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Extreme Killing
Understanding Serial and Mass Murder

Fifth Edition


February 2023 | 416 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Accessibly written, yet analytically rich, Extreme Killing: Understanding Serial and Mass Murder, is renowned for its fascinating examination of historical and contemporary serial and mass murder. Authors and experts in the field, James Alan Fox, Jack Levin, and Emma Fridel, bring their years of research to bear in this fascinating analysis of serial, multiple, and mass murder. They examine the theories of criminal behavior and apply them to a multitude of tragic events that involve hate crimes, killings at religious services, music festivals, and school shootings. 

This Fifth Edition is filled with contemporary and classic case studies and has been updated to include coverage of controversial issues such as gun control and mental illness, the role of high-powered weapons in mass shootings, and the distinction between serial and mass murder. 
 
Part I Multiple Murder
 
Chapter 1: America’s Fascination with Multiple Murder
 
Chapter 2: Defining Multiple Murder
 
Chapter 3: Theories of Multiple Homicide
 
Part II Serial Murder
 
Chapter 4: An Anatomy of Serial Murder
 
Chapter 5: With Deliberation and Purpose
 
Chapter 6: Partners in Murder
 
Chapter 7: Killing for Company
 
Chapter 8: Fantasyland
 
Chapter 9: The Making of a Serial Killer
 
Chapter 10: Nonsexual Control
 
Chapter 11: Killing Cults
 
Chapter 12: Catching Serial Killers
 
Part III Mass Murder
 
Chapter 13: Mass Murder Facts
 
Chapter 14: For Love, Money or Revenge
 
Chapter 15: Family Annihilation
 
Chapter 16: Firing Back
 
Chapter 17: Well-Schooled in Mass Murder
 
Chapter 18: Fighting City Hall
 
Chapter 19: Hate-Motivated Mass Murder
 
Chapter 20: Terror as Tactic
 
Chapter 21: Going Berserk
 
Chapter 22: Weapons of Mass (Murder) Destruction
 
Part IV Aftermath
 
Chapter 23: Coping with Tragedy
 
Chapter 24: Postscript

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