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Thanks!

To those of you who participated in answering my previous post about Ted Bundy information, thanks!

I used the interview with his classmate, and places a few of you sent me to look for information, in 2 pieces.

The first was a story for my reporting class. The month of April was Sexual Assault Awareness month and I used the story about Bundy to make it more interesting. I got a 100 on that and my professor told me to submit it to our college newspaper, which I did and it was published on the front page!

The second, which was what the interview was originally intended for, was a research paper for my Introduction to Criminal Justice class on which I also received a score of 100!

I really appreciate the input received, and if any of you are bored enough to read either the story or the research paper I will be happy to post it! Thanks again!

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Interview with Ted Bundy's classmate

For those of you that were interested in the interview previously mentioned in my last post, it is behind the cut. For those that missed that post the quick version is that I am writing a research paper on Ted Bundy. One of my professors went to school with him (for you that live in the Washington area that may not seem so fascinating but for me in my small town in Alabama it certainly is), so I interviewed him. It was a short interview, and I apologize for any misspellings, I transcribed it quickly and half asleep this morning.

 

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Ted Bundy Research Help

Hello :) Since my senior year of high school (which is now four years ago, yikes!) I have had a deep fascination with Ted Bundy. Do I think he was a monster? Yes. Do I feel great sympathy for his victims and their families? Yes. This fascination is nothing with Bundy as an icon, or an idol, but as a person who seemed so normal to most of society, but committed such horrific crimes.

My major in school is Print Journalism, my minor-French. However this semester I am taking Introduction to Criminal Justice as an elective because one day I would like to write true crime novels. We were asked to write a research paper on basically anything related to Criminal Justice, of course I jumped at this opportunity to write about my favorite serial killer.

I am so excited about this paper because not only do I get to write, and write about Ted, but also because I happened to stumble upon someone that went to high school with Ted in Washington. As I was looking up my teacher's mini-biographies on our school's website I read that my Intro to Mass Communications professor (we call him Teach) attended the University of Puget Sound. After class, I asked if he went there when Ted did. He did not, but he told me that he did attend high school with Ted and that Ted was a year older. And that was it. I was so upset that I met someone who knew him and he didn't even want to talk about it! Fastforward to now and this research paper, I decided to send Teach an e-mail and ask him if I could interview him about Ted. This time, he agreed and sat down with me and discussed Ted with me, what he was like in high school, if he was shocked when he learned Ted was who he was, and so on. I recorded it and am currently transcribing the interview, if anyone would like to read it I will be more than happy to post it once I am finished.

What I am asking you is this:
1. Do any of you know where to get good, reliable information on Ted and/or sociopaths? (Obviously I did a google search but if there are certain academic journals I should look at and so on...)

2. Part of my paper is on how Ted easily slipped into society, with few people suspecting him as the monster he was. Opinions on Ted Bundy's personality will be much appreciated, whether you have just read about him or somehow had more contact. They may be included in my research paper and if so, I will need your name to quote you. This you can send to me in a private message.

Thanks for all your help!
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New True Crime vs. Crime-in-the-Media Community

killer_culture is a community for those interested in true crime as well as related books, movies, television shows, etc. Anything related to true crime (even fictional) is welcome here: debates, discussions concerning TV shows, movies, books (Dexter, Criminal Minds, Forensic Files, Law & Order, Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, etc.), icons, questions, news articles, pictures, reviews, pretty much anything relevant is permitted!

We're looking for interested members, "fans" of various crime-based shows/movies/books/etc. to keep debates/discussions fresh and interesting and to get the ball rolling. We don't want to focus on just one show or just one subject or be an all icons/graphics community. We want it to be open to people from all fandoms and walks of life to discuss their likes/dislikes or ask questions (example: "how accurate would what Dexter did (by doing this) be?") or whatever your pleasure may be! If this turns into a "one-trick-pony", it's going to die fast, and we don't want that!

We're trying to stand out; since there are tons of true crime communities and tons of fandom communities. We're combining the two, in a sense!

If anyone has any questions, concerns or suggestions, contact me or the other mod, ar_poe.
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fascination

This community is obviously dead..but maybe some people will still watch it on their friend pages. I was glad to find a community that may possibly understand my fascination with Ted Bundy. My senior year of high school I took a Forensics class. One of our assignments was to read a true crime novel and then at the end of the class do a powerpoint presentation on it. My mother pointed me towards "The Stranger Beside Me" by Ann Rule. She had read it years before, because she had a deep interest for Bundy as well. Hers started when she attented Florida State University a few years after Ted was there. Anyway, I fell in love. Not with Ted himself, but the story. I don't know how to explain what it is. I have no sexual desire for him, and I fully feel disgusted by what he did to all of those women...but still, I am deeply enthralled by Ted and his history. Any chance I get to do research on him, or discuss him with others, I will.

One such occasion was a few months ago, but it didn't turn out like I wanted it to. For each of my college classes we use a website called Blackboard to check our grades, read the syllabus, etc. Each teacher also has a mini-biography. I was reading up on Jim Adams, my professor for Intro to Mass Communitcation, and read that he was from Tacoma, Washington. Of course I immediately think...Ted Bundy! haha. He seemed around the age Ted would be if he were alive today. After our first day of class I went down to talk to the teacher and I asked him when he grew up in Tacoma. He told me that he went to high school with Ted, that Ted graduated a year before him and that he was seemingly a normal guy. And that was it. I was SO close to someone who had actually MET Ted..and he didn't even want to talk about him! It made me sad :(

One more question is does anyone else wonder what ever happened to Ted's daughter? I'm sure she probably hides her identity, could you imagine your father being one of the most prolific serial killers of the 20th century? That has to be something hard to live with...I hope someone still checks this community every once in awhile and will reply!