Public Profiles: Serial Killers: Jack the Ripper, Son of Sam and Others, 1st Edition

  • Published By: New York Times Educational Pub
  • ISBN-10: 1642821799
  • ISBN-13: 9781642821796
  • DDC: 364.15232
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released August 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Jack the Ripper. Charles Manson. Ted Bundy. Jeffrey Dahmer. Aileen Wuornos. These names conjure images of the worst of humankind. Much of what we know about these infamous predators came from news coverage at the time they were committing the murders that would scare and intrigue generations of readers. Sketches of these uniquely terrifying people emerged through descriptions of the victims and crime scenes, likely suspects, trials, sentences, and, in some cases, their own deaths. Grouped into four chapters that span the 1890s through 2010s, this book profiles nine of the most infamous serial killers in history.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Jack the Ripper.
1: Whitechapel's Mysterious Murderer..
2: Whitechapel Startled by a Fourth Murder..
3: Dismay in Whitechapel; Two More Murdered Women Found..
4: The London Paranoiac..
5: The Whitechapel Crime; No Clue to the Perpetrator of the Latest Murder..
6: A Warning to Whitechapel..
7: Jack the Ripper Again..
First American Serial Killer: H. H. Holmes.
8: May Be Charged with Murder.
9: Holmes Killed Pietzel.
10: The Williams Girls' Fate; Probably Murdered and Burned by Holmes at Chicago..
11: Accused of Ten Murders.
12: Still Another Victim..
13: Holmes Had Sharp Knives and Saws; They Were Sharpened Just Before Howard Pietzel Died..
14: The Case Opened..
15: Holmes Is Found Guilty.
16: Holmes Cool to the End.
17: Bones of Holmes's Victims..
Son of Sam: David Berkowitz.
18: Police Get a 2d Note Signed by ‘Son of Sam’ in .44-Caliber Killings.
19: ‘Son of Sam’ Adds Four Names in New Letter, Police Disclose.
20: Cry for Help Wakes Up a Brooklyn Neighborhood.
21: Who Is Really Behind That .44? Police Pursuing Many Theories.
22: Suspect in ‘Son of Sam’ Murders Arrested in Yonkers.
23: The Suspect Is Quoted on Killings: ‘It Was a Command … I Had a Sign’.
24: Suspect Is Emerging as a Study in Extreme and Varied Contrast.
25: Letter from Berkowitz Says He Killed 6 Persons.
26: Judgment on Son of Sam.
John Wayne Lacy.
27: 4 More Bodies Found Under House of Contractor, Bringing Total to 9.
28: Bodies Found at Illinois Suspect's House Total 21.
29: Parents of Missing Youths Hope, Fear — and Wait.
30: Suspect in Mass Deaths Is Puzzle to All.
31: Suspect Pleads Not Guilty to 7 Murder Counts at Hearing on Sex Attacks.
32: Gacy Is Found Guilty of Killing 33, Record for U.S. Mass Murder.
33: Man Who Killed 33 Is Executed in Illinois.
Jeffrey Dahmer.
34: Milwaukee Police Once Queried Suspect.
35: 17 Killed, and a Life Is Searched for Clues.
36: Clues to a Dark Nurturing Ground for One Serial Killer.
37: Milwaukee Jury Says Dahmer Was Sane.
38: Loving Jeffrey Dahmer.
39: Jeffrey Dahmer, Multiple Killer, Is Bludgeoned to Death in Prison.
B.T.K.: Dennis L. Rader.
40: Letter from Killer.
41: As Serial Killer Reaches Out, Fear Grips Wichita.
42: Arrest Is Made in Series of Killings in Kansas.
43: Computer Disk Led to Arrest in Killings, Pastor Says.
44: Suspect in 10 Kansas Murders Lived an Intensely Ordinary Life.
45: Kansas Suspect Pleads Guilty in 10 Murders.
46: Shadows at Home: Living Where B.T.K. Killed.
47: 10 Life Terms for B.T.K. Strangler as Anguished Families Condemn Him in Court.
48: The Serial Killer's Co-Author.
The Golden State Killer.
49: Michelle McNamara Hunted, and Was Haunted by, the Golden State Killer.
50: Search for ‘Golden State Killer’ Leads to Arrest of Ex-Cop.
51: What We Know about Joseph DeAngelo, the Golden State Killer Suspect.
52: Do Serial Killers Just Stop? Yes, Sometimes.
53: The Golden State Killer Left a Trail of Horror with Taunts and Guile.
Media Literacy Terms.
Media Literacy Questions.