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.

Serial Murder Investigation: Prospects for Police Networking

Serial Murder Investigation: Prospects for Police Networking

Serial murder investigation: Prospects for police networking


In 1984, Steve Egger coined the term “linkage blindness” to describe the lack of coordination between investigation agencies in cases involving serial murder. Unfortunately in the decade since he drew our attention to this serious deficiency in police networking, little has changed in relation to information sharing in cases of unsolved homicide where a suspect(s) is not apparent within a reasonable period of time. Rather, a review of recent cases indicated that, at least at the local level, networking has not, despite the pivotal role it can play in crime solution, become a prerequisite of informed homicide investigation.

Serial Murder in Contemporary Society

Serial murder while not strictly a modern phenomenon (Jenkins, 1988; 1989; ...

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