25 Replies Latest reply: Feb 3, 2012 12:18 PM by kee_2012 RSS

Reflection on Serial Killer Assignment

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Now that you have completed Psychological profiles of Serial Killers, please take the time to post what you have learned from this assignment.  Why do you think I had you complete a personal Psychological profile?  Why do you think we profiled Serial Killers?

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    isaac_p Novice
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    I have discovered that serial killers are sick and demented. They kill for pleasure and torture innocent human beings and exhibit cannibal characteristics which are very disturbing. I believe that you had us to compete personal profiles because you want to know which of us to watch out for when we get older, or that you can get us help now. We profiled serial killers so we could get an understanding of their lives and maybe learn of events or behaviors that lead to the killings and pleasures they experiened from killing

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    brookeh28 New User
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    I have learned that there are many messed up people in this world. I can't believe how these people can do stuff like that and not feel bad for it, but I guess that's a part of being insane. I think we did this so we could see how people's lives can affect their crimes and it helped us understand why some people did these things. I think we profiled serial killers because they have to have an actual pshychological defect. If we just looked at murderers, it could have been just from a fight or anger. Serial killers do it over and over again and are okay with it.

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    caleb23 Novice
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    You had us profile serial killers to learn more about their reasoning, habits, past life experiences, and why they desire to kill innocent people. We profiled serial killers to learn  their reasoning behind murdering people and to establish what their psychological state of mind was during their time of killing. Also to see if any common experiences, traits, habits, or reasoning's are common among multiple serial killers, and if so to study why these instances are common among more than one serial killer. During this assignment I learnt the motives behind Jeffrey Dahmer's murderous ways and that serial killers usually have some type of psychological disorder.

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    whitt.hall New User
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    The reason for us to do this assignment is for us to get a feel of a serial killer and things about them. People profile to understand the ways of the person, to see how they think and act. That way when investigators can think and understand them. 

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    smurf New User
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    I think we had to create our own profiles to define our own personalities to see the accuracy.  However, I think we profiled Serial Killers to show their back ground and see their personalities that went along with their life as killers and their earlier lives. 

     

    I learned what Manson's name was, his mother's, his wives', and children's; and his birthdate and hometown.

    I also learned from this assignment the background and earlier life of Manson, before he became a cult leader.  I found abundant information, which led me to the conclusion of why I think Manson formed his cult of killers, and why he was so deranged.  Last, I learned who was in his cult, how they killed, some people they killed, and where they are at this present day.

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    leediamond Novice
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    I think that you had us profile serial killers to give us insight on there lifestyle,behaviors etc. We profiled them in order to learn the reasons as to why they killed and to establish the psychological state of mind at the time of the murders. I have learned things that I already know about myself when it comes to the personal profile, but i believe that you had us do the personal profile in order for us to learn more about ourselves

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    ffstate2 New User
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    I learned several things from this assignment. By doing this profile i learned that many serial killers are influenced to kill by their environment. The way they were brought up and the things around them play significant parts on their psyche causeing them to act out violently. I feel like you had us complete a psychological profile on a specific serial killer so that we can compare and contrast different serial killers to help figure out why they kill. I also feel that you had us complete a personal psychological profile so that we can better understand how our minds work.

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    cmbevins2 Novice
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    I think that the reason that we did this assignment was for us to get a better understanding to why these people commit these heinous crimes. The purpose behind the psychological profile of serial killers was for us to learn how to understand these people, and use the details of their kills to be able to diagnose whether they were mentally ill or just perverse. This assignment helped me learn how to properly develop a psychological profile.

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    kprunyon New User
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    I have learned that people are psychologically screwed up.  I have read several of these profiles, and some are worse than others, but they are all crazy.

     

    I think you had us to complete a personal psychological profile, not only because serial killers won in our poll, but because you wanted us to learn about at least two serial killers and the different types of murders there have committed.

     

    I think we profiled serial killers because its what won in our poll, and without learning about some of them first we would be unable to figure out why we think they may become serial killers.

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    jamesfugett New User
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    I learned some interesting things from this assignment. First of all, I learned that Charles Albright could remove eyeballs with near surgical precision. I also learned that Jim Jones believed himself to be Jesus. I believe you made us do our own psychological profile in order for us to to better understand what psychological profiling is, along with the fact that's it fairly interesting to learn about one's self. I believe we profiled serial killers because they are very extreme concerning their lifestyles and mindsets, and it emphasizes their emotions. If we were to profile someone that killed in self-defense, it would not have the same effect, as it would just show a short-term section of their life.

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    alishia2012 New User
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    I have learned some very interesting things during this project. I have saw why how many different serial killers motives to kill were simmular and different and why some background information was the reason for their behavior.

     

    I think that you made us to a phsychological profile because if you just told us to look at serial killers we would just focus on how they killed. Doing it this way actually made us have to research a serial killer and find out background information and really understand why they killed.

     

    You made us reseach seriall killers because it was the topic that won the pole, and it really gave us a chance to understand what other peoples minds think and how the brain process is different in everyone.

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    tylerp3 New User
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    I have learned that serial killers have many different motives or disorders that cause their mass murders, however, they all share the same common trait of having no remorse for human life once they have chosen their targets. You had us research serial killers because it allows us to further our knowledge on serial killers and expand on the famous ones. I think we completed a personal psychological profile because it allows us to further our insights on our own psychological mindset.

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    asiasalmons New User
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    I have learned that serial killers have many unique reasons for killing. Some kill for the pure pleasure, others kill because they are motivated by things like greed, ****, or by another person. Also, I learned that many killers have certain quirks and traits to them, like how Amelia Dyer used parcel paper to wrap up her victims. I feel that you had us research serial killers so we could explore these different reasons in great detail. I believe that you had us create a psychological profile so we would learn how to organize our findings into a complete case study.

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    kee_2012 New User
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    I have learned that there are some very sick and domented people in this world. If they can do this and have no guilt for any of it, then they have to have something bad wrong.

     

    I believe you had us research serial killers to understand more on their motive and disorders, and the reasoning for their murders.

     

    I also believe you had us do our own personal psychological profile to understand more about our own mindset of everything.

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