New PDF release: Creating Cultural Monsters: Serial Murder in America

By Julie B. Wiest

A different and accomplished rationalization of serial homicide, this publication attracts at the years of committed examine of Dr. Julie B. Wiest. The ebook examines connections among American tradition and the occurrence of serial homicide and attracts transparent and good supported conclusions. Dr. Wiest provides six empirically supported arguments that experience the capability to revolutionize how serial homicide is known, studied, investigated, and taken to mild, together with a sociological context as to why such a lot pointed out serial murderers are white men. this article is appropriate as a reference in addition to a textbook for serial homicide, serial violence, and legal profiling classes.

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The focus and scope of academic research on serial murder depends on the discipline from which the researcher hails, although psychology has long been the dominant perspective and the individual the paramount focus. 2 6 C re atin g Cult ur a l M o ns t ers Pr o m i n e n t S e r i al M u r de r R e se ar ch e r s i n A cade m i a • Sociologist Dr. James De Burger • Dr. Steven A. Egger, associate professor of criminology at the University of Houston at Clear Lake in Texas • Dr. James Alan Fox, Lipman Family Professor of Criminology, Law, and Public Policy at Northeastern University • Dr.

In biographical narratives, Berdella was described as highly intelligent, performing well in school. He attended art school after T he “ T y pi c a l” Seria l Murd erer 47 high school but dropped out. He worked as a cook before opening a curio shop, selling mostly rare artifacts, replica skulls, lava lamps, incense, and the like. The business was only moderately successful, and he periodically worked a second job as a cook. He was homosexual, never married, and had no children. He started killing men at age 41.

Distinguishing Serial Murder from Other Types of Murder Serial murder is distinguished from single murder in several ways in addition to number of victims. Single murders are more likely than serial murders to be committed by intimates or acquaintances and to be motivated by hatred, anger, revenge, or rage. Most serial murder researchers concur that serial murderers almost exclusively kill strangers (Holmes and De Burger 1988; Holmes and Holmes 2002; Morton and Hilts 2008), and serial murder victims often are members of vulnerable populations, such as children, elderly, prostitutes, runaways, and homosexuals (Fox, Levin, and Quinet 2005; Hickey 2006; Holmes and De Burger 1988; Vronsky 2007).

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