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    Gary Ridgeway (the Green River Killer)

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    For this assignment you will review a serial killer's case in depth.

    •Gary Ridgeway (the Green River Killer) holds the American record for most victims. He confessed to killing forty-eight over a sixteen-year period but is suspected of having killed many more!

    For this assignment, create a 4 page report in Microsoft Word document, that covers the following points:
    •Summarize the case: time period, location, number of victims, etc.
    •Describe the killer's background, methods, and area of operation.
    •Determine which of the theories relate to this killer and show why you made this determination.•Strain Theory
    •Social Structure Theory
    •Social Class Theory
    •Social Process Theory
    •Social Control Theory
    •The MacDonald Triad Theory

    •How did the killer select his or her victims? Was there anything that the victims did to provoke the killer? Are the victims in this case in any way responsible for their own deaths?
    •By analyzing all of the above information, you should now be able to propose a three-part typology and explain your analysis. Your typology should describe the killer's motivation, location, and organized or disorganized factors. For instance, John Wayne Gacy might be described as a Power/Control, local, organized killer.

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    The MacDonald Triad Theory •How did the killer select his or her victims? Was there anything that the victims did to provoke the killer? Are the victims in this case in any way responsible for their own deaths? •By analyzing all of the above information, you should now be able to propose a three-part typology and explain your analysis. Your typology should describe the killer's motivation, location, and organized or disorganized factors.

    The Green River serial killer was a typical serial killer in the sense that he was a white male, targeted a group of people who would receive low priority from society and law enforcement, and led a seemingly normal lifestyle wherein he was married three times and had one child. He also worked at his job for decades without missing many days despite his alternative lifestyle of killing women. Ridgway chose prostitutes because according to him, they were worthless and not fit to live. Therefore, he chose a vulnerable group in society that already receives disdain and indifference in society as well as from those who are supposed to protect them, ...

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    Gary Ridgeway (the Green River Killer) is examined. The killer's background, methods and area of operations are examined.

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