23695 essays in out database.

Joel Rifkin and the Mind of a Killer 204070

Hits: 66

Joel Rifkin and the Mind of a Killer

He is considered the most vicious serial killer in New York State, strangling seventeen women with his bare hands. Never once did he hesitate or feel remorse for his actions in any way. All of Joel Rifkin's victims were prostitutes because they were easy targets and their disappearance would often go unnoticed. In a conscious attempt to refrain from killing, he changed the time of day in which he would prowl for his next victim, hoping the light of day would bring more spectators to avert his intentions. This attempt, however, was unsuccessful. After his arrest, Rifkin willingly and readily confessed to all seventeen murders. He claims that he does not know why he murdered these victims, but he wants to know why he committed such heinous acts. The court ordered a series of psychological tests and scans in order to determine whether or not a brain dysfunction played a role in his actions.
At his home in East Meadow, New York, a case study began to determine if there were any past abuse or traumatic experiences that may have triggered the violence. Joel

 

 

Related Essays

1484 days

 Date: 10/26/15 21:28   in : Psychology 

Stress Managment Stress is a part of life that everyone deals with at one time or another. Everyone has different levels of stress and different coping mechanisms. According to Trevor Powell in the book Free Yourself from Harmful Stress. Stress is a positive force that enables you to...

 

1484 days

 Date: 10/26/15 19:41   in : Psychology 

Catcher in the Rye Controversy Catcher in the Rye is without a doubt a controversial book. Many of the items contained may be seen as inappropriate or morally wrong to some people, but I do not think this a correct judgment of this literary masterpiece. Explained here will be the ...