The A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers

Author: Harold Schechter,David Everitt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416521747

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 358

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A revised edition is comprised of hundreds of entries on serial murderers and their crimes, offering insight into the phenomenon of serial killing while sharing a wealth of well-publicized and lesser-known details. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Serial Killers

Author: Mark Seltzer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135206872

Category: Art

Page: 313

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In this provocative cultural study, the serial killer emerges as a central figure in what Mark Seltzer calls 'America's wound culture'. From the traumas displayed by talk show guests and political candidates, to the violent entertainment of Crash or The Alienist, to the latest terrible report of mass murder, we are surrounded by the accident from which we cannot avert our eyes. Bringing depth and shadow to our collective portrait of what a serial killer must be, Mark Seltzer draws upon popular sources, scholarly analyses, and the language of psychoanalysis to explore the genesis of this uniquely modern phenomenon. Revealed is a fascination with machines and technological reproduction, with the singular and the mass, with definitions of self, other, and intimacy. What emerges is a disturbing picture of how contemporary culture is haunted by technology and the instability of identity.

Female Serial Killers

Author: Don Rauf

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 0766072894

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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From Lady Elizabeth Bathory to Bell Gunness to Aileen Wuornos, this book takes an in-depth approach to evaluating the life and crimes of some of the world’s most vicious women, who are grouped into chapters by psychological type. Readers can also take a personality disorder self-assessment quiz to learn more about psychopathy—the most common psychological condition for serial killers.

Serial Killers

Author: Francesca Biagi-Chai

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113664539X

Category: Law

Page: 216

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Francesca Biagi-Chai’s book - a translation from the French of Le Cas Landru - tackles the issue of criminal responsibility in the case of serial killers, and other 'mad' people who are nonetheless deemed to be answerable before the law. The author, a Lacanian psychoanalyst and senior psychiatrist in France, with extensive experience working in institutional settings, analyses the logic informing the crimes of famous serial killers. Addressing the Landru case (which was the inspiration for Chaplin's Monsieur Verdoux), as well as those of Pierre Rivière and Donato Bilancia, Biagi-Chai casts light on the confusion that pervades forensic psychiatry and criminal law as to the distinction between mental illness and ‘madness’. She then elaborates the consequences of her argument in a sustained critique of the insanity defence. The book includes a Foreword by the renowned psychoanalyst, Jacques-Alain Miller, and an introduction by the translators on the question of insanity before the law in the US and in the UK, which considers the pertinence of Biagi-Chai’s argument for forensic psychiatry, for criminal law, and for the increasing contemporary focus on the assessment of dangerousness and risk-management strategies in crime control practices.

Cannibal Serial Killers

Author: Nicki Peter Petrikowski

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 0766072835

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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From Albert Fish to Jeffery Dahmer, these cannibals represent the most horrific parts of the human psyche. This text provides psychology students with in-depth examinations by professionals of the factors that create, motivate, and often lead to the capture of these savage killers. Readers can also take a personality disorder self-assessment quiz to learn more about psychopathy—the most common psychological condition for serial killers.

Serial Killers

Author: Richard Estep

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578597447

Category: True Crime

Page: N.A

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Pain, torment, and torture. Cruelty, brutality, and violence. The twisted psyches, murder. and yes, even the ability to charm people. Take a deep dive into the terrifyingly real serial murderers, spree killers, and true faces of evil! They prey on the innocent with a malicious desire to inflict damage and harm. They hunt and stalk misfortunate victims in the dark, in broad daylight, in quiet neighborhoods, and in the local woods. Their bloodthirst isn't satisfied after their first kill. Or their second. Or third. Serial Killers: The Minds, Methods, and Mayhem of History's Most Notorious Murderers delves into the global phenomenon of serial and spree murderers. This chilling book looks at the horrifying stories of forty malevolent killers and hundreds of innocent victims, including such notorious homicidal maniacs as John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, and Jeffery Dahmer, but it also looks at lesser-known and overlooked murderers like Herbert Baumeister, America’s I-70 Strangler; Japan’s “Anime Killer,” Tsutomu Miyazaki; Russia’s “Rostov Ripper,” Andrei Chikatilo; the “Giggling Granny,” Nannie Doss; and many more. It journeys to 16th-century Scotland to meet a clan of cannibals whose existence is still debated by historians today, and to the fog-shrouded alleys of Whitechapel, London, where Jack the Ripper earned his grisly namesake. Along the way, we’ll meet the Dating Game Killer, the Milwaukee Cannibal, the Acid Bath Murderer, and other monsters. Serial Killers also asks the questions ... What makes a seemingly ordinary person stalk, torture, and murder their fellow human beings? Are serial killers born or made? What is the difference between a serial killer and a spree killer? What were the identities of Jack the Ripper and the Zodiac Killer? Was Albert DeSalvo really the Boston Strangler? Is it possible that you could know a serial killer? Caution is advised before entering the alarming world of twisted psychos and sociopaths! With more than 120 photos and graphics, this fright-filled tome is richly illustrated. Its helpful bibliography and extensive index add to its usefulness.

Modern-Day Serial Killers

Author: Don Rauf

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 0766072983

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 146

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Ted Bundy, BTK, Lonnie Franklin Jr. (“the Grim Sleeper”), and Anthony Sowell (“the Cleveland Strangler”)—what made these men into serial killers? Examination by authorities and professionals has given some insight into the minds of these serial killers and others, and psychology students will learn about the most current psychoanalysis of these modern-day murderers. The text also includes a personality disorder self-assessment quiz readers can take to learn more about psychopathy—the most common psychological condition for serial killers.

British Serial Killers

Author: Nigel Wier

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1467881406

Category: Reference

Page: 494

View: 9767


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.

Why We Love Serial Killers

Author: Scott Bonn

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1632201895

Category: True Crime

Page: 272

View: 2682


A chilling investigation into the deviant mind, “so powerful and provocative, you cannot put it down” (Rita Cosby, New York Times–bestselling author). We know the names: Ted Bundy, Ed Gein, Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, among them—serial killers transformed by the media into ghoulish celebrities. And their iconic fictional counterparts—from Norman Bates to Hannibal Lecter to Dexter—reveal just how eager we are to watch a psychopath in action. But why? Are we curious about the root of their terrifying compulsions? Or it is something more? Why We Love Serial Killers “attempts to solve some of these mysteries . . . What made serial killers this way? Why did they kill, and why did they do it so gruesomely? How are they different from us? (Please let them be different from us)” (The Atlantic). In exploring our appetite for the macabre, criminology professor Dr. Scott Bonn also provides a unique view into the world of serial killers, having corresponded with two of the most notorious examples: David Berkowitz, a.k.a. Son of Sam, and the BTK Killer, Dennis Rader. In addition, Bonn examines the criminal profiling techniques used to identify serial predators, the charisma of the sociopath, the rise in “murderabilia” collecting, and how and why these killers often become pop-culture icons, escalating both our fears and our fascination. The result is “powerful and a must-read . . . Insightful, compelling, and an excellent source of myth-busting information for laymen and professionals alike” (Burl Barer, Edgar Award–winning author of The Saint).

Serial Killers True Crime Anthology 2014 Vol. I

Author: RJ Parker,Peter Vronsky,Michael Newton,Dane Ladwig,Sylvia Perrini

Publisher: RJ PARKER PUBLISHING, INC.

ISBN: 1494325896

Category: True Crime

Page: 277

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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