The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers: A Study of the Chilling Criminal Phenomenon, from the "Angels of Death" to the "Zodiac" Killer

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From Jack the Ripper to the FBI's Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (VICAP), the Encyclopedia of Serial Killers provides an exhaustive overview of what is undoubtedly the most macabre and fascinating branch of crime and modern criminology. More than 240 entries and 70 photographs detail individual cases of serial murder from ancient Rome to the present day, law enforcement agents and their techniques, the factors that contribute to the development of a serial killer, and how society chooses to deal with and punish these vicious criminals.
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Arranged alphabetically to include case histories of individual serial killers and essays on general topics, this reference work would appear to be the perfect companion to Jay Robert Nash's Encyclopedia of World Crime: Criminal Justice, Criminology and Law Enforcement (1989. o.p.). However, close examination reveals several flaws. The first is that Newton (Serial Slaughter) never explains his criteria for inclusion--a serious problem, in that he includes people like Josef Mengele (generally considered not a serial but a mass murderer). The second, related problem concerns the way he defines serial killer. By FBI standards, a serial killer is a person who murders three or more people. But Newton doesn't define his terms until two-thirds of the way into the book--and then he uses the National Institute of Justice's definition (that is, a person who murders two or more people) and argues that this should be the accepted one. Unfortunately, until someone else writes a better book on this topic, Newton's will have to do. Purchase cautiously.--Michael Sawyer, Northwestern Regional Lib., Elkin, NC Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
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Son of Sam, Jack the Ripper, the Boston Strangler, Ted Bundy, and John Wayne Gacy are some of the famous figures profiled by Newton, a crime writer specializing in serial killers. Ranging from ancient Rome to the present, he discusses the realities versus popular film and television myths, key figures on both sides of the law, pivotal cases and events, and criminal activities that have shaped law enforcement responses. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816039784
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/1999
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2007

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    this book was fantastic!! it has great information. i own this book and i wasnt able to put it down! i just hope they make a smaller version of this book because its to big to carry it around.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2004

    a must have

    I personally have this book . It's a must have ,I am a true lover of true crime serial killer books and would recommend this to whom ever loves to read these kind of books ,it's good for research or school projects (of true crime ) and of course it does give you the real look of how they really are and there acts ...ect . I own it and love it It's a must have . This book gives you detail of what you want to know .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2004

    THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION

    I have read a few books similar to this one, where the authors try to list and briefly summarize every serial killer. No book however, comes this close to listing them all. I often find myself using this book to verify information, and rarely do I come across an individual not listed in it. The author put lots of research into this book, and even went so far as to list unsolved serial cases, which again was the most thorough listing I have ever seen. I highly recommend this book to those who want to learn more names in the world of serial killers. I also recommend this book to those researching in the area to use as a guidebook to look back upon when needed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2002

    Grabs your attention

    This book was very informative on different serial killers, some of there life and there sick habbits. Great book for the real reader of the serial killer.

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