This wide-ranging anthology offers a variety of perspectives with excerpts from books and current articles from research journals, plus four original contributed articles. Topics covered include the major types of sex crimes and offenders, therapies, juvenile sex offenses, and nuisance sexual offenders. This book is designed as a stand alone or as a supplemental text to Sex Crimes, 2/e. Features of this text include: Cutting-edge articles by top scholars in the field Major units of the reader parallel and enhance the contents of Sex Crimes 2/e
Chapter 15: Fractured Identity Syndrome: A New Theory of Serial Murder
Fractured Identity Syndrome: A New Theory of Serial Murder
“A part of me was hidden all the time.”
Ted Bundy, January 24, 1989
Serial murder as a fatal behavior has fascinated and galvanized the interest of the American citizenry since the early 1970s. The names of the serial killers are well-known: Brudos, Bundy, Gacy, Bianchi, Lucas, Berkowitz, Eyler, Kemper, and many others. Newer names join this list: Andrew Cunanan, Glenn Rogers, Larry Evans, Westley Dodd, Kenneth McDuff, and others. The victims are unknown, but the killers have become a part of America's pop culture. What else explains the interest in our “entertainment” industry? The monetary success of movies and ...