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Criminal Profiling Case Study: Ted Bundy

  Criminal Profiling Case Study: Ted Bundy Introduction The case of Ted Bundy, full name Theodore Bundy whom was known as one of the most unpredictable mass murderers and was executed in Florida on Jan 24, 1989. The day before his  execution Dr. James Dobson, a Christian talk radio host interviewed him. Analyzing the information Bundy shared and his environmental background I will view the case from an objective perspective to gather contextual evidence to form a psychological evaluation and diagnosis. Using the DSM-V I was able to find a diagnosis which met the emotional lack of empathy yet ability to remain functional and perform planned homicides....

Theories of Crime Causation

Trait Theory Trait Theory is a “view that criminality is a product of abnormal biological or psychological traits” (Siegel. Pg. 127). Every individual has their own biological makeup and unique psychology. This theory states that people commit crimes because of certain personality traits, or a person’s character. Sociobiology supports this theory because it explains that behavioral traits are shaped by both inherited traits and the environment, biology and genetics affect how social behaviors are learned and perceived, behavior is determined by the need to ensure survival of offspring and replenishment of the gene pool. The biology, environment and ability to learn are mutually interdependent factors....