The media showed that despite several domestic violence charges and neighborhood complaints against him, the police did not search Castro’s house enough to reveal his captives, three women, whom he treated as sex slaves for ten years, and the jury has not imprisoned him for any of the charges against him (The Associated Press, 2013a, 2013b; Meyer, 2013). The inhumanity of Castro’s personality deserves further objective inquiry.
Because of the recentness of Castro’s capture, this paper has to predominantly rely on the news for information about his actions and identity. The news is not yet fully validated by police reports because of ongoing investigation and the sensitivity of the crimes. This paper’s analyses come from peer-reviewed journals and interviews with experts. The research questions are: Who is Ariel Castro? What made him do what he has done to these women? How can we avoid the social and psychological conditions that brought about his (under)development? This topic is personally important because of the value places in raising children in a humane society, so that crimes can be resolved. Society must also be concerned because people with psychological problems have social factors that affect their attitudes and behaviors. This paper aims to provide an overview of the latest news regarding Castro’s abductions and his victims; to present psychological and sociological analyses using primary and secondary sources; and to offer recommendations to parents, communities, the government, and people with APD, so that these events can be avoided in the future.
After Amanda Berry ran to neighbors for help, the news of Castro’s atrocities continue to shock his neighbors and the public. All three women were kidnapped from Lorain Avenue. Their families filed reports that these women were missing, but the authorities did not find them and they did not have any strong