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It cannot be denied that the serial killer kills Killing combines a variety of meanings A mere slip of the hand on the steering wheel can turn a normal person into a killer and it is likely that a second such happening could turn an otherwise normal person into a serial killer However murder is the willful and unlawful killing of one human being by another This does not include deaths caused by negligence suicide attempted murder and justifiable homicide Murder can be divided into two categories The second category is the for gain type of murder which is done mainly by serial killers In the early 19th century civilization stopped looking at the Devil for the cause of evil in the world Instead scientists began to search for the evil within Darwins theories on evolution bridged the gap between beast and man According to the 19th century criminologist Cesare Lombroso and Max Nordau they believed that violent men had primitive faces with heavy jaws and low foreheads Franz Josef Gall promoted phrenology By feeling bumps on a persons head he believed you could predict the intelligence of the person Physiognomy developed by Johann Kaspar Lavatar claimed to read a persons character by their facial features Before going into the psychological profile of a serial killer one has to know the difference between a mass murderer and a serial killer Mass Murderers usually attack schools universities and restaurants believing it to be the place of maximum killing effect usually striking with a gun and wearing camouflage gear They attempt to kill all they see and their rampage ends with them committing suicide or being killed or captured Victims are typically selected at random and attacked Serial killers are different They can go up to years without being caught and when they get caught its usually by the amount of evidence against them They prefer to stab or strangle their victims
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