Serial Crime Book

Serial Crime

  • Author : Wayne Petherick
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2009-06-13
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 0080961754
  • Total Read : 59
  • File Size : 5,8 Mb

Serial Crime Summary:

Serial Crime, Second Edition, examines serial predatory behavior and is divided into two main parts. Part one deals with behavioral profiling, and covers a variety of critical issues from the history of profiling and the theoretical schools of thought to its treatment in the mainstream media. This updated edition includes new sections on the problems of induction, metacognition in criminal profiling, and investigative relevance. Part two deals more specifically with a number of types of serial crime including stalking, rape, murder, and arson. Chapters on each of these crimes provide definitions and thresholds, and discussions of the offenders, the crime, and its dynamics. Considerations for behavioral profiling and investigations and the development of new paradigms in each area are interwoven throughout. Topics are conceptually and practically related since profiling has typically seen most application in serial crimes and similar investigations. The unique presentation of the book successfully connects the concepts and creates links to criminal behavior across crimes—murder, sexual assault, and arson—something no other title does. The connection of serial behavior to profiling, the most useful tool in discovering behavior patterns, is also new to the body of literature available and serves to examine the ideal manner in which profiling can be used in conjunction with behavioral science to positively affect criminal investigations. * Provides a theoretical and practical foundation for understanding the motivation and dynamics in a range of serial offenses * Illustrates the promise, purposes and pitfalls of behavioral profiling in the investigation of various serial crimes * Numerous case examples show the real world uses of behavioral profiling in investigations, as well as highlighting a variety of issues in understanding and investigating serial crime

Mindhunter Book
Score: 3.5
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  • Author : John E. Douglas
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-10-24
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501191961
  • Total Read : 86
  • File Size : 18,5 Mb

Mindhunter Summary:

Includes material on "the Trailside Killer in San Francisco, the Atlanta child murderer, the Tylenol poisoner, the man who hunted prostitutes for sport in the woods of Alaska, and Seattle's Green River killer ..."

Serial Killers True Crime Anthology 2014 Vol  I Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Serial Killers True Crime Anthology 2014 Vol I

  • Author : RJ Parker
  • Release Date : 2013-12-15
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN 10 : 9781494325893
  • Total Read : 87
  • File Size : 19,9 Mb

Serial Killers True Crime Anthology 2014 Vol I Summary:

Some of the serial killers chosen for this first annual Serial Killers True Crime Anthology you might have heard of and we present their tales in new ways. Others have not graced every newspaper, tabloid or television screen and represent tales of true crime horror told in detail for the first time in these pages. Five of true crime's most prolific authors have come together in these pages to present their most compelling cases of serial homicide, famous and not so famous. WARNING: This book contains graphic forensic crime scene photos and statements that some may find disturbing. "The lambs may have stopped screaming, but Hannibal Lecter has nothing on the very 'real' monsters presented here." Serial killers; they cross the bounds of evil. They murder at random without logic or reason other than the one twisting in their sick and evil minds. They are diabolical vile creatures devoid of morality or pity. You will meet a chosen few of them in these pages. We will see that serial killers are roaming among us all, from small towns to big cities. They are not limited to a particular place, gene pool, culture, social class or religion. They are not restricted to any particular demographic, political propensity and they can be of any gender. "To cover such vast territory of the criminal mind is a credit to the dedication a small group of determined authors who possess a passion in true crime and it is evident in the pages of Serial Killers True Crime Anthology 2014, a book you will embrace and come back to repeatedly, I will. I am excitedly anticipating volume two next year."- ★★★★★ John Douglas, FBI Profiler bestseller author of Mind Hunter

Legends  Monsters  or Serial Murderers  The Real Story Behind an Ancient Crime Book

Legends Monsters or Serial Murderers The Real Story Behind an Ancient Crime

  • Author : Dirk C. Gibson
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2012-02-14
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : 9780313397592
  • Total Read : 96
  • File Size : 5,5 Mb

Legends Monsters or Serial Murderers The Real Story Behind an Ancient Crime Summary:

Covering figures ranging from Catherine Monvoisin to Vlad the Impaler, and describing murders committed in ancient aristocracies to those attributed to vampires, witches, and werewolves, this book documents the historic reality of serial murder.

Serial Murder Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Serial Murder

  • Author : Ronald M. Holmes
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2009-07-21
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN 10 : 9781412974424
  • Total Read : 64
  • File Size : 15,7 Mb

Serial Murder Summary:

Provides a solid review of the subject, with an accessible, incisive presentation, including photos and features unique to this edition.

International Perspectives on Crime and Justice Book

International Perspectives on Crime and Justice

  • Author : K. Jaishankar
  • Publisher : K. Jaishankar
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 759
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443801980
  • Total Read : 61
  • File Size : 17,9 Mb

International Perspectives on Crime and Justice Summary:

In a world of growing interdependence, crimes are no longer confined by national boundaries. In this context, the necessity to understand criminological developments across the globe becomes imperative. This book aims to offer cross-cultural perspectives of different criminological issues and criminal justice systems operating worldwide. This book emphasizes the collective understanding of criminological problems from an international perspective. This book is a quintessence of contemporary criminological developments, with a global outlook. The book is an edited volume of articles collected from criminologists all over the world. It is a peer reviewed collection. The chapters focuses on various criminological issues such as Bullying, Child abuse, Corrections (Institutional and Community), Cyber crimes, Corporate crime, Corruption, Costs of crime, Crime Analysis, Crime prevention, Crime Mapping and GIS, Criminal justice systems, Environmental crime, Ethnic/communal/caste conflicts, Family violence, Fear of crime, High tech crimes, Homicide, Human trafficking, Juvenile Delinquency, Organized crime, Offenders including women offenders, Policing, Prisons, Public attitudes, Restorative justice, Sexual assault, Stalking, Theories of crime, Transnational crime, Victimology, Violence, White collar crime, and Workplace violence. The book aims to provide theoretical frameworks and pragmatic discussions on Criminology and Criminal Justice. It is intended for Academics, Criminal Justice professionals, and Graduate Students who want to improve their understanding of the issues and challenges that arise when issues related to criminology and criminal justice cross national boundaries. Also, practitioners and academics of allied fields like sociology, psychology, geography, political science, public administration and forensic sciences whose research interests include either crime/criminal justice system/Victim or crime analysis will find this book useful. â oeThe comprehensive

Serial Killing for Profit  Multiple Murder for Money Book

Serial Killing for Profit Multiple Murder for Money

  • Author : Dirk C. Gibson
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2009-11-19
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9780313378911
  • Total Read : 59
  • File Size : 13,9 Mb

Serial Killing for Profit Multiple Murder for Money Summary:

This the first book to focus specifically on serial killers motivated by monetary gain. • Profiles 12 cases of serial murder motivated by profit • Provides ten tables of data that collectively describe salient dimensions of the sample of murderers examined in the book, and quantify their commercial motivation • Includes a selective bibliography of the resources used by the author to write the book • Offers a comprehensive index covering all aspects of the murderers, their crimes, and the profit motive behind them

Crime and Criminality Book

Crime and Criminality

  • Author : Sandie Taylor
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-12-22
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 800
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317497578
  • Total Read : 81
  • File Size : 17,6 Mb

Crime and Criminality Summary:

The question of ‘why’ and ‘how’ certain individuals are drawn towards behaving in a way that contravenes the ‘Law of the Land’ is not an easy one to address. Researchers from various different fields have nevertheless attempted to develop theoretical explanations for the existence of different types of crime and why some individuals commit such acts. Crime and Criminality draws on criminology, sociology, psychology and neuroscience to offer a balanced perspective of crime, the criminal and criminality. Coverage includes: a comprehensive discussion of theoretical approaches to criminal behaviour, including biological, social and ‘rational choice’ approaches; an analysis of legal and social definitions of crime and how these definitions influence the way specific behaviours are labelled as criminal; an examination of different types of crime and criminals, from delinquents to ‘psychopaths’ and sex offenders; an exploration of different ways in which crime is predicted, including risk assessment and offender profiling and an overview of investigative techniques. Addressing a broad range of topics and offering a synthesis of competing theoretical explanations of criminality, this book is essential reading for students taking courses in criminology, criminal psychology, criminal behaviour, forensic psychology and psychological criminology.