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  • Gacy's Home A Year
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    One of the most horrendous serial killers in modern history would have to be John Wayne Gacy, Jr. He was the second of three children and born in 1942. He lived in Chicago and attended catholic schools, and wasn't a very popular boy in school. Gacy seemed to live a very normal childhood, with exception to his relationship with his father, and series of accidents that effected him. No one could have known what the future held for John, not even his father. When Gacy was eleven years old, he was p...
  • Crawl Space Under Gacy's House
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    John Wayne Gacy was born in Chicago, Illinois on March 17 1942. Gacy had an uneventful childhood up until the age of eleven. While out playing he had been struck on the head by a swing. Subsequently he suffered fainting fits for many years. Gacy graduated from business school and went on to work as a shoe salesman for the Nunn Bush shoe company. Gacy met and then married work colleague Marilynn Myres in 1964. The marriage ended when Gacy was imprisoned for ten years at a correctional institute i...
  • Actual Damage To The Brain Through Injury
    671 words
    And in a study of macaque monkeys, when the monkeys were taken away from and raised without mothers, they were found to grow up with lower levels of serotonin, causing aggression, antisocial behavior and depression. Still, with all the research that has been done there are no answers with regards to biology. Actual damage to the brain through injury is yet another possibility for cause. Damage to certain parts of the brain can indeed interrupt impulse control and emotional responsiveness. Such w...
  • Police From Gacys House
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    John Wayne Gacy, Jr. was the second of three children. His older sister Joanne was born two years before him and two years later came his youngest sister Karen. All of the Gacy children were raised Catholic and all three attended Catholic schools where they lived on the northern side of Chicago. When Gacy was eleven years old he was playing by a swing set when he was hit in the head by one of the swings. The accident caused a blood clot in the brain. However, the blood clot was not discovered un...
  • Gacys Adult Behavior
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    The question is: How could a man considered by so many to be an upstanding citizen actually be the murderer of 33 young men To this day, nobody really knows for sure. Within this paper I intend to examine Gacys life through the lens of three psychological theories in order to give some insight into some of the factors that may of caused Gacy to act as he did. John Wayne Gacy Jr. was born on March 17, 1942 in Chicago Illinois to John and Marion Gacy. For the first eleven years of his life, John J...

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