Hunting Humans: The Rise Of The Modern Multiple Murderer

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McClelland & Stewart, Oct 5, 2011 - Social Science - 320 pages
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In this classic study, Elliott Leyton challenges the conventional idea of serial murderers as deranged madmen. He explores the twisted – but comprehensible – motives of a half-dozen notorious killers: Edmund Emil Kemper, Theodore Robert Bundy, Albert DeSalvo (“The Boston Strangler”), David Richard Berkowitz (“Son of Sam”), Mark James Robert Essex, and Charles Starkweather. In the process of describing their crimes Leyton exposes the cold rationality that underlies their apparent pointlessness. The result is startling: a revelatory text on a deeply troubling topic.

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Thanks to the problems with amazon details of this edition were lost. I do have a copy but it is in one of the boxes in my house somewhere. I did find the cover on my hard disk. Now I need to figure ... Read full review

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Originally published in 1984, Leyton's pioneering work on the psychology of mass murderers has been updated and revised for this second edition. Clearly written, thoroughly readable and deliberately ... Read full review


1 The Great Multiple Murder Panic
2 The Modern Serial Murderer
3 A Demonstration to the Authorities
4 Owning a Female Person
5 Putting Something Over on HighClass People
6 The Demons Were Turning Me into a Soldier
7 The Modern Mass Murderer
8 Hate White PeopleBeast of the Earth
9 Dead People Are All on the Same Level
10 A Historical Overview

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Elliott Leyton is currently Professor Emeritus at Memorial University in Newfoundland. He holds research and faculty appointments in Ireland and England and is a past president of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association. His books include Men of Blood, Touched by Fire (with photographer Greg Locke), Dying Hard, and The Myth of Delinquency.

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