Extreme Killing : Understanding Serial and Mass Murder

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-03-14
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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This comprehensive overview of serial and multiple murders looks at the theories for the criminal behavior and applies them to a multitude of well-known and little-known cases worldwide, examining similarities and differences. Jamie Fox and Jack Levin are renowned experts and authors in the field and they bring their years of research to bear in this fascinating analysis of serial, multiple and mass murder. The second edition is updated with more recent theory and cases.Features of the 2nd edition:1. Updated throughout with new cases like the BTK Killer, Virginia Tech shootings, Ft. Hood mass murder.2. Expanded coverage of theory3. Stronger research focus4. Expanded illustration program with better use of photos, charts and graphs

Table of Contents

Multiple Murder
America's Fascination with Multiple Homicide
Defining Multiple Murder
Serial Murder
An Anatomy of Serial Murder
With Deliberation and Purpose
Murder Without Guilt
Partners in Murder
Killing for Company
The Making of a Serial Killer
Nonsexual Control
Killing Cults
So Many Victims
For Love, Money or Revenge
Family Annihilation
Firing Back
Schooled in Mass Murder
Fighting City Hall
Hate-Motivated Mass Murder
Going Berserk
Remembering the Victims
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