Serial Murder / Edition 3

Serial Murder / Edition 3

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by Ronald M. Holmes, Stephen T. Holmes
     
 

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
  • Two new chapters: Serial Killers Around the World and Serial Killers in the Health Care Professions
  • Updated references, boxes, photos and features, including brief profiles of serial killers, serial killer nicknames, etc.
  • Discussion of recent and high profile serial killers, and the typologies that apply to them
  • New end-of-chapter pedagogy for improved student comprehension and retention

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412974424
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/21/2009
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
152,183
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1 What Is Serial Murder? 1

2 Mass Murder and Spree Murder: Two Types of Multicides 15

3 Serial Murder 39

4 Theories of Serial Murder 53

5 The Visionary Serial Killer 73

6 The Mission Serial Killer 91

7 The Hedonistic Serial Murderer: The Lust Killer 107

8 The Hedonistic Serial Murderer: The Thrill Killer 123

9 The Hedonistic Serial Killer: Comfort Type 139

10 The Power/Control Serial Killer 153

11 Female Serial Killers 171

12 Serial Killers in Foreign Countries 185

13 Health Care Professionals and Serial Murder 203

14 The Victims of Serial Killers 215

15 Problems and Solutions in Serial Murder Investigations 231

References 243

Index 261

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