Flash Point: The American Mass Murderer

Hardcover | July 1, 1997

byMichael D. Kelleher

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The crime of mass murder is surrounded by myth, false assumptions, and misinformation. It is frequently sensationalized in the press, while the complex motivations of the perpetrator are ignored or soon forgotten. The mass murderer is rarely a crazed killer who lashes out against his victims in a mindless frenzy of violence. This book examines not only the crime of mass murder, but also the complex motivations of the mass murderer, presenting a completely new method of categorizing and analyzing the crime and its perpetrator. The evolving nature of the crime is examined in the context of actual case histories of mass murder in America. Kelleher's insights will be of interest to criminologists and anyone interested in the sociology of crime.

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The crime of mass murder is surrounded by myth, false assumptions, and misinformation. It is frequently sensationalized in the press, while the complex motivations of the perpetrator are ignored or soon forgotten. The mass murderer is rarely a crazed killer who lashes out against his victims in a mindless frenzy of violence. This book ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 6.41 × 9.59 × 1 inPublished:July 1, 1997Publisher:Praeger Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0275959252

ISBN - 13:9780275959258

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?Flash Point is a exceptionally well written and organized treatise on various aspects of the mass murderer within the context of the American culture....Flash Point is a valued scholarly contribution to the growing bobdy of criminology studies.?-The Midwest Book Review