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Serial Killers can be thought of as one of the worlds imperfections Why they kill It is not known and there are no excuses for it but there are people who have come up with their own theories for that answer It may be a Social problem or a Psychological problem this essay will elaborate on some of those theories Serial Killer are made and not born into society because the Social Control Theory and Agnews General Strain Theory justify these claims Aileen Pittman born February 29th 1956 in Rochester Michigan is an example of a serial killer who follows under the Social Control Theory Her teenage parents separated months before she was born and her father Leo Pittman moved on to serve time in Kansas and Michigan mental hospitals as a deranged child-molester Her mother Diane Pratt left both her and her older brother Keith to their grandparents Laurie and Britta claiming they were crying unhappy babies Wuornos later adopted them At age 6 Aileen suffered scaring facial burns because she and Keith were setting fires with lighter fluid her childhood showed little improvement after that She became pregnant at age 14 and delivered a son at a Detroit maternity house on March 3rd 1971 Aileen soon dropped out of school to work full-time earning her way as a teenage hooker drifting across the country as the spirit moved her Upon being convicted Wournos said to police I shot em cause to me it was like a self defending thing because I felt if I didnt shoot em and didnt kill em first of allif they had survived my ass would be gettin in trouble for attempted murder so Im up shits creek on that one anyway and if I didnt kill em you know of course I mean I had to kill em or it like relation too Its like you bastard you were going to hurt me The Social
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