The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers

The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers

by Michael Newton
     
 

From Jack the Ripper to the FBI's Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (VICAP), the Encyclopedia of Serial Killers provides an exhaustive overview of what is undoubtedly the most macabre and fascinating branch of crime and modern criminology. More than 240 entries and 70 photographs detail individual cases of serial murder from ancient Rome to the present daySee more details below

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From Jack the Ripper to the FBI's Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (VICAP), the Encyclopedia of Serial Killers provides an exhaustive overview of what is undoubtedly the most macabre and fascinating branch of crime and modern criminology. More than 240 entries and 70 photographs detail individual cases of serial murder from ancient Rome to the present day, law enforcement agents and their techniques, the factors that contribute to the development of a serial killer, and how society chooses to deal with and punish these vicious criminals.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
This revision of the 1999 resource of the same title (released in paperback in 2000) builds on the first edition by adding new entries and black-and-white photos as well as updating the original content. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Booknews
Son of Sam, Jack the Ripper, the Boston Strangler, Ted Bundy, and John Wayne Gacy are some of the famous figures profiled by Newton, a crime writer specializing in serial killers. Ranging from ancient Rome to the present, he discusses the realities versus popular film and television myths, key figures on both sides of the law, pivotal cases and events, and criminal activities that have shaped law enforcement responses. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816061969
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Series:
Facts on File Crime Library
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
180,273
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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