Contemporary Perspectives on Serial Murder

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Ronald M. Holmes, Stephen T. Holmes
SAGE, Mar 24, 1998 - Social Science - 246 pages

Labeled as the crime of the 1990’s, serial murder is predicted to remain the crime of the first decades of the new millennium. This book brings together the perspectives of acknowledged experts in the field along with those of emerging authorities on serial murder. The chapters offer a unique look at these crimes from a variety of viewpoints and experiences. Accessibly written, this compelling volume includes information on minorities and serial killing, as well the manner in which serial killers are traced and tracked.

 

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Contents

The Serial Murderer
5
AfricanAmericans and Serial Homicide
17
The Female Serial Killer
33
The Unnoticed Terror
59
The Mind of the Serial Killer
71
Toward an Understanding
85
Elements of Serial Fatal
101
A Serial Killers Perspective
123
Uses in Serial
173
Cold Case Squad
187
Future Trends in Serial Murder Investigation
195
Prospects
218
Selected Problems in Serial Murder Investigations
227
Index
235
About the Editors
243
Copyright

Investigating Serial Murder Cases
133

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About the author (1998)

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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