Hunting Humans: The Rise of the Modern Multiple Murderer

Hunting Humans: The Rise of the Modern Multiple Murderer

Elliott Leyton


In this re-creation of his landmark 1986 examine, pioneering anthropologist Elliott Leyton examines the psyche and motivations of his six unique multiple-murderer matters and now takes inventory of ways a long way we now have come given that then in our knowing of why humans devote grotesque attacks on blameless strangers. This case-study approach—based on years of immersion within the killers' diaries, confessions, psychiatric interviews, statements to the clicking, videotapes, and images— led the best way in defining serial and mass murders no longer because the acts of alien creatures with deranged minds yet fairly as customized protests by means of alienated males opposed to the society that they suspect has excluded them. Leyton additionally offers an research of the Washington, D.C. sniper case. whereas uncovering the critical topics of recent tradition that encouraged their deeds, Leyton offers bright and chilling images of Edmund Kemper, Ted Bundy, Albert DeSalvo, and David Berkowitz, serial murderers whose lengthy killing campaigns supplied them revenge opposed to the realm and superstar careers; and different mass murderers whose short yet terrible homicide sprees constituted their very own enigmatic suicide notes. the writer exhibits that the causes of a number of murderers aren't easily sexual or psychotic; yet upward thrust from the very center of yank mass culture.

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