Flash Point

Flash Point

The American Mass Murderer

Book - 1997
Rate this:
An examination of the crime of mass murder and its perpetrators.
The crime of mass murder is surrounded by myth, false assumptions, and misinformation. It is frequently sensationalized in the press, while the complex motivations of the perpetrator are ignored or soon forgotten. The mass murderer is rarely a crazed killer who lashes out against his victims in a mindless frenzy of violence. This book examines not only the crime of mass murder, but also the complex motivations of the mass murderer, presenting a completely new method of categorizing and analyzing the crime and its perpetrator. The evolving nature of the crime is examined in the context of actual case histories of mass murder in America. Kelleher's insights will be of interest to criminologists and anyone interested in the sociology of crime.

Book News
Vignettes of perverted love, politics and hate, revenge, sexual homicide, mass executions, unexplained mass murders, and the mass murderer of tomorrow. Also explores questions of sanity and the mind of the mass murderer, surveys American mass murderers, and provides a general chronology and a timeline for the Oklahoma City bombing. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1997
ISBN: 9780275959258
Characteristics: xiv, 208 p. ; 25 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings


Find it at SMPL

To Top