Mental illness issues in the aileen wuornos case the case of aileen wuornos highlights some of the legal hurdles mentally ill capital defendants can face during their trial and appeals wuornos was never found legally insane, but her mental illness played a role in mitigation during her trial, and in her decision to waive her appeals. Aileen wuornos shows signs of being a hedonistic killer because she's a comfort killer comfort killers conduct their murders for personal gain in this case she prostituted for money to first look for men with money also that had very nice cars. Aileen lee wuornos damsel of death jay altizer department of psychology radford university radford, va 24142-6946 date age life event. Life span paper aileen wuornos february 3, 2014 the odd date of february 29, 1956, marks the day diane wuornos, gave birth to a baby girl, aileen carol pittman in rochester, michigan (aileen, 2014.
Aileen wuornos criminal justice 1010 introduction to criminal justice mrs amanda gentle sarah dean december 7, 2009 riding the pale horse of death, aileen wuornos murdered seven men over a nineteen-month period from december 1989 until november 1990, along highways in the state of florida. Aileen carol wuornos pralle (born aileen carol pittman february 29, 1956 - october 9, 2002) was an american serial killer who murdered seven men in florida between 1989 and 1990 by shooting them at point-blank range.
Serial killers: evolution, antisocial personality disorder and psychological interventions in 1960, at the beginning of the cold war, alfred hitchcock tapped into the american psyche and fear of the psychopath as the dominant threat to american security. Aileen wuornos a former prostitute who was executed in 2002 for killing seven men in the late 1980s and early 1990s as can be seen from all the research, a log of people have tried to find the reason and solution for women and criminality. In 1992, the same year after wuornos was convicted of killing mallory, the lifetime cable network aired the made-for-television movie overkill: the aileen wuornos story, starring jean smart a more recent film, damsel of death, premiered at a film festival in new york, promising in an advertisement, you've seen ted bundy, son of sam, jeffrey.
The theory is epitomised by serial murderer aileen wuornos following this is social learning theory and the influence of the media upon violent and aggressive behaviour, asking the question. The wuornos case was a very difficult one to analyze based on a number of factors the incredible amount of corruption and misconduct present in the investigation, trial, and sentencing phases of the case made it difficult to determine truth from lies. The lack of public awareness of female serial killers prior to aileen wuornos was due to the virtual absence of female serial killers in the news and entertainment media.
Aileen wuornos was found guilty and convicted of six murders aileen received the dubious honor of being named officially the federal bureau of investigation's first female serial killer aileen was given six death sentences, more than anyone else on death row at that time and maybe even to this day ms wuornos wasshow more content. Eileen wuornos psychological assessment report student name professor institution course date identifying information aileen carol wuornos was an american woman who was proclaimed a serial killer after she killed a total of seven men inflorida. Violent, abusive early years aileen wuornos was born on february 29, 1956 in rochester, michigan, growing up in the nearby troy area to the south. Psychological disorder july, 20, 2011 psychological disorder paper psychological disorders are stated to be abnormalities of the mind, known as mental disorders (klasco, 2011) abnormalities of the mind cause persistent behaviors that affect an individualâ€™s daily function and life (klasco, 2011.
childhood born aileen carol pittman on february 29, 1956 in rochester, michigan wuornos' biological father, leo arthur pittman, was a diagnosed schizophrenic who was convicted of kidnapping and raping a 7-year-old girl, and later took his own life while in prison on january 30, 1969. Reader's question i am doing a essay on aileen wuornos she was a serial killer who murdered seven of her johns [note: the story of aileen wuornos is the subject of the academy award-winning movie monster, starring charlize theron. A serial killer is typically a person who murders three or more people, usually in service of abnormal psychological gratification, with the murders taking place over more than a month and including a significant period of time between them. Aileen wuornos suffered from borderline personality disorder the jury decided that despite her psychological difficulties, wuornos knew the difference between right and wrong.