Serial Murder: Modern Scientific Perspectives

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Elliott Leyton, Linda Chafe
Ashgate, Dartmouth, 2000 - Social Science - 603 pages
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Psychiatry held centre court in relation to studies into serial murder up to the 1980s. Since that time a more generalized and scholarly approach has been taken and this volume assesses current ways of researching and commenting upon serial murder.

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Elliott Leyton is a professor of anthropology at Memorial University in Newfoundland. He holds research and faculty appointments in Ireland and England, has delivered lectures throughout Europe, the United States, and Canada, and is a past president of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association. Because of his recognized expertise in the psychology of the multiple killer he has established close links with police forces around the world. His books include "Dying Hard," "The Myth of Delinquency," "Hunting Humans," "Men of Blood" and "Touched by Fire "(with photographer Greg Locke).

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