Team killers

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Team Killers
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The primary catalyst for serial- murder victimization stems from a perceived need to acquire power and control over others. Of course, human nature, practically by definition, includes a drive for power of some type, in some degree. For some people, however, the road to power is strewn with human sacrifices. Power can be all-consuming and justifies every means and method to obtain it.
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Identifying Team Killers
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The majority of cases involved only two offenders, whereas the remaining cases had three or more offenders in each group. The largest group was identified as having five offenders.
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Females as Masterminds in serial-murder relationships
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Women frequently became involved in serial murder as a part of team killing, they generally were not the decision makers or main enforcers The FBI concluded that females took part in the killings as a result of compliance, fear, or stupidity. Females who commit murder have the \”best of both worlds\” because the female offender is empowered during the killing and is able to fulfill her own fantasies, sexual or otherwise. Can revert to a submissive, compliant role.
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Males as masterminds in Serial- Murder Relationships
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Mystical control over their followers; coercion, intimidation, and persuasive techniques. Not all the participants shared equally in the \”trill\” of the kill.
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Such relationships
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Tend to be built on deception, bravado, and intimidation.
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Group Leaders
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Denying absolutely any involvement in a series of horrific mutilation murders, contended that his ex-girlfriend that conceived and executed the murder plans.
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What enables someone to convince others that murdering people is the direction to follow?
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Some of the followers, killing first became acceptable and then desirable. Others continued to kill solely as a result of their relationship with whomever held the reins of leadership
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Occupations of team serial Killers
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Team offenders who held jobs were employed in blue-collar work that required limited training. With only a few exceptions, most of those offenders did not receive college education, and only a few received postsecondary education, such as vocational training.
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Team Killing and Mobility
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Local proximity to their killing sites and least likely to be classified as place- specific offenders Local team killers represented double the number of place-specific cases but averaged significantly fewer victims per case
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Victim selection
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Team killers did not appear to be gender- specific and equally selected both males and females as targets, especially those who were adults. Strangers were the most common type of victim, and there was a preference for adults over children. Team offenders targeted female teens twice as often as male teens. Including time of attack or abduction , accessibility to victims, age and race of victims, and location of potential victims and offenders.
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Individual lifestyles
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appeared to be a critical factor in determining the types of strangers who fell prey to serial killers. Risk – takers such as prostitutes and hitchhikers appeared to be at greater risk than those who avoided such lifestyles.
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Methods and Motives
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Guns were commonly used by team offenders during the commission of their crimes. Usually not to dispose of victims quickly but to keep them alive so they could be subjected to tortures and mutilations.
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Team killers: Methods and Motives
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Likely than other offenders to kill for cultrelated reasons. Were involved in ritualistic torture of victims. Extensive torturing of victims and using human blood and body parts for altar offerings. group members may have felt was necessary for the public to hear and see once they were apprehended. Almost identical to other serial offenders, team killers most likely had motives of a sexual nature. Rape, sodomy, fellatio, and so on were recurrent forms of sexual acting out. The sexual assaults appeared to be methods of gaining control over victims Similar to all serial killers, team offenders could rarely be legally classified as insane.
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Offender History
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Offenders having such histories were most likely to have been incarcerated in prison or a mental institution. Financial gain among team serial killers than solo offenders in considering past crime.See a gap between the two groups when reporting on rejection. Solo offenders were much more prone to report feelings of rejection than team serial offenders.

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