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.

Investigating Serial Murder Cases
Investigating serial murder cases

Possibly the most important, and also the most difficult, task in the investigation of a serial murder case is to determine if it is indeed a case of serial murder. At first blush, this would appear to be a statement that is not needed, but there are problems in the investigation of a high-profile serial murder case that are not present in a typical “smoking gun” or “dripping knife” homicide. Police departments across the United States, and in foreign countries as well, are concerned with murder rates and the number of unresolved murder cases they have on hand. These murder cases occupy a great deal of manpower and financial resources that apparently lead to no quick resolution of ...

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