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The Little Old Lady Killer: The Sensationalized Crimes of Mexico's First Female Serial Killer

Susana Vargas Cervantes

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479876488
eISBN:
9781479843428
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876488.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The Little Old Lady Killer focuses on the female serial killer Juana Barraza Samperio, a Mexican lucha libre wrestler who, disguised as a government nurse, strangled sixteen elderly women in Mexico ... More


Rereading La Rue Cases-Nègres

Louise Hardwick

in Joseph Zobel: Négritude and the Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781786940735
eISBN:
9781786945044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940735.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter Four, ‘Re-reading La Rue Cases-Nègres’, demonstrates that, read against the broader development of his career, this novel is representative not of continuity, but of dissonance and rupture. ... More


Introduction

Susana Vargas Cervantes

in The Little Old Lady Killer: The Sensationalized Crimes of Mexico's First Female Serial Killer

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479876488
eISBN:
9781479843428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876488.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The introduction provides an overview of the case and an outline of the methodological frameworks that will serve as the analytic anchor points of the text. After describing my visit to see Juana ... More


The Look of the Serial Killer: El/La Mataviejitas

Susana Vargas Cervantes

in The Little Old Lady Killer: The Sensationalized Crimes of Mexico's First Female Serial Killer

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479876488
eISBN:
9781479843428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876488.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter concentrates on the visual material police and criminologists used in their search to identify El/La Mataviejitas, most especially: (1) the sketches police used to identify the male El ... More


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