The article gives the signs of serial killers and identifies them from an early age. Serial killers are generally antisocial, seeking control over people including during playing with friends, setting fires, and killing animals. The killing of animals is a common sign because it shows the violence and lets them get their anger out. They may later start killing humans when they feel that animals isn't enough anymore. They want to control the animal and stay in complete control the entire time, or being the dominate one. This is important because these signs set the indicators of a serial killer.
This article explains times when serial killers were born killers rather than made into one. It states that "Todd Kohlhepp was a terror as far back as nursery school. He hit other children and destroyed their projects. He shot a dog with a BB gun and used bleach to kill a goldfish." (48 Hours). Todd was able to kill animals and hurt other children from a young age. Serial killers may kill animals and show signs of violence towards others from young ages, so he was born a killer.
Serial killers are created from "social environment would include child abuse, domestic violence and exposure to emotional harm." (John Hegger). Adults with violent childhoods have a high chance of becoming a killer because they could have experienced emotional harm. They could become violent and have explosive rage.
There could be many things that creates a serial killer. The article explains that killers are made from an abusive childhood, genetics, and mental problems. Violent childhoods will create child that represses their emotions and hides within themselves, causing more problems with mental issues. Brain abnormalities can also cause violent behaviors when the brain is damaged and the victim loses the ability to feel certain emotions. This is important in giving the reasons killers are made and explaining how serial killers function.
Serial killers are more likely to be made because of their abusive childhood and start out with violent behaviors. This presentation says that most serial killers came from an abusive parent. It provides examples and serial killers background to prove that they grew up violent because of their childhood. Henry Lee Lucas and Richard Kuklinski had an alcoholic father and abusive mother. This is legitimate because these were real killers that grew up in abusive families.
This article says that "Victims of abuse and rejection, serial killers find comfort in their fantasies and dreams that take them into a realm that only they can control. Psychokillers take their fantasies and make them a reality living their dreams" (National Center for Crisis Management). This provides a reason serial killers from abusive childhoods want to control people. Killers want to control people because they didn't have any control as a child, their parents control everything. They make up their own reality to help them live in a world that he can control and everyone does what he wants.