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NCJ Number: 182042 Find in a Library
Title: Serial and Mass Murder: Theory, Research and Policy
Editor(s): Thomas O'Reilly-Fleming
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 195
Sponsoring Agency: Canadian Scholars Press
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2V6, Canada
Publication Number: ISBN 1-55130-066-4
Sale Source: Canadian Scholars Press
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Type: Issue Overview
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: These 10 papers present varied perspectives on issues related to serial murder and mass murder, based on a conference that took place in Canada in 1992 and brought together attorneys, police officials, students, victims’ rights advocates, academics, the media, and psychiatrists from the United States and Canada.
Abstract: The first paper analyzes several multiple murder cases that have received widespread attention in the research literature, reviews that status of knowledge on multiple murder, and summarizes the book’s subsequent chapters. Additional papers argue that ideology has become a major impediment to research progress related to multiple murder, explain the reasons that mass murder has received far less research attention than has serial murder, and examine the characteristics of the sexually sadistic serial killer. Further papers analyze serial murder in historical context, question the current categories that criminologists and others use to explain serial murder, and explore the ideological dimensions of homicide. Other papers examine the emerging topic of targeting of victims and serial murderers within urban settings by a criminologist and detective, analyze the sexual component of serial homicide, and consider the special problems experienced by surviving victims of multiple murder. Tables, figure, and chapter reference lists
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Canada; Criminal methods; Homicide Co-Survivors; Mass murders; Murderers; Offender attitudes; Offender profiles; Serial murders; United States of America; US/foreign comparisons
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