The killers among us: an examination of serial murder and its investigation
Definition of a Serial Killer: A series of two or more murders, committed as separate events usually, but not a/ways, by one offender acting alone. The crimes may occur over a time ranging from hours to years. Quite often the motive is psychological, and the offender's behavior and the physical evidence observed at the scene will reflect sadistic and sexual overtones. ndash; The Definition of a Serial Killer (Brooks et al., 1988) This book takes the reader into the complex world of serial killers by providing a detailed account of seven up-to-date cases, the myths surrounding serial murderers and the reasons why they continue to kill, the seven major problems of investigating a serial murder, and an analysis of the fourteen different law enforcement agencies who respond to a serial murder. New to the second edition: bull; An expanded chapter on how the media treats the phenomenon of serial murder An essay on victimology An expanded chapter on the victims of serial killers Three new cases Numerous examples of serial killers, both on a national and international basis A discussion on the concept of "the less dead" or how victims of serial killers are devalued
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