Mass Murder: The Scourge of the 21st Century
When a spate of mass murders occurs, people often get the impression that this is a modern phenomenon and, since most of the mass murders heard about have occurred in America, the popular opinion is to think that it is an American phenomenon. Both impressions are false. Mass murders have been common throughout history, and other countries have played host to them too. This book correlates the many mass murders that have taken place all over the world and attempts to explain to the reader what some of the causes and effects of these murders have on society and culture. Contents: Introduction; A Classic Case: The Man who Hated his Mother; What is Mass Murder?; Running Amok; Running Amok in America; Pseudocommandos; Family Massacres; Murder in the Workplace; The School Children; Terrorists; Criminals who Commit Mass Murder; The Role of Imitation; Madness and Mass Murder; Helping the Survivors; The Mass Murderer in Prison; Conclusions; Appendix A-B; References; Index.
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Be very careful what you believe in this book. Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Miskelley were not the ones that murdered the three little boys in West Memphis Arkansas. And, as an aside, there has NEVER been a murder in the United States attributed to satanic ritual.
A Classic Case The Man Who Hated his Mother
What is Mass Murder?
Running Amok in America
Murder in the Workplace
The Role of Imitation
Madness and Mass Murder
Helping the Survivors
The Mass Murderer in Prison
THE WORST OF THE WORST
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