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NCJ Number: 183548 Find in a Library
Title: Encyclopedia of Serial Killers: A Study of the Chilling Criminal Phenomenon, From the "Angels of Death" to The "Zodiac" Killer
Author(s): Michael Newton
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 400
Sponsoring Agency: Checkmark Books
New York, NY 10001
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8160-3979-8
Sale Source: Checkmark Books
c/o Facts on File
11 Penn Plaza
New York, NY 10001
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume presents in alphabetical order the biographies and case histories of individual killers and essays on general topics such as the motivation for serial homicide and the warning signs of violent tendencies.
Abstract: The volume aims to aid understanding of the problem of serial homicide and to aid in the development of workable solutions to the problem. The preface notes that the case histories are examples of specific serial killer types, motivations, nationalities, and other characteristics, because the more than 1,500 serial killers on record renders comprehensive coverage of every case unfeasible. The profiles detail the crimes, what is known about the individual’s childhood and family, the investigation and prosecution of the murderer, and the sentence. Photographs; appended summaries of the histories of all known solo killers, team killers, and unsolved cases; index, and approximately 300 references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Homicide causes; Homicide investigations; Homicide victims; Mass murders; Murderers; Serial murders; Violence causes
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