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Overview

Continuing in the same well-written and accessible style as the first, this Second Edition of Serial Murder brings state-of-the-art research to the extant literature.

Seven new chapters thoroughly examine different types of serial killers,and there is an informative chapter on theories of such crimes. A more fully developed discussion on the victims is provided, and an entire chapter is devoted to exploring the kinds of problems and frustrations often encountered during the investigation of these acts of violence. The book also incorporates expanded coverage on the history of serial murder, and the issue of women as serial killers is also considered.

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After three introductory chapters on serial murder in America and biological, psychological, and sociological theories of its causes, the authors profile the motives and behavior patterns of six different types of serial killers, which they respectively label as the visionary, mission, hedonistic lust, hedonistic thrill, hedonistic comfort, power/control serial killers. Also included are chapters on women murderers, victims and the problems and solutions in a serial murder investigation. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761913672
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 1/1/1998
  • Series: Murder Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 0.63 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

 

Ronald M. Holmes is Coroner, in the Jefferson County Coroner's office and Professor Emeritus of Justice Administration at the University of Louisville. He is the author of several books, among them Profiling Violent Crimes, Sex Crimes, and Serial Murder. He is also the author of more than 50 articles appearing in scholarly publications. He is Vice President of the National Center for the Study of Unresolved Homicides and has completed more than 500 psychological profiles for police departments across the United States. He received his doctorate from Indiana University.

is Coroner, in the Jefferson County Coroner's office and Professor Emeritus of Justice Administration at the University of Louisville. He is the author of several books, among them and He is also the author of more than 50 articles appearing in scholarly publications. He is Vice President of the National Center for the Study of Unresolved Homicides and has completed more than 500 psychological profiles for police departments across the United States. He received his doctorate from Indiana University.

Stephen T. Holmes is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Central Florida. Prior to this position, he was a social science analyst for the National Institute of Justice in Washington, D.C. He has authored 6 books and more than 15 articles dealing with policing, drug testing, probation and parole issues, and violent crime. He received his doctorate from the University of Cincinnati.

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Table of Contents

Murder in America
Serial Murder in the United States
Theories of Serial Murder
The Visionary Serial Killer
The Mission Serial Killer
The Hedonistic Serial Murderer
The Lust Killer
The Hedonistic Serial Murderer
The Thrill Killer
The Hedonistic Serial Murderer
The Comfort Killer
The Power/Control Serial Killer
Female Serial Murderers
The Victims of Serial Killers
Problems and Solutions in Serial Murder Investigations

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