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The New Predator--Women Who Kill

By Deborah Schurman-Kauflin
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  • Publisher : Algora Publishing
  • Isbn : 1892941279
  • Pages : 248
  • Category : Social Science
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This is the first book ever written on the basis of face-to-face interviews with women serial killers. The author, a professional criminal profiler, analyzes the common features and the distinctions between women and men who kill, and their crimes and cri.

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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3030048764
  • Pages : 211
  • Category : Law
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This book examines the media and cultural responses to the awful crimes of Brady and Hindley, whose murders provided a template for future media reporting on serial killers. It explores a wide variety of topics relating to the Moors Murders case including: the historical and geographical context of the murders, the reporting of the case and the unique features which have become standard for other murder cases e.g. nicknames for the serial killers, and it discusses the nature of evil and psychopaths and how they are represented in film, drama, novels and art. It also questions the ethics of the “serial killing industry” and how the modern cultural fixation on celebrity has extended to serial killers, and it explores the impact on the journalists and police officers from being involved in such cases including some interviews with them. The treatment of Brady and Hindley by the media also raises profound questions about the nature of punishment including the links between mental illness and crime and whether there is ever the prospect of redemption. This book draws on cultural studies, criminology, sociology and socio-legal studies to offers a multi-dimensional analysis of the impact of this case and then uses this as a basis for the analysis of more recent cases such as the crimes of Peter Sutcliffe and Harold Shipman.

Serial Killers and the Phenomenon of Serial Murder

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  • Publisher : Waterside Press
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A superbly targeted resource for those learning about serial killings. Serial Killers and the Phenomenon of Serial Murder examines and analyses some of the best known (as well as lesser) cases from English criminal history, ancient and modern. It looks at the lifestyles, backgrounds and activities of those who become serial killers and identifies clear categories of individuals into which most serial killers fall. Led by Professor David Wilson the authors are all experts and teachers concerning the ever-intriguing subject of serial killing: why, when and how it happens and whether it can be predicted. Taking some of the leading cases from English law and abroad they demonstrate the patterns that emerge in the lives and backgrounds of those who kill a number of times over a period. The book is designed for those studying the topic at advanced level, whether as an academic discipline on one of the many courses now run by universities and colleges or as a private quest for understanding. It contains notes on key terms and explanations of topics such as co-activation, Munchausen syndrome, cooling-off period, psychopathy checklist, social construction, case linkage, family annihilation, activity space, rational choice theory, medicalisation and rendezvous discipline. As the first textbook of its kind it will be an invaluable resource for teachers and students of serious crime.

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  • Publisher : Penguin
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Why We Love Serial Killers

By Scott Bonn
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  • Publisher : Skyhorse
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  • Pages : 264
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For decades now, serial killers have taken center stage in the news and entertainment media. The coverage of real-life murderers such as Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer has transformed them into ghoulish celebrities. Similarly, the popularity of fictional characters such as Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter or Dexter demonstrates just how eager the public is to be frightened by these human predators. But why is this so? Could it be that some of us have a gruesome fascination with serial killers for the same reasons we might morbidly stare at a catastrophic automobile accident? Or it is something more? In Why We Love Serial Killers, criminology professor Dr. Scott Bonn explores our powerful appetite for the macabre, while also providing new and unique insights into the world of the serial killer, including those he has gained from his correspondence with two of the world’s most notorious examples, David Berkowitz (“Son of Sam”) and Dennis Rader (“Bind, Torture, Kill”). In addition, Bonn examines the criminal profiling techniques used by law enforcement professionals to identify and apprehend serial predators, he discusses the various behaviors—such as the charisma of the sociopath— that manifest themselves in serial killers, and he explains how and why these killers often become popular cultural figures. Groundbreaking in its approach, Why We Love Serial Killers is a compelling look at how the media, law enforcement agencies, and public perception itself shapes and feeds the “monsters” in our midst.

Garden of Graves

By Maria Eftimiades
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Isbn : 1466863129
  • Pages : 281
  • Category : True Crime
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***Please note: This ebook edition does not contain the photos found in the print edition.*** Neighbors knew him as the quiet, unemployed landscaper who tended his mother's beautiful garden. None of them ever suspected that the foul odors coming from his garage was the stench of death hanging over a blood-soaked wheelbarrow, or that the truck he used to carry fresh soil and flower bulbs in became a hearse once night fell... By night, he reaped a bloody harvest... Joel Rifkin cruised lower Manhattan carefully selecting his prey of mostly young prostitutes. Once they were inside his van, the gentle guy who told them he just wanted sex turned into a deranged monster who strangled them with savage force. His lust for killing satisfied, he then stuffed his victims' broken bodies in barrels, trunks and suitcases, dumping them like trash in remote areas across three states. The only trace they left were the photographs, jewelry, and personal mementos their sadistic murderer displayed on his bureau shelf--macabre trophies of his kills. Until the police uncovered his grim garden of death... The nightmare might never have ended if state troopers hadn't arrested Rifkin for a minor traffic violation. Wrapped in a blue tarp in the back of his truck they found the decomposing body of a young streetwalker. Hours after the grisly discovery, horrified detectives listened as Rifkin coldly confessed to at least 17 murders, making him one of the most vicious serial killers of all time--worse than Ted Bundy, Arthur Shawcross and Son of Sam! Maria Eftimiades tells this shocking true story in Garden of Graves.

Financial Serial Killers

By Tom Ajamie,Bruce Kelly
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  • Publisher : Skyhorse
  • Isbn : 1629149497
  • Pages : 319
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 728
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By using true tales of thieves, swindlers, and fraudsters at work, Financial Serial Killers illustrates how these perpetrators get their hooks into investors' wallets, savings accounts, and portfolios—and never let go. The worst financial crisis since the great depression revealed that thousands of mom and pop investors had lost millions to so-called Mini-Madoffs. They are the thieves and conmen who had used phony financial acumen to steal investors' money, wipe out savings, and damage lives. Financial Serial Killers reveals the cons—from the grand to picayune—advisers cultivate with their victims—relationships that are essential to the fraud. Take the story of Lillian, the little old lady who invested with Warren Buffett, one of the richest men in the world. After her husband died, she thought her family's treasure of $24 million in stock controlled by Buffett was safe. It was—until a family relative introduced the eighty-nine-year-old grandmother to a pair of unscrupulous insurance agents who convinced her to reinvest her savings in life insurance—decimating her nest egg while padding the agents' pockets. Lillian's story, as well as other accounts of deceit and fraud, is the core of Financial Serial Killers. Readers will learn how to better protect their family's wealth and savings after reading this book.

Serial Killers of Russia

By Wensley Clarkson
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  • Publisher : Welbeck Publishing Group
  • Isbn : 1802791329
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 691
  • File Pdf: serial-killers-of-russia.pdf

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For fans of Christopher Berry-Dee’s Talking with Serial Killers series, this chilling new book explores the dark heart of Russia. For decades, it has been assumed that the United States of America was the serial killer capital of the world. Now, criminologists believe that Russia (and previously the Soviet Union) has been, secretly, the biggest home of serial killers for almost a century. In Serial Killers of Russia, bestselling true crime author Wensley Clarkson reveals the inside stories and gruesome details behind the country’s most notorious and previously unknown murderers. Using information from a vast range of new and archive sources, Clarkson tells stories of the dangerous, the devious and the truly shocking, and tackles why the nation has become a breeding ground for humanity’s most evil. These are the most horrifying cases from the darkest corners of Russia.

The World's Worst Serial Killers

By Victor McQueen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
  • Isbn : 1784281484
  • Pages :
  • Category : True Crime
  • Reads : 701
  • File Pdf: the-world-s-worst-serial-killers.pdf

Book Summary:

A gripping analysis of the world's ten worst serial killers. They have been selected not simply because of their high 'body counts': these killers are the ones who have most terrified the communities on which they preyed, and in some cases changed the history of the nations in which they operated. This collection focuses solely on the true stories behind the very worst real-life serial killers from across the globe.

America's Worst Serial Killers

By J.D. Rockefeller
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : J.D. Rockefeller
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 56
  • Category : True Crime
  • Reads : 420
  • File Pdf: america-s-worst-serial-killers.pdf

Book Summary:

As a society, most of us find these people to be repulsive and scary, but at the same time their lives, their beliefs and thoughts, and the way they torture and kill their victims fascinates many of us and none of us are usually able to ignore them. In this e-book we will take a look at America’s worst serial killers and find out a little about their background, how they tortured and killed their victims, and how they were arrested and sentenced.

Serial Killers of Mexico

By Wensley Clarkson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Welbeck Publishing Group
  • Isbn : 1802794476
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 606
  • File Pdf: serial-killers-of-mexico.pdf

Book Summary:

A collection of chilling stories of murders from Mexico, one of the world's most prolific hunting grounds for serial killers. "If I was a serial killer looking for new victims, I'd head over the border to Mexico because life is cheap there and the police have got so much other sh*t to investigate, they don't bother with random killings."- A former FBI Agent For decades, America has been considered to be the natural home of serial killers. Infamous names like Ted Bundy or Jeffrey Dahmer are internationally known and feared, and rightly so. But what if, just south of the border, there was a far more active network of serial killers? What if the perfect storm of crime, fuelled by this nation's deadly narco wars, has turned Mexico into an ideal hunting ground for many of the most bizarre and blood thirsty serial killers the world has ever seen? Serial Killers of Mexico delves into this criminal underbelly to tell the stories of the psychopathic loners, professional narco assassins and the overwhelmed law enforcement trying desperately to hunt them down.

Evil Serial Killers

By Charlotte Greig
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
  • Isbn : 184858038X
  • Pages :
  • Category : True Crime
  • Reads : 626
  • File Pdf: evil-serial-killers.pdf

Book Summary:

This unique book is divided into sections, the openings of which set the scene for the reader with introductory tales of murders. The author then moves on to focus on specific killers who have become the major celebrity in their particular field of murder and mutilation. Unfortunately, this is an area that needs updating constantly. This book in...

British Serial Killers

By Nigel Wier
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 1467881406
  • Pages : 492
  • Category : Reference
  • Reads : 367
  • File Pdf: british-serial-killers.pdf

Book Summary:

The book is about British serial killers from the 19th century all the way to the present day. I have written the book to show the readers what a serial killer is and why he is so different from any other killers. In Britain it is estimated that there are between 70 and 80 known serial killers and the book will cover about 75% of them. Fortunately for us most serial killers are arrested and sentenced to very long prison sentences and of course the earlier serial killers were executed. But is also shows some serial killers who have remained unidentified and have never been arrested.

The A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers

By Harold Schechter
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1439138850
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : True Crime
  • Reads : 386
  • File Pdf: the-a-to-z-encyclopedia-of-serial-killers.pdf

Book Summary:

Bestselling true-crime writer Harold Schechter, a leading authority on serial killers, and coauthor David Everitt offer a guided tour through the bizarre and blood-chilling world of serial murder. Through hundreds of detailed entries that span the entire spectrum -- the shocking crimes, the infamous perpetrators, and much more -- they examine all angles of a gruesome cultural phenomenon that grips our imagination. From Art (both by and about serial killers) to Zeitgeist (how killers past and present embody their times)...from Groupies (even the most sadistic killer can claim devoted fans) to Marriage (the perfect domestic disguise for demented killers)...from Homebodies (psychos who slay in the comfort of their homes) to Plumbing (how clogged drains have undone the most discreet killer), THE A TO Z ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SERIAL KILLERS is the ultimate reference for anyone compelled by the personalities and pathologies behind the most disturbing of crimes.

Serial Killers & Psychopaths

By Nigel Cawthorne,Charlotte Greig
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
  • Isbn : 178828657X
  • Pages :
  • Category : True Crime
  • Reads : 926
  • File Pdf: serial-killers-psychopaths.pdf

Book Summary:

A concise, yet detailed look at some of the most dangerous individuals who have ever lived. Starting with examples of some of the earliest recorded psychopaths and serial killers, the authors present a carefully chosen cross-section of history's most infamous criminals.

The Killer Book of Serial Killers

By Tom Philbin,Michael Philbin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1402241623
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : True Crime
  • Reads : 376
  • File Pdf: the-killer-book-of-serial-killers.pdf

Book Summary:

The Killer Book of Serial Killers is the ultimate resource (and gift) for any true crime fan and student of the bizarre world of serial killers. Filled with stories, trivia, quizzes, quotes, photos, and odd facts about the world's most notorious murderers, this is the perfect bathroom reader for anyone fascinated with serial killers. The stories and trivia cover such killers as: John Wayne Gacy Ted Bundy The BTK Killer Jack the Ripper The Green River Killer Serial killers around the world And many more Bathroom readers have enjoyed considerable success as a format, selling millions of copies. The Killer Book series brings this format to the rabid true crime audience. Including more than 40 black & white photos, this is a must for true crime fans.

Why We Love Serial Killers

By Scott Bonn
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Skyhorse
  • Isbn : 1632201895
  • Pages : 264
  • Category : True Crime
  • Reads : 449
  • File Pdf: why-we-love-serial-killers.pdf

Book Summary:

For decades now, serial killers have taken center stage in the news and entertainment media. The coverage of real-life murderers such as Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer has transformed them into ghoulish celebrities. Similarly, the popularity of fictional characters such as Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter or Dexter demonstrates just how eager the public is to be frightened by these human predators. But why is this so? Could it be that some of us have a gruesome fascination with serial killers for the same reasons we might morbidly stare at a catastrophic automobile accident? Or it is something more? In Why We Love Serial Killers, criminology professor Dr. Scott Bonn explores our powerful appetite for the macabre, while also providing new and unique insights into the world of the serial killer, including those he has gained from his correspondence with two of the world’s most notorious examples, David Berkowitz (“Son of Sam”) and Dennis Rader (“Bind, Torture, Kill”). In addition, Bonn examines the criminal profiling techniques used by law enforcement professionals to identify and apprehend serial predators, he discusses the various behaviors—such as the charisma of the sociopath— that manifest themselves in serial killers, and he explains how and why these killers often become popular cultural figures. Groundbreaking in its approach, Why We Love Serial Killers is a compelling look at how the media, law enforcement agencies, and public perception itself shapes and feeds the “monsters” in our midst.

Peter Manuel, Serial Killer

By Hector MacLeod,Malcolm McLeod
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1845968832
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 713
  • File Pdf: peter-manuel-serial-killer.pdf

Book Summary:

Peter Manuel was an icy-eyed psychopath and sexual predator, a petty thief and a relentless liar given to violent and uncontrollable rages. His unprecedented crimes presented the Scottish police and public with a new sort of criminal: the ruthless serial killer. Manuel was hanged at the age of thirty-one and convicted of seven murders, but suspected of many more. He slew many of his victims as they lay sleeping in bed, while others were picked up in lonely places and strangled or savagely beaten to death. Right up to his final arrest, he played a taunting game with the police, mocking their bungling attempts to trap him and continuing to kill with impunity - that is until he was trapped by his own vanity and arrogance. This definitive definitive biography recounts Manuel's chilling story from his birth in the USA to the moment the hangman's rope snapped his spine in Glasgow's notorious Barlinnie Prison.