Serial and mass murderers

Allely, CS ORCID: 2022, 'Serial and mass murderers' , in: Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict (Third Edition) , Academic Press (Elsevier), pp. 768-780.

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This article will explore serial and mass murder. It will cover the literature which has investigated leakage and warning signs or red flags in mass shooters. The role of biological, or body-related, issues; narcissism; fame-seeking; the injustice collector concept; and the preoccupation and fascination with other mass shooters are then discussed as being potential risk factors in mass shootings. Serial homicide is then covered. For instance, the organized–disorganized dichotomy of serial homicide; sexual deviancy and fantasies in serial homicide offenders; and the role of neurochemistry and psychosocial mediators in violence. The case study of serial homicide offender, Dennis Rader, is given.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Kurtz, LR
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Publisher: Academic Press (Elsevier)
ISBN: 9780128201954 (hardback); 9780128203125 (ebook)
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Depositing User: CS Allely
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2022 15:29
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 15:30

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