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There are as many MOs as there are serial killers although they share some similarities their crimes also are as unique and bizarre as they are chilling and unbelievable Not surprisingly there also appears to be as many theories and debates as to the cause of this destructive and heinous behavior As with many mental illnesses there is a debate between the genetic and or biological aspects and the sociological contributors being the cause of this disturbing phenomenon The biogenic sociogenic debate brings up the issue of which is the cause and which is the effect or which came first Were bad genes the cause of a chemical disturbance which in turn caused the behavior problems or was it the other way around Is the reason that almost all serial killers have bedwetting problems sometimes reaching into their teens caused by sociological factors disturbing circumstances that they have been subjected to or is it caused by some sort of imbalance This chicken and egg dilemna has been argued by the psychology faction and the sociology faction Recently there has been more of a middle ground taken Each side has begun to admit that there is most likely a blend of circumstances that come together chemical and or genetic defects added to a unique set of sociological factors which in turn give birth to that set of personality traits and disorders that collectively create the societal monster known as the serial killer Causal factors for an antisocial personality include a possible biological disposition childhood trauma shown by the vast majority or serial killers possible neurological factors in the control of impulsivity regarding seratonin levels in the brain and heredityGiannangelop 8 Although the biological factors seem to vary widely from head trauma to epilepsy to abnormal EEGs and or a combination of these traits and others there is a definite pattern of sociological factors that most all of the serial killers are
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