Post by Brad-LaSpirits on May 16, 2007 14:13:54 GMT -5
It was FBI agent Robert K. Ressler, who first coined the term "Serial Killer".
There are three common characteristics found present in most serial killers during there childhood. These are known as the terrible triad. There is no guarantee that if all three conditions are present, the child will for-certain, grow up to become a serial killer. But they are early warning signs to be aware of. The conditions are Bed-wetting, Fire-starting and Animal torture.
Bed-wetting-at least 60% of serial killers were wetting the bed past the age of 12.
Fire-starting-a large amount of serial killers have a fascination with arson, or started fires as children.
Animal torture-many serial killers, before moving to human victims, start with small, or dead animals.
The Early Years
Most studies show that potential killers became solidified in their loneliness first during the age of 8 to 12; such isolation is considered the single most important aspect of their psychological makeup.
loneliness and isolation do not always mean that the potential killers are introverted and shy; some are, but others are gregarious with other men, and are good talkers. The outward orientation of the latter masks there inner isolation.
Studies also show every-single-murderer were subjected to serious emotional or physical abuse during their childhoods.
I find this subject very intresting. In 1978 my cousin Judy was murdered by a serial killer Robert Karl Hohenberger. He murder 5 people in St Mary Parish. I remember the first time my Grandmother told me how she was murdered and have been intrested in the subject since.