serial murder


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A series of homicides in which a single person—or a small group—selects victims based on a common characteristic or, less commonly, randomly, and kills them over a period of time from weeks to years

serial murder

Forensic psychiatry A series of homicides in which a single person–or a small group selects victims based on a common characteristic or, less commonly, at random. See Depraved heart murder, Murder, Serial killer.
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It will take the audience through a range of issues from the reality of murder and serial murder to hitmen, and end with Professor Wilson in discussion with Noel Smith, a former prolific bank robber, but now a best-selling author.
In these works, slashed and violated bodies challenge the claire that serial murder is not an Italian phenomenon and expose the inadequacy of the justice system, specifically its inability to deal with cases that subvert "imagined" notions of collective identity.
They argued with police officials and also accused them of having unofficially detained more people for interrogation in relation to the serial murder and rape cases.
Meanwhile, her brother Jason becomes the prime suspect for a serial murder case when his ex-girlfriends turn up dead.
Since the events of 11 September 2001, the spectre of serial murder in American culture may seem to have retreated back to the shadows, as public attention focuses on the foreign terrorist as the latest face of evil.
This is an updated edition of a work published in 1996, offering an examination of a wide range of frightening and repellant psychopathologies--rape, stalking, serial murder, among others.
The Daughters of Juarez: A True Story of Serial Murder South of the Border By Teresa Rodriguez and Diana Montane with Lisa Pulitzer
In a more realistic vein, Joon--ho Bong's Memories of Murder was inspired by a real--life serial murder case during the 1980s.
SOHAM monster Ian Huntley has struck up a sickening friendship with a serial murder suspect.
99,Profile Books) THE hunt for the murderer of French woman Aline Peres was the largest serial murder hunt in French history,and here detective Jean-Francois Abgrall reveals his extraordinary personal account of his pursuit of the killer.
POLICE have arrested a man accused of knifing 65 people to death in one of the most horrifying cases of serial murder in China.
Eastenders cleaned up at the National Television Awards last night as triumped over arch rival Coronation Street's ratings-hogging serial murder storyline.