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Pistorius, Micki

Overview
Works: 8 works in 26 publications in 3 languages and 274 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Fiction  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV8079.H6, 364.1523082
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Most widely held works about Micki Pistorius
 
Most widely held works by Micki Pistorius
Fatal females : women who kill by Micki Pistorius( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigative psychologist and former police profiler Micki Pistorius examines the minds and motives of women who kill. Throughout history the view seems to have prevailed that it is not in women's nature to commit violent crime, but Pistorius shows that this is not in fact the case
Profiling serial killers and other crimes in South Africa by Micki Pistorius( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catch me a killer by Micki Pistorius( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strangers on the street : serial homicide in South Africa by Micki Pistorius( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sorg by Micki Pistorius( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in Afrikaans and Undetermined and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychoanalytical approach to serial killers by Micki Pistorius( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The phenomenon of serial killers is increasing world wide. During the past decade the most memorable cases of serial homicide in South Africa have been those of the Norwood serial killer, the Station Strangler, the Cleveland serial killer, The Gaunteng serial killer and the St Charles serial killer. The enigma surrounding serial killers is the so-called lack of motive'' for the murders. No extrinsic motive such as robbery, financial gain, revenge or passion exists as there usually would be in the case of other murders. The available literature indicates that several theories have been proposed to explain the origin of serial homicide, but none can explain sufficiently to the author why one person with a certain type of background and exposed to a certain environment becomes a serial killer, whilst another, with a similar background and circumstances does not. The theories that are discussed are the socio-cultural factors, Ressler's motivational model, systemic factors, demonic possession, neurological factors, psychogenic factors and fantasy. In this thesis the author attempts to answer the question What is the origin of serial homicide by applying selected aspects of the psychoanalytic theories of Freud and Melanie Klein on two case studies of South African serial killers. The author formulates twenty nine statements of her own, based on the theories of Freud and Klein which she applies to the two case studies. The cases of the Station Strangler in Mitchell's Plain, Cape province, and the St Charles serial killer in Donnybrook, KwaZulu Natal are selected. Both of these serial killers are organized in their modus operandi, but the Station Strangler is a ego-dystonic killer and the St Charles serial killer a ego-syntonic serial killer. The method of research is a qualitative case study method. The author divides the selected aspects of Freud and Klein's theories into categories and analyses the two cases presented according to these categories. In the final chapter she draws maps to illustrate the psychoanalytical developmental paths of serial killers in general and for each of the two cases. Multiple data sources are used for example interviews with the serial killers and their families, police dockets, court proceedings and psychiatric records. Multiple data sources, explanation building and replication by way of multiple case studies are employed to ensure construct validity, internal validity and external validity respectively. Reliability is supported by entering the data in a South African Police Service data base. In conclusion the author compares the differences and similarities between the two case studies, and discusses the statements which are supported by this research. She also recommends that those statements which are not supported, be discussed in consecutive case studies. The statements are generalized to all serial killers
Skimme in die skadu : reeksmoorde : 'n profielsamesteller se ware verhaal by Micki Pistorius( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Fatal females : women who kill
Alternative Names
Micki Pistorius criminologe uit Zuid-Afrika

Micki Pistorius South African criminologist

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Profiling serial killers and other crimes in South AfricaCatch me a killerStrangers on the street : serial homicide in South AfricaSorgSkimme in die skadu : reeksmoorde : 'n profielsamesteller se ware verhaal