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Differences between Organized and Disorganized Killers

1. Explain the characteristics of organized and disorganized killers.
2. Describe the kinds of clues that can indicate whether a killer is organized or disorganized.
3. Explain how determining whether a killer is organized or not can assist in the investigation. For example, can clues from the crime scenes give you information about the killer's lifestyle, personality, etc.?
4. Give an real-life example of both types of killer and state why you consider each to be organized or disorganized.

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1. Explain the characteristics of organized and disorganized killers.

Organized killers maintain a job, typically live functional lives, and are able to exert an outside appearance of someone who is not abnormal. Disorganized killers have problems maintaining jobs, are typically underperformers in their family structure, and have problems living on their own.

2. Describe the kinds of clues that could indicate an organized killer.

An investigator could use clues in a serial ...

Solution Summary

This solution provides students with an insight into the differences between organized and disorganized killers and how these differences can steer an investigation.

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