MASS MURDER IN THE UNITED STATES. A History

Author: Duwe (Grant)
Year: 2007
Publisher: McFarland
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st US edn.
Book Condition: NrF.
ISBN: 9780786431502
Price: 25.00
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Softcover. Is mass murder a historically new phenomenon that emerged in the 1960s? How has it changed over time? And what causes a person to commit multiple murders in a matter of hours or even minutes? The author explores these questions by examining 909 mass murders that took place in the United States between 1900 and 1999. By far the largest study on the topic to date, it begins with a look at the patterns and prevalence of mass murders over the century and by describing the characteristics of mass killers. Placing the phenomenon within a broader social, political, and economic context, the work examines the factors that have influenced trends in the prevalence of mass murder. It also discusses more than 1200 case studies within 3 distinct periods (1900-1939, 1940-1965, and 1966-1999) to illustrate more clearly the motives of mass murderers and the circumstances surrounding their crimes. The final chapters analyze the role media coverage has played in the social construction of mass murder. With Appendix, Chapter Notes, References and Index. 213pp. trade size softcover. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Nr. F.

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