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Literature Review

After reading the required chapter and articles this week, you should have an understanding of the theories of criminal behavior and how biases and assumptions influence our assessment of individuals. These assumptions may have an impact in psychology profiling utilized in police investigations as well as stress induced and cultural–based behavior patterns that may be specific to certain segments of the population. As a foundation for your assignments in Weeks One through Five and your Final Research Paper review the Infamous Serial Killers website and select from one of the following case:

Richard Ramirez (1960–2013) murdered 25 victims over a 13–year period in California

Jeffrey Dahmer (1960–1994) kidnapped, killed, and dismembered his victims in Milwaukee

Ted Bundy (1946–1989) committed murders from Washington state to Florida

David Berkowitz (1953– ) the Son of Sam killer who murdered six people in New York City

Peter Kurten (1883–1931) the Dusseldorf Vampire who murdered nine people in Germany

Joel Rifkin (1959– ) murdered 17 women in the 1990s

Charles Manson (1934– ) orchestrated the Manson Family spree killings in Los Angeles

You may also select a case you have identified, with instructor consent. Avoid using a suspect who committed suicide, was killed prior to any criminal charges filed, or in another way was not subject to the criminal justice system.

Reference the Ashford Writing’s Center sample literature review and guidelines.

In your literature review identify the criminal case you have selected for your Final Research Paper.

Due to the nature of the assignments, your original search may include reliable sources, including reliable media, to enable you to identify areas for further scholarly research. For example, numerous scholarly publications, including Aggression and Violent Behavior and Crime and Delinquency have published reports indicating that Ted Bundy suffered from narcissistic personality disorder. The scholarly source would then focus on the personality disorders diagnosis.

Describe the contribution of each resource to your research and findings in at least two sentences.

The Literature Review must be three double–spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style.

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Jeffrey Dahmer was an American serial killer. For 13 years, between 1978 and 1991, Dahmer kidnapped, murdered, and dismembered 17 men and boys in Milwaukee. While the defendant was diagnosed with a mental illness called borderline personality disorder, he was deemed to have a consistent mental capacity at the time of trial. He was then sentenced to 15 terms of life imprisonment after the court found him guilty.
A growing body of research has attempted to assess whether there is a link between borderline personality disorder and violence. Sansone and Sansone (2012) are some of the most vocal researchers in this area of forensic science. The researchers expressed that individuals with BPD are more likely to display externalized aggressive tendencies, which refers to violent behaviors that are directed towards the external environment. According to Sansone and Sansone (2012), rather than responding to life pressures in a healthy manner, a person with an externalizing aggressive behavior will direct his or her feelings outwards to other things or people, often violently. After carrying out a comprehensive literature review, Sansone and Sansone (2012) identified that a person with BPD might exhibit physical violence towards non-intimate individuals, towards partners, and properties....

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