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By Julie B. Wiest

Serial murderers generate an abundance of public curiosity, media insurance, and legislation enforcement cognizance, but after a long time of stories, serial homicide researchers were not able to respond to crucial query: Why? offering a special and accomplished exploration, Creating Cultural Monsters: Serial homicide in America explains connections among American tradition and the prevalence of serial homicide, together with the reason why such a lot pointed out serial murderers are white, male american citizens. It describes the omnipresence of serial homicide in American media and investigates what it will take to diminish its occurrence.

Presenting empirically supported arguments that experience the capability to revolutionize how serial homicide is known, studied, and investigated, this volume:

  • Places the serial homicide phenomenon in a cultural context, selling qualitative realizing and the potential of lowering its frequency

  • Includes an illustrated version that explains how humans make the most of cultural values to build traces of motion in line with their cultural competencies

  • Demonstrates how the yank cultural milieu fosters serial homicide and the production of white male serial murderers

  • Provides a critique of the yankee mass media’s position within the improvement and notoriety of serial murder

  • Describes the framework on which nearly all of definitions of serial homicide are based

Drawn from years of devoted study of Dr. Julie B. Wiest, this quantity provides a brand new method of the research of U.S. serial homicide, deals very important implications for legislations enforcement and mass media, and types a foundation for destiny examine on serial homicide, homicide, and violence within the U.S. and in different countries.

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