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Mass Murder In The United States

Author: Grant Duwe
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476604738
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Is mass murder a historically new phenomenon that emerged in the 1960s? How has it changed over time? And what causes a person to commit multiple murders in a matter of hours or even minutes? This book explores these questions by examining 909 mass murders that took place in the United States between 1900 and 1999. By far the largest study on the topic to date, it begins with a look at the patterns and prevalence of mass murders by presenting rates from 1900–1999 and by describing the characteristics of mass killers. Placing the phenomenon within the broader social, political, and economic context of the twentieth century, the work examines the factors that have influenced trends in the prevalence of mass murder. It also discusses more than 100 case studies within three distinct periods of mass murder activity (1900–1939, 1940–1965, and 1966–1999) to illustrate more clearly the motives of mass murderers and the circumstances surrounding their crimes. The final chapters take a look at media coverage and the role it has played in the social construction of mass murder. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Einer Von Uns

Author: Åsne Seierstad
Publisher: Kein & Aber AG
ISBN: 3036993290
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Wie konnte sich Anders Breivik, der im wohlhabenden Westen aufwuchs, zu einem perfiden Terroristen entwickeln? Åsne Seierstads ausgezeichnetes Buch ist gleichzeitig psychologische Studie und literarisches True Crime, gleichzeitig Würdigung der Opfer und eine messerscharfe Analyse einer Tat, die sich jederzeit und überall wiederholen könnte.

Murders In The United States

Author: R. Barri Flowers
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786420759
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From the assassination of President William McKinley on September 6, 1901, to the mass killing at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, the 20th century saw many murderous events that are difficult to contemplate but have become a part of the national history. This reference book is divided into three parts. Part One, arranged chronologically, details 53 of the most famous murder cases of the 20th century in the United States. In Part Two, over 300 entries (alphabetically arranged by criminal) provide descriptions of crimes and are subdivided into male, female, and juvenile murderers; pair and group murderers; hate crime murderers; and school killings. Part Three features crime events related to over 40 selected victims. Cross references guide the reader to additional information. An index is included.

Investigating Mass Shootings In The United States

Author: Bridey Heing
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1508174636
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In the past ten years mass shootings have become a more frequent tragedy, posing important questions about public safety, mental health, and how the United States can respond to the threat of widespread gun violence. This book explores the history of shootings in the United States, examples of mass shootings and the public debate they sparked, and what experts say can be done to curb gun violence. The book will help young students understand the much discussed tragedies, how the United States is addressing the causes of gun violence, and how mass shootings fit into the larger debate on terrorism.

Black Earth

Author: Timothy Snyder
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406684157
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Der Holocaust begann an einem dunklen Ort – in Hitlers Kopf: Die Eliminierung der Juden würde das ökologische Gleichgewicht des Planeten wiederherstellen und Deutschland die Ressourcen verschaffen, die es dringend benötigte. Timothy Snyders aufsehenerregendes Buch beginnt damit, wie Hitler die Welt sah. Atemberaubend intensiv schildert Black Earth, was geschah, wie es geschah und warum es geschah. Und es endet mit einer Warnung: Wir sollten uns nicht zu sicher sein. Wir sind nicht so weit entfernt von jenen Ängsten, die den Holocaust ermöglicht haben, wie wir glauben. Wir haben uns daran gewöhnt, den Holocaust als Todesfabrik zu sehen, in Gang gesetzt von Bürokratien des Bösen. Doch als die Gaskammern in Betrieb gingen, waren bereits mehr als eine Million Juden tot: erschossen aus nächster Nähe vor Gruben und Schluchten. Sie wurden in den Todeszonen ermordet, die in einem deutschen Kolonialkrieg im Osten geschaffen worden waren, viele davon auf der fruchtbaren schwarzen Erde, von der die Deutschen meinten, sie würde künftig ihr Überleben sichern. Es hat etwas Beruhigendes zu glauben, der Holocaust sei ein völlig singulärer Vorgang gewesen. Doch Timothy Snyder zeigt, dass wir an einigen der wichtigsten historischen Lehren vorbeigehen, die wir aus dem Holocaust ziehen können, wenn wir nicht sehr genau hinschauen, welche Faktoren und Bedingungen ihn ermöglicht haben. Sein Bestseller Bloodlands war eine innovative Erkundung der Ereignisse in Osteuropa zwischen 1933 und 1945, als die Politik der Nationalsozialisten und der Sowjets den Tod von 14 Millionen Menschen verursachten. Black Earth ist eine nicht weniger eindringliche Auseinandersetzung mit den Ideen und der Politik, die den schlimmsten Massenmord des Jahrhunderts ermöglicht haben: den Holocaust.

Murders In The United States Crimes Killers And Victims Of The Twentieth Century

Author: R. Barri Flowers
Publisher: R. Barri Flowers
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From R. Barri Flowers, award-winning criminologist and bestselling author, comes the newly updated compelling narrative nonfiction and historical true crime book, Murders in the United States: Crimes, Killers, and Victims of the Twentieth Century. From the assassination of President William McKinley on September 6, 1901, to the mass killing at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, the 20th century saw many notable, less known, and rare murderous events that have become a part of our national history. This history, homicide, and reference book is divided into three parts. Part I: A Century of Unforgettable Murders is arranged chronologically and details some of the most recognized murder cases of the 20th century in the United States, such as the assassinations of President John Kennedy and Martin Luther King, the deadly saga of Bonnie and Clyde, the St. Valentine’s Day massacre, and the kidnap and murder of Bobby Franks. Part II: A Century of Murderers has over 300 entries (alphabetically arranged by criminal), provides descriptions of crimes, and is subdivided into male, female, and juvenile murderers; pair and group murderers; hate crime murderers; serial and mass killers, school killings, and killers of celebrities. Part III: A Century of Victims features crime events related to over 40 selected adult and child victims. Cross references guide the reader to additional or related information. Part IV: A Century of Murderers and Murders Outside of the U.S. highlights various lethal crimes in other countries including black widows, mass murderers, serial killers, and terrorist attacks. Murders in the United States: Crimes, Killers, and Victims of the Twentieth Century is a must-read for anyone with an interest in history, criminal behavior, and a wide range of homicide offenses that occurred over time.

Helden

Author: Franco »Bifo« Berardi
Publisher: Matthes & Seitz Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 3957573025
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Von der Columbine High School bis zum Batman-Kino-Massaker in Aurora, Amokläufe sind in den letzen Jahren zu einer grausigen Routine geworden. Hinzu treten scheinbar ideologisch oder religiös motivierte Massenmorde wie die von Anders Breivik oder islamistischer Terrorkommandos. All diese Wahnsinnstaten faszinieren und verstören und lassen uns letztlich ratlos zurück. Franco »Bifo« Berardi nähert sich diesen Abgründen der Gegenwart mit detektivischer Akribie: Er erstellt Fallstudien, liest die Manifeste der Attentäter und analysiert die Gemeinsamkeiten im Drang zum zerstörerischen Selbstmord. Entgegen individueller Dämonisierungen gelingt es ihm, die Schreckenstaten als epidemisches Phänomen zu deuten. In ihrer Rache an der Gesellschaft treiben die Täter das gesellschaftliche Prinzip des ›Survival of the fittest‹ auf die Spitze: Man kann nur noch gewinnen, wenn man andere Leben zerstört. So beweisen sie sich zumindest einmal in ihrem Leben, die Geschicke der Welt zu lenken, Herr übers eigene Dasein, eben Helden zu sein.

Starkweather

Author: Jeff O'Donnell
Publisher: J & L Lee Company
ISBN: 9780934904315
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From the Introduction: By the time Starkweather and Fugate were run down and captured on a lonely, windswept highway in Wyoming three days later, eleven people lay dead, murdered in cold blood. At the time, it was the second worst case of multiple murder in the United States history; only Howard Unruh's killing of 13 people in 1949 topped Starkweather's feat. People in Nebraska today have vivid memories of exactly what they were doing when it became known a mass murderer was on the loose. My dad, an elementary school principal in a town just south of Lincoln, remembers sending children home early in the afternoon with the armed fathers. There was no telling when or where Charlie, along with his female accomplice Caril Fugate, would show up to murder again. Residents of eastern Nebraska hastened to defend themselves. Sporting goods stores quickly sold out of handguns, shotguns, and rifles. Farmers carried guns on their way to and from their normal chores and field work. In Lincoln itself, where six bodies were found, there was a near panic as National Guard troops were called out by Governor Anderson and were ordered to patrol the streets in troop trucks and jeeps. They carried riot guns, machine guns and rifles. Fear of the unknown gripped all of Nebraska and parts of the Midwest as body after body was discovered. Starkweather and his female accomplice appeared indiscriminate in both their choice of victims and the locations of the crimes. It was thought they could be lurking anywhere at any time. Exasperated lawmen, conducting the largest manhunt in the history of the midlands, remained always a corpse behind. When finally caught in Wyoming, the murderous duo had left behind the following victims: Robert Colver, 21, gas stating attendant; Marion Bartlett, 57, Caril Fugate's stepfather; Velda Bartlett, 36, Carils' mother; Betty Jean Bartlett, 2 1/2, Caril's stepsister; August Meyer, 70, farmer near Bennet; Robert Jensen, 17, of Bennet; Carol King, 16, of Bennet; C. Lauer Ward, 48, prominent Lincoln businessman; Clara Ward, 4, his wife; Lillian Fencl, 51, the Ward's maid; and Merle Collison, 37, shoe salesman. Starkweather and Fugate were finally stopped near Douglas, Wyoming, following a wild car chase, with officers pursuing them at speeds exceeding 110 miles per hour. Charlie and Caril were eventually returned to Lincoln where they stood trial. Charlie was convicted of murder and electrocuted on June 25, 1959. Caril Fugate was convicted of second-degree murder and sentence to life imprisonment.

Mass Murder

Author: David Lester
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781590339299
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When a spate of mass murders occurs, people often get the impression that this is a modern phenomenon and, since most of the mass murders heard about have occurred in America, the popular opinion is to think that it is an American phenomenon. Both impressions are false. Mass murders have been common throughout history, and other countries have played host to them too. This book correlates the many mass murders that have taken place all over the world and attempts to explain to the reader what some of the causes and effects of these murders have on society and culture. Contents: Introduction; A Classic Case: The Man who Hated his Mother; What is Mass Murder?; Running Amok; Running Amok in America; Pseudocommandos; Family Massacres; Murder in the Workplace; The School Children; Terrorists; Criminals who Commit Mass Murder; The Role of Imitation; Madness and Mass Murder; Helping the Survivors; The Mass Murderer in Prison; Conclusions; Appendix A-B; References; Index.