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Title
Extreme killing
Type
Text
Subject
Serial murders--United States.
Serial murders--United States--Case studies.
Mass murder--United States.
Mass murder--United States--Case studies.
Language
English
Illustrative Content
illustrations
Geographic Coverage
United States
Classification
DDC: 364.152/30973 full
LCC: HV6529 .F685 2015 (Source: dlc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2014934498
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
still image (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
Filled with contemporary and classic case studies, this fascinating overview of both serial and mass murder illustrates the many violent expressions of power, revenge, terror, greed, and loyalty. Throughout the book, renowned experts James Alan Fox and Jack Levin examine the theories of criminal behavior and apply them to a multitude of mass and serial murderers from around the world, such as Adam Lanza (Newtown, CT), James Holmes (Aurora, CO cinema), Anders Breivik (Oslo, Norway), Charles Manson ("Helter Skelter"), and Dennis Rader (BTK). This fully updated Third Edition of Extreme Killing helps readers understand the commonalities and variations among multiple murders, addresses the characteristics of both killers and their victims, and, in the concluding chapter, discusses the special concerns of multiple murder victims and their survivors.--Publisher's description.
Table Of Contents
Multiple Murder. America's fascination with multiple murder ; Defining multiple murder
Serial Murder. An anatomy of serial murder ; With deliberation and purpose ; Murder without guilt ; Partners in murder ; Killing for company ; Fantasyland ; The making of a serial killer ; Nonsexual control ; Killing cults ; So many victims
Massacres. For love, money, or revenge ; Family annihilation ; Firing back ; Schooled in mass murder ; Fighting city hall ; Hate motivated mass murder ; Going berserk ; Weapons of mass (murder) destruction
Epilogue. Remembering the victims.
Authorized Access Point
Fox, James Alan, Extreme killing
Authorized Access Point Variant
Levin, Jack, 1941- Extreme killing