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Contemporary Perspectives on Serial Murder
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Contemporary Perspectives on Serial Murder

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© 1998 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Labeled as the crime of the 1990s', it is predicted that serial murder will remain the most intriguing crime as we enter the new millennium. Although several books have been authored that focus on the study of serial homicide, Contemporary Perspectives on Serial Murder is the first to join the perspectives of acknowledged experts in the field along with the perspectives of emerging authorities on serial murder. The breadth and diversity of the chapters offer a unique look at these heinous crimes from various viewpoints and experiences. Contributors address major themes of serial murder that include the etiology of serial murder, victim selectivity, female serial killers, profiling cases, types and methods of stalking, and future trends for tracing and tracking serial killers. Accessibly written, this compelling volume also includes information on the relationship between minorities and serial killing as well as the history of serial murder in North America.

Contemporary Perspectives on Serial Murder is an ideal supplement to authored texts on the topic and is an appropriate core text for courses on serial murder and homicide.

 
PART ONE: WHAT IS SERIAL MURDER? THE CHARACTER AND THE EXTENT
R Holmes and J DeBurger
Profiles in Terror
The Serial Murderer  
P Jenkins
African-Americans and Serial Homicide
R Hale and A Bolin
The Female Serial Killer
S Holmes, E Hickey and R Holmes
Female Serial Murderesses
The Unnoticed Terror  
 
PART TWO: THE MIND OF THE SERIAL KILLER
 
Introduction
R Hale
The Application of Learning Theory to Serial Murder or `You Too Can Learn to Be a Serial Killer'
A Carlisle
The Divided Self
Toward an Understanding of the Dark Side of the Serial Killer  
R Holmes
Sequential Predation
Elements of Serial Fatal Victimization  
R Holmes, J DeBurger and S Holmes
Inside the Mind of the Serial Killer
Anonymous
A Serial Killer's Perspective
 
PART THREE: INVESTIGATING SERIAL MURDER CASES
R Holmes
Stalking in America
Types and Methods of Criminal Stalkers  
J Davis
Profiling the Clairemont Serial Murder Case
A Collaborative Investigative Effort  
R Holmes
Psychological Profiling
Uses in Serial Murder Cases  
D Rivers
Cold Case Squad
 
PART FOUR: FUTURE TRENDS IN SERIAL MURDER INVESTIGATION AND RESEARCH
 
Introduction
K Rossmo
A Methodological Model
T O'Reilly-Fleming
Serial Murder Investigation
Prospects for Police Networking  
R Holmes and S Holmes
Selected Problems in Serial Murder Investigations

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