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Sons of Cain : a history of serial killers from the stone age to the present

Author: Peter Vronsky
Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"From the author of Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters ... an in-depth examination of sexual serial killers throughout human history, how they evolved, and why we are fascinated by their horrifying crimes"--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Vronsky
ISBN: 9780425276976 042527697X
OCLC Number: 1012616543
Description: viii, 423 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: I. On the origin of the species: the evolution of serial killers. Serial killers: a brief introduction to the species ; Genesis: the stone age reptilian zombie serial-killer triune brain ; Psychopathia sexualis: the psychology of the lust serial killer in civilized society --
II. Serial killer chronicles: the early forensic history of monster. The dawn of the less-dead: serial killers and modernity ; Lupina insania: criminalizing werewolves and Little Red Riding Hood as victim, 1450-1650 ; Malleus maleficarum: the great witch hunt as a serial-killing-woman hunt ; The rippers before Jack: the rise of modern serial killers in Europe, 1800-1887 ; Back in the USA: the rise of the modern American serial killer ; Slouching toward Whitechapel: sex crimes in Britain before Jack the Ripper --
III. The new age of monsters: the rise of the modern serial killer. Raptor: Jack the Ripper and the Whitechapel murders, 1888 ; The French ripper: the forensics of serial murder in the Belle Epoch, 1897 ; Red tide rising: serial killers in the first half of the twentieth century, 1900-1950 ; American gothic: the "golden age" of serial killers, 1950-2000 ; Diabolus in cultura: serial-killing rape culture "sweats," the "greatest generation," and their sons of Cain --
Conclusion: Pogo syndrome: thinking herds of crazies in the twilight of the golden age of serial killers --
Afterword: "Serial killers need hugs too."
Responsibility: Peter Vronsky.

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"From the author of Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters ... an in-depth examination of sexual serial killers throughout human history, how they evolved, and why we are fascinated by their horrifying crimes"--Back cover.

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