Team Killers: Comparative Study of Collaborative Criminals

Team Killers: Comparative Study of Collaborative Criminals

by Jennifer Furio
     
 

Furio, a prison-reform activist, mixes true-crime chills with sociological analysis and excerpts from her correspondence with death- row inmates to shed light on the phenomenon of team killers. These are couples or groups in which a leader, usually a man, manipulates a weaker partner, frequently a woman, into either killing or assisting in killing by recruiting… See more details below

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Furio, a prison-reform activist, mixes true-crime chills with sociological analysis and excerpts from her correspondence with death- row inmates to shed light on the phenomenon of team killers. These are couples or groups in which a leader, usually a man, manipulates a weaker partner, frequently a woman, into either killing or assisting in killing by recruiting victims. "The French have coined the term folie a deux to indicate a delusion shared by two emotionally linked persons," Furio writes. "Is the organized whole greater than the sum of its parts, here as in so many other social forms of activity? It seems that it is." The work would benefit from a subject index.

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ISBN-13:
9781892941626
Publisher:
Algora Publishing
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.59(d)

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