PSYC 2400 Lecture Notes - Angelo Buono Jr., Hillside Strangler, Kenneth Bianchi

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PSYC 2400 - Winter 2013
Lecture 24
Classification of Serial Killers (Holmes & Holmes, 1998)
- Developed from reading 110 serial killer case files
- 6 types
o Visionary
o Mission-oriented
o Hedonistic
Lust
Thrill
Comfort
o Power/control
Visionary Type
- Rare, mostly men
- Kills in response to voices/visions
- Diagnosed as delusional or psychotic
- Ex: Herbert Mullin 13 homicides
o Born on anniversary of earthquake of 1906
o Need to kill to keep earthquake from happening
o Thought he was Jonah from the bible
o Killed hitchhikers, priest, family
o Tried to join army, blamed in on hippies
o Confessed to murders
o Still alive
Mission-Oriented Type
- Rare, mostly men
- Eliminate undesirable group of people (e.g., homeless, prostitutes, specific minority group)
- Ex: Beoria Simmons 3 homicides
o Targeted sexual trade workers (prostitutes) that looked like his ex-girlfriend
- Ex: Jack the Ripper targeted prostitutes
Lust-Oriented Type
- More common
- Mostly men
- Sexual gratification, process of killing is sexually gratifying
- Torture, post-mortem involvement (e.g,., necrophilia)
- Ex: John Gacy 33 homicides
o Targeted young males
o Dressed up as clown
- Ex: Randy Kraft at least 16 homicides
o Scorecard killer/ freeway killer
o Pick up hitchhikers
o Would bring them home and torture them
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Thrill-Oriented Type
- Most common
- Mostly men
- Pleasure/self-gratification derived from killing
- Torture prior to murder
- Ex: Kenneth Bianchi & Angelo Buono 12 homicides
o Hillside stranglers
o Tried say he had multiple personalities - got caught for malingering
o Victims were anywhere from 12-28 years old (young women)
Comfort-Oriented Type
- Rare
- Mostly female
- Pleasure from killing and also personal gain
- Key motivation is money
- Ex: Judias Buenoano 5 homicides
o Killed son (took him to boat and drowned him) and husband (arsenic poisoning)
o Tried to kill his new fiancé by blowing up his car
o Evidence she started poisoning this fiancé too
o Convicted and executed
o One of the few females who were executed
Power-Control Type
- Rare
- Mostly men
- Pleasure from manipulation and domination over victim
- Ex: Ted Bundy 36 homicides
o Extremely smart
o Had psych degree
o Geographically transient
o Successful at escaping prison twice
o Very charming and manipulative
o Wasn’t able to control his impulsiveness
o Found from driving infraction
o Was executed 1989
Criticisms of Typologies
- Overlap of types (thrill, lust, power/control)
- Typologies were generated from case files
- Cannot explain changing motives
- Lack of empirical scrutiny or analyses by external individuals
Testing Holmes & Holmes Typology (Canter & Wentink, 2004)
- 100 serial killers, coded killing #3
- Two assumptions
o Assumed that crime scene characteristics should cluster together if different types exist
o Each type needs to have characteristics that are clearly distinct from those of other types
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Classification of serial killers (holmes & holmes, 1998) Developed from reading 110 serial killer case files. Eliminate undesirable group of people (e. g. , homeless, prostitutes, specific minority group) Ex: beoria simmons 3 homicides: targeted sexual trade workers (prostitutes) that looked like his ex-girlfriend. Sexual gratification, process of killing is sexually gratifying. Ex: john gacy 33 homicides: targeted young males, dressed up as clown. Ex: randy kraft at least 16 homicides: scorecard killer/ freeway killer, pick up hitchhikers, would bring them home and torture them. Ex: kenneth bianchi & angelo buono 12 homicides: hillside stranglers, tried say he had multiple personalities - got caught for malingering, victims were anywhere from 12-28 years old (young women) Ex: ted bundy 36 homicides: extremely smart, had psych degree, geographically transient, successful at escaping prison twice, very charming and manipulative, wasn"t able to control his impulsiveness, found from driving infraction, was executed 1989. Lack of empirical scrutiny or analyses by external individuals.

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