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Serial Murder and Media Circuses

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ISBN-10: 0275990648

ISBN-13: 9780275990640

Edition: 2006

Authors: Dirk C. Gibson, Dennis L. Wilcox

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The Axman of New Orleans specialized in killing grocers of Italian descent in the 1910s, apparently to promote "jazz" music. Dorothea Puente was a little old landlady who murdered her tenants, but kept cashing their government checks. The Manson Family terrorized California in the 1960s, as did the Hillside Stranglers a decade later. Twelve serial murder cases, occurring in eight decades between the 1890s and 1990s, had one thing in common: significant presence of the mass media. This book examines these specific cases of serial murder, and the way the media became involved in the investigations and trials of each. Gibson argues that the American media plays a multidimensional and integral…    
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Book details

List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Publication date: 7/30/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 0.62" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

DIRK C. GIBSON is Associate Professor of Communication and Journalism at the University of New Mexico. He has published numerous articles on a variety of topics in journals such as "Public Relations Quarterly", "Public Relations Review", and "Southern Communication Journal." He has also published several book chapters and one book--"The Role of Communication in the Practice of Law" (1991).

The Axeman of New Orleans Earle Nelson
The Manson 'Family' Ian Brady