The phenomenon of serial
murder has often been considered both the most macabre and most fascinating branch of modern crime and criminology. Only recently have law enforcement authorities, psychologists and scientists pierced its shroud of mystery
to uncover the secrets, motives, and dangers of serial killers previously hidden in the dark.
The groundbreaking ENCYCLOPEDIA
OF SERIAL KILLERS offers an unprecedented view of serial killing from ancient Rome to the present day, providing the most
comprehensive resource available on the topic and shattering many of the popular myths about this most terrifying breed of
Topics covered include:
Case studies of notorious
serial killings and the criminal monsters who perpetrated them;
Key law enforcement figures
and the techniques they use to catch their prey;
The psychology of serial
murder what contributes to the making of a murderer and what motivates them;
How societies choose to
deal with and punish serial killers;
Different types of serial
killers and their methods;
Battling unsolved cases,
including Jack the Ripper and the Green River Killer.
In the past, lack
of information on the characteristics of serial killers and poor communication between branches of law enforcement led to
the labeling of serial murder as a modern-day crime and allowed some killers to go undetected for years.
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SERIAL
KILLERS, in its 391 pages, brings these criminals and their terrifying habits into the light, with more than 240 detailed
entries, 70 photographs, and extensive appendixes. It is an invaluable tool to
understanding and combating the most gruesome criminal activity.