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Author : Lee Mellor
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Profiles more than twenty-five of Canada's most lethal mass and spree killers.

Spree Killers Practical Classifications for Law Enforcement and Criminology

Author : Mark Safarik
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Spree Killers: Practical Classifications for Criminology and Law Enforcement is the only exhaustive, up-to-date analytical book on spree killers, standing apart from those dedicated to mass murderers and serial killers. Multicides have traditionally been categorized as double, triple, mass, serial and spree— while, mass and serial have been further divided into subcategories. Spree killing, which involves the killing of at least three persons at two or more locations due to a precipitating incident that fuels the urge to kill, remains a poorly defined concept. In the United States, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) eliminated this term from its multicide nomenclature in 2005, but the authors examination of 159 incidents involving 186 spree killers from 26 countries shows that not only is there enough diversity among spree killers to form classifications—similar to those devised for mass and serial—but also that subtypes offer distinct utility for identification, tracking, and warning potential targets. Spree Killers outline the designation of spree killer specifically and thoroughly. In addition to looking at existing literature, specific cases, and the behavioral patterns, it offers a fully worked up profile for the typology. The behaviors and motives for spree killers align in six categories, which are detailed in full. The book provides unique insight for police, forensic, and investigative personnel into what to look for to respond to, and—in some cases identify and stopping—certain types of spree killings.

Talking with Psychopaths and Savages Mass Murderers and Spree Killers

Author : Christopher Berry-Dee
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A natural subject for the UK's bestselling true-crime author: a study of people who randomly kill large numbers of others (spree killers), or who set out to do so in specific places or situations (mass killers). Because of the ease of obtaining firearms in the USA, many of these, inevitably, are American, but there have been other recent examples in New Zealand and Norway, while three major mass shootings took place in the UK at Hungerford in 1987 (17 dead, including the killer), Dunblane in 1996 (18, including the killer), and in Cumbria in 2010 (13, including the killer). As such killings become more frequent, it is easy to blame them on the ready availability of firearms and weak or non-existent background checks, even though many countries, including the UK, have extremely robust firearms legislation. What is more difficult to establish, however, is the motivation behind such killings: some are occasioned by grievance, real or imagined, while others have their origins in a sense of failure or feelings of inadequacy. Other killers, however, seem to be driven by a desire for power over their fellow humans, often coupled with an overriding contempt for the lives of others. In search of answers to the questions raised, Christopher Berry-Dee offers case studies in some of the most infamous mass killings of the past fifty years, from school massacres to workplace killings, hate crimes to familicides. In doing so he demonstrates, chillingly, that such murders are almost impossible to predict, and therefore almost impossible to prevent.


Author : R. J. Parker
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Two major motives fuel the Spree Killer's final, hate-filled act: revenge against the world and a desire to show that he is a person to be reckoned with. Tormented by his failure to achieve those things that seem to come so easily to others-satisfying work, loving relationships-he will prove that he is special in at least one regard: in his power to wreak havoc. Could you imagine being in an area like a mall or restaurant when someone pulls out weapons and starts killing people? It's scary! I have chosen thirteen of these stories to write about and compiled them in this book.

Spree Killers

Author : Rodney Castledon
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20 April 1999, Columbine High School, Colorado, USA. Lunchtime. Enter Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold armed with shotguns. Pumping bullets into two classmates they left one dead and the other fighting for his life. They went on the rampage through the school leaving in their wake a trail of bloody death and destruction. In the aftermath, fifteen were dead, including the killers, and twenty-four were seriously injured. Spree Killers examines the events surrounding the world’s most shocking mass-killings; from the tortured drawn-out deaths of Hiroshima to the postal worker who made one too many deliveries and finally went crazy with a gun. Contents: Ancient Slayings including Viking Berserkers, Neolithic mass killings Mass Murder by the State including The Spanish Inquisition, The Holocaust, Russian Revolution Wartime Massacres including The Blitz, My Lai, Hiroshima and Nagasaki Breaking Point Killers including Derrick Bird, Raoul Moat, Appomattox shootings Also including School Massacres, Workplace Killings, Mission Murders

The People Behind Murderous Crime Sprees

Author : John A. Torres
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In the area of Washington, D.C., the beltway snipers caused widespread fear just a year after the World Trade Center attacks. The pair of killers targeted random people doing everyday things, such as pumping gas or going shopping, and ultimately killed ten people. Psychology students will learn about the motives of these snipers and other criminal murderers responsible for crime-spree attacks. Featuring psychological profiles, this book educates readers about how killers are diagnosed and classified, and whether it is possible to treat or cure them.

When Doctors Kill

Author : Joshua A. Perper
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It would come as no surprise that many readers may be shocked and intrigued by the title of our book. Some (especially our medical colleagues) may wonder why it is even worthwhile to raise the issue of killing by doctors. Killing is clearly an- thetical to the Art and Science of Medicine, which is geared toward easing pain and suffering and to saving lives rather than smothering them. Doctors should be a source of comfort rather than a cause for alarm. Nevertheless, although they often don’t want to admit it, doctors are people too. Physicians have the same genetic library of both endearing qualities and character defects as the rest of us but their vocation places them in a position to intimately interject themselves into the lives of other people. In most cases, fortunately, the positive traits are dominant and doctors do more good than harm. While physicists and mathematicians paved the road to the stars and deciphered the mysteries of the atom, they simultaneously unleashed destructive powers that may one day bring about the annihilation of our planet. Concurrently, doctors and allied scientists have delved into the deep secrets of the body and mind, mastering the anatomy and physiology of the human body, even mapping the very molecules that make us who we are. But make no mistake, a person is not simply an elegant b- logical machine to be marveled at then dissected.

Serial Killers Then Now

Author : Briar Lee Mitchell
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Briar Lee Mitchell interviewed over twenty serial and rampage killers, to gain insight into their lives today. Some have been incarcerated for decades and their outlook on life, their crimes and what purpose they might have was discussed in detail with interesting and sometimes unusual results. “Care is just a word until someone like Briar comes along and gives it true life.” - Monk Steppenwolf, serving a life sentence in Michigan for killing five people in 1964 “You have extraordinary heart to what you’ve done. You’ve gone, along, into prisons and interviewed what most people would consider to be the most dangerous class of criminals and that not to trash them, but to give them a voice. You are, of course, awesome…” - Bernard Eugene Giles, incarcerated for life in Florida for murdering five women in the 1970s “Briar Lee Mitchell strips away the sad labels that our society clings to by speaking directly to those who live next door, and walk side by side with us on city streets. She provides absolute proof what when pushed to the edge anybody can become the ‘Breaking News’ and shows that empathy and compassion is the only way to prevent the next tragedy. We can all benefit from learning what sets a person off and possibly preventing the next bloodbath. Briar, I hope you accept my truth and thank you for allowing me to share my growth as a human being with you.” - Respectfully, Scott E. Dekraai, The Seal Beach Killer “A different kind of Project, Briar Lee Mitchell shines a light on They and Me – SKs of past with Darkened Pathways. - Dennis L. Rader, A.K.A., BTK – Bind, Torture, Kill, serial killer incarcerated in Kansas “There are trees in the FOREST.” - Keith Hunter Jesperson, The Happy Face Killer, incarcerated in Oregon

Watching the Devil Dance

Author : William Toffan
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The unbelievable true story of Canada’s first known spree killer, told by a veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. In June 1966, Matthew Charles Lamb took his uncle’s shotgun and wandered down Ford Blvd in Windsor, Ontario. At the end of the bloody night, two teenagers lay dead, with multiple others injured after an unprovoked shooting spree. In his investigation into Lamb’s story, Will Toffan pieces together the troubled childhood and history of violence that culminated in the young man’s dubious distinction as Canada’s first known spree killer—at which point the story becomes, the author writes “too strange for fiction.” Travelling from the border city streets, to the courtroom, to the Oak Ridge rehabilitation centre, and finally Rhodesia, Watching the Devil Dance is both a thrilling narrative about a shocking true crime and its bizarre aftermath and an insightful analysis of the 1960s criminal justice system.

Criminology The Core

Author : Larry J. Siegel
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It's no mystery why Larry Siegel remains THE best-selling author in Criminal Justice. Professor Siegel is known for presenting real-life stories of crime, criminals, and the hottest debates in the field, and CRIMINOLOGY: THE CORE, Sixth Edition, does not disappoint. Clear, engaging, and completely current, this four-color paperback is also concise and affordable. The text effectively uses real-world material to clarify concepts and theories, equipping students with a solid foundation in modern criminology. Grounded in Siegel's signature style -- cutting-edge theory plus meticulous research -- this book covers all sides of an issue without taking a political or theoretical position and provides a broad view of the interdisciplinary nature of the field. This edition includes the latest insights into political crime; terrorism (e.g., ISIS, lone wolves; white-collar, blue-collar, and green-collar crime; cyber crime; transnational crime (e.g. sex-trafficking); and many other topics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.