Serial Murderers and Their Victims

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Cengage Learning, Jan 19, 2015 - Education - 528 pages
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This text provides an in-depth, scholarly examination of serial murderers and their victims. Supported by extensive data and research, the book profiles some of the most prominent murderers of our time, addressing the highest-profile serial killer type--the sexual predator--as well as a wide variety of other types (male, female, team, healthcare, and serial killers from outside the U.S.). Author Eric Hickey examines the lives of over 400 serial murderers, analyzing the cultural, historical, and religious factors that influence our myths and stereotypes of these individuals. He describes the biological, psychological, and sociological reasons for serial murder and discusses profiling and other law enforcement issues related to the apprehension and disposition of serial killers.
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This book tho entertaining has many ignorant eerrorsabout organizations and people within them. A highly religious audience could feel a climax with these erors but anyone with actual knowledge of the occult could easly find themselves insulted by these writings.

Contents

Introduction
1
Cultural Development of Monsters Demons and Evil
47
Psychopathology and Biogenics of Serial Murderers
68
Social Construction of Serial Murder
117
Sexual Predators Criminal Paraphilia and Murder
159
Healthcare Killers
217
The Male Serial Murderer
233
Team Killers
281
The Female Serial Murderer
307
Victims of Serial Murder
334
Serial Murder A Global Perspective
376
Responding to Serial Murderers
416
References
476
Index
498
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