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Grover Godwin a serial killer profiler did research on one hundred and seven serial killers As stated in The Will to Kill by James Alan Fox the data that Godwin had collected about ninety-seven percent of these serial killers victims were complete strangers three percent were friends of the killer and only one percent were the killers family members Fox 105 This research shows that serial killers have other explanations behind their kills rather than having some sort of hatred towards their friends or family Serial killers find a thrill in murdering such as Jeffrey Dahmer a famous serial killer who killed for passion and desire Many professionals in this field devote their lifes work to determine why these serial killers are able to commit such brutal murders They have come to two conclusions are serial killers born with foreordained genes that play an essential part in their murderous ways or do these people become dangerous due to their surroundings throughout their childhoodUnlike as portrayed in the media most serial killers are not very well educated In the television series Dexter a show about a serial killer named Dexter who kills other serial killers Dexter is a very well educated man who is a blood splatter analyst on a homicide team In the movie Silence of the Lambs the serial killer Dr Hannibal Lector is very intelligent with an above average IQ However from Godwins research only sixteen percent of one hundred and seven serial killers went to college and only four percent had graduated Fox 105 This information applies to the nurture aspect of a serial killers life how they were raised and what their surroundings were like Not being very successful in school may have brought down the individuals self esteem and could have been an influence in leading the individual down a dark path in life instead of an educated career path Being successful in school also usually plays a role in
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