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Extreme Killing

Extreme Killing
Understanding Serial and Mass Murder

Fifth Edition

June 2023 | 392 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Accessibly written, yet analytically rich, Extreme Killing: Understanding Serial and Mass Murder, is renowned for its fascinating examination of historical and contemporary serial and mass murder. Authors and experts in the field, James Alan Fox, Jack Levin, and Emma Fridel, bring their years of research to bear in this fascinating analysis of serial, multiple, and mass murder. They examine the theories of criminal behavior and apply them to a multitude of tragic events that involve hate crimes, killings at religious services, music festivals, and school shootings. 

This Fifth Edition is filled with contemporary and classic case studies and has been updated to include coverage of controversial issues such as gun control and mental illness, the role of high-powered weapons in mass shootings, and the distinction between serial and mass murder. 
Part I Multiple Murder
Chapter 1: America’s Fascination with Multiple Murder
Chapter 2: Defining Multiple Murder
Chapter 3: Theories of Multiple Homicide
Part II Serial Murder
Chapter 4: An Anatomy of Serial Murder
Chapter 5: With Deliberation and Purpose
Chapter 6: Partners in Murder
Chapter 7: Killing for Company
Chapter 8: Fantasyland
Chapter 9: The Making of a Serial Killer
Chapter 10: Nonsexual Control
Chapter 11: Killing Cults
Chapter 12: Catching Serial Killers
Part III Mass Murder
Chapter 13: Mass Murder Facts
Chapter 14: For Love, Money or Revenge
Chapter 15: Family Annihilation
Chapter 16: Firing Back
Chapter 17: Well-Schooled in Mass Murder
Chapter 18: Fighting City Hall
Chapter 19: Hate-Motivated Mass Murder
Chapter 20: Terror as Tactic
Chapter 21: Going Berserk
Chapter 22: Weapons of Mass (Murder) Destruction
Part IV Aftermath
Chapter 23: Coping with Tragedy
Chapter 24: Postscript

Useful breakdown of chapters that parallel taught content.

Miss Sarah Louise Nelson
Health and Social Sciences, University Centre Grimsby
August 14, 2023

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