Serial Killers

Serial Killers

by Louise I. Gerdes
     
 

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Book and article excerpts present academic and law enforcement perspectives on the behavior of serial killers, possible causes for their behavior, and the impact serial killers have on society as a whole. Readings examine the nature of serial murder, gender differences in serial murderers, why serial murderers kill, struggles of surviving victims and families, and… See more details below

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Book and article excerpts present academic and law enforcement perspectives on the behavior of serial killers, possible causes for their behavior, and the impact serial killers have on society as a whole. Readings examine the nature of serial murder, gender differences in serial murderers, why serial murderers kill, struggles of surviving victims and families, and public reactions to killers. Includes a list of organizations to contact for further research. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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KLIATT
This review was written to encompass six titles—Cancer, Cults, Ethnic Violence, Serial Killers, Teen Smoking, and War Crimes. These anthologies provide a variety of articles focusing on current social issues, "edited for clarity," as Greenhaven states. War Crimes, for example, begins with an introduction that outlines some of the history and controversies surrounding this topic, and then presents from three to seven articles each (of about three to twelve pages each) on various aspects: chapter headings are "An Examination of War Crimes," "War Crimes: A Historical Overview," "Personal Reflections on War Crimes," and "How Should War Crimes Be Addressed?" The authors, mostly journalists and professors, look at everything from rape as a war crime to the Holocaust, Vietnam, the Japanese occupation of China, and Rwanda, to deterrents and appropriate punishment. Articles are prefaced by brief summaries; an appendix includes the text of the Nuremberg Principles and the Geneva Convention treaties; and there is an annotated list of organizations to contact. The other volumes are similarly organized. Students studying current issues will find these titles a valuable resource. KLIATT Codes: SA—Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2000, Greenhaven, 192p, 24cm, bibliog, index, $13.96. Ages 16 to adult. Reviewer: Paula Rohrlick; May 2000 (Vol. 34 No. 3)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780737701678
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Series:
Contemporary Issues Companion Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.31(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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