For my research topic, I plan on using mostly primary and secondary sources. My primary sources will consist of interviews with particular psychopathic murders such as Ted Bundy and Jeffery Dahmer. I will use video links and footage of court cases in which they are present. This will help the reader understand the emotions expressed by each party upon receiving their sentence. I may even include pictures that were taken from murder scenes for imagery and evidential purposes.
As for my secondary sources, I will mostly be using academic journals and scholarly articles to support my topic. I will search the brain chemistry of a psychopath and the chemistry of a non psychopath in order to recognize the abnormalities and differences. This will better explain the reason for a psychopath’s immoral actions and the absence of feelings towards it. I may incorporate pictures of EEG readings to provide the reader a better visual as well.
I will locate the majority of my sources through the internet on USM’s academic search premier found on USM’s online library. I will also use YouTube videos and Google images to access my primary sources.
Some key words I will use to narrow my research will be “psychopath EEG reading,” “chemical imbalances,” “Ted Bundy,” “Jeffrey Dahmer,” “psychopathic behavior,” and other key phrases I am sure I will stumble upon as I continue to do my research.