Crime scene analysis

The Profile of a Mass Murder

The FBI breaks this tragic event into four categories; Genocide, serial, spree and mass murder. Genocide is the destruction of numerous individuals for religious, personal, political, or ethnic beliefs. Serial homicide’s the slaughtering of 3, or more at different times and locations. Spree murders are when three or more people’s killed in varies areas, with little time between the executions. Mass homicide’s three or more massacres during one event. A mass and spree assassin may prepare for the homicides months in advance, but seldom plans the escape.

There’re several motives behind the executions. Some kill for personal beliefs, or political reasons. Another reason’s revenge. The retaliation isn’t necessarily aimed at their targeted victims, but against others who he feels has wronged him. Revenge seekers collect weapons and often acts, dress like a soldier.

Others include power, self- gratification and fame. The offenders wanting power and control dressed in military gear and use assault rifles during the attack. Self-gratification and fame seekers destroy out of passion, to prevent suffering, or eternal damnation. They’ll be the one responsible for the victim’s well-being, father, husband or leader. Occasionally the perpetrator leaves a note explaining the rationale.

There’s a variation in the profiles because most either commits suicide or is killed by a cop afterwards. If the predator’s captured, they’ll show no remorse, display a callous who cares attitude, giving the police little assistance.

Some studies show the assassin comes from a broken home and may, or may not have a mental disease. The killer’s usually a white male, ranging between the ages of 20- 30, a few in their 40’s and 50’s. He generally stays to himself, has few friends and is mobile. They’re good students, don’t have a police record and has never been diagnosed with a mental illness. The crimes he commits stems from years of built up emotions.

Other studies show the mass murders are psychotic, delusional or have depression issues. The target resembles people who wronged them. Sometimes the similarity’s only in the criminals mind. The killing spree may begin after a crisis has occurred. Loss of a family member, partner, job. No drugs or alcohol was consumed beforehand.

The younger perpetrators have few friends’ shows antisocial behavior. They’ve either had a recent loss, was bullied in school and used drugs and/or alcohol before the execution.

The FBI’s grouped the varies assignation techniques into six basic categories, they are; Annihilator, school shootings, disciple, disgruntled employee, Pseudo- command, set and run

 ANNIHILATOR Generally the oldest boy kills everyone in the family at the same time. He could wait for the family to arrive, or go to them. Afterwards the criminal commits suicide, or he’ll be killed by an officer. He has mental issues and displays odd behavior. The predator usually doesn’t execute strangers and motive’s unknown.

School Shootings. Most perpetrators are bullied in school, suffered a recent loss, failure and had weapons training. The chosen location’s a place where safety’s taken for granted. This assassin often tells someone about the attack before it occurs. The individual won’t be the victim, or be associated with the area.

Disciple The leader generally stays in one area, but can move to different locations. His victims are chosen randomly, or he selects the ones that symbolize someone. Once the group’s chosen, the originator will order his disciple to either use guns, biological weapons, poison or gas to assassinate his entire crew, leaving himself as the sole survivor.

Disgruntled employee. This occurs after someone lost their job or is placed on leave of absence. The assailants walk around looking for a specific person, slaughtering others who’s in the way. The motive is unreasonable, unfair treatment. Sometimes obsessive-compulsive disorder may be present, but not psychosis.

Pseudo- command. The predator cautiously plans his attack well in advance, while collecting varies weapon. During the planning, he sees the project as a fantasy and will go through different stages. He first believes it’s for revenge, then he see himself as a hero, saving the world. Lastly, the criminal imagines the act and soon after the massacre begins.

He usually has only a few friends and tends to be mobile. The victims are randomly selected. When captured, he’ll believe he’s an icon for attempting to make what he believes is a needed change and hope others will follow his example.

Set and run. This type of killers uses explosives that they plant, designate and run to a safe location. Others might inject poison into consumable items. The motive’s fame.

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Profile of a Serial Killer

Serial killers target 3 or more people within their criminal career. It can take day’s weeks, months, or years. There’s always a cooling off period in between each of the crimes. The amount of time depends on the individual and usually decreases as the perpetrator progresses. When captured, the predator won’t show remorse for his victims or the families.

The motive can be anger, momentary gain, self-gratification, attention seeking, revenge, power, and control.  Revenge and self-gratification seekers generally choose specific people. He’ll dissociate, get revenge on someone who resembles the person who did them wrong. Many dehumanize, take away human powers, placing it on other smaller objects.

The killer may or may not have psychotic episodes. Some hear voices saying certain people are bad, and will cause harm if they’re not destroyed. While others claim aliens, animals, or some other object told them to do it. Murderers who have mental illnesses are disorganized because they’re unable to plan ahead.

Most have below average to average intelligence come from a home where the parents are divorced, or there’s a breakdown in the family dynamics.  They’ve usually had an abusive childhood and often has attachment issues. They’ll probably wet the bed past the age of 12, harm small animals and is fascinated with fire. The child’s bullied in school, causing social isolation. The child may create a fantasy world, one he can control and feels successful. The two worlds collides making it difficult if not impossible for the child to distinguish between fantasy and reality. It’s in this world they’re able to kill without remorse, or guilt.

An organized serial killer carefully plans the killing. He’ll generally have a comfort zone where he chooses the target and the crime scene. They’ll move these victims to another area when the task is completed. Knowing basic forensics, the criminal will leave few clues. He’ll follow the media and frequently interjects themselves in the investigation. They’ll have friends, family, a steady job, making it hard to believe the perpetrator committed these crimes. Once caught police find they’re proud of their accomplishments.

Disorganize has an IQ below normal. They don’t plan ahead, making the prey and weapon choice random. The person’s unemployed stays to himself a lot and has few if any friends. Many are known to suffer from a mental illness. He can become extremely violent both physically and sexually and possibly has necrophiliac tendencies.

The next two types of serial killers are mercy and visionary. Mercy killers are often found in health care settings. They’ll target a sick patient because he doesn’t want to see the person suffer. Some want to save the victim from abomination. While others want to gain money, power, and control. Visionaries are the ones who have a psychotic break. They kill in order to get rid of a certain subset of people.  Jack the Ripper might be considered a visionary because he murdered prostitutes.

Lust killers can be organized or disorganized. The motive is sexual fantasies, fetishes, and symbolism. The amount of satisfaction received depends on how much the predator tortures, brutalizes and dismembers the victim. The target could be either alive or dead during the sexual acts. The murderer uses knives, strangulations, and physical abuse to kill.

An organized lust murderer has above average intelligence and no previous convictions. He’s in his thirty’s married. has children and lives in a low crime area. The perpetrator plans every detail in advance. He’s mobile, carries his tools with him and lures his victim. They use violence to degrade and kill his prey, which he’ll find sexually satisfying. The predator takes the victims to a secluded place, somewhere he can have complete control, without having to worry about the interruption, or being caught.  He’ll torture, beat and rape the victim, possibly for months. This type of criminal uses scares tactics to increase the person’s fears and his own sexual arousal. As the murder progresses the time between crimes decreases while the torture and mutilation increases.

Disorganized murder has below normal IQ and lacks social skills. He’s usually immobile so he targets victims close to where he lives, works. He chooses his prey randomly and his crime’s done on impulse.


Profiling a Female Serial Kiiler

Criminal profiling helps the police narrow down a suspect list, get a better understanding of who they’re dealing with, and help them capture the criminal. When mystery writers utilize this tool, they’re able to build strong believable characters. One character that plays an extensive role in mysteries is female killers, and this is what we’ll discuss today.

To be classified as a serial killer, the predator has to kill at least 3 people at different points in time. They might murder a few at one time, but it’s never a large amount.

Looking into the killer’s background you’ll see the criminal came from either a broken home or dysfunctional family. There will some type of abuse involved, whether it’s mental, physical or sexual. You’ll usually find they first started by killing small creatures and committing petty crimes.

Former female serial killers use to stage the deaths to resemble an accident. While others made the death seem like it’s the result of an illness or natural causes. She’ll know the victims and the motive’s generally for monetary gain.

Law enforcement’s noticed a change in this trend in the late 70’s. Although poison remains top on the list. Statistics shows that 20% of the women shoot the victims, 16% suffocate them and 11% stab their prey.

The motives have changed as well. Now the objectives might include attention seeking or revenge. Some kill for power and control. Unlike the males, police find sexual and sadistic intentions are rare. The officers also noticed they’ll occasionally team up with a male murder.

Their career can last up to eight years. The crime’s generally organized, planned. They know who they’re going to target, how it’ll be done and what equipment’s needed. The murder often fantasizes about killing for a lengthy amount of time, before she acts on the compulsion.

Their illusion first begins with random people. The predator conjures up numerous ways to kill and hide the bodies. The perpetrator will research the subject and add the knowledge into the dreams. They’ll start imagining everything about the desired action, right down to the most gruesome details. Many soon find these fantasies reduces stress and makes them feel like they have the ability to regain power and control over her life.

Once she realizes how evil her dream is, she’ll try to stop it, but finds it an impossible task. This frustrates her which causes the dreams to increase, now targeting a specific person. She’ll obsess over every little detail about what’s going to happen before, during and after the murders. The performance will continually play in her mind sending her in a hysteria until she has no choice but, to act on it. When it happens, she’ll choose a victim that’s an easy target. It could be a small child, a family member, or a sick friend.

Committing the murder is easy, since she knows every detail by heart. Once the murder’s performed, regret soon follows. The disappointment isn’t caused by guilt or remorse, it stems from the real murders not living up to her expectations. The perpetrator often wants the person to suffer a long, agonizing death, or expected the scene to be more gruesome. With these desires in mind, they’ll study the methods and try to figure out ways to make the crimes to satisfy their needs. Like the male counterparts, as the criminal progress, gain confidence the killings become horrific.

I’ve written two books on female serial killers they are; Bittersweet Revenge and Town Slayer. Bittersweet Revenge is about an abused child who swore she’d get even with everyone who hurt her. Years later, she’s lurking in the cold, dark shadows, watching, and waiting. Soon she’ll get revenge.

Town Slayer is about a battered wife, who after years of her husband’s brutal torture, and abuse decided to rid the world of all the sadistic husbands.

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