Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Serial Murderers and their Victims (Wadsworth Contemporary Issues in Crime and Justice)” as Want to Read:
Serial Murderers and their Victims (Wadsworth Contemporary Issues in Crime and Justice)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Serial Murderers and their Victims (Wadsworth Contemporary Issues in Crime and Justice)

4.13 of 5 stars 4.13  ·  rating details  ·  153 ratings  ·  8 reviews
This text provides an in-depth, scholarly, and broad-based examination of serial murderers and their victims. The coverage is supported by extensive data and research, and it profiles some of the most prominent murderers of our time. Author Eric Hickey examines the lives of over 400 serial murderers, analyzing the cultural, historical, and religious factors that influence ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published January 3rd 2005 by Wadsworth Publishing (first published April 1st 1991)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Serial Murderers and their Victims, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Serial Murderers and their Victims

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 400)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
J.D. Stroube
May 07, 2012 J.D. Stroube rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People interested in the criminal justice system and psychology
Shelves: own-ebook, school
This book was a requirement for one of my classes, but I found that it was quite interesting. While it can be disturbing to learn about the actions SK's take, the knowledge I gained was useful from an educational stance.
I never appreciated how many typologies exist among serial murderers until I read this book. It also shocked me by putting to rest some of the myths surrounding serial killers!
For instance: Apparently the belief that there are very few female serial killers is inaccurate! The re
I mean, this is a textbook, but it's pretty interesting as textbooks go in the most morbidly fascinating way. I would've enjoyed it a lot more if I didn't have barrel through it for my class.
This book is kind of boring and repetitive. I am a criminal justice major so this is the kind of stuff I love reading about but not the way Hickey writes about it.
Kassidy Carter
Great book. I had to read it for a class but found it to be interesting It as one text book i read every chapter and read ahead of class.
still reading it its ok not the best but it is a text book afterall
Hickey had a habit of repeating a lot of the same information.
Used this for my research paper. Great source!
Kin Sayed
i dont wanna go out alone....hahaha
Ciara Salazar
Ciara Salazar marked it as to-read
Apr 16, 2015
Shade marked it as to-read
Apr 16, 2015
Keely is currently reading it
Apr 05, 2015
Sarah Soraghan
Sarah Soraghan marked it as to-read
Mar 23, 2015
Prathee Kanagaratnam
Prathee Kanagaratnam marked it as to-read
Mar 21, 2015
Rebecca Esmail
Rebecca Esmail marked it as to-read
Mar 14, 2015
Ava Grace
Ava Grace marked it as to-read
Mar 09, 2015
Yordanos marked it as to-read
Mar 08, 2015
Kim marked it as to-read
Feb 25, 2015
Liz Pam
Liz Pam marked it as to-read
Feb 23, 2015
Shayda Killebrew
Shayda Killebrew marked it as to-read
Feb 19, 2015
Eric marked it as to-read
Feb 18, 2015
Grace marked it as to-read
Feb 15, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 13 14 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Police Thrillers ...: Are there serial killers in other countries? 22 13 Jun 08, 2013 02:00AM  
  • The Evil That Men Do: FBI Profiler Roy Hazelwood's Journey into the Minds of Serial Killers
  • The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers
  • Blood Lust: Portrait of a Serial Sex Killer
  • Inside the Criminal Mind
  • Dead And Buried: A Shocking Account of Rape, Torture, and Murder on the California Coast
  • Journey Into Darkness
  • Killing for Sport: Inside the Minds of Serial Killers
  • Fiend: The Shocking True Story of America's Youngest Serial Killer
  • Sexual Homicide: Patterns and Motives
  • The Unknown Darkness: Profiling the Predators Among Us
  • Dark Dreams: Sexual Violence, Homicide And The Criminal Mind
  • Why They Kill: The Discoveries of a Maverick Criminologist
  • Profilers: Leading Investigators Take You Inside The Criminal Mind
  • Lying in Wait and Other True Cases (Crime Files, #17)
  • Cannibal: The True Story Behind the Maneater of Rotenburg
  • Guilty by Reason of Insanity: A Psychiatrist Explores the Minds of Killers
  • The Anatomy of Evil
  • Hunting Humans: The Rise of the Modern Multiple Murderer
Sex Crimes and Paraphilia Criminal Minds And Criminal Behavior: An Introduction To Criminal Psychology Mind of a Killer CD-ROM The Myth of a Psychiatric Crime Wave: Public Perception, Juror Research, and Mental Illness Controversial Issues in Criminology

Share This Book

“LaVey’s bible (1969), members worship the trinity of the devil—Lucifer,
Satan, and the Devil—including nine pronouncements of the devil that Satan
1. indulgence, instead of abstinence,
2. vital existence, instead of spiritual pipe dreams,
3. undefiled wisdom instead of hypocritical self-deceit,
4. kindness to those who deserve it, instead of love wasted on ingrates,
5. vengeance, instead of turning the other cheek,
6. responsibility, instead of concern for the psychic vampires,
7. man as just another animal, sometimes better, more often worse, than
those who walk on all fours, who because of his divine and intellectual
development has become the most vicious of all,
8. all of the so-called sins, as they lead to physical, mental, or emotional
9. the best friend the church has ever had, as he has kept it in business all these
years (LaVey, 1969, p. 25).
Holmes (1990), who interviewed two”
More quotes…