t is very important to understand the theories of criminal behavior and how biases and assumptions influence our assessment of individuals. These assumptions may have an impact in psychology profiling utilized in police investigations as well as stress induced and cultural–based behavior patterns that may be specific to certain segments of the population. As a foundation for your assignment, review the Infamous Serial Killers website at http://www.biography.com/people/groups/serial-killers and select from one of the following case:
Richard Ramirez (1960–2013) murdered 25 victims over a 13–year period in California
Jeffrey Dahmer (1960–1994) kidnapped, killed, and dismembered his victims in Milwaukee
Ted Bundy (1946–1989) committed murders from Washington state to Florida
David Berkowitz (1953– ) the Son of Sam killer who murdered six people in New York City
Peter Kurten (1883–1931) the Dusseldorf Vampire who murdered nine people in Germany
Joel Rifkin (1959– ) murdered 17 women in the 1990s
Charles Manson (1934– ) orchestrated the Manson Family spree killings in Los Angeles
In your literature review
Identify the criminal case you have selected for your Final Research Paper.
Identify five reliable and scholarly resources in addition the course text.
Due to the nature of the assignments, your original search may include reliable sources, including reliable media, to enable you to identify areas for further scholarly research. For example, numerous scholarly publications, including Aggression and Violent Behavior and Crime and Delinquency have published reports indicating that Ted Bundy suffered from narcissistic personality disorder. The scholarly source would then focus on the personality disorders diagnosis.
Describe the contribution of each resource to your research and findings in at least two sentences.