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The killers among us : an examination of serial murder and its investigation, Steven A. Egger

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The killers among us : an examination of serial murder and its investigation
Title
The killers among us
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an examination of serial murder and its investigation
Statement of responsibility
Steven A. Egger
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eng
Summary
  • -- The six myths of serial murder: addressing the "black hole of misinformation" that surrounds the subject.-- Detailed case studies of John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, and other serial killers.-- The state-of-the-art in law enforcement investigation of serial murder
  • This book brings together all of what we know, what we think we know, and what we don't know about the horrific violence of serial murder. Part I introduces the subject of serial murder and presents the "six myths" of serial murder that interfere with understanding and successful investigation. Part II presents detailed case studies of four infamous serial killers, John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, Kenneth Bianchi and Henry Lee Lucas. Part Ill focuses on the investigation of serial murder, showing the problems law enforcement faces -- notably "linkage blindness", the inability of unwillingness of police agencies to share information on unsolved murders. This section includes an extensive discussion of fourteen different police responses to serial murder. Finally, the author -- a noted criminologist and former homicide investigator -- discusses the future of serial murder and its investigation. Students of criminology, psychology and sociology; true crime buffs; mystery writers and readers; journalists; skeptics; and criminal justice professionals
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Egger, Steven A
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6515
LC item number
.E34 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Serial murders
  • Serial murderers
  • Serial murder investigation
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The killers among us : an examination of serial murder and its investigation, Steven A. Egger
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-275) and indexes
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
  • Why Do They Kill and Kill Again?
  • p. 50.
  • Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas
  • p. 50.
  • Michigan
  • p. 51.
  • California and New York
  • p. 51.
  • Kansas
  • p. 51.
  • Maryland
  • p. 6.
  • p. 51.
  • Female Serial Killers
  • p. 52.
  • Categories and Types of Serial Killers
  • p. 56.
  • How Many Are There in the United States?
  • p. 59.
  • FBI and CNN Disagree on the Numbers
  • p. 64.
  • A
  • Who Are the Serial Killers?
  • New Phenomenon?
  • p. 64.
  • An
  • Increase in Serial Killers?
  • p. 65.
  • International: A Global Phenomenon
  • p. 66.
  • Russia
  • p. 66.
  • India, Turkey, Thailand, and Nepal
  • p. 8.
  • p. 67.
  • South Africa
  • p. 67.
  • Australia
  • p. 68.
  • United Kingdom
  • p. 68.
  • Serial Killers Outside the United States Who Have Not Been Caught
  • p. 71.
  • United Kingdom
  • Solo Predators
  • p. 71.
  • Canada
  • p. 72.
  • Poland
  • p. 73.
  • Sweden
  • p. 73.
  • 4.
  • Victims: The "Less-Dead"
  • p. 74.
  • p. 9.
  • Serial Killing of the Lambs in Our Dreams: Concept of the "Less-Dead"
  • p. 74.
  • Serial Murder Victims
  • p. 77.
  • Society's Throw-Aways: A Low Priority for Law Enforcement
  • p. 79.
  • The
  • Killing Fields: Where Do They Hunt?
  • p. 80.
  • Investigative Value of Victim Information Quickly Dismissed
  • Ted Bundy
  • p. 80.
  • 5.
  • Serial Murder: A Growth Industry
  • p. 85.
  • "Mutants from Hell"
  • p. 87.
  • The
  • Profile That Isn't
  • p. 87.
  • Sound-Bite Answers
  • p. 9.
  • p. 88.
  • The
  • FBI and Serial Murder Mythology
  • p. 88.
  • A
  • Violent Culture
  • p. 89.
  • Part II.
  • Case Studies of Serial Killers
  • 6.
  • John Wayne Gacy
  • John Wayne Gacy: Case Study
  • p. 95.
  • Social Environment
  • p. 95.
  • Family Background
  • p. 98.
  • Peer-Group Association and Personal Relationships
  • p. 99.
  • Contact with Defining Agencies
  • p. 100.
  • p. 9.
  • Offense Behavior
  • p. 107.
  • Self Concept
  • p. 110.
  • Attitudes
  • p. 111.
  • Recall of Events
  • p. 112.
  • The
  • Demise of John Wayne Gacy
  • Part I.
  • Team Killers
  • p. 113.
  • 7.
  • Henry Lee Lucas: Case Study
  • p. 115.
  • Social Environment
  • p. 115.
  • Family Background
  • p. 116.
  • Peer-Group Associations and Personal Relationships
  • p. 118.
  • p. 10.
  • Contact with Defining Agencies
  • p. 119.
  • Offense Behavior
  • p. 123.
  • Self Concept
  • p. 125.
  • Attitudes
  • p. 126.
  • Recall of Events
  • p. 127.
  • Henry Lee Lucas and Ottis Toole
  • 8.
  • Kenneth Bianchi: Case Study
  • p. 128.
  • Social Environment
  • p. 128.
  • Family Background
  • p. 129.
  • Peer-Group Association and Personal Relationships
  • p. 132.
  • Contact with Defining Agencies
  • p. 10.
  • p. 133.
  • Offense Behavior
  • p. 138.
  • Self Concept
  • p. 141.
  • Attitudes
  • p. 141.
  • Recall of Events
  • p. 142.
  • 9.
  • The
  • Theodore Robert Bundy: Case Study
  • p. 143.
  • Social Environment
  • p. 143.
  • Family Background
  • p. 146.
  • Peer-Group Association and Personal Relationships
  • p. 148.
  • Contact with Defining Agencies
  • p. 150.
  • Hillside Stranglers
  • Offense Behavior
  • p. 156.
  • Self Concept
  • p. 162.
  • Attitudes
  • p. 164.
  • Recall of Events
  • p. 166.
  • Bundy's Last Con
  • p. 166.
  • p. 11.
  • 10.
  • Cross-Case Analysis: Similarities of Four Serial Killers
  • p. 167.
  • Social Environment
  • p. 168.
  • Family Background
  • p. 169.
  • Peer-Group Association and Personal Relationships
  • p. 169.
  • Contact with Defining Agencies
  • They Are All Around Us
  • p. 170.
  • Offense Behavior
  • p. 170.
  • Self Concept
  • p. 171.
  • Attitudes
  • p. 172.
  • Recall Of Events
  • p. 173.
  • Missing Persons Problem
  • p. 11.
  • p. 173.
  • Part III.
  • The
  • Investigation of Serial Murder
  • 11.
  • Problems in Investigating Serial Murder
  • p. 177.
  • Defining the Problem
  • p. 177.
  • Seven Major Problems of a Serial Murder Investigation
  • Serial Murder Victims
  • p. 179.
  • Linkage Blindness
  • p. 180.
  • Commitment to a Serial Murder Investigation
  • p. 183.
  • Coordination of Investigative Functions and Actions
  • p. 184.
  • Managing Large Amounts of Investigative Information
  • p. 184.
  • Public Pressure and Mass-Media Pressure for Information
  • The
  • p. 12.
  • p. 185.
  • The
  • "Less-Dead": Low Priority Leads to Low Clearance Rate
  • p. 185.
  • Law Enforcement's Lack of Knowledge of Other Agencies' Experiences with an Investigation: Documenting the Problem
  • p. 186.
  • Ted Bundy Case
  • p. 186.
  • John Wayne Gacy Case
  • p. 186.
  • Investigation of Serial Murder
  • Hillside Strangler Case
  • p. 187.
  • Henry Lee Lucas Case
  • p. 188.
  • Linkage Blindness: An Analysis
  • p. 189.
  • 12.
  • Different Police Strategies to Serial Murder
  • p. 199.
  • Conferences
  • p. 12.
  • p. 202.
  • Information Clearinghouse
  • p. 206.
  • Task Force
  • p. 207.
  • Central Coordination Without Forming a Task Force
  • p. 210.
  • Psychological Profiling (Investigative Profiling)
  • p. 211.
  • FBI Model
  • Myths of Serial Murder
  • p. 213.
  • Canter Model
  • p. 220.
  • Geographic Profiling
  • p. 222.
  • Investigative Consultants
  • p. 223
  • p. 13.
  • 2.
  • Why Do They Kill and Kill and Kill?
  • p. 15.
  • Serial Killers on the Couch: Explanations
  • p. 15.
  • Serial Murder Phenomenon
  • Sources of Serial Murder Theories and Explanations
  • p. 16.
  • Common Characteristics of Serial Killers
  • p. 19.
  • Empirical Works
  • p. 20.
  • Case Studies
  • p. 23.
  • Psychopaths or Sociopaths?
  • p. 25.
  • 1.
  • Inadequate Socialization
  • p. 28.
  • Sex as a Motive
  • p. 30.
  • Variations on Power and Control
  • p. 30.
  • Similarities to Rape
  • p. 31.
  • Biological Predisposition
  • p. 33.
  • Serial Murder
  • Anthropological Viewpoint
  • p. 35.
  • Problems with Explanations
  • p. 36.
  • 3.
  • They Are All Around Us
  • p. 38.
  • Introduction.
  • We Are Strangers to One Another
  • p. 38.
  • p. 3.
  • Who Are They?
  • p. 39.
  • What Do They Look Like?
  • p. 43.
  • Some Are Very Quiet and Hard to Spot
  • p. 44.
  • Some Take Years to Catch
  • p. 44.
  • A
  • Number of Serial Killers Have Not Been Caught
  • Defining Serial Murder
  • p. 45.
  • California
  • p. 45.
  • Texas
  • p. 46.
  • New York
  • p. 46.
  • Louisiana
  • p. 48.
  • Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, and Texas
  • p. 4.
  • p. 48.
  • Washington and Oregon
  • p. 49.
  • Washington
  • p. 50.
  • Florida
  • p. 50.
  • Massachusetts
  • p. 50.
  • Connecticut
Control code
35986264
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 296 pages
Isbn
9780134724249
Lccn
96048016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The killers among us : an examination of serial murder and its investigation, Steven A. Egger
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-275) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Why Do They Kill and Kill Again?
  • p. 50.
  • Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas
  • p. 50.
  • Michigan
  • p. 51.
  • California and New York
  • p. 51.
  • Kansas
  • p. 51.
  • Maryland
  • p. 6.
  • p. 51.
  • Female Serial Killers
  • p. 52.
  • Categories and Types of Serial Killers
  • p. 56.
  • How Many Are There in the United States?
  • p. 59.
  • FBI and CNN Disagree on the Numbers
  • p. 64.
  • A
  • Who Are the Serial Killers?
  • New Phenomenon?
  • p. 64.
  • An
  • Increase in Serial Killers?
  • p. 65.
  • International: A Global Phenomenon
  • p. 66.
  • Russia
  • p. 66.
  • India, Turkey, Thailand, and Nepal
  • p. 8.
  • p. 67.
  • South Africa
  • p. 67.
  • Australia
  • p. 68.
  • United Kingdom
  • p. 68.
  • Serial Killers Outside the United States Who Have Not Been Caught
  • p. 71.
  • United Kingdom
  • Solo Predators
  • p. 71.
  • Canada
  • p. 72.
  • Poland
  • p. 73.
  • Sweden
  • p. 73.
  • 4.
  • Victims: The "Less-Dead"
  • p. 74.
  • p. 9.
  • Serial Killing of the Lambs in Our Dreams: Concept of the "Less-Dead"
  • p. 74.
  • Serial Murder Victims
  • p. 77.
  • Society's Throw-Aways: A Low Priority for Law Enforcement
  • p. 79.
  • The
  • Killing Fields: Where Do They Hunt?
  • p. 80.
  • Investigative Value of Victim Information Quickly Dismissed
  • Ted Bundy
  • p. 80.
  • 5.
  • Serial Murder: A Growth Industry
  • p. 85.
  • "Mutants from Hell"
  • p. 87.
  • The
  • Profile That Isn't
  • p. 87.
  • Sound-Bite Answers
  • p. 9.
  • p. 88.
  • The
  • FBI and Serial Murder Mythology
  • p. 88.
  • A
  • Violent Culture
  • p. 89.
  • Part II.
  • Case Studies of Serial Killers
  • 6.
  • John Wayne Gacy
  • John Wayne Gacy: Case Study
  • p. 95.
  • Social Environment
  • p. 95.
  • Family Background
  • p. 98.
  • Peer-Group Association and Personal Relationships
  • p. 99.
  • Contact with Defining Agencies
  • p. 100.
  • p. 9.
  • Offense Behavior
  • p. 107.
  • Self Concept
  • p. 110.
  • Attitudes
  • p. 111.
  • Recall of Events
  • p. 112.
  • The
  • Demise of John Wayne Gacy
  • Part I.
  • Team Killers
  • p. 113.
  • 7.
  • Henry Lee Lucas: Case Study
  • p. 115.
  • Social Environment
  • p. 115.
  • Family Background
  • p. 116.
  • Peer-Group Associations and Personal Relationships
  • p. 118.
  • p. 10.
  • Contact with Defining Agencies
  • p. 119.
  • Offense Behavior
  • p. 123.
  • Self Concept
  • p. 125.
  • Attitudes
  • p. 126.
  • Recall of Events
  • p. 127.
  • Henry Lee Lucas and Ottis Toole
  • 8.
  • Kenneth Bianchi: Case Study
  • p. 128.
  • Social Environment
  • p. 128.
  • Family Background
  • p. 129.
  • Peer-Group Association and Personal Relationships
  • p. 132.
  • Contact with Defining Agencies
  • p. 10.
  • p. 133.
  • Offense Behavior
  • p. 138.
  • Self Concept
  • p. 141.
  • Attitudes
  • p. 141.
  • Recall of Events
  • p. 142.
  • 9.
  • The
  • Theodore Robert Bundy: Case Study
  • p. 143.
  • Social Environment
  • p. 143.
  • Family Background
  • p. 146.
  • Peer-Group Association and Personal Relationships
  • p. 148.
  • Contact with Defining Agencies
  • p. 150.
  • Hillside Stranglers
  • Offense Behavior
  • p. 156.
  • Self Concept
  • p. 162.
  • Attitudes
  • p. 164.
  • Recall of Events
  • p. 166.
  • Bundy's Last Con
  • p. 166.
  • p. 11.
  • 10.
  • Cross-Case Analysis: Similarities of Four Serial Killers
  • p. 167.
  • Social Environment
  • p. 168.
  • Family Background
  • p. 169.
  • Peer-Group Association and Personal Relationships
  • p. 169.
  • Contact with Defining Agencies
  • They Are All Around Us
  • p. 170.
  • Offense Behavior
  • p. 170.
  • Self Concept
  • p. 171.
  • Attitudes
  • p. 172.
  • Recall Of Events
  • p. 173.
  • Missing Persons Problem
  • p. 11.
  • p. 173.
  • Part III.
  • The
  • Investigation of Serial Murder
  • 11.
  • Problems in Investigating Serial Murder
  • p. 177.
  • Defining the Problem
  • p. 177.
  • Seven Major Problems of a Serial Murder Investigation
  • Serial Murder Victims
  • p. 179.
  • Linkage Blindness
  • p. 180.
  • Commitment to a Serial Murder Investigation
  • p. 183.
  • Coordination of Investigative Functions and Actions
  • p. 184.
  • Managing Large Amounts of Investigative Information
  • p. 184.
  • Public Pressure and Mass-Media Pressure for Information
  • The
  • p. 12.
  • p. 185.
  • The
  • "Less-Dead": Low Priority Leads to Low Clearance Rate
  • p. 185.
  • Law Enforcement's Lack of Knowledge of Other Agencies' Experiences with an Investigation: Documenting the Problem
  • p. 186.
  • Ted Bundy Case
  • p. 186.
  • John Wayne Gacy Case
  • p. 186.
  • Investigation of Serial Murder
  • Hillside Strangler Case
  • p. 187.
  • Henry Lee Lucas Case
  • p. 188.
  • Linkage Blindness: An Analysis
  • p. 189.
  • 12.
  • Different Police Strategies to Serial Murder
  • p. 199.
  • Conferences
  • p. 12.
  • p. 202.
  • Information Clearinghouse
  • p. 206.
  • Task Force
  • p. 207.
  • Central Coordination Without Forming a Task Force
  • p. 210.
  • Psychological Profiling (Investigative Profiling)
  • p. 211.
  • FBI Model
  • Myths of Serial Murder
  • p. 213.
  • Canter Model
  • p. 220.
  • Geographic Profiling
  • p. 222.
  • Investigative Consultants
  • p. 223
  • p. 13.
  • 2.
  • Why Do They Kill and Kill and Kill?
  • p. 15.
  • Serial Killers on the Couch: Explanations
  • p. 15.
  • Serial Murder Phenomenon
  • Sources of Serial Murder Theories and Explanations
  • p. 16.
  • Common Characteristics of Serial Killers
  • p. 19.
  • Empirical Works
  • p. 20.
  • Case Studies
  • p. 23.
  • Psychopaths or Sociopaths?
  • p. 25.
  • 1.
  • Inadequate Socialization
  • p. 28.
  • Sex as a Motive
  • p. 30.
  • Variations on Power and Control
  • p. 30.
  • Similarities to Rape
  • p. 31.
  • Biological Predisposition
  • p. 33.
  • Serial Murder
  • Anthropological Viewpoint
  • p. 35.
  • Problems with Explanations
  • p. 36.
  • 3.
  • They Are All Around Us
  • p. 38.
  • Introduction.
  • We Are Strangers to One Another
  • p. 38.
  • p. 3.
  • Who Are They?
  • p. 39.
  • What Do They Look Like?
  • p. 43.
  • Some Are Very Quiet and Hard to Spot
  • p. 44.
  • Some Take Years to Catch
  • p. 44.
  • A
  • Number of Serial Killers Have Not Been Caught
  • Defining Serial Murder
  • p. 45.
  • California
  • p. 45.
  • Texas
  • p. 46.
  • New York
  • p. 46.
  • Louisiana
  • p. 48.
  • Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, and Texas
  • p. 4.
  • p. 48.
  • Washington and Oregon
  • p. 49.
  • Washington
  • p. 50.
  • Florida
  • p. 50.
  • Massachusetts
  • p. 50.
  • Connecticut
Control code
35986264
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 296 pages
Isbn
9780134724249
Lccn
96048016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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