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The trouble with female serial killers

Elizabeth Yardley and David Wilson

in Female Serial Killers In Social Context: Criminological institutionalism and the case of Mary Ann Cotton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447326458
eISBN:
9781447327639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447326458.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter introduces the topic of serial homicide, exploring the development of this academic field. Difficulties in defining ‘serial killing’ are considered in relation to the numerous ... More


Whither the Serial Killer Movie?

Philip L. Simpson

in American Horror Film: The Genre at the Turn of the Millennium

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734539
eISBN:
9781621031048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734539.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter offers a critical overview of the serial killer film, especially in the light of the subgenre’s intense cultural significance during the 1980s and 1990s and its subsequent descent into ... More


Female Serial Killers In Social Context: Criminological institutionalism and the case of Mary Ann Cotton

Elizabeth Yardley and David Wilson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447326458
eISBN:
9781447327639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447326458.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

To date, approaches to understanding serial murder have focused on individual cases rather than the social context in which they occurred. This book marks a departure by situating nineteenth century ... More


Serial Killing and the Dissident Woman: Aileen Wuornos

Lisa Downing

in The Subject of Murder: Gender, Exceptionality, and the Modern Killer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226003405
eISBN:
9780226003689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226003689.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explores ways in which the available discourses of the exceptional murdering subject that have been sketched out so far in this book are a particularly problematic fit in the case of ... More


All hail to the serial killer: America's last frontier hero in the age of Reaganite eschatology and beyond

Linnie Blake

in The Wounds of Nations: Horror Cinema, Historical Trauma and National Identity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075933
eISBN:
9781781700914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075933.003.0020
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter draws heavily on the misadventures of the cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter, from Ridley Scott's film Hannibal. Reflecting the hunger of American audiences for the further ... More


Evil

Joel Feinberg

in Problems at the Roots of Law: Essays in Legal and Political Theory

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195155266
eISBN:
9780199833177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195155262.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Although people are understandably disturbed by the idea of pure evil, they are mistaken to replace it with ideas about sickness and cure. The language family associated with pure evil, or sheer ... More


The Knowledge—Sexual Murder

R. Emerson Dobash and Russell P. Dobash

in When Men Murder Women

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199914784
eISBN:
9780190225469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199914784.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice, Children and Families

This chapter focuses on research evidence, and problems associated with the conceptualization of sexual murder. The historical and contemporary focus on serial murder has had a disproportionate ... More


The Ethics of Computer Games

Miguel Sicart

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012652
eISBN:
9780262255134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012652.001.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Game Studies

Despite the emergence of computer games as a dominant cultural industry (and the accompanying emergence of computer games as the subject of scholarly research), we know little or nothing about the ... More


Pirates and True Bluebeards

Casie E. Hermansson

in Bluebeard: A Reader's Guide to the English Tradition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732306
eISBN:
9781604733532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732306.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

In Charles Perrault’s fairy tale, Bluebeard was never a pirate. Yet he is always linked to piracy, particularly to Blackbeard, Captain Edward Teach of Bristol. Captain Charles Johnson published an ... More


A Darker Blue

Martin Francis

in The Flyer: British Culture and the Royal Air Force 1939–1945

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199277483
eISBN:
9780191699948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277483.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter is dedicated to broken flyers (those disabled or disfigured in combat), flawed flyers (those with psychological problems), and false flyers (men who passed themselves off as airmen to ... More


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