When Children Are Killers
Like a newborn child, the mental health is reliant on its environment. A youthful youngster 's mind resembles a wipe; it gathers data through perception. The surroundings of a serial killer as a little child can enormously impact the way he or she will go about his or her life and his or her style of murdering. Certain experience, for example, youngster misuse, divorce, liquor misuse, tyke disregard, as well as medication misuse, can be negative to the advancement of a little child. Numerous serial killers were illegitimate kids. Due to their childhood and early backgrounds, serial killers swing to crazy murdering frenzies.
All of this is to repress the years of defenselessness and degradation the serial killer went through when they were younger. They grow up with a lack of idealization, where they fail to develop an ego, which is usually learned from their father.
Circumstances include a child growing up in a violent neighborhood such that the child is exposed to gangs and gang activities, as well as the admiration of violent role models. These children join the gangs due to emotional or financial needs, and participate in gang activities such as robberies, illegal drugs dealings, and other tasks that the gangs require them to do. A child who kills within a family does so from the motivation of hatred, expected gain or on demand by another family member (Ramsland). Ramsland also points out that some killings by children are a result of mental illness, and he gives the example of 15-year-old Sam Manzie who invited 11-year-old Eddie Werner, raped him, and killed him. Manzie was a victim of child abuse and he exhibited signs of mental illness (Ramsland). Kids who decide to kill others in school, are under the motivation of revenge because of previous perceived wrongs done on them, hence this is a closure for them. In 1997, 14-year-old Michael Carneal shot at a group of students thereby injuring 5 and killing 3 using a gun stolen from a neighbor (Armold, 2007). Jesse’s father hit Jesse frequently, and humiliated him even before Jesse started committing crimes (Davis, 2003). Barry Dale Loukaitis was a victim if severe bullying at school, he was urinated on, and shoved into toilets before he decided to take a class hostage and to commit murder (Brunt, 2012). The case of Mary Flora Bell also had cases of child abuse. Mary’s mother was a commercial sex worker, and she exposed Mary to sexual abuse, violence and drugs (Jensen, 2012).
They intuitively feel that their lives have a higher purpose. Once parents fail to cultivate and refine this sensitivity, it can wither, and that’s when sometimes the wonderful children can turn into human-killing monsters.
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