One At A Time Or All At Once

 

                                                                                                                  (Published March 31, 2017)

 


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Introduction

 

Serial killers, spree killers, and mass murderers are not all the same.  They comprise three different categories, the element of time involved between their murderous acts being primary to their differentiation.  As defined, a serial killer is an individual who murders three or more people with the killings taking place over a period of more than a month, and including a significant break between them; a spree killer commits multiple murders at two or more locations over a period of less than a month without a significant break between the acts; and a mass murderer kills multiple people in essentially a single incident at a specific location.

Because of the media frenzies that surround such events, most adult Americans have at least a vague awareness of the serial killers, spree killers, and mass murderers that have operated in our midst in recent history.  This book profiles some of the more infamous perpetrators in each category and delineates their actions forthrightly and concisely so that the reader can understand clearly what was involved in each situation.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Cornelia Keener for her excellent editing assistance and her ongoing support.

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