With the release of weekly news across America of the increase of domestic violence, abuse and murder, more parents are beginning to ask this question: “Could I be raising a future criminal?” Parents need to become aware of the clues that their child is beginning to display the profile of a potentially dangerous predator or serial killer.
For the most violent of criminals, there are warning signs that often start in childhood. Parents who come from a family history of mental health issues, violence, abuse and drug abuse need to be extra cautious.
The list below presents the most common traits serial killers have exhibited over history.
- Over 90 percent of serial killers are male.
- Serial killers hate their parents.
- Serial Killers tend to be intelligent, high IQ’s and “street smart.”
- Serial killers tend to come from unstable or dysfunctional families.
- Serial killers usually come from single parent homes, abandoned by the father and raised by an aggressive mother.
- A serial killer’s family often has a history criminal, psychiatric and drug-abusing legacy.
- Serial killers have a history of doing poorly in school. They have trouble keeping a job and often work as unskilled laborers.
- Many serial killers were abused as children. This abuse included, physically, sexual and emotional abuse. Often this abuse has come at the hands of another family member.
- While growing up, many serial killers spent time in mental health facilities as and have records of early psychological problems.
- Serial killers often began their practice by tormenting small creatures or animals.
- Serial killers have high rates of attempted suicide.
- From an early age, many serial killers have shown an interest in pornography. This interest was often intensely and often included sadomasochistic pornography.
- More than 60 percent of serial killers are bedwetters- beyond the age of 12.
- Many serial killers are obsessed with fire starting tactics and pyromaniac techniques.
If your child is displaying anyone of these characteristics, contact a Parenting Counselor.