A History of British Serial Killing: How Britain's Most Famous Serial Killers Were Identified, Caught and Convicted

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Carlton Books, Oct 28, 2002 - True Crime - 224 pages
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This is the history of serial killers in England, including the breakthroughs in forensic and psychological techniques that are used to track them down. It begins in the East End of London in 1888 with "Jack the Ripper" and brings us up to the present day with the cases of Dr. Harold Shipman and Alun Kyte, "The Midlands Ripper". As well as documenting the crimes and the criminal investigations that led to the eventual capture of these British multiple murderers, experts reveal how modern psychological profiling techniques can provide a surprising number of details about a suspect. The book also contains unique interviews with relatives of some of the victims and a lucky few who survived attacks by some of the most dangerous murderers ever.

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Fido is a writer, broadcaster, and tour guide. He was previously a literary historian, specializing in the Victorian social novel and its background. For 20 years he taught in universities from Oxford to the West Indies.

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