This was the most important thing I read this week because it discussed the difference between mass murderers and serial killers. Based on personal experience these two phrases commonly get mixed up, however, there are distinct differences between the two resulting in more people being fascinated with serial killers. The article mainly covered two distinct differences. Mass murderers “kill within a single location and time frame,” while serial killers commonly kill multiple people at different times, in different places. The article did discuss some similarities, such as psychopathic tendencies such as being cruel, and manipulative. However, there is a reason people dwell on serial killers and not on mass murderers. In fact, in society, it seems that serial killers are glorified, while mass murder is just seen as a horrific crime (as it should be). For example, most serial killers are psychopaths, while most mass murderers are paranoid people who commonly have behavioral disorders. The article used Ted Bundy as an example of a serial killer. He was a “charmer” flirting with girls, faking injuries, he did anything to get what he wanted. Similarly, he murdered three plus people with downtime in between each murder, classifying him as a serial killer. Furthermore, you can see that he was thrilled by his work, almost like an addict. Another similarity is how both serial killers and mass murderers normally pre-meditate their crimes, however, this is not mandatory. Serial killers are more notorious for stalking people and performing other forms of premeditation, while mass murders put less thought into their crimes.Judge Memorial Catholic High School
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