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Extreme Killing: Understanding Serial and Mass Murder

James Alan Fox, Jack Levin (Northeastern University)
Format
Book
Published
Thousand Oaks, California : Sage Publications, [2015]
Edition
Third Edition
Language
English
ISBN
148335072X, 9781483350721
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.
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.
Description
xiii, 345 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-319) and index.
Technical Details
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