Murder in America

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SAGE, 2001 - Psychology - 190 pages
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This volume presents an examination of both the common and unusual acts of murder in light of society's changing norms, values, attitudes, and customs. Each chapter explores a specific type of murder by examining trends, methods, motives and statistics, and concludes with suggestions aimed at prediction and prevention.

  

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If these authors compare Ted Bundy to Henry Lee Lucas -- which they obviously have -- their research needs some help.
I doubt that they had personal contact with both of them. Sometimes authors
and "criminal experts" often depend too much on law enforcement or authors who have not done their homework and have published ridiculous books (often praised by law enforcement officials and educational types who also have little knowledge of the real facts or personalities).
Sometimes a few hours of personal interviews convince authors like this that they "know" the subjects. How utterly ridiculous.
There are good reporters who spent years of research and hundreds of hours with Lucas and Bundy.
Were they contacted before this book was written? I doubt it.
Oliver Tooley
 

Contents

SERIAL MURDER
15
FEMALE SERIAL KILLERS
37
MASS MURDER
53
CHILDREN WHO KILL
79
INTIMATES WHO KILL
97
PARENTS WHO KILL
115
SEXREIATED HOMICIDE
133
MURDER IN THE WORKPLACE
155
REFERENCES
167
INDEX
177
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
190
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About the author (2001)

Ronald M. Holmes is Coroner, in the Jefferson County Coroner's office and Professor Emeritus of Justice Administration at the University of Louisville. He is the author of several books, among them Profiling Violent Crimes, Sex Crimes, and Serial Murder. He is also the author of more than 50 articles appearing in scholarly publications. He is Vice President of the National Center for the Study of Unresolved Homicides and has completed more than 500 psychological profiles for police departments across the United States. He received his doctorate from Indiana University.

is Coroner, in the Jefferson County Coroner's office and Professor Emeritus of Justice Administration at the University of Louisville. He is the author of several books, among them and He is also the author of more than 50 articles appearing in scholarly publications. He is Vice President of the National Center for the Study of Unresolved Homicides and has completed more than 500 psychological profiles for police departments across the United States. He received his doctorate from Indiana University.

Stephen T. Holmes is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Central Florida. Prior to this position, he was a social science analyst for the National Institute of Justice in Washington, D.C. He has authored 6 books and more than 15 articles dealing with policing, drug testing, probation and parole issues, and violent crime. He received his doctorate from the University of Cincinnati.

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