When is it occurring? As you sketch the area, close your eyes and imagine you’re the character in that place and time. Describe what’s around you using your senses and the 5 w’s. Now help the readers picture the scene in their mind though words, thoughts, feelings, and ideas. You can even add props for them to use in these scenes. This will make everything seem real.

For example, Julie walks into her grandma’s spotless apartment. She wishes she could keep her place clean, but four young babies toddling through the apartment makes it difficult to manage even a hint of housework. Maybe someday I’ll have a tidy home again. She sighs deeply. Laying her purse down on the worn floral sofa, she heads off to the kitchen.

“Grandma, are you home”? She asks making her way down the long dark hallway, toward the back of the house. Smelling delicious cookies baking in the oven. She rushes into the kitchen. She loves her grandmother’s homemade cookies since she was a small toddler.

The reader’s probably imagined a tidy apartment, everything displayed just so. Your audience could possibly imagine white tile floors, freshly vacuumed carpets. Perhaps the reader imagined the home smelling clean and fresh, or smell cookies baking in the oven. They might see Julie as a hard-working mother who tries to keep her house tidy, but finds it to be an exhausting chore.

You can easily drowned a good plot using too many details. So when describing something, don’t overdo it. For instance, If I were to add; She set her belongings on the worn out sofa. Looking over she noticed the matching love seat’s in worse condition than the couch, and the recliner looked like it would come apart at any moment. Unless the furniture has any significance in the story, you’re wasting time, by describing it.

Sometimes writers do the opposite and omit important facts. This makes it difficult for the audience to picture a scene in their minds. If I were to say Julie walks into her grandma’s home, and headed back towards the kitchen. You’d see her walking through the house, nothing more, because I didn’t give you enough information to form an image.

How can you tell if you’ve added too much? I found what works best for me is to write it down, then review it, pretending I’m a reader, seeing it for the first time. I pay close attention to all details. As I go over my work, I ask myself, do I need, or want to know that? Is it important? If you’re still unsure, reread the story without it, see if it changes anything significance. Now go over it again. Look for areas where there isn’t a lot of description ask yourself can I easily tell what’s going on, or should I describe it better? What else should I include?

I’d like to add one final thing. You need to familiarize yourself with the area. Once you have a good idea about the location, you can describe it, to your audience better. This will make the story seem real. I must warn you although research is important, adding a lot of research can do a lot of damages.

Traveling to a foreign country can be very rewarding. Imagine how it feels to explore unfamiliar areas, meet new people, try new things. Reflecting on the culture and concepts, while we submerge ourselves in a vast array of experiences. As writers, we can create these unfamiliar places for our audience. Sometimes authors get caught up in our own imagination and add too much description in our work, this causing a great plot to become rubbish.

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How to Create a Strong Plot

A good plot has to start with a problem or a goal. The objective has to be something your story’s main character, the protagonist either wants to or is forced to resolve. The challenge has to be so important, that they’ll do just about anything humanly possible to accomplish it. Even if it means having to face their worst fears, give up treasured possessions. In addition, it has to matter to the readers. The protagonist has to complete the task if they want to keep horrible things from occurring. These potential consequences have to be so horrific, it keeps them trying, despite what happens, or could possibly happen.

Next, you need to decide what challenges they have to face, in order to accomplish this goal. The best way to decide is to look at the character closely, think of things they’ve never had to do. Of these things, which would be the most challenging? Now imagine what’ll scares them the most. Lastly, look at the strengths and weaknesses. As you’re deciding, make sure it’s both challenging, but doable if they absolutely had to do it, within a specific amount of time. Something the readers would believe is possible

An example of a believable plot might be a mother who’s never camped in her entire life, finds herself stranded in the wilderness with her injured family. Since she sustained the least amount of injuries, she has to figure out how to supply food, water, shelter and other basic necessities in order to keep her family alive. The scenario will become unbelievable if you were to write the women carried her 300-pound husband to safety. You can have her drag him if she had a board, makeshift wagon, or other similar devices.

While the protagonist faces the obstacles, be sure you keep reminding your audience they only have a certain amount of time to complete the task. In our example, we can say the man near death because he lost a lot of blood, or the family’s quickly dehydrating and she has to find water.

Give them rewards for overcoming the small obstacles. Perhaps it’ll be something that’ll give them hope that the objective is obtainable. Maybe love, or support from an unexpected source. They could discover a new inner strength. You can use the bonuses to build up the protagonist. Make the character seem real, someone the reader can identify with in the book.

In our scenario, you can make the woman deathly afraid of snakes. She faces her fear and kills one for supper. Perhaps she wandered through the dark, eerie woods to find food or water. You can show how proud of herself she is when she confronts her fears and accomplishing these important tasks.

Lastly, a good plot has to have an antagonist. They’re the one who making it difficult to work towards the goal. A writer will often make their readers despise the antagonist at the beginning of the story and will continue to build on this disdain throughout the book.

In our scenario, it can be the pilot who’s stopping her. Maybe he wants her to repair the plane or radio. Maybe he refuses to cooperate or do anything for himself. Perhaps he takes his anger out on her, blame her for the accident and the fatalities. This upsets the mother, taking her focus away from other important issues.

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