Brogaard, Berit. "The Making of a Serial Killer." Psychology Today. Sussex Directories, Inc., 7 Dec. 2012. Web. 03 May 2014.
Berit Brogaard, D.M.Sci., Ph.D., is a Professor of Philosophy and the Director of the Brogaard Lab for Multisensory Research at the University of Miami. She earned a medical degree in neuroscience and a doctorate in philosophy. This article explained the traits of a psychopath, such as their callous, manipulative, and cunning behavior, along with the differentiating between psychopaths and psychotics. This article helped me by providing a good background on psychopathology and useful examples.
Hodel, Steve, and Ralph Pezzullo. Most Evil: Avenger, Zodiac, and the Further Serial Murders of Dr. George Hill Hodel. New York: Dutton, 2009. Print.
Steve Hodel is the New York Times bestselling author of Black Dhalia Avenger. Additionally, Hodel is a former LAPD detective who has spent decades studying and exploring the life of his father, serial killer, Dr. Georger Hill Hodel. Steve Hodel wrote about the murders and family life of Dr. George Hill Hodel, analyzing his father’s actions and any evidence that was preserved after his death to prove his guilt. This book provided numerous firsthand accounts with George Hodel and detailed reliable evidence in proving the evils that he committed. I was able to use examples of Hodel’s crimes to prove his behavior was based on his psychopathology.
Larson, Daniel. "Serial Murderers: The Construction." Serial Murderers: The Construction. University of Iowa, n.d. Web. 06 May 2014.
Daniel Larson works as a senior copywriter at Kaiser Permanente. Larson has had extensive writing experience ranging from health to marketing as a free-lance writer. This article explained the causal factors of serial killers, specifically early childhood development. He utilized psychological theories which helped me understand the causation of serial killers through early childhood development. He provided reliable studies to support his ideas of early childhood development causing serial killers. I was able to use the psychological theories he provided to prove the importance of early childhood development in the formation of serial killers.
Mann, Denise. "Portrait of a Psychopath." WebMD. WebMD, 17 May 2006. Web. 06 May 2014.
Denise Mann is a freelance health writer in New York. Her articles regularly appear in WebMD, health.com, cnn.com, Arthritis Today magazine, American Profile magazine and special sections of the Wall Street Journal. In this article, Mann explained the genetic factors that lead to psychopathy in serial killers. She also examined the abuse factor in developing a serial killer. Mann used BTK as an example of a psychopath and explained how his psychopathy lead him to become a serial killer, which helped me relate Dennis Rader, BTK, to a serial killer who developed from psychopath factors, such as traits they display.
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