1) This is a non-fiction novel that studies the nature of violence in the late 1950s. Violence is still making the headlines today. Why do you think this is so? Gives three reasons and support each with examples (100-150 words).
Violence is still making the headlines today for many reasons; first of all, violence sells. People are interest in finding out why or how some persons are killed or abducted. It seems that the population sees violence as ‘entertainment’. For example, most films are getting more violent than their predecessor. Secondly, violence is in our genes. Lately, scientists have discovered that the human had a gene especially for violence. For example, without this gene, person like Marc Lépine would not have killed students at the Polytechnique on December 6, 1989. Finally, people want to be informed. For example, September 11, 2000, hundreds of newspapers were sold because people wanted to know if anybody they knew had died.
2) Research a convicted mass murderer. Find the motive, casualties and consequences, and the conviction. How could this have been avoided?
Clifford Robert Olson, Jr.
There seems to be no motive, he is a psychopath. He is a hedonistic killer, which is a type of serial killer that seeks thrills and pleasure from killing. Also, he is lustful; he raped young girls.
In 1974, he sexually assaulted a 17 year-old inmate repeatedly. Then in 1978, while briefly out of prison, he assaulted a 7year-old girl. On November 17, 1980, Olson killed Christine Anne Weller who was 12 year-old. On December 25 of the same year, her body was found; she had been strangled with a belt and stabbed repeatedly in the chest and abdomen. On April 16 of the following year, he killed Colleen Marian Daignault who was 13 year-old. Then, the 22th of the same month killed Daryn Todd Johnsrude, 16 year-old. On the second of March, Johnsrude’s body was found; Olson had smashed the boy’s head in with a hammer and tossed him into a ditch. The 14th, he...