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Extreme Killing Understanding Serial and Mass Murder

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ISBN-10: 0761988564

ISBN-13: 9780761988564

Edition: 2005

Authors: Jack Levin, James Alan Fox

List price: $103.95
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'Extreme Killing' offers a comprehensive overview of multiple homicide, including both serial & mass murder, & presents a unified conceptual framework for understanding divergent forms of extreme killing, whether these express power, revenge, terror, greed or loyalty.
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Book details

List price: $103.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/7/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Jack Levin is the Irving and Betty Brudnick Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Northeastern University, where he co-directs its Center on Violence and Conflict and teaches courses in the sociology of violence and hate. He has authored or co-authored 30 books, most recently Serial Killers and Sadistic Murderers-Up Close and Personal and The Violence of Hate. Levin has also published more than 100 articles in professional journals and books and more than 150 columns in major newspapers, such as The New York Times, The Sunday London Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, and USA Today. In 2009, he received a major award from the American Sociological Association for his contributions to the public understanding of sociology. Also in 2009, he received the Apple Award from the New England Sociological Association for his contributions to teaching. Levin has spoken to a wide variety of community, academic, and professional groups, including the White House Conference on Hate Crimes, the National Organization of Hostage Negotiators, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

James Alan Fox is the Lipman Family Professor of Criminology, Law, and Public Policy at Northeastern University. He has written 18 books, including his newest, Violence and Security on Campus: From Preschool Through College. He has published dozens of journal and magazine articles, as well as hundreds of freelance columns in newspapers around the country, primarily in the areas of multiple murder, youth crime, school and campus violence, workplace violence, and capital punishment. He also writes an online column for the Boston Globe?s website. Fox often gives keynote talks and testimony before Congress and in court. He has briefed various leaders here and abroad, including President Clinton, Attorney General Reno, and Princess Anne of Great Britain. He has worked on criminal investigations surrounding serial and mass murder cases and served as a visiting fellow with the Bureau of Justice Statistics focusing on homicide patterns and trends. Finally, Fox was honored in 2007 by the Massachusetts Committee against the Death Penalty with the Hugo Adam Bedau Award for excellence in capital punishment scholarship and by Northeastern University with the 2008 Klein Lectureship.

Multiple Murder
America's Fascination With Multiple Homicide
The Gein Legacy
Multiple Murder In Popular Culture
The Selling Of Multiple Murder
Craving Attention
Killer Groupies
The Impact Of Celebrating Murderers
Sensitize, Not Sanitize
Defining Multiple Murder
Mass, Serial And Spree
A Typology Of Multiple Murder
Serial Murder
An Anatomy Of Serial Murder
Prevalence Of Serial Murder
Extraordinarily Ordinary
A Profile Of The Typical Serial Killer
With Deliberation And Purpose
When Killing Is Thrilling
On A Deadly Mission Of Terror Or Revenge
Killing For Expediency for Love And Loyalty
Murder Without Guilt
The Sociopathic Personality
The Culture Of Sociopathy
Empathy And Serial Killers
Borderline Personality Disorder
Compartmentalization And Dehumanization
Partners In Murder
Insanity In The Relationship
Partners For Profit
Partnerships Of Men And Women
Killing For Company
Placing The Blame
Killing For Companionship
The Functions Of Cannibalism
Desire For Total Control And Ownership
Fantasyland
Keeping Souvenirs
Normal And Abnormal Fantasies
The Impact Of Pornography
The Making Of A Serial Killer
Childhood Suffering
Testimony Under Hypnosis
Child Abuse And Murder
Inordinate Need For Power
Predicting Serial Murder
Neurological Impairment
Blaming The Family
Non-Sexual Control
Power Over Patients
Female Serial Killers
Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy
Killing Cults
Killing For A Cause
The Appeal Of Dangerous Cults
Mass Homicide Vs. Mass Suicide
Satanism And Serial Murder
So Many Victims
Vulnerable Victims Preferred
Catching The Serial Killer
Behavioral Profiling
Reducing Linkage Blindness
Lucky Breaks
Massacres
For Love, Money Or Revenge
Relative Obscurity
A Profile Of Mass Killers
Selective And Methodical
When Love Kills
Sweet Revenge
Profiting From Mass Murder
The Great Equalizer
Family Annihilation
A Profile Of The Family Annihilator
Murdering Moms
The Defiant Son
Firing Back
Profile Of The Workplace Avenger
The Impact Of Frustration
Mixed Motives
Workplace Murder By Proxy
Romantic Obsession
Externalizing Responsibility
Social Isolation
Screening Out Problem Workers
Copycat Killings
Going Postal
School Massacres
Fighting City Hall
Attacking The System
Legal Battles
Filing A Grievance
Increasing Alienation
I Hate Motivated Mass Murder
Choice Of Victims
A Life Of Frustration
Blaming Women
The Killer As Victim
Settling A Grudge With A Gun
Minority Against Majority
Going Berserk
Paranoid Thinking
Confused State Of Mind
Longstanding Mental Illness
Civilian Battlefields
Brain Abnormalities
Deadly Weapons
Epilogue
Remembering The Victims
References