Serial Murder and the Psychology of Violent Crimes by Richard N. KocsisSerial Murder and the Psychology of Violent Crimes by Richard N. Kocsis

Serial Murder and the Psychology of Violent Crimes

EditorRichard N. Kocsis

Paperback | November 5, 2010

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This book brings together an international collection of research literature on the topics of criminal profiling and serial violent crime by integrating the respected insights of both scholars and practitioners from around the globe. It explains etiological factors and psychological mechanisms to reveal criminal motives.
Title:Serial Murder and the Psychology of Violent CrimesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:326 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0 inPublished:November 5, 2010Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:161737718X

ISBN - 13:9781617377181

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Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTSDedicationPrefaceList of ContributorsTable of ContentsSection (I) The psychology of serial violent crimesNormalcy in behavioral characteristics of the sadistic serial killer.Jack Levin and James Alan FoxThe compulsive-repetitive offender: Behavioral patterns, motivational dynamics.Louis B. SchlesingerSerial juvenile sex offenders and their offenses.Jessica Woodhams, Clive Hollin and Ray BullA study of offense patterns and psychopathological characteristics among. recidivistic Finnish homicide offendersHelinä HäkkänenSensational and extreme interests in adolescents.Kathy E Charles and Vincent EganNarcissism, sadism and loneliness: The case of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.George B. PalermoSection (II) New dimensions to violent crimeSexual homicide: An overview of contemporary empirical research.Leonard I. Morgenbesser and Richard N. Kocsis Serial killers and serial rapists: A preliminary comparison of violence typologies.Stacey L. Shipley and Bruce A. ArrigoFiresetting: A burning issue.Jeffrey L. GellerThe 'gentler sex": Patterns in female serial murder.Hannah ScottAnatomy of a Mass Murder: A psychological profile of Martin Bryant and the Port Arthur massacre.Ian Sale Section (III) Investigative considerations to serial violent crimesBlundering Justice: A Case Study of the Schiedam Park Murder.Peter J. van KoppenDefinitional constructs, dynamics and investigative considerations in sexual (lust) homicide.Janet McClellanCriminal profile construction and investigative procedures: A study of the Westley Dodd serial sexual murders.Ronald TurcoPsychological skills and criminal profile accuracy.Erica P. Hodges and Kristine M. JacquinProfiling and professionalization of criminal investigation.Jeffrey B. Bumgarner

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"Serial Murder and the Psychology of Violent Crimes is a compilation of provocative . chapters dealing with topics that represent some of the darkest and least understood aspects of humankind. . a must-read for all researchers and practitioners who work with female offenders. . the book has some truly remarkable features and respectable, quality scholarship that could easily stand on its own. . This is a good book to have for . the outstanding chapters that could not otherwise be obtained." (Robert K. Welsh and Joseph D. Muto, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 53 (24), June, 2008)