Using Murder Book

Using Murder


  • Author : Philip Jenkins
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN 10 : 0202305252

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Using Murder Excerpt :

In the last decade, serial murder has become a source of major concern for law enforcement agencies, while the serial killer has attracted widespread interest as a villain in popular culture. There is no doubt, however, that popular fears and stereotypes have vastly exaggerated the actual scale of multiple homicide activity. In assessing the concern and the interest, Jenkins has produced an innovative synthesis of approaches to social problem construction. It includes an historical and social-scientific estimate of the objective scale of serial murder; a rhetorical analysis of the construction of the phenomenon in public debate; and a cultural studies-oriented analysis of the portrayal of serial murder in contemporary literature, film, and the mass media. Using Murder suggests that a problem of this sort can only be understood in the context of its political and rhetorical dimension; that fears of crime and violence are valuable for particular constituencies and interest groups, which put them to their own uses. In part, these agendas are bureaucratic, in the sense that exaggerated concern about the offense generates support for criminal justice agencies. But other forces are at work in the culture at large, where serial murder has become an invaluable rhetorical weapon in public debates over issues like gender, race, and sexual orientation. Serial murder is worthy of study not so much for its intrinsic significance, but rather for what it suggests about the concerns, needs, and fears of the society that has come to portray it as an “ultimate evil.” Using Murder is a highly original study of a powerful contemporary mythology by a criminologist and historian versed in the constructionist literature on the origins of “moral panics.”

Serial Homicide Book

Serial Homicide


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

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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.

Serial Homicide Book

Serial Homicide


  • Author : RJ Parker, PhD
  • Publisher : RJ PARKER PUBLISHING, INC.
  • Release Date : 2016-11-06
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 9781987902181

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Serial Homicide Excerpt :

This is the first book in the 'Serial Homicide' series which will feature six notorious cases in each volume. INCLUDES PHOTOS Ted Bundy was a burglar, rapist, kidnapper, necrophiliac (sexual intercourse with a corpse) and serial killer in the 1970s. It's believed he killed thirty plus women. Jeffrey Dahmer (the Milwaukee Monster), was a rapist, killer, necrophiliac, and cannibal who killed seventeen young boys and men between 1978 and 1991. Albert Fish was a child rapist, cannibal and serial killer who operated between 1924 and 1932. It's believed that he killed at least nine children and possibly more. During the 1980s and '90s, Gary Ridgway (Green River Killer), a serial killer and necrophiliac, is believed to have killed forty-nine women, but confessed to murdering seventy-one. Between 1978 and 1983 in the United Kingdom, Dennis Nilsen (The Kindly Killer) is known to have killed between twelve and fifteen young men. He had a ritual of bathing and dressing the corpses, preserving them for a time before dissecting and disposing of his victims by either burning them in a fire or flushing their parts down a toilet. Known as the Co-Ed Butcher, Edmund Kemper was a cannibal, necrophiliac and serial killer who, between 1964 and 1973, killed ten women including his mother who he beheaded, used her head as a dartboard and for oral sex. Plus... Bonus Story In February 2013, LAPD Cop Chris Dorner went on a shooting revenge/spree killing targeting higher-up officers and their families.

Serial Homicide  Australian Serial Killers Book

Serial Homicide Australian Serial Killers


  • Author : RJ Parker, PhD
  • Publisher : RJ PARKER PUBLISHING, INC.
  • Release Date : 2016-12-26
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN 10 : 9781987902211

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Serial Homicide Australian Serial Killers Excerpt :

Between 1989 and 2006, there were 5,226 homicides in Australia. Serial homicides account for 1% of this astonishing number of murders that were committed by 13 known offenders. In this 3rd volume of Serial Homicide, the following cases are discussed: On their way to Sydney for a festival, British backpackers Joanne Walters and Caroline Clarke suddenly disappeared. Their bodies were the first of many to be discovered buried in Belango State Forest. Joanne was stabbed 35 times while Caroline was shot in the head 10 times. Seemingly unstoppable, The Backpacker Killer, Ivan Milat, went on to kill between 7 and 12 people. Known as The Moorhouse Murders, David and Catherine Birnie cruised the streets to abduct young women and bring them to their house. There they raped, tortured, and killed them without mercy. The Snowtown Murders, aka Bodies-in-barrels murders, were committed by four serial killers who targeted homosexuals brutally killing 12 people before they were stopped. Arnold Sodeman, the School-girl Killer, lured young girls between the ages of 6 and 16 with money and ice cream. None of his four victims made it home from the play ground or schools. Eric Edgar Cooke, the Night Caller, terrorized one community for four years where he killed a dozen people. His acts were so depraved it's questionable whether Cooke was even human.One victim was strangled to death with the cord from a bedside lamp, after which Cooke he raped the corpse, dragged it to a neighbor's lawn, then sexually penetrated it with an empty whiskey bottle. Lindsay Robert Rose is an Australian serial killer and contract killer from New South Wales, currently serving five consecutive sentences of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for the murder of 5 people between 1984 and 1994.

Serial Murder Book
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Serial Murder


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

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Serial Murder Excerpt :

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

Strangers On The Street   Serial homicide in South Africa Book

Strangers On The Street Serial homicide in South Africa


  • Author : Micki Pistorius
  • Publisher : Penguin Random House South Africa
  • Release Date : 2012-10-03
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 327
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143527176

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Strangers On The Street Serial homicide in South Africa Excerpt :

The first comprehensive study of serial homicide in South Africa is intended primarily for psychologists, students, educators and police officers who require background on the behavioural patterns, motives and other details about serial killers. It is a serious attempt to understand the mind of the serial killer so that he may be identified and apprehended as soon as possible. For, as the author points out, serial killers' prospects of rehabilitation are negative - and they need to be removed from society for the remainder of their lives. Detectives need specific training to investigate serial homicide and Pistorius believes that an understanding of the psychodynamics of serial killers should be extended to state prosecutors, judges, parole officers and pathologists. She also believes that those who work with children need to be aware that all documented cases of serial killers reveal either childhood abuse or neglect and that children displaying antisocial behaviour should be identified and receive counselling. Only in being proactive in preserving the mental health and well-being of children can the double tragedy of serial homicide ultimately be prevented.

The A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers Book
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The A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers


  • Author : Harold Schechter
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-11-27
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439138854

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The A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers Excerpt :

Bestselling true-crime writer Harold Schechter, a leading authority on serial killers, and coauthor David Everitt offer a guided tour through the bizarre and blood-chilling world of serial murder. Through hundreds of detailed entries that span the entire spectrum -- the shocking crimes, the infamous perpetrators, and much more -- they examine all angles of a gruesome cultural phenomenon that grips our imagination. From Art (both by and about serial killers) to Zeitgeist (how killers past and present embody their times)...from Groupies (even the most sadistic killer can claim devoted fans) to Marriage (the perfect domestic disguise for demented killers)...from Homebodies (psychos who slay in the comfort of their homes) to Plumbing (how clogged drains have undone the most discreet killer), THE A TO Z ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SERIAL KILLERS is the ultimate reference for anyone compelled by the personalities and pathologies behind the most disturbing of crimes.

Contemporary Perspectives on Serial Murder Book

Contemporary Perspectives on Serial Murder


  • Author : Ronald M. Holmes
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 1998-03-24
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 0761914218

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Contemporary Perspectives on Serial Murder Excerpt :

Labeled as the crime of the 1990’s, serial murder is predicted to remain the crime of the first decades of the new millennium. This book brings together the perspectives of acknowledged experts in the field along with those of emerging authorities on serial murder. The chapters offer a unique look at these crimes from a variety of viewpoints and experiences. Accessibly written, this compelling volume includes information on minorities and serial killing, as well the manner in which serial killers are traced and tracked.

Female Serial Killers Book
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Female Serial Killers


  • Author : Peter Vronsky
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 485
  • ISBN 10 : 0425213900

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VRONSKY/FEMALE SERIAL KILLERS

American Homicide Book

American Homicide


  • Author : Richard M. Hough
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2019-08-26
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781544356006

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American Homicide examines all types of homicide, and gives additional attention to the more prevalent types of murder and suspicious deaths in the United States. Authors Richard M. Hough and Kimberly D. McCorkle employ more than 30 years of academic and practitioner experience to help explain why and how people kill and how society reacts. This brief, yet comprehensive book takes a balanced approach, combining scholarly research and theory with compelling details about recent cases and coverage of current trends. Comparative coverage of homicide types and rates in countries around the world shows how American homicide statistics compare internationally.

Making Sense of Homicide Book

Making Sense of Homicide


  • Author : Adam Lynes
  • Publisher : Waterside Press
  • Release Date : 2021-01-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781909976863

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Making Sense of Homicide Excerpt :

The first dedicated textbook for Criminology students studying homicide. As the authors explain, criminal homicide is but one form of lethal violence victims may suffer, leading them to describe a much broader range of scenarios. Ranging from murder to manslaughter to State killings, genocide and disasters involving victims of public policy, corporate crime or shortcomings in health and safety, Making Sense of Homicide re-positions discussion of the topic for those wishing to see beyond routine media hype and ill-informed popular discourse. The book also contains a special expert contribution by former Police Superintendent Ronald Winch about how the UK police investigate homicide including fundamental requirements and pitfalls. The book ranges in scope from serial killing to mass and spree homicide and across the jurisdictions of the UK, USA and other countries. Also interweaved in this key resource are acutely observed accounts of the Holocaust, capital punishment and homicide within a consumer society. The authors explain the categories within which homicide is conventionally discussed, as well as crimes of the powerful and those made opaque for political, economic or other questionable purposes, making the work one of immense value to anyone wishing to see violence through a new lens. A hugely wide-ranging explanation of homicide, perfect for dedicated courses. The book demonstrates how homicide definition stems from political, cultural and societal choices and looks at the deficits in homicide classifications. An entirely fresh look at the subject. From the Foreword ‘It is no small feat to offer such robust understandings of homicide … A judicious and much needed collection at a time in which our existence is evermore enveloped by aspects of death, despair and homicide in all its various malignant forms.’— Professor David Wilson. Authors Dr Adam Lynes, Professor Elizabeth Yardley and Lucas Danos all teach at Birmingham City University, one of the UK’s

Serial Killers Book

Serial Killers


  • Author : Mark Seltzer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-09-13
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135206864

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Serial Killers Excerpt :

In this provocative cultural study, the serial killer emerges as a central figure in what Mark Seltzer calls 'America's wound culture'. From the traumas displayed by talk show guests and political candidates, to the violent entertainment of Crash or The Alienist, to the latest terrible report of mass murder, we are surrounded by the accident from which we cannot avert our eyes. Bringing depth and shadow to our collective portrait of what a serial killer must be, Mark Seltzer draws upon popular sources, scholarly analyses, and the language of psychoanalysis to explore the genesis of this uniquely modern phenomenon. Revealed is a fascination with machines and technological reproduction, with the singular and the mass, with definitions of self, other, and intimacy. What emerges is a disturbing picture of how contemporary culture is haunted by technology and the instability of identity.

Serial Killers True Crime Anthology 2014 Vol  I Book
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Serial Killers True Crime Anthology 2014 Vol I


  • Author : RJ Parker
  • Publisher : RJ PARKER PUBLISHING, INC.
  • Release Date : 2013-12-15
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN 10 : 9781494325893

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Serial Killers True Crime Anthology 2014 Vol I Excerpt :

Some of the serial killers chosen for this first annual Serial Killers True Crime Anthology you might have heard of and we present their tales in new ways. Others have not graced every newspaper, tabloid or television screen and represent tales of true crime horror told in detail for the first time in these pages. Five of true crime's most prolific authors have come together in these pages to present their most compelling cases of serial homicide, famous and not so famous. WARNING: This book contains graphic forensic crime scene photos and statements that some may find disturbing. "The lambs may have stopped screaming, but Hannibal Lecter has nothing on the very 'real' monsters presented here." Serial killers; they cross the bounds of evil. They murder at random without logic or reason other than the one twisting in their sick and evil minds. They are diabolical vile creatures devoid of morality or pity. You will meet a chosen few of them in these pages. We will see that serial killers are roaming among us all, from small towns to big cities. They are not limited to a particular place, gene pool, culture, social class or religion. They are not restricted to any particular demographic, political propensity and they can be of any gender. "To cover such vast territory of the criminal mind is a credit to the dedication a small group of determined authors who possess a passion in true crime and it is evident in the pages of Serial Killers True Crime Anthology 2014, a book you will embrace and come back to repeatedly, I will. I am excitedly anticipating volume two next year."- ★★★★★ John Douglas, FBI Profiler bestseller author of Mind Hunter

Serial Killers Book
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Serial Killers


  • Author : Joel Norris
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385263283

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Serial Killers Excerpt :

A psychologist takes a new look at the crimes and minds of serial killers, argues that they are destined to kill from an early age, and offers remedies to control this serious threat to society