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Framing the Serial Killer: El 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/9781479876488.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter focuses on the difficulties the Mexican police, press, and public had in conceptualizing a serial killer, and how this affected the search for El/La Mataviejitas. It opens with a ... More


Criminology and the legacies of Clarice Starling

David Wilson

in Law in Popular Belief: Myth and Reality

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719097836
eISBN:
9781526123985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097836.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter explores the enduring myths about the phenomenon of serial murder generally and serial killers in particular, in Britain between 1960 to the present. The Chapter argues that many of ... More


“Monochrome Man”: Dennis Nilsen

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/9780226003689.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on Dennis Nilsen, a civil servant who strangled to death at least 15 young men between 1978 and 1983 in North London, and kept their bodies around his flat for long periods of ... 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 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


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