Dr. Stone explains what motivates men who commit serial sexual homicide and whether or not they are born evil.

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  1. Ever since my head injury at 17 I wanted to kill my dad. He used to bash my head a lot when I was little. The head injury I received at 17 was from getting hit by a car after I ran away from home. 35 years later I still think about bashing dads head in with a aluminum bat. My sister died young from brain cancer, he used to bash her head too. I had some of the serial killer childhood traits but I'm a woman and have been told that it's easier not to become a killer as a female. I have a lot of rage and frustration but my brain keeps me out of Kingston and trouble. I think it is harder for men to control their impulses when they are angry. I feel so angry when I THINK OF MY DAD that I have to visualize his death to feel better. My favorite one is when I visualize his body being steamrolled from the toes up until his head explodes from the pressure. The other reason why woman don't do serial killing much is that there really is no sexual motive unless they are sexual sadists. My dad is 74 now and moved to the States, I think he moved there to evade justice. I hope a cop blows his head off.

  2. There are several reasons why people commit acts of violence. In the case of serial killers, factors such as sexual abuse, mental illness, and brain injury/trauma have been known to contribute to psychopathic and deviant behaviors. I find it utterly fascinating the minds of serial killers and people with deviant behaviors. I would love to be able to delve into their minds and see what makes them tick, to see what makes them different from "normal" people.

  3. Seems like there's a lot of leaping to conclusions.  This guy developed rape fantasies at 14/15 after an accident.  How exactly can you attribute them to the accident?  He's an adolescent becoming a teen, at an age where sexual curiosity/interests are still developing.  Also, we only have his word for it that this is when his fantasies began.  I find it highly dubious.  It's not impossible, but to say that it's a 'clear' cause-effect relationship is a stretch at best given the information available.

  4. Is this guy a serial killer? No? Then why is he talking? He can only project what he sees. This farce of a video is like me making a video entitled "Why black people like watermelon."

  5. Charles Manson NOT a loner you say….i dont think HE thought of any as HIS friends – they were just something he could control and manipulate… Look at him, not them.

  6. This brings to mind Charles Whitman, who killed his wife and mother before killing fourteen more people, and wounding over thirty others. He left a note that requested an autopsy after his death to determine if there were a physiological reason for his acts. At autopsy, a brain tumor was found that might possibly have contributed to his actions.

  7. @alflayla5 Very true. When social and cultural factors come in, things get very complicated and difficult to analyze. Brain injuries can have some very strange effects though. A personality is much more fragile than one might imagine. A brain injury can cause a perfectly normal and functional person to develop bizarre and abnormal behaviors or to experience an extreme shift in personality. There was a good article on the topic in Slate magazine a few months ago called "Naughty by Nature".

  8. @alflayla5 Social and cultural factors actually change the physical development of the brain. Because boys and girls are socialized and enculturated differently, gender differences can result. So then if a man and a woman are subjected to the same type of trauma, their responses may be the same or may be different depending on how strongly they were socialized in their gender role.

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