Serial Murder / Edition 3

Serial Murder / Edition 3

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by Ronald M. Holmes, Stephen T. Holmes
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412974429

ISBN-13: 9781412974424

Pub. Date: 07/21/2009

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Continuing in the same well-written and accessible style as the previous editions, this text systematically examines the strange phenomenon of serial murder. Exploring the different types of serial killers, the authors present a clear image of the typology, behavioral patterns, and motivation of the various types of serial killers.

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Overview

Continuing in the same well-written and accessible style as the previous editions, this text systematically examines the strange phenomenon of serial murder. Exploring the different types of serial killers, the authors present a clear image of the typology, behavioral patterns, and motivation of the various types of serial killers.

New to This Edition

  • Differentiation between Mass, Spree and Serial Murder Theories
  • Three new chapters: Mass Murder and Spree Murder: Two Types of Multicides; Serial Killers in Foreign Countries; and Health-Care Professionals and Serial Murder
  • Updated references, boxes, photos and features, including brief profiles of serial killers, serial killer nicknames, etc.
  • Discussion of recent and high profile serial killers, andthe typologies that apply to them
  • New end-of-chapter discussion questions to enhance student comprehension and retention

Serial Murder, Third Edition is ideal for use as a supplementary text in Homicide, Violence, and Deviance courses offered in departments of criminology, psychology, and sociology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412974424
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/21/2009
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
193,873
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1. What Is Serial Murder?
2. Mass Murder and Spree Murder: Two Types of Multicides
3. Serial Murder
4. Theories of Serial Murder
5. The Visionary Serial Killer
6. The Mission Serial Killer
7. The Hedonistic Serial Murderer: The Lust Killer
8. The Hedonistic Serial Murderer: The Thrill Killer
9. The Hedonistic Serial Killer: Comfort Type
10. The Power/Control Serial Killer
11. Female Serial Killers
12. Serial Killers in Foreign Countries
13. Health Care Professionals and Serial Murder
14. The Victims of Serial Killers
15. Problems and Solutions in Serial Murder Investigations
References
Index
About the Authors

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