Articles for tag: Night Stalker, Richard Ramirez, Serial Murder

Karla News

Should Richard “The Night Stalker” Ramirez Be Put to Death?

Richard Ramirez. Just the mention of his name can send shivers down the spines of those who remember and were affected by the heinous and horrific crimes he committed in Los Angeles and San Francisco in the mid 1980’s. Dubbed “The Night Stalker”, he was convicted of 13 counts of murder, 5 counts of attempted ...

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Serial Killer Profiling is Still Just a Best Guess

In society’s search for the reasons behind why individuals commit crime, there have been many theories. These theories, while still only theories, along with advancements in technology and a scientific approach to evidence collection, have led to the development of a structured approach to understanding crime in general and serial killers in particular. This approach ...

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Could Francis Tumblety Have Been Jack the Ripper?

The serial murder case of Jack the Ripper is one of the most infamous in history. It was the first serial killer case that set off a media frenzy that crossed borders and oceans. It was such a horrid series of crimes (that went unsolved) that the case is still popular more than 120 years ...

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Serial Killer vs Media: A Symbiotic Relationship?

Serial Killer vs Media. Sounds like a promoters dream fight. Instead it is a proposed question: Do Serial Killers Have An Impact On The Media? This may need restructuring. Seeing it in writing brings to mind an equation rather than a question. This paper will attempt to explore where impact is really taking place in ...

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Criminologist States: Serial Killers Responsible for Nearly Ten Times More U.S. Deaths Than Records Show

A press release on Newswise.com from the University of Indiana states that criminologist Kenna Quinet has an article published recently in Homicide Studies journal. The article is titled The Missing Missing: Toward a Quantification of Serial Murder Victimization in the United States. Quinet states that current records that estimate the number of deaths in the ...

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Andrew Cunanan, Versace and His Victims: An in Depth Look

Andrew DeSilva owned a posh riverside mansion in the Hollywood Hills. Lt. Commander Cummings was a high-ranking naval officer with degrees from both Choate and Yale. They were good looking, mingled with the high class, gay, and seemed to have their acts together. This is what it seemed on the outside. These were two of ...

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Profile of a Serial Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

The United States has a greater number of serial killers than anywhere else in the world. America has around 85% of the world’s serial killers in its midst. The number of serial killers has dramatically increased. The estimated number of serial killers is between twenty and fifty at any point in time. It’s hard to ...

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The Difference Between Serial, Mass and Spree Killers

Over the years I have studied many crimes that serial killers, mass murderers and spree killers have committed. I have researched all the different aspects of the people and the crimes committed. Many people who are interested in crimes do not understand that the classifications of the criminal are just as important as profiling the ...

Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka: The Deadly Duo

There are several different types of homicide; one of the most common types is sexual homicide. Over 66% of serial killers exhibit sexual motives. According to the FBI Crime Classification Manual (1992), there are four subcategories of sexual homicide. Sadistic sex muder is the final and most disturbing of these. This type of homicide involves ...