Whoever Fights Monsters - Chapter 6 Organized and Disorganized Crimes Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 Organized and Disorganized Crimes Summary and Analysis

After having interviewed and collected information about hundreds of killers and their crimes, Ressler still faced the task of communicating that information to his agents around the country. Ressler, a trained criminal psychologist needed to find non-academic terminology to use to communicate with agents who probably had no schooling in criminal psychology. Ressler settled on the terms "organized" and "disorganized" to distinguish between two major types of criminals. This was the main dividing line between serial killers and rapists. The organized offender premeditates and methodically prepares for their crime. They come to the crime scene prepared with what they need to commit the murder or the rape and then they hide the body once the murder is complete. The disorganized killer does not premeditate their crime but rather acts on impulse, often in...

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