The Causality of Serial Killers’ Crime in Early Childhood

Proceedings of ‏The 4th International Conference on Social Science, Humanities and Education

Year: 2020


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The Causality of Serial Killers’ Crime in Early Childhood

Mariam Vardan Karapetyan



Although the term “serial killer” was first introduced in the 1970s, was originated from Federal Bureau Special Agent Robert Ressler in describing New York cases, Serial killers have been investigated since the 1400s, when the French nobleman Gilles de Rais tortured, sexually abused and killed hundreds of children.There are many factors that are important to be analyzed in order to catch the serial killer. The most important methods are psychological Profiling-Victimology, Signature, Modus Operandi. Here it is important to have a psychological portrait of the killer.When we hear the term “Serial killer”, we think that it is spoken about a supernatural one who has a strange distinguishing look. Nevertheless, the reality is that serial killer is a usual man who can be your new acquaintance, neighbor, friend even a family member. They can be very friendly people who will ask to do a favor for them and instead of thanking they kill with cruelty. However, the researches show that the majority of serial Killers themselves were the victims of violence in their childhood, which means that violence gives birth to violence. Not all serial killers, however, have had child trauma or been subjected to violence at an early age, but the fact that serial killers have been subjected to violence at an early age is not a coincidence.

Keywords: Serial killer, Abusive childhood, Psychological profle.