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The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers / Edition 2

The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers / Edition 2

by Michael NewtonMichael Newton
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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816061952
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/28/2006
Series: Facts on File Crime Library
Edition description: REV
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 482,108
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

Customer Reviews

The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
SarahWhitt on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book, it's written as an encylopedia from A - Z . Gives details of the killers story including their early years, past convictions, victims and so on. I really enjoyed the entries from the earliest serial killers, something you often don't hear about. Not sure if it is just me but I did seem to find a reoccuring theme in the entries; most of the killers were oftem times ignored by the justice system, going their entire young adult lives in and out of the court system only to be let go and then later convicted of serial killings. I also liked the face that the author lists types of serial killers, and the thinking, psychology behind them such as medical murders. It is an interesting read and one you don't have to read from page 1 to the end, you can pursue this in your own time and get as much from it as you want.
Heather19 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have to admit that I got this book for one reason only: The section about Elizabeth Bathory (I collect books with mentions of her). However, this book has far exceeded my expectations, I recieved it yesterday and have already read quite a bit of it. The encyclopedia format makes it easy to read and find information, and there are so many different people, so many different motives and stories, it's really an interesting read. Chilling, but interesting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was fantastic!! it has great information. i own this book and i wasnt able to put it down! i just hope they make a smaller version of this book because its to big to carry it around.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I personally have this book . It's a must have ,I am a true lover of true crime serial killer books and would recommend this to whom ever loves to read these kind of books ,it's good for research or school projects (of true crime ) and of course it does give you the real look of how they really are and there acts ...ect . I own it and love it It's a must have . This book gives you detail of what you want to know .
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read a few books similar to this one, where the authors try to list and briefly summarize every serial killer. No book however, comes this close to listing them all. I often find myself using this book to verify information, and rarely do I come across an individual not listed in it. The author put lots of research into this book, and even went so far as to list unsolved serial cases, which again was the most thorough listing I have ever seen. I highly recommend this book to those who want to learn more names in the world of serial killers. I also recommend this book to those researching in the area to use as a guidebook to look back upon when needed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was very informative on different serial killers, some of there life and there sick habbits. Great book for the real reader of the serial killer.