Faculty Mentor(s)

Karen Redding

Campus

Oconee

Proposal Type

Presentation - completed/ongoing

Subject Area

History/Anthropology/Philosophy

Location

SRC 522

Start Date

2-4-2015 10:00 AM

Description/Abstract

We want to find the line that separates serial killers from the rest of humanity. Our main research question is “How does the separation of serial killers from society challenge the conception of humanity?” Even though they have a “human” appearance, why does society consider them monstrous? We will not only research serial killer’s characteristics, but we’ll also look at why “we” label them as monsters.

We will explore a variety of sources to form a list of serial killers’ similarities in the United States from 1980-2014. Our main research will come from books and academic journals associated with mass murders within our time frame and place. A list will be made of personality traits and mental disorders associated with mass murderers.Once we narrow down our possible subjects, we will do multiple case studies on serial killers.

We will bring all of our information together with a vivid and interesting visualization; we will take the traits we have discovered consistently characterize serial killers and attach them to a mannequins. Further findings will be presented on a PowerPoint presentation. We hope that this presentation and analysis will help grow the understanding of society’s workings in a creative and interesting way.

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Apr 2nd, 10:00 AM

Serial Killers: Human or Monster?

SRC 522

We want to find the line that separates serial killers from the rest of humanity. Our main research question is “How does the separation of serial killers from society challenge the conception of humanity?” Even though they have a “human” appearance, why does society consider them monstrous? We will not only research serial killer’s characteristics, but we’ll also look at why “we” label them as monsters.

We will explore a variety of sources to form a list of serial killers’ similarities in the United States from 1980-2014. Our main research will come from books and academic journals associated with mass murders within our time frame and place. A list will be made of personality traits and mental disorders associated with mass murderers.Once we narrow down our possible subjects, we will do multiple case studies on serial killers.

We will bring all of our information together with a vivid and interesting visualization; we will take the traits we have discovered consistently characterize serial killers and attach them to a mannequins. Further findings will be presented on a PowerPoint presentation. We hope that this presentation and analysis will help grow the understanding of society’s workings in a creative and interesting way.