Serial Murder and the Psychology of Violent Crimes

Editors: Kocsis, Richard N. (Ed.)

  • Collects international perspectives on serial violent crime
  • Explains etiological factors and psychological mechanisms to reveal criminal motives
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The phenomena of serial violent crime has long plagued human civilizations. Far from being a contemporary notion unique to Western societies, serial murderers and other offenders who repeatedly engage in violent crimes such as rape or arson are examples of extreme criminal aberrations that exist in cultures around the world. This book assembles the collective expertise of an international group of scholars and practitioners who seek to explain the psychiatric, psychological and criminological factors that may account for the perpetration of these abhorrent crimes.

The topics covered in this text examine the motivational dynamics of offenders including such dimensions as their apparent behavioral normalcy, sensational interests, sadism, narcissism, commonalties, gender and age patterns. Beyond psychological and etiological factors the topics encompassed by this book also consider investigative techniques, procedures, limitations and failures encountered with these forms of crime. This volume is likely to become an essential reference for forensic scientists, psychiatrists, psychologists and criminal justice, legal and law enforcement personnel involved in the investigation and prosecution of serial violent crimes.

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"Serial Murder and the Psychology of Violent Crimes is a compilation of provocative … chapters dealing with topics that represent some of the darkest and least understood aspects of humankind. … a must-read for all researchers and practitioners who work with female offenders. … the book has some truly remarkable features and respectable, quality scholarship that could easily stand on its own. … This is a good book to have for … the outstanding chapters that could not otherwise be obtained." (Robert K. Welsh and Joseph D. Muto, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 53 (24), June, 2008)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Normalcy in Behavioral Characteristics of the Sadistic Serial Killer

    Jack Levin, James Alan Fox

    Pages 3-14

  • Compulsive-Repetitive Offenders

    Louis B. Schlesinger

    Pages 15-33

  • Serial Juvenile Sex Offenders and Their Offenses

    Jessica Woodhams, Clive Hollin, Ray Bull

    Pages 35-50

  • Narcissism, Sadism, and Loneliness

    George B. Palermo

    Pages 85-100

  • Serial Killers and Serial Rapists

    Stacey L. Shipley, Bruce A. Arrigo

    Pages 119-139

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-61737-718-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Serial Murder and the Psychology of Violent Crimes
Editors
  • Richard N. Kocsis
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-60327-049-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-60327-049-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-58829-685-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-61737-718-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 306
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