Who Commits Violent Crimes?

Violent crimes are difficult to understand

Family members are left shattered emotionally with many questions that may never be answered.

Crime scene cleanup is a job for the compassionate professional who can work quickly and efficiently. Family members may be present and need to be handled with empathy and compassion.

While the potential for violence exists within each of us to a degree there are some minds that are more inclined to commit these acts than others.

What kind of mind commits these violent crimes? What drives people to commit violent crimes?

Dangerous and aggressive, showing little remorse, learning nothing from past mistakes, the Socieopath on the surface can appear to be of above average intelligence and friendly personality. The socieopath personality can be charming and poised, calm, untruthful and insincere, self centered and egocentric.

Behind a Socieopath

A socieopath is characterized as someone who has no emotional response after committing an act that others would be showing guilt and shame about.

In January of 2013 a Minnesota man, Steven Roger Johnson, was charged with shooting his wife and then sawing her body into pieces and hiding her body in plastic bins in a friend’s garage. The couple had argued after the wife had told him she was leaving him and taking their 18 month old child with her.

This was not the first brush aggressive violent crime committed by Johnson, in 1996 he plead guilty to first degree sexual conduct after he had handcuffed a woman in a car and raped her, he had threatened to kill her, claiming he had a gun.

Johnson was released from prison in 2008 after being sentenced to 17 years in prison. Johnson married his wife in 2009, just one year after being released from prison.

Violent crime is on the rise in many areas, in Washington, D.C. alone, violent crime rose by 40% in the year 2012 alone.

We may recognize certain personality traits and behaviors of a violent criminal but we haven’t found the answers to preventing them.

We at Advanced Bio-Treatment see the aftermath of the violent crimes and the victims. Although we want your business, we hope you never need our services.

If you need scene clean-up and decontamination guidance, have questions about your payment options, which clean up and decon procedures your current insurance policy covers or require our scene cleanup services immediately, don’t hesitate to give Advanced Bio Treatment a call.

800-706-1420

 

 

The Hoarder Mentality

To you and I the inside of the hoarder’s home is a mess of clutter and confusion.

Random objects here and there, stacked to the ceiling, piles of paper, random objects of little apparent value.

While most of us have a sense of nostalgia and sentiment to keep memorabilia, the hoarder cannot seem to differentiate between memorabilia and garbage. Everything is of some importance and therefore worth keeping, just add it to the pile.

Hoarders have a recurring sense of a hatred of waste. A pair of shoes that are too small and out of style will have some purpose for someone someday, so the hoarder keeps them. The empty bottle the ketchup came in may be needed later so throw it in the pile too.

Hoarders love their stuff.

There are all kinds of theories why people hoard. Emotional attachments to stuff is easier to make than attachments to people for some. Its not just poor people who hoard. There have been reported cases of rich people who fill one house with junk and buy another one and do the same.

Hoarders are often resistant to treatment. For non hoarding people it is hard to understand why the hoarder has such a need to save a broken chair or every ticket stub from every train ride taken for twenty years but it happens nonetheless.

Hoarding is not classified as a mental disorder, rather a symptom of another disorder Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Hoarding can be the result of a brain trauma, injury, depressive disorders and other conditions that may contribute.

The home of a hoarder causes many problems. The potential for fires is a big issue. Having beds that cannot be slept in because there is too much junk on them, furniture that cannot be used because it is covered in “treasures.”

Sometimes hoarders collect animals and the animals leave waste all over the house making a horrible, unsanitary mess that will require odor removal and disinfecting the area during cleanup.

Advanced Bio-Treatment professionals are skilled and trained to handle such situations. Our team of professionals will work hard to restore the property to its original condition.

Jobs can be scheduled within 24-48 hours. Email photos to ABT and we can estimate the number of technicians and dumpsters that may be needed for the job.

If you need scene cleanup and decontamination guidance, have questions about your payment options, which clean up and decon procedures your current insurance policy covers or require our scene cleanup services immediately, don’t hesitate to give us a call!

Advanced Bio Treatment a call at: 800-706-1420

After the Burglary

After a hard day at work you can’t wait to get home and relax, enjoy a glass of wine and dinner. You pull into the driveway and something feels different, can’t quite put your finger on it, but you feel it. Nevertheless you proceed into your house as usual, key in the lock, open the door to shattered glass, open drawers and a sick feeling in your stomach that someone has broken into your home.

As you look around the house you see your belongings scattered. The broken glass reveals the intruders entered through the broken glass and unlocked the door. They came in during the daylight hours, even a bit more disturbing knowing that they must have known you were gone.

How violated you feel. The home you felt safe in prior to this moment now feels a bit different, unsafe perhaps.

In some strange way you feel fortunate that no one was home when the thieves broke into your home. Still, as you go through your house and try to account for what is missing, your jewelry, credit cards, cash, you still can’t get over the sense of violation.

Advanced Bio-Treatment professionals are no strangers to crime scenes such as this. Burglaries are often disturbing and the perpetrators leave a huge mess behind. Victims feel violated and helpless, often it takes time for them to feel safe in their own home again.

In the state of Florida, the crime of burglary can be prosecuted as first degree, second degree, or third degree.

If the person committing the burglary engaged in assault or battery to another person in the home while committing the crime this is considered first degree and the punishment is much more severe than a burglary where no one is home and no one is injured. Prosecutors must prove that the defendant entered the home without authorization. If the crime were to qualify for a first degree felony the state could seek a sentence for up to life imprisonment.

Being burglarized is a traumatic event, if you need assistance with clean up please don’t hesitate to contact Advanced Bio-Treatment. Our team of professionals are available 24/7.

If you need scene cleanup and decontamination guidance, have questions about your payment options, which clean up and decon procedures your current insurance policy covers or require our scene cleanup services immediately, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Advanced Bio Treatment 800-706-1420