What are serial killers and how do they differ from other killers?

The purpose of this paper is to encourage students to test some rudimentary profiling skills and to understand the difference between fictional and depictions of serial killers and reality.As you might know by now, there are two important ways in which criminal profilers like to classify suspects: sophistication and personality.
Sophistication refers to how suspects commit their crimes, leave crime scenes, and handle their victims. According to this classification, offenders can either be “organized” or “disorganized.”At the same time, we can also classify serial killers as being sociopaths or psychopaths (they can also be neither, but for the sake of this assignment we are not going to worry about non-APD offenders).For this paper, I want you to classify 4 separate fictional serial killers into these categories and justify those classifications and compare those fictional characters to science (what we have learned in class). Below are more detailed instructions.For this paper, I would like you to do the following:You will have an “Introduction” section consisting of about 200- 250 words where you will lay the groundwork for the typology paper by addressing the following:What are serial killers and how do they differ from other killers? How do we define serial killers and where did this definition come from? Cite sources from your textbook and outside of your textbook.For the rest of the paper (850-1050 words) address the following:Using your textbook and other sources, explain to me the difference between disorganized and organized killers. How and when was this profiling technique created? How do profilers determine whether someone is an “organized” or “disorganized” killer? Which are some of the most important indicators of organized and disorganized killers?Second, using your textbook and other sources, I would like you to explain what Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD) is and exactly where sociopaths and psychopaths fall within APD. Then tell me about the key differences between is differentiate between psychopaths and sociopaths. How do these differences relate to serial killing? How differently would sociopathic and psychopathic serial killers behave (you may use hypothetical and/or real examples here)?Create tables and embed them in your paper for each of the dichotomies, to sum up, what you have written (see your textbook for some guidance). The formatting for the table is completely up to you, just keep it professional. Using the table captioning feature in Microsoft Word, label/caption your tables. Make sure it looks nice. If you do not know how to do this, YouTube or Google it (you could also come to me for help).Find four (1 organized, 1 disorganized, 1 sociopathic, and 1 psychopathic) fictional serial killers (TV, Books, Movies) who fit each of the four categories of killers (you can include these in your table too if you want but it is not compulsory). Take a few paragraphs and describe each serial killer to me (citing sources outside of your textbook). Provide me with rich contextual information that would be relevant to this paper. Consider and describe their behavior, their motives, their crime scenes, and victims, explain the reasoning for each of the classifications that you have assigned the killers. You do not have to cite the actual fictional sources. However, you must find and cite sources that discuss relevant content regarding murder, violence, and serial murder.Embedded in your text, I would like you to include a picture of each of the 4 killers that you describe. Using the captioning feature in Microsoft Word, label/caption each picture. Make sure it looks nice.Structure this section by category. For example, you will have a “Disorganized” sub-section. Begin the subsection with a sentence that recaps the category you will discuss (e.g., what a disorganized killer is). Follow this format for each of the four categories.Lastly, you will write a “Conclusion” section. Take about 200-250 words to elucidate something that you have learned about this project. Here you will tell me to what extent you think fictional serial killers compare to real ones using sources (textbooks and other academic sources). I will give you some latitude here, but here are some questions to help you come up with ideas: Do they fit well into these categories? Do they fit too well? What are some aspects of killers that fiction overlooks, underappreciate, and/or overemphasizes? Which of the categories did you have difficulty finding an example of? Why do you think that is? Think about this critically and honestly and articulate these thoughts in this section.Make sure that the paper is written in APA format. You should use in-text citations in accordance with APA guidelines and have a reference list at the end of your paper (not Work Cited!!!). There are myriad websites that show you how to implement APA if you do not already know how APA works. Your paper should be double spaced, with 1-inch margins, 12pt font, and in black ink.You may (and should) cite your textbook in this paper but must also include 6 outside sources in this paper. These sources must be academic! This means they must be either academic books or peer-reviewed scientific articles. You may use news articles to draw parallels to real serial killers, however, these will not count as the 6 academic sources. I suggest you use Google Scholar. There is no need to cite the works of fiction you will use.Grading Criteria:If you want an A, you will have to exceed my expectations and really provide a thoughtful and exceptional paper (including an interesting and thought-provoking conclusion section).You will receive a B if you follow the guidelines that I have outlined above. Missing any of these guidelines will result in grades lower than a B. Missing one or two things and/or having poor writing skills will land you with a C or a D.You will receive an E if you hand in nothing, cheat, or fail to meet most of the guidelines that I have laid out above