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Encyclopedia of Murder and Violent Crime

Encyclopedia of Murder and Violent Crime

Edited by:
  • Eric Hickey, Ph.D. - California School of Professional Psychology, Fresno, CA, California State University, Fresno, USA, Fresno City College

July 2012 | 550 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Edited by an internationally recognized expert on serial killers, this encyclopedia covers both murder and violent crime in their variant forms. Included are biographies, chronologies, special interest inset boxes, up to 100 photographs, comprehensive article bibliographies, and appendices for items such as famous unsolved cases, celebrity murders, assasinations, original source documents, and online sources for information.
List of Entries
Reader's Guide
Illustration List
Entries A to W
Appendix 1
Appendix 2
Appendix 3
Appendix 4

"As a good encyclopedia does, the Encyclopedia of Murder and Violent Crime brings together articles that offer diverse insights into the topic, while at the same time giving the reader a feel for its overall scope."


"Its 24 subject areas and over 200 entries present a tightly focused blend of categories present in other criminological reference tools, such as family violence and organized crime, along with newer headings on government sanctioned violence, legal response to violent crime, cyber-stalking, and ethnic cleansing....Libraries holding criminology reference works will find this a useful supplementary source. This work is recommended for college and university libraries."

American Reference Books Annual

"This carefully researched and excellently presented compendium will be a welcome addition to all libraries."


"These authors have demonstrated an impressive body of academic and applied scholarship from diverse disciplines . . . The result is a topnotch reference book that will serve the needs of teachers and researchers, graduate students, undergraduates, practitioners, consultants, true-crime buffs, and general readers who are intrigued by the material. In short, the Encyclopedia of Murder and Violent Crime is simply too handy, complete, and scholarly to pass up."

Matt Delisi
Iowas State University

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Eric W. Hickey

Eric W. Hickey, Ph.D., Currently teaching criminal psychology at California State University, Fresno, Dr. Hickey also serves as an adjunct professor for Fresno City College and the California School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Hickey has considerable field experience working with the criminally insane, psychopaths, sex offenders and other habitual criminals. Internationally recognized for his research on multiple homicide offenders, Dr. Hickey has published and lectured extensively on the etiology of violence and serial crime. His book, Serial Murderers and Their Victims, 2nd edition, will be published in a significantly revised third... More About Author

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