Spree Killers Practical Classifications for Law Enforcement and Criminology

The book provides unique insight for police, forensic, and investigative personnel into what to look for to respond to, and—in some cases identify and stopping—certain types of spree killings.

Spree Killers  Practical Classifications for Law Enforcement and Criminology

Spree Killers: Practical Classifications for Criminology and Law Enforcement is the only exhaustive, up-to-date analytical book on spree killers, standing apart from those dedicated to mass murderers and serial killers. Multicides have traditionally been categorized as double, triple, mass, serial and spree— while, mass and serial have been further divided into subcategories. Spree killing, which involves the killing of at least three persons at two or more locations due to a precipitating incident that fuels the urge to kill, remains a poorly defined concept. In the United States, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) eliminated this term from its multicide nomenclature in 2005, but the authors examination of 159 incidents involving 186 spree killers from 26 countries shows that not only is there enough diversity among spree killers to form classifications—similar to those devised for mass and serial—but also that subtypes offer distinct utility for identification, tracking, and warning potential targets. Spree Killers outline the designation of spree killer specifically and thoroughly. In addition to looking at existing literature, specific cases, and the behavioral patterns, it offers a fully worked up profile for the typology. The behaviors and motives for spree killers align in six categories, which are detailed in full. The book provides unique insight for police, forensic, and investigative personnel into what to look for to respond to, and—in some cases identify and stopping—certain types of spree killings.

Spree Killers

Spree Killers examines the events surrounding the world’s most shocking mass-killings; from the tortured drawn-out deaths of Hiroshima to the postal worker who made one too many deliveries and finally went crazy with a gun.

Spree Killers

20 April 1999, Columbine High School, Colorado, USA. Lunchtime. Enter Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold armed with shotguns. Pumping bullets into two classmates they left one dead and the other fighting for his life. They went on the rampage through the school leaving in their wake a trail of bloody death and destruction. In the aftermath, fifteen were dead, including the killers, and twenty-four were seriously injured. Spree Killers examines the events surrounding the world’s most shocking mass-killings; from the tortured drawn-out deaths of Hiroshima to the postal worker who made one too many deliveries and finally went crazy with a gun. Contents: Ancient Slayings including Viking Berserkers, Neolithic mass killings Mass Murder by the State including The Spanish Inquisition, The Holocaust, Russian Revolution Wartime Massacres including The Blitz, My Lai, Hiroshima and Nagasaki Breaking Point Killers including Derrick Bird, Raoul Moat, Appomattox shootings Also including School Massacres, Workplace Killings, Mission Murders

Spree Killers

The killer had used a hatchet and a pair of scissors. There were no ̞ngerprints. The doors were locked from ... Cooke's January night rampage is peculiar, but he otherwise exhibited the pro̞le of a serial, rather than a spree, killer.

Spree Killers

This investigation into spree killing analyses the psychology of this chilling and relatively new phenomenon. Cawthorne carefully examines each case and shows how the killers suppress their rage and violent fantasies until a small incident sparks off their fatal rampage. The cases include that of Michael Ryan, who slew sixteen in the quiet English town of Hungerford; Wade Frankum, who went berserk with a rifle in a shopping plaza in Sydney, Australia; teenage students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold and their killing spree at Columbine High School in Colorado, USA; Seung-Hui Cho, responsible for the Virginia Tech massacre, the deadliest shooting frenzy by a single gunman in the history of the USA; and the incident with Isaac Zamora in Mount Vernon, Washington State.

Talking with Psychopaths and Savages Mass Murderers and Spree Killers

At this point it would be remiss of me not to mention another type of monster who seems to sit on the fence between the serial killer and mass murderer: the 'spree' or 'rampage killer'. For the sake of yet more justifiable nitpicking, ...

Talking with Psychopaths and Savages  Mass Murderers and Spree Killers

A natural subject for the UK's bestselling true-crime author: a study of people who randomly kill large numbers of others (spree killers), or who set out to do so in specific places or situations (mass killers). Because of the ease of obtaining firearms in the USA, many of these, inevitably, are American, but there have been other recent examples in New Zealand and Norway, while three major mass shootings took place in the UK at Hungerford in 1987 (17 dead, including the killer), Dunblane in 1996 (18, including the killer), and in Cumbria in 2010 (13, including the killer). As such killings become more frequent, it is easy to blame them on the ready availability of firearms and weak or non-existent background checks, even though many countries, including the UK, have extremely robust firearms legislation. What is more difficult to establish, however, is the motivation behind such killings: some are occasioned by grievance, real or imagined, while others have their origins in a sense of failure or feelings of inadequacy. Other killers, however, seem to be driven by a desire for power over their fellow humans, often coupled with an overriding contempt for the lives of others. In search of answers to the questions raised, Christopher Berry-Dee offers case studies in some of the most infamous mass killings of the past fifty years, from school massacres to workplace killings, hate crimes to familicides. In doing so he demonstrates, chillingly, that such murders are almost impossible to predict, and therefore almost impossible to prevent.

Rampage Spree Killers and Mass Murderers

Spree Killers By RJ Parker Copyright © 2012 by RJ Parker Publishing This book is licensed for your personal enjoyment only. This book may not be re-sold or given away to other people. If you would like to share this book with another ...

Rampage Spree Killers and Mass Murderers

WARNING: this book is NOT for the faint of heart! It depicts realistic violence with vile and malicious activities, and delve into the darkness of the human heart and mind. Two major motives fuel the Spree Killer's final, hate-filled act: revenge against the world and a desire to show that he is a person to be reckoned with. Tormented by his failure to achieve those things that seem to come so easily to others-satisfying work, loving relationships-he will prove that he is special in at least one regard: in his power to wreak havoc. Could you imagine being in an area like a mall or restaurant when someone pulls out weapons and starts killing people? It's scary! I have chosen thirteen of these stories to write about and compiled them in this book. * Columbine School Shooting * Rodrick Shonte Dantzler - Grand Rapids, Michigan * Michael Kenneth McLendon - Geneva County Massacre * Tim Kretschmer - The Winnenden School Shooting * Nidal Malik Hasan - Fort Hood Shooting * Joseph T. Wesbecker - The Standard Gravure Shooting * George Hennard - The Luby's Massacre * Seung-Hui Cho - Virginia Tech Killing Spree * Howard Barton Unruh - The Walk of Death, Camden, New Jersey * Michael Robert Ryan - The Hungerford Massacre * Patrick Henry Sherrill - Edmond United States Post Office Massacre

Talking with Psychopaths and Savages

The leading writer and criminologist directs his uncompromising gaze on a growing phenomenon - so-called 'rampage killers', whose random multiple killings invariably leave entire communities in shock and mourning.

Talking with Psychopaths and Savages

The leading writer and criminologist directs his uncompromising gaze on a growing phenomenon - so-called 'rampage killers', whose random multiple killings invariably leave entire communities in shock and mourning.

Spree Killers

Spree Killers builds on past research and discussion surrounding spree killings and spree killers, defining the designation thoroughly.

Spree Killers

Spree Killers: Practical Classifications for Law Enforcement and Criminology is the only exhaustive, up-to-date analytical book on spree killers, standing apart from those dedicated to mass murderers and serial killers. Multicides have traditionally been categorized as double, triple, mass, serial and spree-- while, mass and serial have been further divided into subcategories. Spree killing, which involves the killing of at least three persons at two or more locations due to a precipitating incident that fuels the urge to kill, remains a poorly defined concept. In the United States, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) eliminated this term from its multicide nomenclature in 2005, but the authors examination of 359 cases involving 419 spree killers from 43 countries shows that not only is there enough diversity among spree killers to form classifications--similar to those devised for mass and serial--but also that subtypes offer distinct utility for identification, tracking, and warning potential targets. Spree Killers outline the designation of spree killer specifically and thoroughly. In addition to looking at existing literature, specific cases, and the behavioral patterns, it offers a fully worked up profile for the typology. The behaviors and motives for spree killers align in six categories, which are detailed in full. The book provides unique insight for police, forensic, and investigative personnel into what to look for to respond to, and--in some cases identify and stopping--certain types of spree killings.

Lone Wolf True Stories Of Spree

In the wake of the summer of 1999, in which four incidents of spree killing shocked the world, this is a look at a chilling new trend of brutal and indiscriminate killing that blights our "civilized" society.

Lone Wolf  True Stories Of Spree

Cases of lone killers embarking on slaughter sprees have occurred with frightening regularity since the late 1980s. People like Michael Ryan, Thomas Hamilton, Martin Bryant and Oklahoma bomber Timothy McVeigh. What drives these men - and it is always men - to turn on friends, family and strangers in acts of senseless rage and slaughter? In the wake of the summer of 1999, in which four incidents of spree killing shocked the world, this is a look at a chilling new trend of brutal and indiscriminate killing that blights our "civilized" society.

Rampage

Could you imagine being in an area like a mall or restaurant when someone pulls out weapons and starts killing people? It's scary! I have chosen thirteen of these stories to write about and compiled them in this book.

Rampage

Two major motives fuel the Spree Killer's final, hate-filled act: revenge against the world and a desire to show that he is a person to be reckoned with. Tormented by his failure to achieve those things that seem to come so easily to others-satisfying work, loving relationships-he will prove that he is special in at least one regard: in his power to wreak havoc. Could you imagine being in an area like a mall or restaurant when someone pulls out weapons and starts killing people? It's scary! I have chosen thirteen of these stories to write about and compiled them in this book.

Spree Killers

They cite similarities in the shopping center rampage and these bloodbaths : The July 18 , 1984 , massacre of 21 people at a McDonald's Restaurant in San Ysidro , California . The killer , James Huberty , was himself shot dead by the ...

Spree Killers

Covers, among others, Charles Whitman, Richard Speck, John List, Patrick Sherrill, James Huberty and Charles Starkweather.

Rampage

Profiles more than twenty-five of Canada's most lethal mass and spree killers.

Rampage

Profiles more than twenty-five of Canada's most lethal mass and spree killers.

Serial Murder

The mass killer may commit suicide or put himself in a position where police will have to kill him, also known as suicide by proxy. Spree killers usually select victims randomly, but go for those who will meet their personal needs at ...

Serial Murder

Provides a solid review of the subject, with an accessible, incisive presentation, including photos and features unique to this edition.

True Crime Rampage Killers

12 Crazed Spree Killers Whose Horrific Crimes Sent Shockwaves Around The World. True crime cases included in this volume; James Huberty: Perpetually angry at the world, James Huberty eventually snapped one day in July 1984.

True Crime  Rampage Killers

12 Crazed Spree Killers Whose Horrific Crimes Sent Shockwaves Around The World. True crime cases included in this volume; James Huberty: Perpetually angry at the world, James Huberty eventually snapped one day in July 1984. His attack on a McDonalds restaurant left 21 dead. Martin Bryant: Australian psycho who launched a horrific attack on tourists visiting a popular Tasmanian attraction. Thomas Watt Hamilton: Suspected pedophile who committed an unspeakable murder spree against a school class of 5-and-6 year olds in Dunblane, Scotland. Charles Whitman: An ex-marine, Whitman climbed the bell tower on the campus of the University of Texas, Austin, and opened fire on the people below. Eric Harris & Dylan Klebold: Teenaged killers Harris and Klebold carried out the horrific massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Michael Ryan: British gun-nut who turned his murderous attentions on the residents of Hungerford, one summer's day in August 1987. Marc Lepine: Enraged at what he regarded as "persecution by feminists," Lepine rampaged through the University of Montreal on December 6, 1989, killing 14 female students. Anders Breivik: A politically motivated killer, Breivik holds the dubious honor of committing the deadliest one-man killing spree in history. Woo Bum-Kon: A minor altercation sent this South Korean police officer into a killing frenzy that left 57 people dead. Andrew Kehoe: Angry at taxes levied to finance a new school, Andrew Kehoe took matters into his own hands - with bombs and a rifle. Howard Unruh: Unruh's numerous altercations with his neighbors eventually came to a head in September 1949. The city of Camden, New Jersey would never be the same again. Patrick Sherrill: Postal worker who carried out a deadly workplace shooting in Edmond, Oklahoma on August 20, 1986, causing 14 deaths. Scroll up to grab your copy of Rampage Killers now.

Criminology

Spree murder is the killing of several people at different locations over a period of several days. Research suggests that the time frame involved is the only factor that differentiates mass and spree killers and that both mass and ...

Criminology

This unique text offers an interdisciplinary perspective on crime and criminality by integrating the latest theories, concepts, and research from sociology, psychology, and biology. Offering a more complete look at the world of criminology than any other existing text, authors Anthony Walsh and Lee Ellis first present criminological theory and concepts in their traditional form and then show how integrating theory and concepts from the more basic sciences can complement, expand, strengthen, and add coherence to them.

Spree Killers

Spree killers are probably the most notorious and infamous of all multiple murderers, yet these criminals confuse and fascinate us more than any other.

Spree Killers

Spree killers are probably the most notorious and infamous of all multiple murderers, yet these criminals confuse and fascinate us more than any other. Kids going on the rampage have captured the headlines recently, but William Cruse was a sixty-one-year-old retired librarian when one day he snapped, killing six including two policemen then attempting to kill another 24. Nor is it possible to understand why the perpetrators kill, many of whom were killed by the police at the end of their sprees, and therefore unanswerable to their crimes. Those who survived are usually certified insane famously when Brenda Spencer, who had killed two and wounded nine, was asked why she had done it, she simply replied: 'I dont like Monday.' Spree Killers provides the horribly fascinating sometimes enigmatic and inexplicable but always terrifyingly gripping stories of 45 spree killers, from the first recorded incident in 1913 through to the most recent high school and shopping mall slaughters. Entries include: Charles Whitman, the 'sniper in the tower', Texas, 1966, killed 15, wounded 32; Brenda Spencer, San Diego, 1979, killed two, wounded nine; Edward Mann, Maryland, 1982, killed two, wounded eight; Woo Bum-kon, South Korea, killed 57, wounded 35; Marc Lepine, Montreal, 1989, killed 14, wounded 14; Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, Columbine, 1999, killed 13, wounded 24; Abbas al-Baqir Abbas, Sudan, killed 27, wounded 53; Virgin Tech massacre, 2007, killed 32, wounded 17; Isaac Zamora, Washington state, 2008, killed six, wounded two; Tim Kretschmer, Germany 2009, killed of 15, wounded nine; Jiverly Antares Wong, Birmingham, Alabama, 2009, killed 14.

Shocking Spree Killers

They pick off their victims at random most of the time, but they do so in large numbers all at once or over a very short time period. This book contains 10 names and stories of people that have committed such a horrendous crime.

Shocking Spree Killers

Why Makes a Spree Killer Create Terror Among Innocent Victims? There is no specific classification for some of the vilest acts in society that are above murder in the first degree. The person committing these crimes is known as a spree killer. They pick off their victims at random most of the time, but they do so in large numbers all at once or over a very short time period. This book contains 10 names and stories of people that have committed such a horrendous crime. You might remember the tragedy that they perpetrated but not be familiar with their personal story.

Serial Killers

Spree killers, on the other hand, tend to stretch their killing out over a longer period of time, stopping to rest and sleep and often changing locations. Generally speaking, spree killers often murder while committing other felonies.

Serial Killers

A comprehensive examination into the frightening true crime history of serial homicide—including information on America’s most prolific serial killers such as: Ted Bundy • “Co-ed Killer” Ed Kemper • The BTK Killer • “Highway Stalker” Henry Lee Lucas • Monte Ralph Rissell • “Shoe Fetish Slayer” Jerry Brudos • “Night Stalker” Richard Ramirez • “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski • Ed Gein “The Butcher of Plainfield” • “Killer Clown” John Wayne Gacy • Andrew Cunanan • And more... In this unique book, Peter Vronsky documents the psychological, investigative, and cultural aspects of serial murder, beginning with its first recorded instance in Ancient Rome through fifteenth-century France on to such notorious contemporary cases as cannibal/necrophile Ed Kemper, the BTK killer, Henry Lee Lucas, Monte Ralph Rissell, Jerry Brudos, Richard Ramirez, “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski, Ed Gein, John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, and the emergence of what he classifies as the “serial rampage killer” such as Andrew Cunanan, who murdered fashion designer Gianni Versace. Vronsky not only offers sound theories on what makes a serial killer but also makes concrete suggestions on how to survive an encounter with one—from recognizing verbal warning signs to physical confrontational resistance. Exhaustively researched with transcripts of interviews with killers, and featuring up-to-date information on the apprehension and conviction of the Green River killer and the Beltway Snipers, Vronsky’s one-of-a-kind book covers every conceivable aspect of an endlessly riveting true crime phenomenon. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS

When Doctors Kill

There is a big difference on several levels between serial killers and individuals who kill a lot of people. Murderers of multiple people are classified in three major groups: 1. Spree killers or rampage killers are individuals who kill ...

When Doctors Kill

It would come as no surprise that many readers may be shocked and intrigued by the title of our book. Some (especially our medical colleagues) may wonder why it is even worthwhile to raise the issue of killing by doctors. Killing is clearly an- thetical to the Art and Science of Medicine, which is geared toward easing pain and suffering and to saving lives rather than smothering them. Doctors should be a source of comfort rather than a cause for alarm. Nevertheless, although they often don’t want to admit it, doctors are people too. Physicians have the same genetic library of both endearing qualities and character defects as the rest of us but their vocation places them in a position to intimately interject themselves into the lives of other people. In most cases, fortunately, the positive traits are dominant and doctors do more good than harm. While physicists and mathematicians paved the road to the stars and deciphered the mysteries of the atom, they simultaneously unleashed destructive powers that may one day bring about the annihilation of our planet. Concurrently, doctors and allied scientists have delved into the deep secrets of the body and mind, mastering the anatomy and physiology of the human body, even mapping the very molecules that make us who we are. But make no mistake, a person is not simply an elegant b- logical machine to be marveled at then dissected.

The Serial Killers

This concentration of murders in such a short period suggested either a terrorist operation or a so-called 'spree killer'. At this stage, few police officers thought it likely that they had a serial killer on their hands.

The Serial Killers

As the number of serial killers worldwide has risen steadily - from the emergence of Jack the Ripper in 1888 to Harold Shipman and Ivan Milat, the backpacker killer of the Australian outback - the need to understand mass murder is becoming more urgent. Using privileged access to the world's first National Centre for the Analysis of Violent Crime, Colin Wilson and Donald Seaman bring you this incisive study of the psychology of serial killers and the motives behind their crimes. From childhood traumas to issues of frustration, fear and fantasy, discover what turns an ordinary human being into a compulsive killer.

The A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers

dal maniac named Christopher Wilder went on a murder spree that left six women dead in a month's time. Perhaps the most famous of all American spree killers, Charles Starkweather, killed ten people during a twenty- six-day rampage ...

The A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers

Bestselling true-crime writer Harold Schechter, a leading authority on serial killers, and coauthor David Everitt offer a guided tour through the bizarre and blood-chilling world of serial murder. Through hundreds of detailed entries that span the entire spectrum -- the shocking crimes, the infamous perpetrators, and much more -- they examine all angles of a gruesome cultural phenomenon that grips our imagination. From Art (both by and about serial killers) to Zeitgeist (how killers past and present embody their times)...from Groupies (even the most sadistic killer can claim devoted fans) to Marriage (the perfect domestic disguise for demented killers)...from Homebodies (psychos who slay in the comfort of their homes) to Plumbing (how clogged drains have undone the most discreet killer), THE A TO Z ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SERIAL KILLERS is the ultimate reference for anyone compelled by the personalities and pathologies behind the most disturbing of crimes.