Serial Killers

Serial Killers

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Baker & Taylor
Describes the history of serial killing in the United States, including such infamous serial killers as the "Boston Strangler," Charles Manson, and David "Son of Sam" Berkowitz.

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From ancient times to the present, serial killers have terrorized the public, claiming their victims with a variety of methods, including poisoning, stabbing, and shooting. Modern law enforcement agents have developed sophisticated techniques, such as DNA analysis and psychological profiling, to track and identify these killers. Covering key historical and contemporary cases, Serial Killers is a concise, objective introduction to this field of criminal investigation.

Chapters include:
  • Murder by Numbers
  • Monsters Among Us
  • Lethal Ladies
  • Still at Large
  • The Mindhunters.
Cases covered include:
  • Erzsébet Báthory
  • The Beltway Snipers
  • David Berkowitz, a.k.a. "Son of Sam"
  • John Wayne Gacy
  • Micajah and Wiley Harpe
  • Jack the Ripper
  • Herman Webster Mudgett, aka "H.H. Holmes"
  • Gary Leon Ridgway, a.k.a. "The Green River Killer"
  • Aileen Wuornos.


Publisher: New York : Chelsea House Publishers, c2008
ISBN: 9780791094112
0791094111
Characteristics: 120 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: French, John L. (Crime scene supervisor)

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