“I didn’t want to hurt them. I only wanted to kill them” –David Berkowitz (Son of Sam)
Above you will find a quote from David Berkowitz (Son of Sam). Each week, we’ll explore a quote from the serial killer we studied, we’ll summarize their crime, apply theory, and review their punishments. For this discussion, please answer each of the prompts:
• What does the quote mean to you? Does it give us insight into their mindset?
• Summarize the crimes of this serial killer.
• What was their motivation? Why do you think they did this?
• What was the punishment?
• In at least one sentence, apply one of the following theories to the crime -or- to the punishment: Rational Choice, Routine Activities, General Deterrenc