Contemporary Perspectives on Serial Murder

Contemporary Perspectives on Serial Murder

by Ronald M. Holmes
     
 

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.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761914204
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/24/1998
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. IWhat Is Serial Murder? The Character and the Extent
1Profiles in Terror: The Serial Murderer5
2African-Americans and Serial Homicide17
3The Female Serial Killer33
4Female Serial Murderesses: The Unnoticed Terror59
Pt. IIThe Mind of the Serial Killer
5The Application of Learning Theory to Serial Murder, or "You Too Can Learn to Be a Serial Killer"75
6The Divided Self: Toward an Understanding of the Dark Side of the Serial Killer85
7Sequential Predation: Elements of Serial Fatal Victimization101
8Inside the Mind of the Serial Murderer113
9A Serial Killer's Perspective123
Pt. IIIInvestigating Serial Murder Cases
10Stalking in America: Types and Methods of Criminal Stalkers137
11Profiling the Clairemont Serial Murder Case: A Collaborative Investigative Effort149
12Psychological Profiling: Uses in Serial Murder Cases173
13Cold Case Squad187
Pt. IVFuture Trends in Serial Murder Investigation and Research
14A Methodological Model199
15Serial Murder Investigation: Prospects for Police Networking218
16Selected Problems in Serial Murder Investigations227
Index235
About the Editors243
About the Contributors244

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