Ted Bundy Analysis

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Ted Bundy, American notorious serial killer, said "I didn't know what made people want to be friends. I didn't know what made people attractive to one another. I didn't know what underlay social interactions (‘The Making of a Serial Killer’).” What he said shows a significant trait of a serial killer, an exploitive individual with blunted emotions. The first point to make is a definition of a serial murder: the action of the unlawful killing of two or more victims by unclear motives that could not be easily understood, in separate events (‘Serial Murder’). Ted Bundy also didn’t reveal any motives of his brutal crimes. Likewise, there is no clear answer for people to kill each other. It would be better to understand an old saying, ‘You can sound…show more content…
One is not trying to believe with saying "No, not him. He is a well-conditioned guy who used to hold a barbecue party with his family, and he always mow the lawn with smiling face every sunday morning.". However, after few days, this response turns into another mistake with saying "I knew it would be like that. He was always odd." Another is thinking evil is always far from him, although it always exists around him. People should always be careful. That lack of awareness of safety makes the serial killer. In addition, the biggest factor of making a serial killer is within our society, people’s indifference. No matter how other factors and causes are major, paying attention to these crimes, especially serial murders is the most important attitude that people should have. The brutal thing in investigation is citizens’ quick reporting. Kitty Genovese was murdered in New York in 1964 and 38 people ignored her screams during the attack (‘On This Day: Kitty Genovese Killed as Neighbors Look On’). After this shocking event, two social psychologists, John Darley and Bibb Latane, conducted a study to find the behavior of bystanders. Individuals conversed over an intercom and one of them would pretend to have a seizure. When two people were involved, 85 percent of the participants went to help. With three people, 62 percent did something. With six people involved, only 31 percent went to help. The study shows that the more witnesses are, the less personal responsibility exists. “The witnesses of the Kitty Genovese murder may have seen other apartment lights go on, or seen each other in the windows, and assumed someone else would help her.”, said Dacher Keltner and Jason Marsh. (‘On This Day: Kitty Genovese Killed as Neighbors Look On’). Through this study, people can realize the diffusion of responsibility. In addition, they should report as

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