This book provides a critical examination of the phenomenon of serial murder including the most recent research, estimates on the number of killers, a discussion on victims, and the psychology of the serial killer. Case studies are provided on the police response to the Yorkshire Ripper investigation, the "Gay" murders in Indianapolis, and the case of Henry Lee Lucas. The problems that serial murder presents for law enforcement investigators are analyzed and the variety of police responses to this crime are described. The future of serial murder investigation and serial murder research are presented in concluding chapters.
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