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Black Holes and Spider Webs [electronic resource]

EMC Consulting PTY Ltd/ Flame
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Not all serial killers travel to commit their crimes; some lure their victims to their lair, where they are silenced forever. In this program, Professor David Canter uses the case of Fred and Rosemary West-a British husband/wife duo who cleverly concealed the bodies of no fewer than 13 girls and young women they tortured, sexually abused, and murdered-to explain how a black hole-like absence of victim bodies can itself provide insights into the whereabouts of a predator. The case of the Belgian serial killer and child pornographer Marc Dutroux is also exhibited, showing how a wide cluster of black holes can indicate the presence of a multi-person, web-like crime network.
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23 min.
12 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 26, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Mapping Murder: Investigative Psychology Meets Geographical Profiling
Mapping Murder
  • Introduction and Credits (0:52)
  • Black Hole in Gloucester (2:28)
  • Suggestive Information (2:37)
  • A Picture of West (2:40)
  • Creating a Private World (2:20)
  • 25 Cromwell Street (1:35)
  • Missing or Dead? (2:07)
  • A Killer in Belgium (2:31)
  • Abuse and Murder (2:54)
  • A Web of Crime (2:47)
  • Credits: Black Holes and Spider Webs: Mapping Murder (0:23)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2002.
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  • 53509s Films Media Group
  • 53513 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (23 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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