Legends Monsters Or Serial Murderers

Covering figures ranging from Catherine Monvoisin to Vlad the Impaler, and describing murders committed in ancient aristocracies to those attributed to vampires, witches, and werewolves, this book documents the historic reality of serial ...

Author: Dirk C. Gibson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313397589

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

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Covering figures ranging from Catherine Monvoisin to Vlad the Impaler, and describing murders committed in ancient aristocracies to those attributed to vampires, witches, and werewolves, this book documents the historic reality of serial murder.

Supernatural Serial Killers

Retrieved from: http://aladinrc.wrlc.org/handle/1961/10522 Giannangelo, S.J. (1996) The Psychopathology of Serial Murder: A Theory of ... Smith, Elder & Co., London Chapter 3 Gibson, D.C. (2012) Legends, Monsters, or Serial Murderers?:

Author: Samantha Lyon

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 1784281328

Category: True Crime


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Albert Fish held the genuine belief that the murders he committed were upon instruction from God. Peter Stumpp, who started practising the "wicked arts from twelve years of age", was convinced he was a werewolf. There are many more murderous individuals like them. Supernatural Serial Killers explores the association between serial killers and the supernatural. The crimes committed by these men and women usually involved sexual deviance, cannibalism and violence toward children. In sixteenth century Europe, the problem became so significant that 'Werewolf Witch Trials' were conducted - many have no idea that it was possible to be tried and convicted for the crime of being a Werewolf, but Lycanthropy was a serious and major social concern in the 1500s. In this book, approximately twenty supernatural serial killers are discussed, including their background, crimes, trials and defences.

Serial Killers True Crime Anthology 2014 Vol I

The Monster as Serial Killer in Beowulf”, Connecticut Review, Connecticut State University, Fall issue, 1994; Dirk C. Gibson, Legends, Monsters, or Serial Murderers? The Real Story behind and Ancient Crime, Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, ...

Author: RJ Parker


ISBN: 1494325896

Category: True Crime

Page: 277

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Some of the serial killers chosen for this first annual Serial Killers True Crime Anthology you might have heard of and we present their tales in new ways. Others have not graced every newspaper, tabloid or television screen and represent tales of true crime horror told in detail for the first time in these pages. Five of true crime's most prolific authors have come together in these pages to present their most compelling cases of serial homicide, famous and not so famous. WARNING: This book contains graphic forensic crime scene photos and statements that some may find disturbing. "The lambs may have stopped screaming, but Hannibal Lecter has nothing on the very 'real' monsters presented here." Serial killers; they cross the bounds of evil. They murder at random without logic or reason other than the one twisting in their sick and evil minds. They are diabolical vile creatures devoid of morality or pity. You will meet a chosen few of them in these pages. We will see that serial killers are roaming among us all, from small towns to big cities. They are not limited to a particular place, gene pool, culture, social class or religion. They are not restricted to any particular demographic, political propensity and they can be of any gender. "To cover such vast territory of the criminal mind is a credit to the dedication a small group of determined authors who possess a passion in true crime and it is evident in the pages of Serial Killers True Crime Anthology 2014, a book you will embrace and come back to repeatedly, I will. I am excitedly anticipating volume two next year."- ★★★★★ John Douglas, FBI Profiler bestseller author of Mind Hunter

Serial Killers Around the World

Human Monsters: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the World's Most Vicious Murderers. (1st Ed.). Chicago: Contemporary Books. 2. Gibson, D.C. (2012). Legends, Monsters, or Serial Murderers: The Real Story Behind an Ancient Crime.

Author: Dirk C. Gibson

Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers

ISBN: 1608058425

Category: True Crime

Page: 197

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Serial Killers Around the World: The Global Dimensions of Serial Murder compiles serial murder case studies from several countries - from Australia to Great Britain, and from Japan to Pakistan. The author has covered accounts on a wide array of serial killers including some well known felons namely Jack the Ripper, The Butcher of Mons, Martin & Marie Dumollard, as well as some of the lesser known serial slayers such as Daisy DeMelker, Yoshio Kodaira, Javed Iqbal and many more. The book highlights six dimensions of each case: the killer(s), the serial murders, other crimes, communication, the investigation and trial and punishment of the accused. Readers, both general and aspiring criminologists alike, will find Serial Killers Around the World an interesting resource for critical information on serial murders committed in nations around the world.

Cultural Criminology

Noted experts on serial killing have even suggested that the fiends and monsters of legends are rooted in serial killers.19 Numerous popular accounts of serial killing specifically refer to these criminals as monsters.20 Other experts ...

Author: Jeff Ferrell

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781555532369

Category: Social Science

Page: 365

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Scholars in criminology and sociology explore the complex relationship between cultural and criminal practices.

Sons of Cain

A History of Serial Killers from the Stone Age to the Present Peter Vronsky. Davido, Roseline. The Davido-CHaD in Practice: A Clinical ... Gibson, Dirk C. Legends, Monsters, or Serial Murderers? The Real Story Behind an Ancient Crime.

Author: Peter Vronsky

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698176146

Category: True Crime

Page: 432

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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.

The Vampire in Folklore History Literature Film and Television

The Lonely Hearts Vampire: The Bizarre and Horrifying True Account of Serial Killer Bela Kiss. ... Human Monsters: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the World's Most Vicious Murders. ... Legends, Monsters, or Serial Murderers?

Author: J. Gordon Melton

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786499362

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 388

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This comprehensive bibliography covers writings about vampires and related creatures from the 19th century to the present. More than 6,000 entries document the vampire's penetration of Western culture, from scholarly discourse, to popular culture, politics and cook books. Sections by topic list works covering various aspects, including general sources, folklore and history, vampires in literature, music and art, metaphorical vampires and the contemporary vampire community. Vampires from film and television--from Bela Lugosi's Dracula to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood and the Twilight Saga--are well represented.

Monsters and Monarchs

Serial Killers in Classical Myth and History Debbie Felton ... In The Ashgate Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous, edited by A. S. Mittman and P. J. Dendle, 103–131. ... Legends, Monsters, or Serial Murderers?

Author: Debbie Felton

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 1477323066

Category: History

Page: 272

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Jack the Ripper. Jeffrey Dahmer. John Wayne Gacy. Locusta of Gaul. If that last name doesn’t seem to fit with the others, it’s likely because our modern society largely believes that serial killers are a recent phenomenon. Not so, argues Debbie Felton—in fact, there’s ample evidence to show that serial killers stalked the ancient world just as they do the modern one. Felton brings this evidence to light in Monsters and Monarchs, and in doing so, forces us to rethink the assumption that serial killers arise from problems unique to modern society. Exploring a trove of stories from classical antiquity, she uncovers mythological monsters and human criminals that fit many serial killer profiles: the highway killers confronted by the Greek hero Theseus, such as Procrustes, who tortured and mutilated their victims; the Sphinx, or “strangler,” from the story of Oedipus; child-killing demons and witches, which could explain abnormal infant deaths; and historical figures such as Locusta of Gaul, the most notorious poisoner in the early Roman Empire. Redefining our understanding of serial killers and their origins, Monsters and Monarchs changes how we view both ancient Greek and Roman society and the modern-day killers whose stories still captivate the public today.

Jack the Writer A Verbal Visual Analysis of the Ripper Correspondence

His theory is that serial murder is not occurately explained by conventional paradigms from Psychology or ... Serial Killing for Profit was published by Praeger in 2010, followed by Legends, Monsters or Serial Murderers? in 2012.

Author: Dirk C. Gibson

Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers

ISBN: 1608057518

Category: True Crime

Page: 230

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The story of the unidentified serial killer in London’s Whitechapel district - known as Jack The Ripper – has been the subject of interest to researchers for over 120 years. The name ascribed to the individual was from a letter sent to the Central News Agency in London on 27 September 1888. Initially thought to be a hoax, the letter gained much publicity when the writer’s promise of clipping a lady’s ears off manifested after the discovery of the body of Catherine Eddowes with an ear lobe severed, 3 days after the letter was received. Several letters followed this and borrowed elements from the earlier correspondences. Jack the Writer: A Verbal & Visual Analysis of the Ripper Correspondence is a different approach to the subject of ‘Ripperology’. In this book, the author, Dirk Gibson, provides a quantitative content analysis of the letters. Gibson first grounds this study of the Jack the Ripper letters in an analysis of the legitimacy of the documents. The dialectic method is used to carefully consider the authenticity of these letters. The largest extant collection of Jack the Ripper letters is provided in this book, approximately 250 in number. The most significant part of this book is a trio of content analyses quantifying the themes, subjects, people and linguistic mannerisms mentioned in the Ripper letters; the analyses describe precisely what was and was not in these missives. The letters are described and presented in the context of their content, with the valid letters presented in chronological order. Jack the Writer: A Verbal & Visual Analysis of the Ripper Correspondence will give readers, whether generally interested in the ripper correspondence or undertaking courses in criminology or abnormal psychology, a glimpse of the cultural context of a serial murderer’s communication with the public and the press in Victorian times.

The World of Lore Volume 1 Monstrous Creatures

Now a major online streaming series Aaron Mahnke ... Dirk C. Gibson, Legends, Monsters, or Serial Murderers? ... Samantha Lyon and Daphne Tan, Supernatural Serial Killers: Chilling Cases of Paranormal Bloodlust and Deranged Fantasy ...

Author: Aaron Mahnke

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472251679

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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A fascinating, beautifully illustrated collection of stories from the hit podcast Lore - now an online streaming series They live in shadows - deep in the forest, late in the night, in the dark recesses of our mind. They're spoken of in stories and superstitions, relics of an unenlightened age, old wives' tales, passed down through generations. And yet, no matter how wary and jaded we have become, as individuals or as a society, a part of us remains vulnerable to them. Werewolves and wendigos, poltergeists and vampires, angry elves and vengeful spirits. In this beautifully illustrated volume, the host of the hit podcast Lore serves as a guide on a fascinating journey through the history of these terrifying creatures, and explores not only the legends but what they tell us about ourselves. Aaron Mahnke invites us to the desolate Pine Barrens of New Jersey, where the notorious winged, red-eyed Jersey Devil dwells. Mahnke delves into harrowing accounts of cannibalism-some officially documented, others the stuff of speculation . . . perhaps. He visits the dimly lit rooms where séances take place, the European villages where gremlins make mischief, and Key West, Florida, home of a haunted doll named Robert. The monsters of folklore have become not only a part of our language but a part of our collective psyche. Whether these beasts and bogeymen are real or just a reflection of our primal fears, we know, on some level, that not every mystery has been explained, and that the unknown still holds the power to strike fear deep in our hearts and souls. As Aaron Mahnke reminds us, sometimes the truth is even scarier than the lore... Praise for the Lore podcast 'Truth can often be much scarier than fiction - something Mahnke proves as he dives deep into the world of folklore and the darker side of history in a quest to root out the fragment of truth at the bottom of our fears." - Entertainment Weekly 'Narrated by Mahnke in a style that evokes spooky campfire stories, Lore is a history lesson like no other.' - Esquire