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Serial murderers and their victims /

Eric W. Hickey.

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Main Author: Hickey, Eric W.
Published: Belmont, CA, USA : Thomson Higher Education, c2006.
Edition: 4th ed.
Series: Contemporary issues in crime and justice series.
Topics: Serial murders - United States. | Serial murderers - United States - Psychology. | Murder victims - United States. | Homicide - classification - United States. | Homicide - psychology - United States - Case Reports.
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245 10|aSerial murderers and their victims /|cEric W. Hickey.
246 3 |aSerial murderers and their victims
250 |a4th ed.
260 |aBelmont, CA, USA :|bThomson Higher Education,|cc2006.
300 |axix, 396 p. :|bill. ;|c24 cm.
490 1 |aThe Wadsworth contemporary issues in crime and justice series
504 |aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 366-383) and index.
505 0 |a1. Introduction : the phenomenon of serial murder -- 2. Cultural development of monsters, demons, and evil -- 3. Biology and psychology in serial murder -- 4. Social construction of serial murder -- 5. The male serial murderer -- 6. Team killers -- 7. The female serial murderer -- 8. Victims -- 9. Interviewing serial murderers -- 10. Serial murder from a global perspective -- 11. Serial murder in Japan and South Africa -- 12. Profiling, apprehension, and disposition of serial killers.
520 |aThis 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. The author 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.
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650 0|aMurder victims|zUnited States.
650 12|aHomicide|xclassification|zUnited States.
650 22|aHomicide|xpsychology|zUnited States|vCase Reports.
830 0|aContemporary issues in crime and justice series.

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