abs200 Week 3 – Discussion 1

For this discussion, you will select one high-profile serial killer from real life or character from a television show, movie, book, game, etc. Briefly describe this person/character, including the medium (real life, television, movie, book, etc.) from which he or she comes, why you selected him or her, and his or her background and the background of the crimes he or she committed. Based on your reading this week, describe how forensic psychology could have been helpful in this case. Identify trends in forensic psychology that would prove helpful. Discuss why profiling is or is not a science. Examine the similarities and differences between what you have read about forensic psychologists’ work and the way television and movies presents their work sharing your insights.

Your initial post must be a minimum of 200 words and you must utilize at least one scholarly source (e.g., the course textbook, a peer reviewed article from the Ashford University Library, or a professional web source) that is cited according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. For further assistance in researching scholarly sources, please access the tutorials on the Ashford University Library website




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Gary Leon Ridgway is an American serial killer who was born in 1949. He was convicted for the murder of 49 victims but later confessed to having killed 71. I retrieved this killer from the CNN news database since he captured the public’s attention in the 1980s and 1990s. Ridgway was just a cool guy and looked very. At first, it was difficult to associate him with the murders as seemed a harmless guy. The reason why I chose him is to show how looks can be deceiving. Ridgway looked humble but yet very evil. At the same time, Ridgway does not have a criminal background as after high school graduation, he joined the army in Vietnam after …

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