The Resource Sons of Cain : a history of serial killers from the stone age to the present, Peter Vronsky

Sons of Cain : a history of serial killers from the stone age to the present, Peter Vronsky

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Sons of Cain : a history of serial killers from the stone age to the present
Title
Sons of Cain
Title remainder
a history of serial killers from the stone age to the present
Statement of responsibility
Peter Vronsky
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Language
eng
Summary
From the author of Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters comes an in-depth examination of sexual serial killers throughout human history, how they evolved, and why we are drawn to their horrifying crimes. Before the term was coined in 1981, there were no "serial killers". There were only "monsters" - killers society first understood as werewolves, vampires, ghouls and witches or, later, Hitchcockian psychos. In Sons of Cain, a book that fills the gap between dry academic studies and sensationalized true crime, investigative historian Peter Vronsky examines our understanding of serial killing from its prehistoric anthropological evolutionary dimensions in the pre-civilization era (c. 15,000 BC) to today. Delving further back into human history and deeper into the human psyche than Serial Killers, Vronsky's 2004 book, which has been called the definitive history of serial murder, he focuses strictly on sexual serial killers: thrill killers who engage in murder, rape, torture, cannibalism and necrophilia, as opposed to for-profit serial killers, including hit men, or "political" serial killers, like terrorists or genocidal murderers. These sexual serial killers differ from all other serial killers in their motives and their foundations. They are uniquely human and, as popular culture has demonstrated, uniquely fascinating
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TEFOD
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Vronsky, Peter
Dewey number
364.152/3209
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6505
LC item number
.V76 2018eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Serial murderers
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Sons of Cain : a history of serial killers from the stone age to the present, Peter Vronsky
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=3656349
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-410) and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
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rdacontent.
Contents
I. On the origin of the species: the evolution of serial killers -- Serial killers: a brief introduction to the species -- Genesis: the stone age reptilian zombie serial-killer triune brain -- Psychopathia sexualis: the psychology of the lust serial killer in civilized society -- II. Serial killer chronicles: the early forensic history of monster -- The dawn of the less-dead: serial killers and modernity -- Lupina insania: criminalizing werewolves and Little Red Riding Hood as victim, 1450-1650 -- Malleus maleficarum: the great witch hunt as a serial-killing-woman hunt -- The rippers before Jack: the rise of modern serial killers in Europe, 1800-18887 -- Back in the USA: the rise of the modern American serial killer -- Slouching toward Whitechapel: sex crimes in Britain before Jack the Ripper -- III. The new age of monsters: the rise of the modern serial killer -- Raptor: Jack the Ripper and the Whitechapel murders, 1888 -- The French ripper: the forensics of serial murder in the Belle Epoch, 1897 -- Red tide rising: serial killers in the first half of the twentieth century, 1900-1950 -- American gothic: the "golden age" of serial killers, 1950-2000 -- Diabolus in cultura: serial-killing rape culture "sweats," the "greatest generation," and their sons of Cain -- Conclusion: Pogo syndrome: thinking herds of crazies in the twilight of the golden age of serial killers -- Afterword: "Serial killers need hugs too"
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on1048612449
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 423 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780698176140
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia.
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  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
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remote
Stock number
6598298A-2DC7-4073-BA90-FFEA83DF83E1
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(OCoLC)1048612449
Label
Sons of Cain : a history of serial killers from the stone age to the present, Peter Vronsky
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=3656349
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-410) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
I. On the origin of the species: the evolution of serial killers -- Serial killers: a brief introduction to the species -- Genesis: the stone age reptilian zombie serial-killer triune brain -- Psychopathia sexualis: the psychology of the lust serial killer in civilized society -- II. Serial killer chronicles: the early forensic history of monster -- The dawn of the less-dead: serial killers and modernity -- Lupina insania: criminalizing werewolves and Little Red Riding Hood as victim, 1450-1650 -- Malleus maleficarum: the great witch hunt as a serial-killing-woman hunt -- The rippers before Jack: the rise of modern serial killers in Europe, 1800-18887 -- Back in the USA: the rise of the modern American serial killer -- Slouching toward Whitechapel: sex crimes in Britain before Jack the Ripper -- III. The new age of monsters: the rise of the modern serial killer -- Raptor: Jack the Ripper and the Whitechapel murders, 1888 -- The French ripper: the forensics of serial murder in the Belle Epoch, 1897 -- Red tide rising: serial killers in the first half of the twentieth century, 1900-1950 -- American gothic: the "golden age" of serial killers, 1950-2000 -- Diabolus in cultura: serial-killing rape culture "sweats," the "greatest generation," and their sons of Cain -- Conclusion: Pogo syndrome: thinking herds of crazies in the twilight of the golden age of serial killers -- Afterword: "Serial killers need hugs too"
Control code
on1048612449
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 423 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698176140
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
6598298A-2DC7-4073-BA90-FFEA83DF83E1
System control number
(OCoLC)1048612449

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