Inside the Minds of Serial Killers

Why They Kill

Author: Katherine M. Ramsland

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275990992

Category: Social Science

Page: 199

View: 8744

Examines the variety of serial killers and explains how they work, why they do what they do, who they are and what makes them kill

Zodiac

Auf der Spur eines Serienkillers

Author: Robert Graysmith

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641028922

Category: Fiction

Page: 306

View: 3830

„Ich töte Menschen, weil es mir so viel Spaß macht.“ Jahrelang versetzte ein als Zodiac berühmt gewordener Serienkiller Kalifornien in Angst und Schrecken und spielte mit der Polizei ein grausames Katz-und-Maus-Spiel. Regisseur David Fincher (Se7en, Fight Club) verfilmt die Geschichte einer unglaublichen Mordserie mit u. a. Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr. und Gary Oldman.

Serial Killing for Profit: Multiple Murder for Money

Multiple Murder for Money

Author: Dirk C. Gibson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313378916

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

View: 3606

This the first book to focus specifically on serial killers motivated by monetary gain. • Profiles 12 cases of serial murder motivated by profit • Provides ten tables of data that collectively describe salient dimensions of the sample of murderers examined in the book, and quantify their commercial motivation • Includes a selective bibliography of the resources used by the author to write the book • Offers a comprehensive index covering all aspects of the murderers, their crimes, and the profit motive behind them

Criminology of Serial Poisoners

Author: Michael Farrell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030011380

Category: Social Science

Page: 245

View: 7278

This book examines serial homicidal poisonings in the modern era, to improve our contemporary understanding of poisons, poisoners, and investigation. Drawing on cases of serial poisoning from around the world, the book defines key terms, examines theories and explanations of serial homicide in relation to serial poisoning, explores the features of the poisons and examines the demographic characteristics of perpetrators of serial poisoning and their victims. It considers healthcare serial poisoning as a specific issue. Overall, it provides an outline for developing a criminology of serial poisoning homicide.

Extreme Killing

Understanding Serial and Mass Murder

Author: James Alan Fox,Jack Levin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761988571

Category: Social Science

Page: 290

View: 5092

In Extreme Killing: Understanding Serial and Mass Murder, renowned experts James Alan Fox and Jack Levin examine the theories of criminal behavior and apply them to a multitude of well-known and lesser-known cases from around the world. The authors draw upon research from two large data sets - one comprised of serial killers and the other of those who have committed massacres. Extreme Killing is a fascinating introduction to an extreme set of homicidal behaviors for any interested reader.

Serial Murderers and Their Victims

Author: Eric W. Hickey

Publisher: Thomson Brooks/Cole

ISBN: N.A

Category: True Crime

Page: 265

View: 7149

This text provides an in-depth, scholarly, and broad-based examination of serial murderers and their victims. The coverage is backed up by extensive data and research and profiles some of the most prominent murderers of our time. Author Eric Hickey examines the lives of nearly 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 model for explaining serial-murder behavior.

Introduction to Criminology

Theories, Methods, and Criminal Behavior

Author: Frank E. Hagan,Leah E. Daigle

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1544339054

Category: Social Science

Page: 584

View: 3449

Introduction to Criminology, Tenth Edition, is a comprehensive introduction to the study of criminology, focusing on the vital core areas of the field—theory, method, and criminal behavior. With more attention to crime typologies than most introductory texts, authors Frank E. Hagan and Leah Elizabeth Daigle investigate all forms of criminal activity, such as organized crime, white collar crime, political crime, and environmental crime. The methods of operation, the effects on society and policy decisions, and the connection between theory and criminal behavior are all explained in a clear, accessible manner. New to the Tenth Edition: New “Applying Theory” scenarios are included with the theory chapters in Part II. These application exercises encourage critical thinking by asking you to use criminological theory to explain the criminal behavior of Aileen Wuornos. Updated “Crime and the Media” boxes highlight the effect that the media has on public perception of crime. New topics include the #MeToo movement, media coverage of the opioid crisis, popular shows like Breaking Bad and The Wire, online dating fraud, and cyberbullying. Over 170 new “Learning Check” questions and answers have been added throughout the book to help you review your understanding of key concepts and increase reading comprehension. Examination of important new topics, like what works in criminology, the relationship between immigration and crime, the impact of neuroscience and genetic studies on criminology, recent shootings and terrorist attacks, and the continuing battle between over-criminalization and under-criminalization, deepens your understanding of the field. Updated figures, tables, and statistics throughout the book ensure that you have access to the most current information available.

Overkill

Mass Murder and Serial Killing Exposed

Author: James Alan Fox

Publisher: Dell Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780440221890

Category: True Crime

Page: 320

View: 7031

Two nationally prominent criminologists explain the psychology of serial killers, including Jeffrey Dahmer, Joel Rifkin, Ted Bundy, and Colin Fergusson, examining their childhoods, their motivations and fantasies, and the role of society in forming them. Reprint.

Cultural Criminology

Author: Jeff Ferrell,Clinton Sanders

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781555532369

Category: Social Science

Page: 365

View: 7374

This pioneering collection of provocative essays focuses on collective behaviors organized around imagery, style, and symbolic meaning, and considers the ways in which legal and political authorities and the mass media construct these behaviors as criminal. Arguing for the development of a new cultural criminology, the contributors examine a wide range of social and cultural phenomena such as the politics of worldwide urban graffiti and the interplay of skinhead violence and musical style. On the cutting edge of contemporary theory, Cultural Criminology maps directions for further exploration in this emerging synthesis of criminological and cultural studies.

Killerfrauen

Deutschlands bekanntester Serienmordexperte klärt auf

Author: Stephan Harbort

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426441063

Category: True Crime

Page: 240

View: 8773

Stephan Harbort erzählt packend beispielhafte Fälle von Serienmörderinnen, analysiert ihre Motive, Hintergründe und Persönlichkeitsprofile: Eine Krankenschwester, die im Namen Gottes Patienten ermordet. Zwei junge Frauen, die ihre Untergebenen in der Drückerkolonne mit Baseballschlägern prügeln und foltern. Eine Eis-Verkäuferin, die ihre Exmänner erschießt. Deutschlands führender Serienmordexperte gibt beklemmende Einblicke in die Abgründe der Seele. Denn Frauen töten anders.

Criminology Research Focus

Author: Karen T. Froeling

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781600218828

Category: Criminologie

Page: 328

View: 1011

Criminology is the scientific study of crime as an individual and social phenomenon. Criminological research areas include the incidence and forms of crime as well as its causes and consequences. They also include social and governmental regulations and reactions to crime. Criminology is an interdisciplinary field in the behavioural sciences, drawing especially on the research of sociologists and psychologists, as well as on writings in law. This book presents leading research from around the world.

Introduction to Criminology

A Text/Reader

Author: Anthony Walsh,Craig Hemmens

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412992362

Category: Social Science

Page: 621

View: 911

A unique text/reader that takes a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to the study of criminology Providing an affordable alternative to the standard textbook, this new edition of the authors’ popular text/reader provides instructors and students the best of both worlds – authored text with carefully selected accompanying readings. Now thoroughly updated with new articles, new content, and new statistics, tables, and figures, this Second Edition provides an interdisciplinary perspective on crime and criminality that incorporates the latest theories, concepts, and research from sociology, psychology, genetics, evolutionary biology, and the neurosciences. The new edition is divided into 15 sections that mirror chapters in a typical criminology textbook. New to This Edition: A new Section 11 on Mass Murder and Terrorism makes coverage of these high-interest topics even more accessible. Section 10 now focuses only on murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, and domestic violence, making it easier for students to absorb the material. New articles appear in the structural theories section, the sections devoted to violent crime, and throughout the text/reader as needed. The authors now more closely link sections on types of crime to sections on theory to give readers a more cohesive understanding of the connections between the two. Contemporary criminologists’ favored theories (drawn from a survey of 770 criminologists) now appear in a table to give readers insight into the professional opinion today on criminological theories. Features: Each Section has a 15-page introduction (a "mini-chapter”) that contains vignettes, photos, tables and graphs, end-of-chapter questions, and Web exercises, followed by three to four supporting readings. Theory Section introductions contain a unique table that compares and contrasts the theories presented, while theory concluding sub-sections focus on policy and crime prevention. A "How to Read a Research Article" guide (which appears prior to the first reading) illustrates key aspects of a research article. The book’s readings are drawn from carefully selected, edited journal articles appropriate for an undergraduate audience.

Serial Homicide

Profiling of Victims and Offenders for Policing

Author: Agnieszka Daniszewska

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319400541

Category: Social Science

Page: 88

View: 7626

This Brief provides an overview and history of the definition of serial homicide, from the perspectives of psychology, medicine, criminology and forensics. It reviews research to provide a standard definition of serial homicide (as opposed to multiple or mass homicide), and provide insights on profiles of victims and offenders for police practitioners. It also includes a discussion of the media approach to covering serial homicide. The Brief is divided into four major sections covering: definitions and overview of serial homicide, profiling perpetrators according to different typologies, profiling victims, applied case studies, and recommendations for investigation and prevention. The author’s approach is aimed primarily at researchers in police studies, but will be of interest to researchers in related fields such as criminal justice, sociology, psychology, and public policy.

Contemporary Perspectives on Serial Murder

Author: Ronald M. Holmes,Stephen T. Holmes

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761914211

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

View: 6485

Labeled as the crime of the 1990’s, serial murder is predicted to remain the crime of the first decades of the new millennium. This book brings together the perspectives of acknowledged experts in the field along with those of emerging authorities on serial murder. The chapters offer a unique look at these crimes from a variety of viewpoints and experiences. Accessibly written, this compelling volume includes information on minorities and serial killing, as well the manner in which serial killers are traced and tracked.

Ice Man

Bekenntnisse eines Mafia-Killers

Author: Philip Carlo

Publisher: Piper Spannungsvoll

ISBN: 3492983383

Category: True Crime

Page: 512

View: 4745

Er führte ein schockierendes Doppelleben: Hinter dem liebevollen Familienvater Richard Kuklinski verbirgt sich einer der grausamsten Auftragsmörder der USA. In über vierzig Jahren ermordet er mehr als 200 Menschen im Auftrag der Mafia. Seine eiskalten und sadistischen Taten verleihen ihm den Namen »Ice Man«. Und das Unglaubliche: Seine Familie ahnt nichts ... Bestsellerautor Philip Carlo erzählt seine Lebensgeschichte: spannend, packend, rasant.

Clues from Killers

Serial Murder and Crime Scene Messages

Author: Dirk Cameron Gibson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275983604

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 249

View: 9907

Analyzes the communication behavior of ten notorious serial killers, recounting the events of each case and speculating about the purpose and psychological implications of the notes and messages left or sent by each killer.

Using Murder

The Social Construction of Serial Homicide

Author: Philip Jenkins

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780202305257

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

View: 2790

In the last decade, serial murder has become a source of major concern for law enforcement agencies, while the serial killer has attracted widespread interest as a villain in popular culture. There is no doubt, however, that popular fears and stereotypes have vastly exaggerated the actual scale of multiple homicide activity. In assessing the concern and the interest, Jenkins has produced an innovative synthesis of approaches to social problem construction. It includes an historical and social-scientific estimate of the objective scale of serial murder; a rhetorical analysis of the construction of the phenomenon in public debate; and a cultural studies-oriented analysis of the portrayal of serial murder in contemporary literature, film, and the mass media. Using Murder suggests that a problem of this sort can only be understood in the context of its political and rhetorical dimension; that fears of crime and violence are valuable for particular constituencies and interest groups, which put them to their own uses. In part, these agendas are bureaucratic, in the sense that exaggerated concern about the offense generates support for criminal justice agencies. But other forces are at work in the culture at large, where serial murder has become an invaluable rhetorical weapon in public debates over issues like gender, race, and sexual orientation. Serial murder is worthy of study not so much for its intrinsic significance, but rather for what it suggests about the concerns, needs, and fears of the society that has come to portray it as an “ultimate evil.” Using Murder is a highly original study of a powerful contemporary mythology by a criminologist and historian versed in the constructionist literature on the origins of “moral panics.”

Encyclopedia of Murder and Violent Crime

Author: Eric W. Hickey

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761924371

Category: Law

Page: 603

View: 6082

Edited by an internationally recognized expert on serial killers, this encyclopedia covers both murder and violent crime in their variant forms. Included are biographies, chronologies, special interest inset boxes, up to 100 photographs, comprehensive article bibliographies, and appendices for items such as famous unsolved cases, celebrity murders, assasinations, original source documents, and online sources for information.

Serial Murder

Author: Ronald M. Holmes,Stephen T. Holmes

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412974429

Category: Social Science

Page: 271

View: 9933

Provides a solid review of the subject, with an accessible, incisive presentation, including photos and features unique to this edition.