Labeled as the crime of the 1990s', it is predicted that serial murder will remain the most intriguing crime as we enter the new millennium. Although several books have been authored that focus on the study of serial homicide, Contemporary Perspectives on Serial Murder is the first to join the perspectives of acknowledged experts in the field along with the perspectives of emerging authorities on serial murder. The breadth and diversity of the chapters offer a unique look at these heinous crimes from various viewpoints and experiences. Contributors address major themes of serial murder that include the etiology of serial murder, victim selectivity, female serial killers, profiling cases, types and methods of stalking, and future trends for tracing and tracking serial killers. Accessibly written, this compelling volume also includes information on the relationship between minorities and serial killing as well as the history of serial murder in North America.
Contemporary Perspectives on Serial Murder is an ideal supplement to authored texts on the topic and is an appropriate core text for courses on serial murder and homicide.