Serial Murderers and Their Victims

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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 6/23/2009
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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This text provides an in-depth, scholarly, and broad-based examination of serial murderers and their victims. The coverage is supported by extensive data and research, and it profiles some of the most prominent murderers of our time. Author Eric Hickey examines the lives of over 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 Trauma-Control model for explaining serial murder behavior.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Phenomenon of Serial Murder
Cultural Development of Monsters, Demons, and Evil
Psycho-Genetics of Serial Murderers
Social Construction of Serial Murder
Sexual Predators, Paraphilia &Murder
Healthcare Killers
The Male Serial Murderer
Team Killers
The Female Serial Murderer
Serial Murder from a Global Perspective
Interviewing Serial Murderers
Profiling, Apprehension, and Disposition of Serial Killers
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