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The Killers Among Us: An Examination of Serial Murder and Its Investigation

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Publisher Comments:

This book brings together all of what we know, what we think we know, and what we don't know about the horrific violence of serial murder.Part I introduces the subject of serial murder and presents the "six myths" of serial murder that interfere with understanding and successful investigation. Part II presents detailed case studies of four infamous serial killers, John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, Kenneth Bianchi and Henry Lee Lucas. Part III focuses on the investigation of serial murder, showing the problems law enforcement faces — notably "linkage blindness, " the inability of unwillingness of police agencies to share information on unsolved murders. This seciton includes an extensive discussion of fourteen different police responses to serial murder. Finally, the author — a noted criminologist and former homicide investigator — discusses the future of serial murder and its investigation.Students of criminology, psychology and sociology; true crime buffs; mystery writers and readers; journalists; skeptics; and criminal justice professionals.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 266-283) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780138947347
Subtitle:
(an examination of serial murder and its investigation )
Author:
Egger, Steven A.
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Location:
Upper Saddle River, N.J. :
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Crime and criminals
Subject:
Sociology, anthropology and archaeology
Subject:
Pathological Psychology
Subject:
Serial murders
Subject:
Serial murderers
Subject:
Serial murder investigation.
Subject:
Abnormal Psychology
Subject:
Psychopathology - General
Subject:
Murder - General
Series Volume:
F
Publication Date:
c1998
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xix, 296 p.
Dimensions:
9.17x6.96x.59 in. .94 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Crime » General
History and Social Science » Crime » True Crime

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