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Social Science Criminology

Serial and Mass Murder

Theory, Research, and Policy

edited by Thomas O'Reilly-Fleming

Canadian Scholars' Press Inc.
Initial publish date
Jun 1996
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Serial and Mass Murder: Theory, Research and Policy represents a unique volume. "The First International Conference on Serial and Mass Murder: Theory, Research and Policy" attracted the world's leading scholars in the field, many meeting each other for the first time. Their commitment was to furthering the level of theoretical and empirical understanding of these distinct forms of criminality. After a decade of significant research efforts, they felt that a turning point had been reached in the study of serial offenders, one that required more concentrated efforts at cooperative, multidisciplinary approaches to the study of multiple and mass murderers.
There has been an increasing need to find answers to many basic questions concerning the behaviour of the multiple murderer. This book serves as an infusion of knowledge based upon serious academic enquiry and as a balance to the more widely available popular literature.

About the author

Thomas O'Reilly-Fleming graduated with first class standing from University College, the University of Toronto. He holds an M.A. from Toronto's Centre of Criminology and a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics. He has taught at Grant MacEwan College, the London School of Economics, York University, Trent University and the University of Toronto. He now teaches at the University of Windsor. His other books include Deviant Designations (1987), The New Criminologies in Canada (1985), Youth Injustice (1993), and The 'Right' Rules (1993). He has published numerous articles in the area of criminology and is a frequent commentator on crime and deviance issues in the media.

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