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By Christine M. Sarteschi

This well timed reference examines the mental and social phenomena of mass and serial homicide, bringing scholarly intensity to an often sensationalized topic. Its evaluation of the literature gains case stories of serial and mass murderers to extend on salient theories of evil, with biopsychosocial profiles highlighting center character qualities, quite malignant narcissism, linked to psychopathy and its frequently lethal results. The author’s insightful research separates misconceptions from truth, poses questions for severe pondering and dialogue, and gives reasonable feedback for prevention. Public fascination with those violent figures—the mystique of serial killers and their reputation within the leisure media—is explored as well.


Included within the coverage:


·         Public curiosity in mass and serial murder.

·         options of evil: the place it comes from, and why humans kill.

·         Mass homicide: class, motivation, and typologies.

·         Serial homicide: motivation and typologies.

·         present developments in prevention, and parts for improvement.

·         Plus instructive case reports, either well-known and less-known.


Mass and Serial homicide in America is illuminating studying for undergraduate and graduate scholars and practitioners in social technology disciplines similar to felony justice, criminology, social paintings, psychology, forensic psychology, and comparable fields. it's going to additionally locate an viewers between educators educating classes in those components, in addition to laypersons.

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