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Serial Murder

Serial Murder

Third Edition

July 2009 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Continuing in the same well-written and accessible style as the previous editions, this text systematically examines the strange phenomenon of serial murder. Exploring the different types of serial killers, the authors present a clear image of the typology, behavioral patterns, and motivation of the various types of serial killers.

1. What Is Serial Murder?
2. Mass Murder and Spree Murder: Two Types of Multicides
3. Serial Murder
4. Theories of Serial Murder
5. The Visionary Serial Killer
6. The Mission Serial Killer
7. The Hedonistic Serial Murderer: The Lust Killer
8. The Hedonistic Serial Murderer: The Thrill Killer
9. The Hedonistic Serial Killer: Comfort Type
10. The Power/Control Serial Killer
11. Female Serial Killers
12. Serial Killers in Foreign Countries
13. Health Care Professionals and Serial Murder
14. The Victims of Serial Killers
15. Problems and Solutions in Serial Murder Investigations
About the Authors

A great resource for students.

Mr Walter Smith
Online Learning, Hazard Cmty/Tech Clg-Hazard
March 15, 2016

This is a special topics course with students from various disciplines. Another textbook is more straightforward for students who do not have a criminology or criminal justice background.

Dr Kimya Dennis
Sociology, Salem College
October 15, 2014

Great Book!

Dr Scott Belshaw
Criminal Justice Dept, University of North Texas
October 4, 2011

The book was interesting, but repetitive. I did not like the profile section because there was no feedback about the accuracy or inaccuracy of the profiles.

Dr Gerald Fisher
Government Sociology Dept, Georgia College / State University
April 2, 2010

I cite this book in my criminology course. I also highly encourage each student to obtain this book and read it. It is recommended reading.

Dr Pat Nation
Sociology Dept, Park University
February 25, 2010

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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ISBN: 9781412974424