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Serial Killers Intro to Psychology Introduction In the previous two years, the monster called the serial killer has caught the attention of the American culture. With the dozens of books and films centered about serial killers the expression has become a trendy catch term, replacing earlier phrases such as "homicidal maniac". Fiction and screenwriters use the term "serial killers" with such casual abandon that is seems the significance of the expression escapes them. Acknowledgements I want to thank my family and friends for encouraging me back to school so I can one day parlay my BIZARRE interest to a bonafide profession. Justification of Problem Are serial killers born or made? What prevents us from murdering a disloyal friend or total stranger with fine shoes? Or ? To rephrase the query ? What fails to stop some people from committing such murders? This question has baffled psychologist, sociologists and criminologists for several years, and is the essence of trying to establish the nature of this crime. The made or born argument, called the "Nature versus Nurture" debate, inquires if criminality is due to genetic factors, and so inevitable, or whether it is the product of social situations, environmental surroundings or other outside things. While the debate is really a noble one, we have to first answer the query ? What's a serial killer? Literature Review On February 9, 1978, 12 year-old Kimberly Leach vanished; she had been discovered in the very first week of April, her body found near Suwanee State Park. In 1609, 25 handpicked daughters of Polish nobles left home to attend schooling in social graces at the Csejthe Castle; none left alive. The body of Rose Ambramovitz was found sprawled a.. .