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Labeled as the crime of the 1990’s, serial murder is predicted to remain the crime of the first decades of the new millennium. This book brings together the perspectives of acknowledged experts in the field along with those of emerging authorities on serial murder. The chapters offer a unique look at these crimes from a variety of viewpoints and experiences. Accessibly written, this compelling volume includes information on minorities and serial killing, as well the manner in which serial killers are traced and tracked.
Chapter 4: Female Serial Murderesses: The Unnoticed Terror
Female Serial Murderesses: The Unnoticed Terror
Serial murder is probably the most disturbing crime of the 1990s (Holmes and DeBurger, 1988). Research on the subject appears both on an academic level (Hickey, 1991; Holmes and DeBurger, 1985, 1988: Jenkins, 1987; Levin and Fox, 1985; Leyton, 1985; Ressler et al, 1988) and others more narrative format which tend to be deficient in documentation. Both types of research and writings, however, indicate that the overwhelming number of serial killers are men. For example, in a listing of forty-seven serial killers by Holmes and DeBurger (22–23; 1988), only three were females. Of the three female serialists, two killed family members and the other murdered with her male lovers. None is examined ...