Criminological Theory to Ted Bundy’s Atrocities
The Brain is a difficult thing to comprehend, there are many different theories as to why an individual commit’s curtain crimes. Many would and will say that crime is the result of bad social, physical and environmental conditions. Which to some degree I believe is true. Curtain people have different traits that help aid to that idea. I would not go as far, to say, that a “normal/stable” individual, one who as no neurological deficiency, could commit heinous crimes, as Ted Bundy, Charles Manson, Jack the Ripper, etc. did, because they were in the wrong environmental setting. There are many different theories that attempt to explain why criminals do what they do. In “my” opinion, it is a difficult thing to lump all criminal into one psychological theory. Some criminal you can apply multiple too. The purpose of this paper is to explain why Ted Bundy did what he did.
The theories that I have chosen, that best fit Ted Bundy’s peculiar behavior, include the Arousal Theory, and the Attachment theory. Ted Bundy’s crimes were atrocious; they included Murder, rape, sodomizing, etc. The Arousal Theory best describe Bundy’s actions. According to the Arousal theory’s research, people react differently to environmental stimuli. We as people all require a steady level of stimuli/arousal. Too much, leaves us anxious and not enough leaves
us bored and depressed, we require a happy medium. According to the arousal theory, people who have low resting heart rates, possibly effect there stimuli to arousal, forcing them to possibly commit crimes to reach the levels they require. Crime such as shop lifting, burglary, etc. arouses people by the possibility of being caught or punished. There are many different types of arousal’s; it could be the possibility of being caught, a feeling of dominance by inflicting pain on others, etc. It’s whatever gets you going. Ted Bundy Found pleasure through is heinous crimes. He enjoyed hurting...