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Contemporary Perspectives on Serial Murder
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Contemporary Perspectives on Serial Murder

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March 1998 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Labelled as the `crime of the 1990s', serial murder is predicted to remain the crime of the first decades of the new millennium. This book brings together the perspectives of acknowledged experts in the field along with those of emerging authorities on serial murder.

The chapters offer a unique look at these crimes from a variety of viewpoints and experiences. Accessibly written, this compelling volume includes information on minorities and serial killing, as well the manner in which serial killers are traced and tracked.

 
PART ONE: WHAT IS SERIAL MURDER? THE CHARACTER AND THE EXTENT
R Holmes and J DeBurger
Profiles in Terror
The Serial Murderer  
P Jenkins
African-Americans and Serial Homicide
R Hale and A Bolin
The Female Serial Killer
S Holmes, E Hickey and R Holmes
Female Serial Murderesses
The Unnoticed Terror  
 
PART TWO: THE MIND OF THE SERIAL KILLER
 
Introduction
R Hale
The Application of Learning Theory to Serial Murder or `You Too Can Learn to Be a Serial Killer'
A Carlisle
The Divided Self
Toward an Understanding of the Dark Side of the Serial Killer  
R Holmes
Sequential Predation
Elements of Serial Fatal Victimization  
R Holmes, J DeBurger and S Holmes
Inside the Mind of the Serial Killer
Anonymous
A Serial Killer's Perspective
 
PART THREE: INVESTIGATING SERIAL MURDER CASES
R Holmes
Stalking in America
Types and Methods of Criminal Stalkers  
J Davis
Profiling the Clairemont Serial Murder Case
A Collaborative Investigative Effort  
R Holmes
Psychological Profiling
Uses in Serial Murder Cases  
D Rivers
Cold Case Squad
 
PART FOUR: FUTURE TRENDS IN SERIAL MURDER INVESTIGATION AND RESEARCH
 
Introduction
K Rossmo
A Methodological Model
T O'Reilly-Fleming
Serial Murder Investigation
Prospects for Police Networking  
R Holmes and S Holmes
Selected Problems in Serial Murder Investigations

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Ronald M. Holmes

Ronald M. Holmes is Coroner, in the Jefferson County Coroner's office and Professor Emeritus of Justice Administration at the University of Louisville. He is the author of several books, among them Profiling Violent Crimes, Sex Crimes, and Serial Murder. He is also the author of more than 50 articles appearing in scholarly publications. He is Vice President of the National Center for the Study of Unresolved Homicides and has completed more than 500 psychological profiles for police departments across the United States. He received his doctorate from Indiana University. is Coroner, in the Jefferson County Coroner's office and Professor... More About Author

Stephen T. Holmes

Stephen T. Holmes is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Central Florida. Prior to this position, he was a social science analyst for the National Institute of Justice in Washington, D.C. He has authored 6 books and more than 15 articles dealing with policing, drug testing, probation and parole issues, and violent crime. He received his doctorate from the University of Cincinnati. More About Author

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