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Hunting humans : the rise of the modern multiple murderer / Elliott Leyton.


Public Safety Canada Library


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HV 6529 L49 2005




Includes bibliographical references and index.


ix, 406 p. ; 21 cm.


Leyton explores the phenomenon of multiple murder through case studies of seven of the world's most notorious serial killers: Zdzislaw Marchwicki (the Vampire of Silesia), Edmund Emil Kemper III (the Coed Killer), Theodore (Ted) Bundy, Albert DeSalvo (the Boston Strangler), David Richard Berkowitz (Son of Sam), Mark James Robert Essex (New Orleans Sniper), and Charles Starkweather. While multiple murders are statistically rare, Leyton argues that they should be understood as representing the logical extension of many of the central 'masculine' themes in their culture: worldly ambition, success and failure, and 'manly 'avenging violence. Their crimes are not the acts of alien creatures, but rather are personalized protests made by alienated persons against the society they believe has excluded them.



Rev. and expanded ed.


1. The great multiple murder panic. -- 2. The modern serial murderer (Marchwicki). -- 3. A demonstration to the authorities (Kemper). -- 4. Owning a female person (Bundy). -- 5. Putting something over on high-class people (DeSalvo). -- 6. The demons were turning me into a soldier (Berkowitz). -- 7. The modern mass murderer. -- 7.1. Motives. -- 7.2. Data: love spurned. -- 7.3. Theory: typologies. -- 8. Hate white people: beast of the earth (Essex). -- 9. Dead people are all on the same level (Starkweather). -- 10. A historical overview.


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