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Serial Murderers and their Victims / Edition 6
     

Serial Murderers and their Victims / Edition 6

by Eric W. Hickey
 

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ISBN-10: 1133049702

ISBN-13: 9781133049708

Pub. Date: 05/10/2012

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This book provides an in-depth, scholarly, and broad-based examination of serial murderers and their victims. Featuring coverage supported by extensive data and research, the book profiles some of the most prominent murderers of our time, addressing the highest-profile serial killer type—the sexual predator—as well as a wide variety of other types (male,

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This book provides an in-depth, scholarly, and broad-based examination of serial murderers and their victims. Featuring coverage supported by extensive data and research, the book profiles some of the most prominent murderers of our time, addressing the highest-profile serial killer type—the sexual predator—as well as a wide variety of other types (male, female, team, healthcare, and serial killers from outside the U.S.). 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 describes the biological, psychological, and sociological reasons for serial murder and discusses profiling and other law enforcement issues related to the apprehension and disposition of serial killers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781133049708
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
05/10/2012
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Phenomenon of Serial Murder. 2. Cultural Development of Monsters, Demons, and Evil. 3. Psycho-Genetics of Serial Murderers. 4. Social Construction of Serial Murder. 5. Sexual Predators, Paraphilia, and Murder. 6. Healthcare Killers. 7. The Male Serial Murderer. 8. Team Killers. 9. The Female Serial Murderer. 10. Victims. 11. Serial Murder from a Global Perspective. 12. Responding to Serial Killers.

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