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sexual interests and character, they ve been people who knew what they were doing, knew what they were doing was wrong, but chose to do it anyway.”(Douglas 344) Its important to keep in mind here than insanity is a legal concept, not a medical or psychiatric term. It doesn t mean some one is not “sick”. It has to do with whether or not someone is responsible for his or her actions.(345) For most Americans these killers are a frightening spectacle on the evening news. Although the shocking details of these heinous crimes are not released to the public, the mere mention of a serial killer in the area strikes absolute terror in the hearts of people. Many citizens view serial killers as insane monsters who should be tracked down and shot dead for the animals that they are.

However, it’s far more important to apprehend these individuals and study every facet of their lives and criminal activities. Maybe at some time in the future the factors that made these killers what they are could be identified and intervention at the appropriate stage, could perhaps, stop their violent acts before they escalate to serial murder. KILLER 9 In the meantime, once caught and convicted, they should never again be released to vent their rage on society. KILLER 10 Cahill, Tim. “Buried Dreams: Inside the Mind of the Serial Killer.” New York: Bantam, 1986: 6. Dewitt, Dan. “Serial Killers Feed on Fear and Thrills.” “St. Pe