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Analysis of the Zodiac Killer

Read and analyze why you think the zodiac killer was never captured.
How is this serial killer different from a normal homicide suspect?
What were his criteria when choosing his victims?
Did forensic psychology have any input into this case?
Why do you think he was never captured?
Hindsight is better than foresight—what else could have been looked at to help capture this killer?

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I think that one of the primary ways by which this serial killer differs from a normal homicide suspect, is due to the apparent meticulous planning of the murders and attempted murders by the suspect. This is a very interesting difference between this serial killer and a normal homicide suspect, largely due to the fact that many homicides are crimes of passion, and these acts are committed in a sloppy and unprofessional manner, which leaves an abundance of evidence that investigators can utilize in order to successfully apprehend and prosecute the suspect. Another very important indication of the cleverness of the suspect, is the fact that this suspect carried out the murders and attempted murders within a relatively compact area of northern California, which means that this individual was intelligent enough to commit crimes within this area under the nose of investigators and law enforcement without being apprehended. This difference is due to the fact that this made this serial killer so much more dangerous than the average homicide suspect, due to the fact that this individual apparently blended in with everyday citizens within the areas in which this individual committed the murders and attempted murders. Another very important factor that may this serial killer different from a normal homicide suspect, is the fact that this individual could commit attacks utilizing knives on individuals, without leaving enough bodily or material evidence at the scene for investigators to utilize in order to be able to identify and apprehend the suspect. Another very important factor that seem to make this serial killer different from a normal homicide suspect, is that this individual picked individuals of both genders within a certain age range, to be killed. It is the meticulous ...

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1198 words with a reference give insight on how the Zodiac Killer was unique among serial killers, why they were never caught, and how the case might have been better handled.

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