7.22.2011

FBI Symposium on serial murderers

BY Juan Enrique Soto Castro--

In 2005, the Behavioral Analysis Unit -2 (dedicated to investigating crimes against adults) belonging to the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC ) of the FBI organized a Symposium on Serial Murder (Multidisciplinary Perspectives for Investigators) in order to reflect on the current state of the structures involved in investigating this crime phenomenon, to detect both methodological problems and procedural and thus effect a more efficient police confrontation.
That meeting led to a professional set of conclusions that are relevant not only to police organizations in the U.S., but for all those units Behavioral Analysis of other policemen, including also European and, of course, Spanish (National Police and Civil Guard), conclusions that can be taken into account to improve procedures incipient and not without difficulties.
This article aims to show what those conclusions and how they can be used by professionals in Europe, taking the FBI's extensive experience in this area. The scope of the field on serial murderers who considered ranged from concept to impact on the media, through the practice of research, ratings on motivation or the concept of psychopathy.
First, they tried to destroy the influence of certain myths about serial murders, proposing as a basis that is neither current nor a phenomenon unique to the United States. From here, argued that:
- Not all serial murderers are social misfits who live alone, showing examples of murderers perfectly integrated in society.
- Not all are white, as they are of all races.
They are not motivated solely by gender, there are other motivations such as anger or profit.
Not all operating in large geographical areas, showing cases of individuals who operate in limited areas.
It is not true that they can not stop killing, there are cases of individuals who failed to do so but were not arrested until years later.
Not all are sick or extremely intelligent, they cover half of the population in these areas.
Not everyone wants to be caught. As you say, "not wanting to be arrested, is that they feel they can not be stopped."
As for the definition of serial murder, proposed the following: the wrongful death of two or more victims by the same assailant in different events . To arrive at this definition discussed topics on the number of facts to consider or periods of time between each one.
They also discussed the causes that lead an individual to become a serial murderer, leading to an inevitable conclusion is that the phenomenon of serial murderers is multifactorial , but emphasize that the most significant factor is the individual's personal decision to commit their serial crimes.
As for the relationship between psychopathy and serial murders, their findings were also obvious in the sense that not all psychopaths become serial murderers and serial murderers all are psychopaths. Moreover, there is no generic profile of serial murderer . Although usually share traits such as lack of remorse or guilt, impulsiveness or the need to control, not seen in all cases, as well as the motivations and behaviors are different. In any case, only the psychopath does not explain the motivations of a serial murderer.
They also discussed the topic of motivation of the serial murderer and his observations emphasized that, from my point of view, operational and practical for a behavior analyst, I find it relevant and is referred to any classification the motivations of a serial offender should be drawn only from the analysis of observable behavior, notably in the scene.
It is inevitable in the process of investigating a crime of this nature try to establish what was the motivation of the perpetrator as a way to restrict the possible avenues of research, especially when it is not possible to establish a clear relationship between aggressor and victim. However, about the motivations of the murderer, because it is an intimate process of the individual, should be done only by conjectures, inferences drawn from behaviors of psychological analysis of what happened in the crime, mainly as indicated, the scene or scenes where the event took place, which is a weakness of the research process; approach needed, perhaps, but weak, which should be taken with caution as they can conduct research in ways wrong.
Commenting on the motivation, established in the symposium, a ranking of the motivations of serial murderers in anger, criminality, economic, ideology, power, and sexual psychosis, which may not exhaust all possibilities.
Do make an exception, in my opinion very important, referring to the selection of the victim by the aggressor, whatever the classification of the emotions used, selection based on the characteristics of the victim of availability (access to the aggressor to the victim) , vulnerability (degree to which it is susceptible to attack) and desirability (appearance of the victim to the perpetrator).
Placed great emphasis on best practices to be developed by members of the security forces responsible for carrying out the police investigation, in terms of establishing good networks of coordination and cooperation between agencies and the creation of groups to take over each case and the leadership make it clear that available resources were identified, whose members had the proper training, the important role of supervision aimed at establishing the fact, leaving aside the egos of researchers, the size and experience of equipment, among other practical issues.
In this regard, they stressed the need for analysts assigned to the research team from the start of work in order to optimize time and resources.
Finally, note the discussion about the role of media in media issues such as serial murders, stating that the constant media attention on the investigation may conflict with the work of security forces, so required to design a plan to manage the media to the extent possible to combine the objectives of both agencies.
In short, this symposium sought to establish a kind of manual of good practice , a sharing of difficulties and advantages in resources available to devote to research of a phenomenon as worrisome as that of the serial killings, which was a healthy self-criticism and seek solutions based on the experience of the FBI, which can be very helpful for other Behavioral Analysis Unit who begin their wanderings, as is the case of belonging to the National Police.


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In 2005, the Behavioral Analysis Unit -2 (dedicated to investigating crimes against adults) belonging to the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC ) of the FBI organized a Symposium on Serial Murder (Multidisciplinary Perspectives for Investigators) in order to reflect on the current state of the structures involved in investigating this crime phenomenon, to detect both methodological problems and procedural and thus effect a more efficient police confrontation.
That meeting led to a professional set of conclusions that are relevant not only to police organizations in the U.S., but for all those units Behavioral Analysis of other policemen, including also European and, of course, Spanish (National Police and Civil Guard), conclusions that can be taken into account to improve procedures incipient and not without difficulties.
This article aims to show what those conclusions and how they can be used by professionals in Europe, taking the FBI's extensive experience in this area. The scope of the field on serial murderers who considered ranged from concept to impact on the media, through the practice of research, ratings on motivation or the concept of psychopathy.
First, they tried to destroy the influence of certain myths about serial murders, proposing as a basis that is neither current nor a phenomenon unique to the United States. From here, argued that:
- Not all serial murderers are social misfits who live alone, showing examples of murderers perfectly integrated in society.
- Not all are white, as they are of all races.
They are not motivated solely by gender, there are other motivations such as anger or profit.
Not all operating in large geographical areas, showing cases of individuals who operate in limited areas.
It is not true that they can not stop killing, there are cases of individuals who failed to do so but were not arrested until years later.
Not all are sick or extremely intelligent, they cover half of the population in these areas.
Not everyone wants to be caught. As you say, "not wanting to be arrested, is that they feel they can not be stopped."
As for the definition of serial murder, proposed the following: the wrongful death of two or more victims by the same assailant in different events . To arrive at this definition discussed topics on the number of facts to consider or periods of time between each one.
They also discussed the causes that lead an individual to become a serial murderer, leading to an inevitable conclusion is that the phenomenon of serial murderers is multifactorial , but emphasize that the most significant factor is the individual's personal decision to commit their serial crimes.
As for the relationship between psychopathy and serial murders, their findings were also obvious in the sense that not all psychopaths become serial murderers and serial murderers all are psychopaths. Moreover, there is no generic profile of serial murderer . Although usually share traits such as lack of remorse or guilt, impulsiveness or the need to control, not seen in all cases, as well as the motivations and behaviors are different. In any case, only the psychopath does not explain the motivations of a serial murderer.
They also discussed the topic of motivation of the serial murderer and his observations emphasized that, from my point of view, operational and practical for a behavior analyst, I find it relevant and is referred to any classification the motivations of a serial offender should be drawn only from the analysis of observable behavior, notably in the scene.
It is inevitable in the process of investigating a crime of this nature try to establish what was the motivation of the perpetrator as a way to restrict the possible avenues of research, especially when it is not possible to establish a clear relationship between aggressor and victim. However, about the motivations of the murderer, because it is an intimate process of the individual, should be done only by conjectures, inferences drawn from behaviors of psychological analysis of what happened in the crime, mainly as indicated, the scene or scenes where the event took place, which is a weakness of the research process; approach needed, perhaps, but weak, which should be taken with caution as they can conduct research in ways wrong.
Commenting on the motivation, established in the symposium, a ranking of the motivations of serial murderers in anger, criminality, economic, ideology, power, and sexual psychosis, which may not exhaust all possibilities.
Do make an exception, in my opinion very important, referring to the selection of the victim by the aggressor, whatever the classification of the emotions used, selection based on the characteristics of the victim of availability (access to the aggressor to the victim) , vulnerability (degree to which it is susceptible to attack) and desirability (appearance of the victim to the perpetrator).
Placed great emphasis on best practices to be developed by members of the security forces responsible for carrying out the police investigation, in terms of establishing good networks of coordination and cooperation between agencies and the creation of groups to take over each case and the leadership make it clear that available resources were identified, whose members had the proper training, the important role of supervision aimed at establishing the fact, leaving aside the egos of researchers, the size and experience of equipment, among other practical issues.
In this regard, they stressed the need for analysts assigned to the research team from the start of work in order to optimize time and resources.
Finally, note the discussion about the role of media in media issues such as serial murders, stating that the constant media attention on the investigation may conflict with the work of security forces, so required to design a plan to manage the media to the extent possible to combine the objectives of both agencies.
In short, this symposium sought to establish a kind of manual of good practice , a sharing of difficulties and advantages in resources available to devote to research of a phenomenon as worrisome as that of the serial killings, which was a healthy self-criticism and seek solutions based on the experience of the FBI, which can be very helpful for other Behavioral Analysis Unit who begin their wanderings, as is the case of belonging to the National Police.

Si quieres leer más artículos de Juan Enrique Soto Castro entra en http://cj-worldnews.com/spain/


In 2005, the Behavioral Analysis Unit -2 (dedicated to investigating crimes against adults) belonging to the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC ) of the FBI organized a Symposium on Serial Murder (Multidisciplinary Perspectives for Investigators) in order to reflect on the current state of the structures involved in investigating this crime phenomenon, to detect both methodological problems and procedural and thus effect a more efficient police confrontation.
That meeting led to a professional set of conclusions that are relevant not only to police organizations in the U.S., but for all those units Behavioral Analysis of other policemen, including also European and, of course, Spanish (National Police and Civil Guard), conclusions that can be taken into account to improve procedures incipient and not without difficulties.
This article aims to show what those conclusions and how they can be used by professionals in Europe, taking the FBI's extensive experience in this area. The scope of the field on serial murderers who considered ranged from concept to impact on the media, through the practice of research, ratings on motivation or the concept of psychopathy.
First, they tried to destroy the influence of certain myths about serial murders, proposing as a basis that is neither current nor a phenomenon unique to the United States. From here, argued that:
- Not all serial murderers are social misfits who live alone, showing examples of murderers perfectly integrated in society.
- Not all are white, as they are of all races.
They are not motivated solely by gender, there are other motivations such as anger or profit.
Not all operating in large geographical areas, showing cases of individuals who operate in limited areas.
It is not true that they can not stop killing, there are cases of individuals who failed to do so but were not arrested until years later.
Not all are sick or extremely intelligent, they cover half of the population in these areas.
Not everyone wants to be caught. As you say, "not wanting to be arrested, is that they feel they can not be stopped."
As for the definition of serial murder, proposed the following: the wrongful death of two or more victims by the same assailant in different events . To arrive at this definition discussed topics on the number of facts to consider or periods of time between each one.
They also discussed the causes that lead an individual to become a serial murderer, leading to an inevitable conclusion is that the phenomenon of serial murderers is multifactorial , but emphasize that the most significant factor is the individual's personal decision to commit their serial crimes.
As for the relationship between psychopathy and serial murders, their findings were also obvious in the sense that not all psychopaths become serial murderers and serial murderers all are psychopaths. Moreover, there is no generic profile of serial murderer . Although usually share traits such as lack of remorse or guilt, impulsiveness or the need to control, not seen in all cases, as well as the motivations and behaviors are different. In any case, only the psychopath does not explain the motivations of a serial murderer.
They also discussed the topic of motivation of the serial murderer and his observations emphasized that, from my point of view, operational and practical for a behavior analyst, I find it relevant and is referred to any classification the motivations of a serial offender should be drawn only from the analysis of observable behavior, notably in the scene.
It is inevitable in the process of investigating a crime of this nature try to establish what was the motivation of the perpetrator as a way to restrict the possible avenues of research, especially when it is not possible to establish a clear relationship between aggressor and victim. However, about the motivations of the murderer, because it is an intimate process of the individual, should be done only by conjectures, inferences drawn from behaviors of psychological analysis of what happened in the crime, mainly as indicated, the scene or scenes where the event took place, which is a weakness of the research process; approach needed, perhaps, but weak, which should be taken with caution as they can conduct research in ways wrong.
Commenting on the motivation, established in the symposium, a ranking of the motivations of serial murderers in anger, criminality, economic, ideology, power, and sexual psychosis, which may not exhaust all possibilities.
Do make an exception, in my opinion very important, referring to the selection of the victim by the aggressor, whatever the classification of the emotions used, selection based on the characteristics of the victim of availability (access to the aggressor to the victim) , vulnerability (degree to which it is susceptible to attack) and desirability (appearance of the victim to the perpetrator).
Placed great emphasis on best practices to be developed by members of the security forces responsible for carrying out the police investigation, in terms of establishing good networks of coordination and cooperation between agencies and the creation of groups to take over each case and the leadership make it clear that available resources were identified, whose members had the proper training, the important role of supervision aimed at establishing the fact, leaving aside the egos of researchers, the size and experience of equipment, among other practical issues.
In this regard, they stressed the need for analysts assigned to the research team from the start of work in order to optimize time and resources.
Finally, note the discussion about the role of media in media issues such as serial murders, stating that the constant media attention on the investigation may conflict with the work of security forces, so required to design a plan to manage the media to the extent possible to combine the objectives of both agencies.
In short, this symposium sought to establish a kind of manual of good practice , a sharing of difficulties and advantages in resources available to devote to research of a phenomenon as worrisome as that of the serial killings, which was a healthy self-criticism and seek solutions based on the experience of the FBI, which can be very helpful for other Behavioral Analysis Unit who begin their wanderings, as is the case of belonging to the National Police.

Si quieres leer más artículos de Juan Enrique Soto Castro entra en http://cj-worldnews.com/spain/

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