Serial Murderers and Their Victims

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This text provides an in-depth, scholarly, and broad-based examination of serial murderers and their victims. The coverage is supported by extensive data and research, and it profiles some of the most prominent murderers of our time. Author Eric Hickey examines the lives of over 400 serial murderers, analyzing the cultural, historical, and religious factors that influence our myths and stereotypes of these individuals. He then describes the biological, psychological, and sociological reasons for serial murder, ...
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Overview

This text provides an in-depth, scholarly, and broad-based examination of serial murderers and their victims. The coverage is supported by extensive data and research, and it profiles some of the most prominent murderers of our time. Author Eric Hickey examines the lives of over 400 serial murderers, analyzing the cultural, historical, and religious factors that influence our myths and stereotypes of these individuals. He then describes the biological, psychological, and sociological reasons for serial murder, offering his own Trauma-Control model for explaining serial murder behavior.
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Hickey (criminology, California State University, Fresno) profiles numerous serial killers, including the Columbine killers, Josef Mengele, Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, David Berkowitz, Jack the Ripper, Ted Kaczynski, and many less well known. He groups them by type (male, female, team killers), and presents the cultural, biological, psychological, social, and global perspectives on their behavior. Though prominently mentioned in the title, only one chapter is dedicated to describing the victims of these crimes. The companion CD-ROM includes the text of this book and several others, allowing electronic access to biographies, photographs, and investigative tools. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Eric W. Hickey teaches criminal psychology at California State University, Fresno. Dr. Hickey has appeared on National Public Radio, Larry King Live, 20/20, Good Morning America, Court TV, A&E, Discovery and Learning Channel documentaries to discuss his research on sexual predators, murderers and serial killers. He also has served as a consultant to the UNABOMB Task Force, the American Prosecutors' Research Institute, and testifies as an expert witness in both criminal and civil cases. He conducts seminars for agencies involving profiling and investigating sex crimes, arson, robbery, homicide, stalking, workplace violence and terrorism.
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Table of Contents

1 Introduction : the phenomenon of serial murder 1
2 Cultural development of monsters, demons, and evil 42
3 Biology and psychology in serial murder 59
4 Social construction of serial murder 95
5 The male serial murderer 133
6 Team killers 192
7 The female serial murderer 220
8 Victims 247
9 Interviewing serial murderers 273
10 Serial murder from a global perspective 290
11 Serial murder in Japan and South Africa 309
12 Profiling, apprehension, and disposition of serial killers 325
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