The Evil Faces of Serial Killers The following gallery has pictures of the worst serial killers in U. history, the crimes that they committed, and where they are today.Rodney Alcala is a convicted rapist, torturer and serial killer who evaded justice for 40 years.To hide the fact he was an illegitimate child, Bundy was raised as the adopted son of his grandparents and was told that his mother was his sister.
More: Profile of Gary Bishop William Bonin was a habitual sex offender turned serial killer, suspected of sexually assaulting, torturing and killing at least 21 boys and young men in California.
He was convicted and executed for 14 of the 21 murders.
Ted Bundy was born November 24, 1946, in Burlington, Vermont.
In the 1970s, he raped and murdered young women in several states.
Criminals may commit crimes as a means of earning their livelihood, out of jealousy, greed or malice, for recreational purposes, out of boredom, or for a plethora of other reasons.
Crimes may be classified as personal crimes, property crimes, inchoate crimes and statutory crimes.A man arrested by Brazilian police in Rio de Janeiro on suspicion of murder has confessed to killing 42 people over the past decade, making him potentially one of the country's most prolific serial killers.Sailson Jose das Gracas, 26, who was arrested December 10, 2014, told reporters at a police station in the state of Rio that he killed for pleasure and the accompanying adrenaline rush. He said his preferred victims were white females, whom he strangled. The term “criminal” is not a strictly defined one as different states have different laws regarding crimes and unlawful activities.A crime generally can be said to be an activity that causes harm to an individual, the community or the state.He was connected to at least 36 murders, but some thought he had committed one hundred or more.