Serial Murderers and Their Victims

Serial Murderers and Their Victims
Author: Eric W. Hickey
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2015-01-19
ISBN 10: 1305446348
ISBN 13: 9781305446342
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Serial Murderers and Their Victims Book Review:

This text provides an in-depth, scholarly examination of serial murderers and their victims. Supported by extensive data and research, the book profiles some of the most prominent murderers of our time, addressing the highest-profile serial killer type--the sexual predator--as well as a wide variety of other types (male, female, team, healthcare, and serial killers from outside the U.S.). Author Eric Hickey examines the lives of over 400 serial murderers, analyzing the cultural, historical, and religious factors that influence our myths and stereotypes of these individuals. He describes the biological, psychological, and sociological reasons for serial murder and discusses profiling and other law enforcement issues related to the apprehension and disposition of serial killers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Serial Murderers and Their Victims

Serial Murderers and Their Victims
Author: Eric W. Hickey
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2015-01-19
ISBN 10: 9781305261693
ISBN 13: 1305261690
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Serial Murderers and Their Victims Book Review:

This text provides an in-depth, scholarly examination of serial murderers and their victims. Supported by extensive data and research, the book profiles some of the most prominent murderers of our time, addressing the highest-profile serial killer type--the sexual predator--as well as a wide variety of other types (male, female, team, healthcare, and serial killers from outside the U.S.). Author Eric Hickey examines the lives of over 400 serial murderers, analyzing the cultural, historical, and religious factors that influence our myths and stereotypes of these individuals. He describes the biological, psychological, and sociological reasons for serial murder and discusses profiling and other law enforcement issues related to the apprehension and disposition of serial killers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Cold North Killers

Cold North Killers
Author: Lee Mellor
Publsiher: Dundurn
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2012-03-03
ISBN 10: 1459701259
ISBN 13: 9781459701250
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cold North Killers Book Review:

Canada is seen as a peaceful place, but this wake-up call shows us that there have been more than 60 serial killers in our history. Limited time offer. There are more than 60 serial murderers in Canadian history. For too long awareness of serial murder in Canada has been confined toWest Coastbutcher Clifford Olson and the "Schoolgirl Murderers" Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka, along with the horrific acts of pig farmer Robert Pickton. Unlike our American neighbours, Canada has been viewed as a nation untouched by the shadow of multiple murder. Then came Colonel Russell Williams and his bizarre homicides and serial home invasions, which were sensational news worldwide on the Internet and television and in scores of newspapers and magazines. The reason for Canada’s serial killer blackout is clear: until now such information has never been compiled and presented in a single concise work. ColdNorth Killers is a wake-up call. This detailed and haunting account of Canada’s worst monsters analyzes their crimes, childhoods, and inevitable downfalls. It is an indispensablecompendium for any true crime lover, criminologist, or law-enforcement officer.

Serial Murder

Serial Murder
Author: Ronald M. Holmes,Stephen T. Holmes
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2009-07-21
ISBN 10: 1412974429
ISBN 13: 9781412974424
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Serial Murder Book Review:

Provides a solid review of the subject, with an accessible, incisive presentation, including photos and features unique to this edition.

Serial Killers and the Phenomenon of Serial Murder

Serial Killers and the Phenomenon of Serial Murder
Author: David Wilson,Elizabeth Yardley,Adam Lynes
Publsiher: Waterside Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-07-28
ISBN 10: 1909976210
ISBN 13: 9781909976214
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Serial Killers and the Phenomenon of Serial Murder Book Review:

A superbly targeted resource for those learning about serial killings. Serial Killers and the Phenomenon of Serial Murder examines and analyses some of the best known (as well as lesser) cases from English criminal history, ancient and modern. It looks at the lifestyles, backgrounds and activities of those who become serial killers and identifies clear categories of individuals into which most serial killers fall. Led by Professor David Wilson the authors are all experts and teachers concerning the ever-intriguing subject of serial killing: why, when and how it happens and whether it can be predicted. Taking some of the leading cases from English law and abroad they demonstrate the patterns that emerge in the lives and backgrounds of those who kill a number of times over a period. The book is designed for those studying the topic at advanced level, whether as an academic discipline on one of the many courses now run by universities and colleges or as a private quest for understanding. It contains notes on key terms and explanations of topics such as co-activation, Munchausen syndrome, cooling-off period, psychopathy checklist, social construction, case linkage, family annihilation, activity space, rational choice theory, medicalisation and rendezvous discipline. As the first textbook of its kind it will be an invaluable resource for teachers and students of serious crime.

Serial and Mass Murder

Serial and Mass Murder
Author: Elizabeth A. Gurian
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2021-09-30
ISBN 10: 1351656406
ISBN 13: 9781351656405
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Serial and Mass Murder Book Review:

This book reframes the study of multicide (that is, serial and mass murder) to use objective measures, and aims to expand our understanding of multicide offending through descriptive and inferential statistical analyses of different homicide patterns of the offenders. Criminal homicide and multiple murders are rare occurrences that typically account for a very small percentage of all violent crimes in most countries. Despite this low occurrence, homicide continues to be an area of intense study, with a focus on subjective measures and classifications. The research and analysis based on a database of over 1,300 cases contributes to the criminological study of violence and draws distinctions between types of offenders (partnered and solo, serial and mass, male and female, etc.) from a range of different countries and across decades. Traditionally, studies of homicide focus on male offenders and theories of offending are then applied to females and co-offenders. The research presented in this book reveals that women and partnered offenders have very different homicide patterns from men. Looking at the history of multicide offending, this book uses descriptive and inferential statistical analyses to directly compare differences in offending and outcome patterns across multicide offender types. This exploration of the multidimensionality of homicide at an international level is useful for scholars and students interested in criminal justice, criminology, psychology, sociology, or law.

Clues from Killers

Clues from Killers
Author: Dirk Cameron Gibson
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780275983604
ISBN 13: 0275983609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clues from Killers Book Review:

Analyzes the communication behavior of ten notorious serial killers, recounting the events of each case and speculating about the purpose and psychological implications of the notes and messages left or sent by each killer.

American Serial Killers

American Serial Killers
Author: Peter Vronsky
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2021-02-09
ISBN 10: 0593198824
ISBN 13: 9780593198827
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Serial Killers Book Review:

Fans of Mindhunter and true crime podcasts will devour these chilling stories of serial killers from the American "Golden Age" (1950-2000). With books like Serial Killers, Female Serial Killers and Sons of Cain, Peter Vronsky has established himself as the foremost expert on the history of serial killers. In this first definitive history of the "Golden Age" of American serial murder, when the number and body count of serial killers exploded, Vronsky tells the stories of the most unusual and prominent serial killings from the 1950s to the early twenty-first century. From Ted Bundy to the Golden State Killer, our fascination with these classic serial killers seems to grow by the day. American Serial Killers gives true crime junkies what they crave, with both perennial favorites (Ed Kemper, Jeffrey Dahmer) and lesser-known cases (Melvin Rees, Harvey Glatman).

Programmed to Kill

Programmed to Kill
Author: David McGowan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780595326402
ISBN 13: 0595326404
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Programmed to Kill Book Review:

The specter of the marauding serial killer has become a relatively common feature on the American landscape. Reactions to these modern-day monsters range from revulsion to morbid fascination--fascination that is either fed by, or a product of, the saturation coverage provided by print and broadcast media, along with a dizzying array of books, documentary films, websites, and "Movies of the Week." The prevalence in Western culture of images of serial killers (and mass murderers) has created in the public mind a consensus view of what a serial killer is. Most people are aware, to some degree, of the classic serial killer 'profile.' But what if there is a much different 'profile'--one that has not received much media attention? In Programmed to Kill, acclaimed and always controversial author David McGowan takes a fresh look at the lives of many of America's most notorious accused murderers, focusing on the largely hidden patterns that suggest that there may be more to the average serial killer story than meets the eye. Think you know everything there is to know about serial killers? Or is it possible that sometimes what everyone 'knows' to be true isn't really true at all?

The Killers Among Us

The Killers Among Us
Author: Steven A. Egger
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 296
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCAL:B5181815
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Killers Among Us Book Review:

-- The six myths of serial murder: addressing the "black hole of misinformation" that surrounds the subject. -- Detailed case studies of John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, and other serial killers. -- The state-of-the-art in law enforcement investigation of serial murder. This book brings together all of what we know, what we think we know, and what we don't know about the horrific violence of serial murder. Part I introduces the subject of serial murder and presents the "six myths" of serial murder that interfere with understanding and successful investigation. Part II presents detailed case studies of four infamous serial killers, John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, Kenneth Bianchi and Henry Lee Lucas. Part Ill focuses on the investigation of serial murder, showing the problems law enforcement faces -- notably "linkage blindness", the inability of unwillingness of police agencies to share information on unsolved murders. This section includes an extensive discussion of fourteen different police responses to serial murder. Finally, the author -- a noted criminologist and former homicide investigator -- discusses the future of serial murder and its investigation. Students of criminology, psychology and sociology; true crime buffs; mystery writers and readers; journalists; skeptics; and criminal justice professionals.

Serial Killing for Profit Multiple Murder for Money

Serial Killing for Profit  Multiple Murder for Money
Author: Dirk C. Gibson
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2009-11-19
ISBN 10: 0313378916
ISBN 13: 9780313378911
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Serial Killing for Profit Multiple Murder for Money Book Review:

This the first book to focus specifically on serial killers motivated by monetary gain. • Profiles 12 cases of serial murder motivated by profit • Provides ten tables of data that collectively describe salient dimensions of the sample of murderers examined in the book, and quantify their commercial motivation • Includes a selective bibliography of the resources used by the author to write the book • Offers a comprehensive index covering all aspects of the murderers, their crimes, and the profit motive behind them

Real Life Monsters A Psychological Examination of the Serial Murderer

Real Life Monsters  A Psychological Examination of the Serial Murderer
Author: Stephen J. Giannangelo
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2012-07-06
ISBN 10: 0313397856
ISBN 13: 9780313397851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Real Life Monsters A Psychological Examination of the Serial Murderer Book Review:

This book presents an in-depth psychological analysis of the development of the serial killer personality that will fascinate all readers, from the experienced criminology student to the casual true-crime reader. • Includes eight case studies of fascinating serial criminals, including recently convicted media stars Rodney Alcala and Anthony Sowell

Supernatural Serial Killers

Supernatural Serial Killers
Author: Samantha Lyon,Dr Daphne Tan
Publsiher: Arcturus Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-11-25
ISBN 10: 1784281328
ISBN 13: 9781784281328
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Supernatural Serial Killers Book Review:

Albert Fish held the genuine belief that the murders he committed were upon instruction from God. Peter Stumpp, who started practising the "wicked arts from twelve years of age", was convinced he was a werewolf. There are many more murderous individuals like them. Supernatural Serial Killers explores the association between serial killers and the supernatural. The crimes committed by these men and women usually involved sexual deviance, cannibalism and violence toward children. In sixteenth century Europe, the problem became so significant that 'Werewolf Witch Trials' were conducted - many have no idea that it was possible to be tried and convicted for the crime of being a Werewolf, but Lycanthropy was a serious and major social concern in the 1500s. In this book, approximately twenty supernatural serial killers are discussed, including their background, crimes, trials and defences.

Encyclopedia of Murder and Violent Crime

Encyclopedia of Murder and Violent Crime
Author: Eric Hickey, Ph.D.
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 603
Release: 2003-07-22
ISBN 10: 9780761924371
ISBN 13: 076192437X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Murder and Violent Crime Book Review:

Criminal justice professionals will also find it valuable and fascinating balance of academic research and "true crime" material they can relate to in their own experience.

The Killer Book of Serial Killers

The Killer Book of Serial Killers
Author: Tom Philbin,Michael Philbin
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN 10: 1402241623
ISBN 13: 9781402241628
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Killer Book of Serial Killers Book Review:

The Killer Book of Serial Killers is the ultimate resource (and gift) for any true crime fan and student of the bizarre world of serial killers. Filled with stories, trivia, quizzes, quotes, photos, and odd facts about the world's most notorious murderers, this is the perfect bathroom reader for anyone fascinated with serial killers. The stories and trivia cover such killers as: John Wayne Gacy Ted Bundy The BTK Killer Jack the Ripper The Green River Killer Serial killers around the world And many more Bathroom readers have enjoyed considerable success as a format, selling millions of copies. The Killer Book series brings this format to the rabid true crime audience. Including more than 40 black & white photos, this is a must for true crime fans.

The Last Book on the Left

The Last Book on the Left
Author: Ben Kissel,Marcus Parks,Henry Zebrowski
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 1328566315
ISBN 13: 9781328566317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Book on the Left Book Review:

An equal parts haunting and hilarious deep-dive review of history's most notorious and cold-blooded serial killers, from the creators of the award-winning Last Podcast on the Left

Contemporary Perspectives on Serial Murder

Contemporary Perspectives on Serial Murder
Author: Ronald M. Holmes,Stephen T. Holmes
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 246
Release: 1998-03-24
ISBN 10: 9780761914211
ISBN 13: 0761914218
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Perspectives on Serial Murder Book Review:

Labeled as the crime of the 1990’s, serial murder is predicted to remain the crime of the first decades of the new millennium. This book brings together the perspectives of acknowledged experts in the field along with those of emerging authorities on serial murder. The chapters offer a unique look at these crimes from a variety of viewpoints and experiences. Accessibly written, this compelling volume includes information on minorities and serial killing, as well the manner in which serial killers are traced and tracked.

Serial Murder and Media Circuses

Serial Murder and Media Circuses
Author: Dirk Cameron Gibson
Publsiher: Praeger
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780275990640
ISBN 13: 0275990648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Serial Murder and Media Circuses Book Review:

Examines through case studies the intersection of serial murder and media, illustrating how the media's coverage often interferes with the investigation and capture of our society's most notorious criminals.

The Gates of Janus

The Gates of Janus
Author: Ian Brady
Publsiher: Feral House
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-05-18
ISBN 10: 1627310142
ISBN 13: 9781627310147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gates of Janus Book Review:

To understand human character, one must first explore the depraved reaches of human consciousness

Female Serial Killers

Female Serial Killers
Author: Peter Vronsky
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 485
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780425213902
ISBN 13: 0425213900
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Female Serial Killers Book Review:

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