Jim Beckett is the main antagonist in Instict to kill.
Beckett is a former police officer, who enjoyed committing murder and showed no remorse in his actions. He spied on a cheerleader named Tess who he later married. A few months into the marriage he began to beat and rape her after he discovered her birth control pills. He tried to suffocate her, but is arrested. Unfortunately, he escapes his prison cell and begins to track her down. Upon hearing of Beckett's escape, Tess begins self defense training with former Soldier JT Dillon. After Murdering Tess' Friends and mother, Beckett tracks Her down and fights Dillon. Tess attempts to shoot Beckett, but he holds Dillon hostage and threatens to kill him unless Tess lowers her gun. When she does, Beckett Cruelly mocks her, but she shoots him in the shoulder, saving Dillon's life. When stuck on the ground Beckett tells Tess murder can be fun, but Tess says what she's doing is justice. She then fatally shoots Beckett, ending his rampage forever.