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Serial killers : the method and madness of monsters

Author: Peter Vronsky
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Berkley trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: The comprehensive examination into the frightening history of serial homicide. In this unique book, Peter Vronsky documents the psychological, investigative, and cultural aspects of serial murder, beginning with its first recorded instance in Ancient Rome, through fifteenth-century France, up to such notorious contemporary cases as cannibal/necrophile Ed Kemper, Henry Lee Lucas, Ted Bundy, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Vronsky
ISBN: 0425196402 9780425196403
OCLC Number: 55671515
Description: xx, 412 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Part 1: History Of Monsters --
1: Postmodern age of serial homicide, 1970-2000 --
2: Brief history of serial homicide --
Part 2: Method And Madness --
3: Classifying serial killers --
4: Evolution of monstrosity --
5: Question of madness --
6: Serial killers as children --
7: Serial murderer's first kill --
8: Killing times --
Part 3: Fighting Monsters --
9: Art and science of criminal profiling --
10: Surviving a serial killer --
Acknowledgments --
Endnotes --
Selected sources --
Index.
Responsibility: Peter Vronsky.
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Abstract:

From the Publisher: The comprehensive examination into the frightening history of serial homicide. In this unique book, Peter Vronsky documents the psychological, investigative, and cultural aspects of serial murder, beginning with its first recorded instance in Ancient Rome, through fifteenth-century France, up to such notorious contemporary cases as cannibal/necrophile Ed Kemper, Henry Lee Lucas, Ted Bundy, and the emergence of what he classifies as the "serial rampage killer" such as Andrew Cunanan. Vronsky not only offers sound theories on what makes a serial killer, but also provides concrete suggestions on how to survive an encounter with one-from recognizing verbal warning signs to physical confrontational resistance. Exhaustively researched with transcripts of interviews with killers, and featuring up-to-date information on the apprehension and conviction of the Green River Killer and the Beltway Snipers, Vronsky's one-of-a-kind book covers every conceivable aspect of an endlessly riveting true-crime phenomenon.

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