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    Organized and Disorganized Serial Killers

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    A key characteristic of a serial killer is whether he or she is organized or disorganized. Your texts discuss this topic. Be sure to read the assigned sections for this week in order to complete this assignment:

    You are a behavioral analyst who has been hired to train your city's homicide detectives about organized and disorganized serial killers. Create an 8- to 10-slide presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint that addresses the following points:
    •Explain the characteristics of organized and disorganized serial killers.
    •Describe the kinds of clues that can indicate whether a serial killer is organized or disorganized.
    •Explain how determining whether a serial killer is organized or not can assist in the investigation. For example, can clues from the crime scenes give you information about the serial killer's lifestyle, personality, etc.?
    •Give a real-life example of both types of serial killers. Your texts offer profiles of many serial killers, so you can look there for examples.
    ◦Be sure to show specifically why you consider each to be organized or disorganized.
    ◦Indicate how this determination affected the investigation, if applicable.

    Support your responses with examples.

    Add additional content in the Notes section of the presentation.

    Cite any sources in APA format.

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    Step 1
    Characteristics of organized serial killers are they plan their crimes systematically. They kidnap victims; kill them In one place and dispose of them in another. They are known to attract the victims by manipulating their sentiments. They control the crime scene and use methods for removing clues. They are also known to follow news reports and take pride in their killings. The organized serial killers have social skills, maintain romantic relationships, have friends and even have a family. Those who know these people are described as kind and unlikely to kill. They have normal IQ.
    Disorganized serial killers in contrast are impulsive, commit murders with weapon available at the spot and do not try to hide the body. Some characteristics are that they are unemployed, not social, with very few friends. They have mental illness (a). They use excessive violence and are known to inflict sexual violence on the victim or have sex after the person has been killed. They have lower than normal IQ.

    Step 2
    The types of clues that can indicate if the serial killer is organized or disorganized are as follows. The first clue that the serial killer ...

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    This posting gives you a step-by-step explanation of organized and disorganized serial killers. The response also contains the sources used.