Creating Cultural Monsters: Serial Murder in America by Julie B. Wiest

By Julie B. Wiest

Serial murderers generate an abundance of public curiosity, media insurance, and legislation enforcement consciousness, but after a long time of reports, serial homicide researchers were not able to reply to crucial query: Why? offering a special and entire exploration, Creating Cultural Monsters: Serial homicide in America explains connections among American tradition and the prevalence of serial homicide, together with the reason why so much 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 aptitude 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 opportunity of lowering its frequency

  • Includes an illustrated version that explains how humans make the most of cultural values to build strains of motion based on their cultural competencies

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

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

  • Describes the framework on which the vast majority of definitions of serial homicide are based

Drawn from years of devoted examine 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 varieties a foundation for destiny study on serial homicide, homicide, and violence within the U.S. and in different international locations.

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