Running head: SERIAL KILLING
Part 1: Discussion Forum: Serial Killing
Why do you think Aileen Wuornos committed her crimes?
Based on Aileen Wuornos upbringing, I think she committed her crimes due to
psychological torment form her traumatic past. Her life was full abuse experience and
abandonment not only by her family but also her peers and people in her community.
Considering the fact that she was born to a teenage mother and that the father was an absentee
and was abusive, he was eventually incarnated for rape. So the possibilities of Aileen following
such footsteps were high. In most cases, criminals inherit such criminal behavior from their close
family members such as parents or guardians and even genetic relatives (Female Killers, 2015).
Therefore, they end up developing primitive behavior that predisposes them to act out and
eventually end up developing criminal behavior. Still, due to the bitterness, she had due to
experiencing emotional and physical abuse from her maternal grandfather, maybe her way of
revenging was killing men. This is because the men close to her were the ones that abused her
that is her grandfather. Also, even thoug...