Serial Crime Book

Serial Crime

  • Author : Wayne Petherick
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2009-06-13
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 0080961754

Serial Crime Excerpt :

Serial Crime, Second Edition, examines serial predatory behavior and is divided into two main parts. Part one deals with behavioral profiling, and covers a variety of critical issues from the history of profiling and the theoretical schools of thought to its treatment in the mainstream media. This updated edition includes new sections on the problems of induction, metacognition in criminal profiling, and investigative relevance. Part two deals more specifically with a number of types of serial crime including stalking, rape, murder, and arson. Chapters on each of these crimes provide definitions and thresholds, and discussions of the offenders, the crime, and its dynamics. Considerations for behavioral profiling and investigations and the development of new paradigms in each area are interwoven throughout. Topics are conceptually and practically related since profiling has typically seen most application in serial crimes and similar investigations. The unique presentation of the book successfully connects the concepts and creates links to criminal behavior across crimes—murder, sexual assault, and arson—something no other title does. The connection of serial behavior to profiling, the most useful tool in discovering behavior patterns, is also new to the body of literature available and serves to examine the ideal manner in which profiling can be used in conjunction with behavioral science to positively affect criminal investigations. * Provides a theoretical and practical foundation for understanding the motivation and dynamics in a range of serial offenses * Illustrates the promise, purposes and pitfalls of behavioral profiling in the investigation of various serial crimes * Numerous case examples show the real world uses of behavioral profiling in investigations, as well as highlighting a variety of issues in understanding and investigating serial crime

Mindhunter Book
Score: 3.5
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  • Author : John E. Douglas
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-10-24
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501191961

Mindhunter Excerpt :

Includes material on "the Trailside Killer in San Francisco, the Atlanta child murderer, the Tylenol poisoner, the man who hunted prostitutes for sport in the woods of Alaska, and Seattle's Green River killer ..."

Serial Crime Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Serial Crime

  • Author : Wayne Petherick
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2005-11-01
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080468549

Serial Crime Excerpt :

Serial Crime provides a theoretical and practical foundation for understanding the motivation and dynamics in a range of serial offenses . It successfully connects concepts and creates links to criminal behavior across crimes —murder, sexual assault, and arson— something no other book available does. The connection of serial behavior to profiling, the most useful tool in discovering behavior patterns, is new to the body of literature available and serves to examine the ideal manner in which profiling can be used in conjunction with psychology to positively affect criminal investigations. The book includes case examples that offer real-world uses of behavioral profiling in investigations, and highlight a variety of issues in understanding and investigating serial crime. The book's primary audience would include criminal profilers, fire investigators, universities offering forensic science/criminal justice programs, and forensic, police, criminal, and behavioral psychologists. The secondary audience would include attorneys and judges involved in criminal litigation, and forensic scientists and consultants (generalists). * Provides a theoretical and practical foundation for understanding the motivation and dynamics in a range of serial offenses * Illustrates the promise, purposes and pitfalls of behavioral profiling in the investigation of various serial crimes * Case examples offer real-world uses of behavioral profiling in investigations, and highlight a variety of issues in understanding and investigating serial crime

Legends  Monsters  or Serial Murderers  The Real Story Behind an Ancient Crime Book

Legends Monsters or Serial Murderers The Real Story Behind an Ancient Crime

  • Author : Dirk C. Gibson
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2012-02-14
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : 9780313397592

Legends Monsters or Serial Murderers The Real Story Behind an Ancient Crime Excerpt :

Covering figures ranging from Catherine Monvoisin to Vlad the Impaler, and describing murders committed in ancient aristocracies to those attributed to vampires, witches, and werewolves, this book documents the historic reality of serial murder.

Serial Murder Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Serial Murder

  • Author : Ronald M. Holmes
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2009-07-21
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN 10 : 9781412974424

Serial Murder Excerpt :

Provides a solid review of the subject, with an accessible, incisive presentation, including photos and features unique to this edition.

Serial and Mass Murder Book

Serial and Mass Murder

  • Author : Elizabeth A. Gurian
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-09-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351656405

Serial and Mass Murder Excerpt :

This book reframes the study of multicide (that is, serial and mass murder) to use objective measures, and aims to expand our understanding of multicide offending through descriptive and inferential statistical analyses of different homicide patterns of the offenders. Criminal homicide and multiple murders are rare occurrences that typically account for a very small percentage of all violent crimes in most countries. Despite this low occurrence, homicide continues to be an area of intense study, with a focus on subjective measures and classifications. The research and analysis based on a database of over 1,300 cases contributes to the criminological study of violence and draws distinctions between types of offenders (partnered and solo, serial and mass, male and female, etc.) from a range of different countries and across decades. Traditionally, studies of homicide focus on male offenders and theories of offending are then applied to females and co-offenders. The research presented in this book reveals that women and partnered offenders have very different homicide patterns from men. Looking at the history of multicide offending, this book uses descriptive and inferential statistical analyses to directly compare differences in offending and outcome patterns across multicide offender types. This exploration of the multidimensionality of homicide at an international level is useful for scholars and students interested in criminal justice, criminology, psychology, sociology, or law.

The Serial Killer Cookbook Book

The Serial Killer Cookbook

  • Author : Ashley Lecker
  • Publisher : Ulysses Press
  • Release Date : 2020-04-21
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : 9781646040230

The Serial Killer Cookbook Excerpt :

Bring your love of true crime into the kitchen with meals ranging from the bizarre (a single unpitted black olive) to the gluttonous (a dozen deep-fried shrimp, a bucket of fried chicken, French fries, and a pound of strawberries), inspired by Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, and other notorious death row inmates. The perfect gift for murderinos and true crime fans, The Serial Killer Cookbook: Last Meals pairs serial killer trivia with the recipes of the meals these killers ate during their final hours. With full-color photos, chilling true crime facts, and easy-to-follow steps, you’ll be cooking up killer meals in no time. This collection of recipes is both delicious and surprising, and spans breakfast staples to indulgent desserts, including: Seared Steak, Hash Browns, Toast, and Fried Eggs (given to but not eaten by Ted Bundy, serial killer) Chicken Parmesan and Alfredo Pasta (eaten by Ruth Snyder, murderer) Justice, Equality, and World Peace (eaten by Odell Barnes, murderer) Mac and Cheese (eaten by Gustavo Julian Garcia, murderer) And much more!

International Perspectives on Crime and Justice Book

International Perspectives on Crime and Justice

  • Author : K. Jaishankar
  • Publisher : K. Jaishankar
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 741
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443801980

International Perspectives on Crime and Justice Excerpt :

In a world of growing interdependence, crimes are no longer confined by national boundaries. In this context, the necessity to understand criminological developments across the globe becomes imperative. This book aims to offer cross-cultural perspectives of different criminological issues and criminal justice systems operating worldwide. This book emphasizes the collective understanding of criminological problems from an international perspective. This book is a quintessence of contemporary criminological developments, with a global outlook. The book is an edited volume of articles collected from criminologists all over the world. It is a peer reviewed collection. The chapters focuses on various criminological issues such as Bullying, Child abuse, Corrections (Institutional and Community), Cyber crimes, Corporate crime, Corruption, Costs of crime, Crime Analysis, Crime prevention, Crime Mapping and GIS, Criminal justice systems, Environmental crime, Ethnic/communal/caste conflicts, Family violence, Fear of crime, High tech crimes, Homicide, Human trafficking, Juvenile Delinquency, Organized crime, Offenders including women offenders, Policing, Prisons, Public attitudes, Restorative justice, Sexual assault, Stalking, Theories of crime, Transnational crime, Victimology, Violence, White collar crime, and Workplace violence.The book aims to provide theoretical frameworks and pragmatic discussions on Criminology and Criminal Justice. It is intended for Academics, Criminal Justice professionals, and Graduate Students who want to improve their understanding of the issues and challenges that arise when issues related to criminology and criminal justice cross national boundaries. Also, practitioners and academics of allied fields like sociology, psychology, geography, political science, public administration and forensic sciences whose research interests include either crime/criminal justice system/Victim or crime analysis will find this book useful."The comprehensive framew



  • Author : Brian Berry
  • Publisher : Kolme Korkeudet Oy
  • Release Date : 2021-02-17
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 50
  • ISBN 10 : 1801010323


Satisfy your morbid curiosities with the third volume of this Amazon best-selling coloring book series. Containing 20+ unnerving and sinister serial killer portraits, this deeply ominous coloring book will take you on journey into the dark and twisted minds of some of the world's most infamous serial killers. Brimming with detail and specially crafted to spark your creativity and morbid imagination, the Bloody Alphabet Collection Volume III combines two dozen one-of-a-kind illustrations for your coloring enjoyment. Featuring a full portrait, the kill count, and the name of every serial killer, you'll also find illustrations packed withspine-chilling symbolism involving their favorite weapons of choice. If you've always been fascinated by serial killers and true crime, or if you want to find a thoughtful and creative gift idea for a friend, co-worker, relative or family member, then this creepy coloring book is for you. Inside, you'll find the portraits of: - Larry Eyler - "Fritz" Harrmann - Albert DeSlavo - Elizabeth Bathory - Pedro Filho Rodrigues - Gerald and Charlene Gallego - Miyuki Ishikawa - Patrick Wayne Kearney - And Many More... From murderous medical staff to ferocious fishermen and even a serial killer from the Middle Ages, this unique and ingenious book brings you dozens of illustrations from lesser-known - but no less deadly - serial killers. So dive into this cruel and twisted world and let your inner artist run wild... Ready to bring these illustrations to life? Then grab your copy now.

Serial Murder and the Psychology of Violent Crimes Book

Serial Murder and the Psychology of Violent Crimes

  • Author : Richard N. Kocsis
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2008-01-08
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : 9781603270496

Serial Murder and the Psychology of Violent Crimes Excerpt :

This book brings together an international collection of research literature on the topics of criminal profiling and serial violent crime by integrating the respected insights of both scholars and practitioners from around the globe. It explains etiological factors and psychological mechanisms to reveal criminal motives.

The Serial Killer Books Book

The Serial Killer Books

  • Author : Jack Rosewood
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2017-05-02
  • Genre: Serial murderers
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : 1546511814

The Serial Killer Books Excerpt :

True crime anthology that takes a closer look at some of the worst of the worst serial killers.

Crime and Criminality Book

Crime and Criminality

  • Author : Sandie Taylor
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-12-22
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 800
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317497578

Crime and Criminality Excerpt :

The question of ‘why’ and ‘how’ certain individuals are drawn towards behaving in a way that contravenes the ‘Law of the Land’ is not an easy one to address. Researchers from various different fields have nevertheless attempted to develop theoretical explanations for the existence of different types of crime and why some individuals commit such acts. Crime and Criminality draws on criminology, sociology, psychology and neuroscience to offer a balanced perspective of crime, the criminal and criminality. Coverage includes: a comprehensive discussion of theoretical approaches to criminal behaviour, including biological, social and ‘rational choice’ approaches; an analysis of legal and social definitions of crime and how these definitions influence the way specific behaviours are labelled as criminal; an examination of different types of crime and criminals, from delinquents to ‘psychopaths’ and sex offenders; an exploration of different ways in which crime is predicted, including risk assessment and offender profiling and an overview of investigative techniques. Addressing a broad range of topics and offering a synthesis of competing theoretical explanations of criminality, this book is essential reading for students taking courses in criminology, criminal psychology, criminal behaviour, forensic psychology and psychological criminology.

The Best New True Crime Stories Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Best New True Crime Stories

  • Author : Mitzi Szereto
  • Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
  • Release Date : 2019-11-19
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 317
  • ISBN 10 : 9781642500738

The Best New True Crime Stories Excerpt :

Travel around the world and inside the minds of monsters in this true crime anthology featuring sixteen astonishing serial killer exposés. Serial killers: Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, and Jeffrey Dahmer are often the first names that spring to mind. Many people assume serial killers are primarily an American phenomenon that came about in the latter part of the twentieth century—but such assumptions are far from the truth. Serial killers have been around for a long time and can be found in every corner of the globe―and they’re not just limited to the male gender, either. Some of these predators have been caught and brought to justice whereas others have never been found, let alone identified. Serial killers can be anywhere. And scarier still, they can be anyone. Edited by acclaimed author and anthologist Mitzi Szereto, The Best New True Crime Stories: Serial Killers reveals all-new accounts of true-crime serial killers from the contemporary to the historic. The international list of contributors includes award-winning crime writers, true-crime podcasters, journalists, and experts in the dark crimes field such as Martin Edwards, Lee Mellor, Danuta Kot, Craig Pittman, Richard O. Jones, Marcie Rendon, Mike Browne, and Vicki Hendricks. This book will leave you wondering if it’s ever really possible to know who’s behind the mask you’re allowed to see. Perfect for readers of true crime books such as I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, Mindhunter, The Devil in the White City, or Sons of Cain. “An engrossing and multi-faceted anthology for a new era of true crime writing.” ―Piper Weiss, author of You All Grow Up and Leave Me

Serial Homicide Book

Serial Homicide

  • Author : Agnieszka Daniszewska
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-08-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319400549

Serial Homicide Excerpt :

This Brief provides an overview and history of the definition of serial homicide, from the perspectives of psychology, medicine, criminology and forensics. It reviews research to provide a standard definition of serial homicide (as opposed to multiple or mass homicide), and provide insights on profiles of victims and offenders for police practitioners. It also includes a discussion of the media approach to covering serial homicide. The Brief is divided into four major sections covering: definitions and overview of serial homicide, profiling perpetrators according to different typologies, profiling victims, applied case studies, and recommendations for investigation and prevention. The author’s approach is aimed primarily at researchers in police studies, but will be of interest to researchers in related fields such as criminal justice, sociology, psychology, and public policy.

Cold North Killers Book

Cold North Killers

  • Author : Lee Mellor
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Release Date : 2012-03-03
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN 10 : 9781459701250

Cold North Killers Excerpt :

Canada is seen as a peaceful place, but this wake-up call shows us that there have been more than 60 serial killers in our history. Limited time offer. There are more than 60 serial murderers in Canadian history. For too long awareness of serial murder in Canada has been confined toWest Coastbutcher Clifford Olson and the "Schoolgirl Murderers" Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka, along with the horrific acts of pig farmer Robert Pickton. Unlike our American neighbours, Canada has been viewed as a nation untouched by the shadow of multiple murder. Then came Colonel Russell Williams and his bizarre homicides and serial home invasions, which were sensational news worldwide on the Internet and television and in scores of newspapers and magazines. The reason for Canada’s serial killer blackout is clear: until now such information has never been compiled and presented in a single concise work. ColdNorth Killers is a wake-up call. This detailed and haunting account of Canada’s worst monsters analyzes their crimes, childhoods, and inevitable downfalls. It is an indispensablecompendium for any true crime lover, criminologist, or law-enforcement officer.