Serial Murder

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SAGE, Jul 21, 2009 - Social Science - 271 pages
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Continuing in the same well-written and accessible style as the previous editions, this text systematically examines the strange phenomenon of serial murder. Exploring the different types of serial killers, the authors present a clear image of the typology, behavioral patterns, and motivation of the various types of serial killers.

New to This Edition

  • Differentiation between Mass, Spree and Serial Murder Theories
  • Three new chapters: Mass Murder and Spree Murder: Two Types of Multicides; Serial Killers in Foreign Countries; and Health-Care Professionals and Serial Murder
  • Updated references, boxes, photos and features, including brief profiles of serial killers, serial killer nicknames, etc.
  • Discussion of recent and high profile serial killers, and the typologies that apply to them
  • New end-of-chapter discussion questions to enhance student comprehension and retention

Serial Murder, Third Edition is ideal for use as a supplementary text in Homicide, Violence, and Deviance courses offered in departments of criminology, psychology, and sociology

 

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Contents

Serial Murder
39
Theories of Serial Murder
53
The Visionary Serial Killer
73
The Mission Serial Killer
91
The Lust Killer
107
The Thrill Killer
123
Comfort Type
139
The PowerControl Serial Killer
153
Female Serial Killers
171
Serial Killers in Foreign Countries
185
Health Care Professionals and Serial Murder
203
The Victims of Serial Killers
215
Problems and Solutions in Serial Murder
231
References
243
Index
261
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About the author (2009)

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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