Serial Murderers and Their Victims
This text provides an in-depth, scholarly, and broad-based examination of serial murderers and their victims. The coverage is backed up by extensive data and research and profiles some of the most prominent murderers of our time. Author Eric Hickey examines the lives of nearly 400 serial murderers, analyzing the cultural, historical, and religious factors that influence our myths and stereotypes of these individuals. He then describes the biological, psychological, and sociological reasons for serial murder, offering his own model for explaining serial-murder behavior.
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