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.
Part II: The Mind of the Serial Killer
No one truly understands the mind of the serial killer. There have been valiant, impertinent, academic, yellow-page journalism, and mass media approaches to do so, but all have fallen short of gaining access to the mind of this most dangerous predator. In studying serial murder for the past 15 years, Ronald Holmes has looked for the basic compelling motivations inside the mind of the serial murderer but has also fallen short. The pop culture books have made simplistic attempts to explain this most unanswerable query and have placed the answer at the doorstep of the domineering and abusive parent, usually the mother. Others have stated that the answer really rests within the triangle of ...