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: 8871

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

Extreme Killing

Understanding Serial and Mass Murder

Author: James Alan Fox,Jack Levin,Emma E. Fridel

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506349129

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 5193

Extreme Killing offers you a comprehensive overview of multiple homicide, including both serial and mass murder. Filled with classic and contemporary case studies, this fully updated Fourth Edition reflects a growing concern for specific types of multiple homicides—indiscriminate public massacres, terrorist attacks, hate crimes, and school shootings—as well as largely debated issues such as gun control and mental illness. Renowned experts and authors in the field, James Alan Fox, Jack Levin, and Emma Fridel bring their years of research and experience to create distinctions between serial and mass murders, address characteristics of both killers and their victims, and recognize the special concerns around multiple murder victims and their survivors. You will examine the latest theories of criminal behavior and apply them to mass and serial murderers from around the world, such as the mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas, the Grim Sleeper in Los Angeles, the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando, the shooting of nine African Americans by a white supremacist in a Charleston church, and more.

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: 4112

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

Roter Drache

Roman

Author: Thomas Harris

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641215749

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 3293

Hannibal Lecters erster Auftritt Ein Killer verbreitet Angst und Schrecken in Florida. Er hat schon zehn Menschen umgebracht, und die Mordserie reißt nicht ab. Wer wäre besser geeignet, ein Psychogramm des Gesuchten anzufertigen, als der Psychiater und Massenmörder, den das FBI drei Jahre zuvor fassen konnte: Dr. Hannibal Lecter.

Serial Homicide

Profiling of Victims and Offenders for Policing

Author: Agnieszka Daniszewska

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319400541

Category: Social Science

Page: 88

View: 7439

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.

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: 3225

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.

Serial Murder

Author: Ronald M. Holmes,Stephen T. Holmes

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412974429

Category: Social Science

Page: 271

View: 8127

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

Anatomie des Mörders

der Top-Agent des FBI enthüllt die Motive von Gewaltverbrechern

Author: John E. Douglas,Mark Olshaker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442150960

Category:

Page: 504

View: 9800

Murders in the United States

Crimes, Killers and Victims of the Twentieth Century

Author: R. Barri Flowers,H. Loraine Flowers

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786420759

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 9256

From the assassination of President William McKinley on September 6, 1901, to the mass killing at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, the 20th century saw many murderous events that are difficult to contemplate but have become a part of the national history. This reference book is divided into three parts. Part One, arranged chronologically, details 53 of the most famous murder cases of the 20th century in the United States. In Part Two, over 300 entries (alphabetically arranged by criminal) provide descriptions of crimes and are subdivided into male, female, and juvenile murderers; pair and group murderers; hate crime murderers; and school killings. Part Three features crime events related to over 40 selected victims. Cross references guide the reader to additional information. An index is included.

Zodiac

Auf der Spur eines Serienkillers

Author: Robert Graysmith

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641028922

Category: Fiction

Page: 306

View: 3041

„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.

Overkill

Mass Murder and Serial Killing Exposed

Author: James Alan Fox,Jack Levin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1489960708

Category: Social Science

Page: 267

View: 467

Criminology

An Interdisciplinary Approach

Author: Anthony Walsh,Lee Ellis

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412938406

Category: Social Science

Page: 495

View: 1826

This unique text offers an interdisciplinary perspective on crime and criminality by integrating the latest theories, concepts, and research from sociology, psychology, and biology. Offering a more complete look at the world of criminology than any other existing text, authors Anthony Walsh and Lee Ellis first present criminological theory and concepts in their traditional form and then show how integrating theory and concepts from the more basic sciences can complement, expand, strengthen, and add coherence to them.

Blaubart

Author: N.A

Publisher: bohem press

ISBN: 3855813469

Category:

Page: 34

View: 2771

Blaubart beeindruckt durch seinen Reichtum eine von zwei Schwestern so sehr, dass sie ihn heiratet, obwohl niemand weiss, was mit seinen früheren Ehefrauen geschehen ist.

Cultural Criminology

Author: Jeff Ferrell,Clinton Sanders

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781555532369

Category: Social Science

Page: 365

View: 6682

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.

Criminology Research Focus

Author: Karen T. Froeling

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781600218828

Category: Criminologie

Page: 328

View: 4774

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: 9072

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.

Using Murder

The Social Construction of Serial Homicide

Author: Philip Jenkins

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780202305257

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

View: 7292

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: 7805

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.

Introduction to Criminology

Theories, Methods, and Criminal Behavior

Author: Frank E. Hagan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412979714

Category: Social Science

Page: 553

View: 8146

Introduction to Criminology, Seventh Edition is a comprehensive introduction to the study of criminology designed for an introductory undergraduate courses. The book focuses on the vital core of criminological theory--theory, method, and criminal behavior. Hagan investigates all forms of criminal activity, such as organized crime, white collar crime, political crime, and environmental crime. He explains the methods of operation, the effects on society, and how various theories account for criminal behavior. New to this edition: Expansion of material on psycho-social and bio-social theories Additional coverage of terrorism in Ch. 11, along with ethics in the research methods chapter, Ch. 2 New chapter on Cybercrime New Epilogue on the future of crime and the newest criminological theories New Career Feature Boxes New Crime Files Feature Boxes End-of-Chapter Web Research Exercises New full-color design and photo program In-text links to study site Expanded study site resources including video of the author and original podcasts recorded by the author for each chapter Blackboard and Web CT compatibility