Serial Killers The Method and Madness of Monsters

ISBN-10: 0425196402
ISBN-13: 9780425196403
Edition: 2004
Authors: Peter Vronsky
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 10/5/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

The comprehensive examination into the frightening history of serial homicide. In this unique book, Peter Vronsky documents the psychological, investigative, and cultural aspects of serial murder, beginning with its first recorded instance in Ancient Rome, through fifteenth-century France, up to such notorious contemporary cases as cannibal/necrophile Ed Kemper, Henry Lee Lucas, Ted Bundy, and the emergence of what he classifies as the "serial rampage killer" such as Andrew Cunanan. Vronsky not only offers sound theories on what makes a serial killer, but also provides concrete suggestions on how to survive an encounter with one-from recognizing verbal warning signs to physical confrontational resistance. Exhaustively researched with transcripts of interviews with killers, and featuring up-to-date information on the apprehension and conviction of the Green River Killer and the Beltway Snipers, Vronsky's one-of-a-kind book covers every conceivable aspect of an endlessly riveting true-crime phenomenon.

Peter Vronsky is an investigative journalist and a producer of documentary films for television. His work has appeared on PBS, Discovery Channel, MTV, CNN, and various international channels.

Preface
A History of Monsters
The Postmodern Age of Serial Homicide, 1970-2000
A Brief History of Serial Homicide
The Method and Madness
Classifying Serial Killers
The Evolution of Monstrosity
The Question of Madness
Serial Killers As Children
The Serial Murderer's First Kill
The Killing Times
Fighting Monsters
The Art and Science of Criminal Profiling
Surviving a Serial Killer
Acknowledgments
Endnotes
Selected Sources
Index

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