Higher Education

Serial Murderers and their Victims, 6th Edition

  • Eric W. Hickey California State University, Fresno
  • ISBN-10: 1133049702  |  ISBN-13: 9781133049708
  • 512 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2006, 2002
  • © 2013 | Published
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About

Overview

This text provides an in-depth, scholarly, and broad-based examination of serial murderers and their victims. Featuring coverage supported by extensive data and research, the book profiles some of the most prominent murderers of our time, addressing the highest-profile serial killer type--the sexual predator--as well as a wide variety of other types (male, female, team, healthcare, and serial killers from outside the U.S.). Author Eric Hickey examines the lives of over 400 serial murderers, analyzing the cultural, historical, and religious factors that influence our myths and stereotypes of these individuals. He describes the biological, psychological, and sociological reasons for serial murder and discusses profiling and other law enforcement issues related to the apprehension and disposition of serial killers.

Features and Benefits

  • Many profiles of serial killers, as well as vignettes, attract students’ interest and prepare them for class discussions.
  • The text provides a thorough analysis of the lives of male, female, and team serial killers through examination of individual cases, typology construction, and explanatory models.
  • Profiling the offenders as well as the offended, the author addresses the victims and survivors of serial murder and its impact on communities.
  • An in-depth, research-based account of serial murderers introduces students to the seriousness of the topic and debunks myths and stereotypes surrounding the perception of serial killers.
  • Profiles of the various types of serial killers introduce students to the assorted patterns of killing.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Phenomenon of Serial Murder.
2. Cultural Development of Monsters, Demons, and Evil.
3. Psycho-Genetics of Serial Murderers.
4. Social Construction of Serial Murder.
5. Sexual Predators, Paraphilia, and Murder.
6. Healthcare Killers.
7. The Male Serial Murderer.
8. Team Killers.
9. The Female Serial Murderer.
10. Victims.
11. Serial Murder from a Global Perspective.
12. Responding to Serial Killers.

What's New

  • This edition includes expanded coverage of such high-profile issues as child offenders, school and workplace killings, crime scene and forensic analysis, the social construction of serial murder, serial murderers in prison, new techniques in investigation, and more.
  • Included for the first time are chapter learning objectives, which are linked to a comprehensive bullet-point summary at the end of each chapter.
  • Significantly revised and expanded coverage of profiling in Chapter 13 includes updated coverage of prominent methods, problems with profiling, the BAU’s activities, typologies used to examine serial murderers, and other topics.

Learning Resource Bundles

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Bundle: Text + Careers in Criminal Justice Printed Access Card

ISBN-10: 1133392628 | ISBN-13: 9781133392620

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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Interactive eBook, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133507395 | ISBN-13: 9781133507390)

The Cengage Learning eBook features easy search and navigation capabilities as well as advanced study tools such as a hypertext index, highlighting, and annotation in a vibrant web-based format.

List Price = $81.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $81.00

Online Instructor's Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1133492401 | ISBN-13: 9781133492405)

Updated to reflect new content in the main text, the manual includes learning objectives, key terms, a detailed chapter outline, a chapter summary, discussion topics, student activities, and a test bank in which 30% of the questions have been revised. Each chapter’s test bank contains questions in multiple-choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank, and essay formats--with a full answer key. The test bank is coded to the learning objectives that appear in the main text, and includes the page numbers in the main text where the answers can be found. The manual is available for download on the password-protected instructor book companion website. KEY FEATURES: All test bank questions are coded to the chapter’s learning objectives.

Careers in Criminal Justice Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0495595233 | ISBN-13: 9780495595236)

Delivered via email, the Instant Access Code includes a URL and a code that students use to gain full access to the Careers in Criminal Justice Website, which helps them investigate the criminal justice career choices that are right for them. Students can take advantage of interest assessments, career profiles, video interviews, and a career Rolodex with links and tools to assist them in finding a professional position. There's also a career planner with sample résumés, letters, and interview questions, and a wealth of information on "soft skills" such as health and fitness, stress management, and effective communication.

List Price = $24.00  | CengageBrain Price = $24.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $24.00

Student Supplements

Interactive eBook, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133507395 | ISBN-13: 9781133507390)

The Cengage Learning eBook features easy search and navigation capabilities as well as advanced study tools such as a hypertext index, highlighting, and annotation in a vibrant web-based format.

List Price = $81.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $81.00

Careers in Criminal Justice Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0495595233 | ISBN-13: 9780495595236)

The Careers in Criminal Justice Website offers extensive career profiling information and self-assessment testing is designed to help you investigate and focus on the criminal justice career choices. This resourceful website includes over 70 Career Profiles and more than 25 video interviews with links and tools to assist you in finding a professional position. It also features a career rolodex, interest assessments, and a career planner with sample résumés, letters, interview questions, and more.

List Price = $24.00  | CengageBrain Price = $24.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $24.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Eric W. Hickey

Eric W. Hickey teaches criminal psychology at California State University, Fresno. Dr. Hickey has appeared on National Public Radio, Larry King Live, 20/20, Good Morning America, Court TV, A&E, and Discovery and Learning Channel documentaries to discuss his research on sexual predators, murderers, and serial killers. He also has served as a consultant to the UNABOMB Task Force and the American Prosecutors’ Research Institute, and testifies as an expert witness in both criminal and civil cases. He conducts seminars for agencies involving profiling and investigating sex crimes, arson, robbery, homicide, stalking, workplace violence, and terrorism.