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					                  Serial Killer Project
        For this project, you are going to delve into the world of a specific serial killer.
Serial killers tent to be white, heterosexual males in their twenties and thirties who are
sexually dysfunctional and have low self-esteem. Their methodical rampages are
almost always part of an elaborate fantasy that builds to a climax at the moment of
their murderous outburst. Serial killers generally murder strangers with cooling off
periods between each crime. Many enjoy cannibalism, necrophilia and keep trophy-link
body parts as mementos of their work. Serial killers are sadistic in nature. Some return
to crime scenes or gravesites of their victims to fantasize about their deeds. Many like
to insert themselves in the investigation of their crimes and some enjoy taunting
authorities with letters or carefully places pieces of evidence. Serial killers tent to prey
on women and children of their same race. Prostitutes, drifters and hitchhikers are
their victims of choice. Some homosexual killers enjoy hunting young boys and gay
men. Females serial killers tent to be “black widows” who kill a succession of husbands,
lovers, or other family members. They can also be nurses or other medical
professionals who become self-appointed “angels of death” murdering babies, elderly,
or the desperately ill in a misguided effort to relieve their suffering. Most serial killers
grew up in violent households as youngsters they enjoyed torturing animals, setting
fires and were chronic bed-wetters. As adults, many serial killers have some type of
brain damage and are addicted to alcohol and/or other drugs.
                                                    Project overview
           Project Overview
– You will research the historical attributes of a
  specific serial killer
– Create a Power Point presentation
– Present your report to the class
– Grading will be using this rubric
                  List of Serial Killers
•   David Berkowitz          •   Andrei Chikatilo
•   Ian Brady                •   Ted Kaczynski
•   Myra Hindley             •   Mary Ann Cotton
•   Albert Fish
                             •   Marybeth Tinning
•   Ted Bundy
                             •   Nannie Doss
•   John Wayne Gacy
•   Ed Kemper
                             •   Dorthea Puente
•   Charles Manson           •   Jack the Ripper
•   Richard Ramirez          •   Fritz Haarmann
•   Peter Kurten             •   Wayne Williams
•   Henry Lee Lucas          •   Nicholas Claux
•   John Christie            •   Arthur Shawcross
•   Jeffery Dahmer           •   H. H. Holmes
•   Ed Gein
                             •   Vlad Dracula
•   Albert Desalvo
                             •   Where can I find information?
                       Resources
• The Public Library’s Biography database. If you don’t have a
  library card you may register for an e card from their home
  page.
• Check the encyclopedia.
• Use the schools Student resource center database.
• Use the school’s Biography Database.
• Ask the librarian for the resource folder.
• Check Biography.com for your killer.
• Check the book cart for books.
                     Research Questions
1.     What was their childhood like?
2.     Were there any precursors? Did childhood behavior reflect problems?
3.     What was their adult life like? Did they finish high school/college?
4.     Did they marry? Have children? Were they loners?
5.     Were they ever diagnosed with a mental disorder? Did they ever
       receive treatment?
6.     What was the nature of their crimes? What was the time span for their
       crimes? How many victims?
7.     What was their behavior like when they were caught?
8.     Were they found capable to withstand trial?
9.     What were they charged with and sentenced to?
10.    Are they still alive? Or did they die differently than their sentence?
•      You must use a minimum of five sources, two of which
       must NOT be web sites.
Back to Project overview   Back to list   Where do I find the information?   What’s next?
                       The Power Point
• Your Power Point needs to contain the
  following:
  – A minimum of 15 total slides
  – A minimum of fice phots – one of whch must be
    the person you are researching
  – Answer (in some form) the questions that your are
    researching
  – A list of references (You might try Easy Bib)
  – Back to the list     Back to overview   What’s next?
            The Presentation
• The presentation needs to 8-10 minutes in
  length, and every member of the group needs
  to share in speaking




• Back to Project overview
                The Rubric

• See the rubric handout.




• Back to Project overview

				
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