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Extreme Killing

Understanding Serial and Mass Murder

James Alan Fox, Jack Levin


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Extreme Killing, Third Edition gives a comprehensive overview of multiple homicide, including both serial and mass murder. James Alan Fox and Jack Levin are renowned experts and authors in the field and they bring their years of research to bear in this fascinating analysis of serial, multiple and mass murder. They examine the theories of criminal behavior and apply them to a multitude of mass and serial murderers from around the world, such as Adam Lanza (Newtown, CT), James Holmes (Aurora cinema), Anders Breivik (Oslo, Norway), Charles Manson ("Helter Skelter"), and Dennis Rader (BTK). This book involves the readers in the the commonalities and variations among multiple murders; addresses the characteristics of both killers and their victims; and, in the concluding chapter, discusses the special concerns of multiple murder victims and their survivors.

Sage Publications, Inc, 9781483350721, 344pp.

Publication Date: May 2, 2014