Criminology of Serial Poisoners

Authors: Farrell, Michael

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  • Offers an accessible and comprehensive look at serial poisoners, victims, and investigation
  • Draws on over 60 global cases studies including from the US, UK, Russia, Belgium, Spain, Canada, Argentina, Australia, Japan India, China and Vietnam
  • Appeals to those interested in criminology, law and policing, toxicology and forensic science, the history of crime and detection, and criminal psychology
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This book examines serial homicidal poisonings in the modern era, to improve our contemporary understanding of poisons, poisoners, and investigation. Drawing on cases of serial poisoning from around the world, the book defines key terms, examines theories and explanations of serial homicide in relation to serial poisoning, explores the features of the poisons and examines the demographic characteristics of perpetrators of serial poisoning and their victims. It considers healthcare serial poisoning as a specific issue. Overall, it provides an outline for developing a criminology of serial poisoning homicide.

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Michael Farrell is a private consultant. He has an MPhil degree at the Institute of Psychiatry, London, and a PhD under the auspices of the Medical Research Council Cognitive Development Unit and London University. Michael Farrell held senior posts in schools and units for clients with various mental disorders. He managed a UK-wide psychometric project for City University, London and directed a national initial teacher-training project for the UK Government Department of Education. He has broadcast on the BBC World Service and on UK national radio and has written articles in a range of medical, legal and police journals and other publications.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Criminology of Serial Poisoners
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive Licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-01138-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-01138-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-01137-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 245
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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