Serial Murderers and their Victims

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Cengage Learning, Apr 9, 2013 - Education - 512 pages
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This text provides an in-depth, scholarly, and broad-based examination of serial murderers and their victims. Featuring coverage 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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Contents

Introduction
1
Cultural Development of Monsters Demons and Evil
44
Psychopathology and Biogenics of Serial Murderers
64
Social Construction of Serial Murder
106
Sexual Predators Paraphilia and Murder
146
Healthcare Killers
201
The Male Serial Murderer
216
Team Killers
261
The Female Serial Murderer
287
Victims
312
Serial Murder from a Global Perspective
353
Responding to Serial Killers
393
References
447
Index
467
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