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The man who studies murder [videorecording (DVD)] / written and directed by Barbara Doran ; producer, Kent Martin ; a National Film Board of Canada production.


Public Safety Canada Library



Alternate Title

The landscape of murder.
The anthropology of murder.

Call Number

HV 6515 M3 2003d




2 videodiscs (ca. 310 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. (DVD).


Close-captioned in French only.
Sous-titres en français seulement.


Known in his home province of Newfoundland as "The Murder Guy," Elliott Leyton is a pioneer in the academic study of murder. In Part 1, Leyton takes us through the underbelly of humanity: a Jack the Ripper tour of London; death row, where we meet two convicted killers; a stretch of Nevada desert notorious as a dumping ground for murder victims; a gated American community where all residents are fully armed; and the NBC offices of a Las Vegas crime reporter for whom another murder is just another story. In Part 2, he looks at the cultural reasons that cause murder rates to vary so wildly. Jack the Ripper may have been London's most notorious killer, but for the last 500 years, the British have only rarely murdered each other. Meanwhile, in America--where penal codes consider homicide justifiable for all kinds of reasons--the murder rate is "completely out of whack with the rest of the world." And, as he travels to countries like Rwanda and Israel, he points out that even the most vile serial killers have nothing on the deadliest organizations on Earth--governments that encourage war and genocide.
Bonus materials include interviews with P.D. James, the mystery novelist, and serial killer David Middleton, the interrogation of Raymond Stewart, a lecture by Leyton and a presentation by Dr. Ignatius Piazza, founder of Front Sight.
Le disque 2 renferme des entrevues avec la auteure de polars, P.D. James, et le tueur en série David Middleton, l'interrogatoire de Raymond Stewart, un exposé de Leyton et presente le Dr Ignatius Piazza, fondateur de Front Sight.
Personne ne possède une compréhension aussi approfondie de l'homicide que Elliott Leyton, conseiller pour Scotland Yard, le FBI et Interpol, et auteur à succès du livre Hunting Humans. Dans L'homme au meurtre, disque 1, Leyton nous entraîne dans les recoins sombres de la nature humaine : d'un couloir de la mort au Nevada jusqu'à une visite du Londres de Jack l'Éventreur en passant par une analyse de quelques-uns des plus célèbres tueurs en série du 20e siècle. Son objectif : découvrir les motivations qui poussent les gens à tuer et les raisons pour lesquelles certains pays produisent plus de meurtriers que d'autres.



Disc 1. Pt. 1. The landscape of murder -- pt. 2. The anthropology of murder. -- Disc 2. Bonus materials.


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