The Five

The Five
Author: Hallie Rubenhold
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin
Total Pages: 359
Release: 2019
ISBN: 1328663817
Category: Murder victims
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Five Book Excerpt:

Miscast in the media for nearly 130 years, the victims of Jack the Ripper finally get their full stories told in this eye-opening and chilling reminder that life for middle-class women in Victorian London could be full of social pitfalls and peril.

The Hidden Lives of Jack the Ripper s Victims

The Hidden Lives of Jack the Ripper s Victims
Author: Robert Hume
Publsiher: Pen and Sword
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2019-12-19
ISBN: 1526738619
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hidden Lives of Jack the Ripper s Victims Book Excerpt:

An in-depth look at the lives of the women murdered by the infamous, 19th-century London serial killer. Mary Ann Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes, and Mary Jane Kelly are inextricably linked in history. Their names might not be instantly recognizable, and the identity of their murderer may have eluded detectives and historians throughout the years, but there is no mistaking the infamy of Jack the Ripper. For nine weeks during the autumn of 1888, the Whitechapel Murderer brought terror to London’s East End, slashing women’s throats and disemboweling them. London’s most famous serial killer has been pored over time and again, yet his victims have been sorely neglected, reduced to the simple label: prostitute. The lives of these five women are rags-to-riches-to-rags stories of the most tragic kind. There was a time in each of their lives when these poor women had a job, money, a home and a family. Hardworking, determined, and fiercely independent individuals, it was bad luck or a wrong turn here or there that left them wretched and destitute. Ignored by the press and overlooked by historians, it is time their stories were told. “Hume presents us with clear and concise biographies of the Ripper’s victims, and while it is tempting to think of them as all being prostitutes . . . their backgrounds, gone into in this much detail, shows them as something completely different. You will have to, you must read this brilliant book, it puts a whole new perspective into the canon of literature about the most infamous murderer of the last two centuries.” —Books Monthly

Jack the Ripper

Jack the Ripper
Author: Gavin Baddeley,Paul Woods
Publsiher: Canelo
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-06-13
ISBN: 1800329881
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jack the Ripper Book Excerpt:

Five brutal murders shocked London in the summer and autumn of 1888. They have never been forgotten. The Jack the Ripper case has never been solved - the killer remains a blood-spattered silhouette. Although ‘Jack’ as an entity was almost certainly invented by an unscrupulous journalist, he became an archetype - decked in the top hat and cloak of a Victorian melodrama villain, stalking the fog-wreathed streets of the old East End. The numerous Ripper theories which emerged at the time tell us more about Victorian attitudes than they do about the killer’s true identity. In Jack the Ripper the authors follow the grim homicidal trails that have permeated popular culture since the Whitechapel murders of 1888. It tells the victim’s stories in all their desperate poignancy, and explores the theories and suspects of the burgeoning field of ‘ripperology’. Conspiracy theories and myths that swirl around the case to this day, from black magicians to the royal family, are considered, as is the modern forensic view of the Ripper murders as sex crimes, with reference to disturbing modern cases such as that of the ‘Plumstead Ripper’. Terrifying and unignorable, this is the ultimate book on Jack the Ripper.

Jack the Ripper

Jack the Ripper
Author: Philip Jones
Publsiher: Austin Macauley Publishers
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2023-01-06
ISBN: 1398482722
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jack the Ripper Book Excerpt:

Readers are transported to Victorian London and introduced to Inspector Doyle, a modern-day detective with eternal life, who discovers that he has been wrongly named as ‘Jack the Ripper’, the Victorian serial killer. Nobody wants that label at any time in history, so with the aid of time travel he returns to the year 1888 in an attempt to clear his name. Another complication for Inspector Doyle is that his modern-day daughter, Flora, who he has left behind to travel back several centuries, is becoming increasingly suspicious of her father’s identity. This is after making her way into his Shrewsbury study, that she is forbidden to enter. The only good thing about returning to 1888 is that Inspector Doyle is able to rekindle his relationship with daughter Alice and wife Eleanor, who he had to leave behind all those centuries ago. Alice can then only but marvel at her father’s abilities to answer a question that only he knows the answer to, because he has travelled into the future and back. The story references many Victorian objects that have been meticulously researched and then used to tell a story that is only possible through time travel and a rather clever inventor who may or may not be still alive. Many elements of the original Jack the Ripper case are also detailed as are the horrors of Whitechapel. Find out whether Inspector Doyle manages to clear his name by discovering who the real Jack the Ripper is, and expect a twist at the end that involves both daughters and a Victorian book that, unlike the rest of Inspector Doyle’s objects, is unable to exist in parallel between the two time zones.

Media and the Murderer

Media and the Murderer
Author: Rebecca Frost
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2020-08-18
ISBN: 147668152X
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Media and the Murderer Book Excerpt:

Some criminals become household names, while others--even those who seek recognition through their crimes--are forgotten. The criminal's actions are only a part of every famous true crime story. Other factors, such as the setting and circumstances of the crimes and the ways in which others take control of the narrative, ultimately drive their notoriety. Through a comparison of the tellings and retellings of two famous cases more than a century apart--the Jack the Ripper killings in 1888, and the murder trials of Steven Avery as documented in Making a Murderer--this book examines the complicated dynamics of criminal celebrity.

Serial Killing on Screen

Serial Killing on Screen
Author: Sarah E. Fanning,Claire O’Callaghan
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 391
Release: 2023-01-01
ISBN: 3031178122
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Serial Killing on Screen Book Excerpt:

This book explores the representation of real-life serial murders as adapted for the screen and popular culture. Bringing together a selection of essays from international scholars, Serial Killing on Screen: Adaptation, True Crime and Popular Culture examines the ways in which the screen has become a crucial site through which the most troubling of real-life crimes are represented, (re)constructed and made accessible to the public. Situated at the nexus of film and screen studies, theatre studies, cultural studies, criminology and sociology, this interdisciplinary collection raises questions about, and implications for, thinking about the adaptation and representation of true crime in popular culture, and the ideologies at stake in such narratives. It discusses the ways in which the adaptation of real-life serial murder intersects with other markers of cultural identity (gender, race, class, disability), as well as aspects of criminology (offenders, victims, policing, and profiling) and psychology (psychopathy, sociopathy, and paraphilia). This collection is unique in its combined focus on the adaptation of crimes committed by real-life criminal figures who have gained international notoriety for their plural offences, including, for example, Ted Bundy, Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, Aileen Wuornos, Jack the Ripper, and the Zodiac, and for situating the tales of these crimes and their victims’ stories within the field of adaptation studies.

Myth Monster Murderer

Myth  Monster  Murderer
Author: Jackie Anderson,Ciara Wild
Publsiher: Book Guild Publishing
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2022-02-28
ISBN: 191512297X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Myth Monster Murderer Book Excerpt:

Who were the victims of Jack the Ripper? And what was the impact of his killings on women at the time, and over the last 150 years? As one of the most well-known true crime stories of our time, the tale of Jack the Ripper continues to fascinate millions of people across the world. But why is it that the story endures, and what does the story tell us about what the lives of women were like during the time it was all unfolding? Jackie Anderson and Ciara Wild explore what Victorian London was like, and the impact that the Jack the Ripper story has had on how we have viewed the roles of men and women in society since. Examining the case from an angle not interrogated before, they discuss how a series of murders were shaped by the media and public discourse into a monster hunt that became urban legend. Were these women just the unexpected victims of a knife-wielding psychopath, or were they victims of a raging hole in a social system that was never set up to help them? And could this so easily be the story of some women today?

Ben Walsh History Pearson Edexcel GCSE 9 1 Medicine in Britain Crime and Punishment in Britain Anglo Saxon and Norman England and Early Elizabethan England

Ben Walsh History  Pearson Edexcel GCSE  9   1   Medicine in Britain  Crime and Punishment in Britain  Anglo Saxon and Norman England and Early Elizabethan England
Author: Ben Walsh,Sam Slater,Catherine Priggs,Hannah Dalton
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 834
Release: 2022-09-22
ISBN: 1510479341
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ben Walsh History Pearson Edexcel GCSE 9 1 Medicine in Britain Crime and Punishment in Britain Anglo Saxon and Norman England and Early Elizabethan England Book Excerpt:

Exam board: Pearson Edexcel Level: GCSE (9-1) Subject: History First teaching: September 2016 First exams: Summer 2018 Endorsed for Pearson Edexcel qualifications Discover a fresh approach to Pearson Edexcel GCSE History, developed by bestselling author Ben Walsh while working with hundreds of students and teachers across England. Unlike other textbooks, which were written before the 9-1 GCSEs had been taught, this book is rooted in real classroom experience, so it tackles the big challenges head on. You can rely on Ben Walsh History to: Do the hard work for you. The large amount of content has been turned into a manageable and logically structured GCSE course, which teachers and students can easily follow in the time available Use good history practice as the vehicle for exam success. This book doesn't just teach to the test; it progressively builds students' skills and conceptual understanding, turning them into accomplished historians who will approach their exams with confidence Hook students in and make history memorable. Ben's trademark mix of rich narrative and interesting sources will engage students of all abilities and provide suitable challenge to move them up the grades Focus on what really matters. All of the features in the book are designed to help students to consolidate their knowledge and remember the key content - from 'Focus tasks' and regular 'Retrieval practice' questions to end-of-chapter revision tasks Give straightforward exam advice. 'What does it mean?', 'Jargon buster' and 'Myth buster' boxes explain the exam requirements and question types. 'Top tips', 'Success criteria', annotated model answers and simplified 'thumbs up' mark schemes ensure that students understand how to answer questions effectively This book covers the following units: Thematic study and historic environment British depth study

Sex and Sexuality in Victorian Britain

Sex and Sexuality in Victorian Britain
Author: Violet Fenn
Publsiher: Pen and Sword History
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2020-05-30
ISBN: 1526756714
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex and Sexuality in Victorian Britain Book Excerpt:

Peek beneath the bedsheets of nineteenth-century Britain in this affectionate, informative and fascinating look at sex and sexuality during the reign of Queen Victoria. It examines the prevailing attitudes towards male and female sexual behavior, and the ways in which these attitudes were often determined by those in positions of power and authority. It also explores our ancestors’ ingenious, surprising, bizarre and often entertaining solutions to the challenges associated with maintaining a healthy sex life. Did the people in Victorian times live up to their stereotypes when it came to sexual behavior? This book will answer this question, as well as looking at fashion, food, science, art, medicine, magic, literature, love, politics, faith and superstition through a new lens, leaving the reader uplifted and with a new regard for the ingenuity and character of our great-great-grandparents.

British Murder Mysteries 1880 1965

British Murder Mysteries  1880 1965
Author: Laura E. Nym Mayhall,Elizabeth Prevost
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2022-09-10
ISBN: 303107159X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

British Murder Mysteries 1880 1965 Book Excerpt:

British Murder Mysteries, 1880-1965: Facts and Fictions conceptualizes detective fiction as an archive, i.e., a trove of documents and sources to be used for historical interpretation. By framing the genre as a shifting set of values, definitions, and practices, the book historicizes the contested meanings of analytical categories like class, race, gender, nation, and empire that have been applied to the forms and functions of detection. Three organizing themes structure this investigation: fictive facticity, genre fluidity, and conservative modernity. This volume thus shows how British detective fiction from the late-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century both shaped and was shaped by its social, cultural, and political contexts and the lived experience of its authors and readers at critical moments in time.

ArtCurious

ArtCurious
Author: Jennifer Dasal
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2020-09-15
ISBN: 0525506403
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ArtCurious Book Excerpt:

A wildly entertaining and surprisingly educational dive into art history as you've never seen it before, from the host of the beloved ArtCurious podcast We're all familiar with the works of Claude Monet, thanks in no small part to the ubiquitous reproductions of his water lilies on umbrellas, handbags, scarves, and dorm-room posters. But did you also know that Monet and his cohort were trailblazing rebels whose works were originally deemed unbelievably ugly and vulgar? And while you probably know the tale of Vincent van Gogh's suicide, you may not be aware that there's pretty compelling evidence that the artist didn't die by his own hand but was accidentally killed--or even murdered. Or how about the fact that one of Andy Warhol's most enduring legacies involves Caroline Kennedy's moldy birthday cake and a collection of toenail clippings? ArtCurious is a colorful look at the world of art history, revealing some of the strangest, funniest, and most fascinating stories behind the world's great artists and masterpieces. Through these and other incredible, weird, and wonderful tales, ArtCurious presents an engaging look at why art history is, and continues to be, a riveting and relevant world to explore.

Not So Virtuous Victorians

Not So Virtuous Victorians
Author: Michelle Rosenberg,Sonia D Picker
Publsiher: Pen and Sword History
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2022-03-24
ISBN: 1526700948
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Not So Virtuous Victorians Book Excerpt:

What springs to mind when you think of British Victorian men and women? – manners, manners and more manners. Behavior that was as rigid and constricted as the corsets women wore. From iron-knicker sexual prudery to men so uptight they furtively released their pent up emotions in opium dens and prostitute hot spots. All, of course, exaggerated clichés worthy of a Victorian melodrama. Each generation loves to think it is better than the last and loves to look aghast at the horrifying trends of their ancestors. But are we really any different? This glimpse at life for Victorian men and women might make you think again. Men and women were expected to live very differently from one another with clearly defined roles regardless of class. However, lift the skirts a little and not only will you see that they didn’t wear knickers but they were far less repressed than the persistent stereotypes would have us believe. The Victorians were as weird and wonderful as we are today. From fatal beauty tips to truly hysterical cures for hysteria to grave robbers playing skittles with human bones, we have cherry picked some of the more entertaining glimpses into the lives led by our Victorian brothers and sisters.

The Case of the Murderous Dr Cream

The Case of the Murderous Dr  Cream
Author: Dean Jobb
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 540
Release: 2021-07-13
ISBN: 1643751670
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Case of the Murderous Dr Cream Book Excerpt:

“A tour de force of storytelling.” —Louise Penny, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Chief Inspector Gamache series “Jobb’s excellent storytelling makes the book a pleasure to read.” —The New York Times Book Review ”When a doctor does go wrong he is the first of criminals,” Sherlock Holmes observed during one of his most baffling investigations. “He has nerve and he has knowledge.” In the span of fifteen years, Dr. Thomas Neill Cream murdered as many as ten people in the United States, Britain, and Canada, a death toll with almost no precedent. Poison was his weapon of choice. Largely forgotten today, this villain was as brazen as the notorious Jack the Ripper. Structured around the doctor’s London murder trial in 1892, when he was finally brought to justice, The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream exposes the blind trust given to medical practitioners, as well as the flawed detection methods, bungled investigations, corrupt officials, and stifling morality of Victorian society that allowed Dr. Cream to prey on vulnerable and desperate women, many of whom had turned to him for medical help. Dean Jobb transports readers to the late nineteenth century as Scotland Yard traces Dr. Cream’s life through Canada and Chicago and finally to London, where new investigative tools called forensics were just coming into use, even as most police departments still scoffed at using science to solve crimes. But then, most investigators could hardly imagine that serial killers existed—the term was unknown. As the Chicago Tribune wrote, Dr. Cream’s crimes marked the emergence of a new breed of killer: one who operated without motive or remorse, who “murdered simply for the sake of murder.” For fans of Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City, all things Sherlock Holmes, or the podcast My Favorite Murder, The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream is an unforgettable true crime story from a master of the genre.

Harris s List of the Covent Garden Ladies

Harris s List of the Covent Garden Ladies
Author: Hallie Rubenhold
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2012-11-08
ISBN: 1448152623
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harris s List of the Covent Garden Ladies Book Excerpt:

By the bestselling winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize 2019 for THE FIVE: THE WOMEN KILLED BY JACK THE RIPPER This is the book that inspired ITV'S hit drama HARLOTS. If you ever wondered what Jane Austen's Mr Darcy and his fellows got up to on their numerous trips to London, here is the book they would certainly have carried around ... HARRIS'S LIST OF COVENT GARDEN LADIES was a bestseller in the Eighteenth Century, shifting 250,000 copoies in an age before mass consumerism. A 'guide book' published annually at Christmas, it detailed the names, attributes and 'specialities' of the capital's prostitutes. During its heyday (1759 -95) HARRIS'S LIST was the essential accessory for any serious gentleman of pleasure. Hallie Rubenhold has collected the funniest, rudest and most bizarre entries penned by Jack Harris, Pimp-General-of-all-England, into this fascinating and mischievous collection.

Material Lives

Material Lives
Author: Serena Dyer
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-01-28
ISBN: 1350127000
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Material Lives Book Excerpt:

Eighteenth-century women told their life stories through making. With its compelling stories of women's material experiences and practices, Material Lives offers a new perspective on eighteenth-century production and consumption. Genteel women's making has traditionally been seen as decorative, trivial and superficial. Yet their material archives, forged through fabric samples, watercolours, dressed prints and dolls' garments, reveal how women used the material culture of making to record and navigate their lives. Material Lives positions women as 'makers' in a consumer society. Through fragments of fabric and paper, Dyer explores an innovative way of accessing the lives of otherwise obscured women. For researchers and students of material culture, dress history, consumption, gender and women's history, it offers a rich resource to illuminate the power of needles, paintbrushes and scissors.

White Collar Crime in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Britain

White Collar Crime in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Britain
Author: John Benson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2019-12-19
ISBN: 0429844794
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

White Collar Crime in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Britain Book Excerpt:

This book throws new light on white-collar crime, criminals and criminality in late nineteenth and early twentieth-century Britain. It does so by considering the life of one man, Jesse Varley (1869–1929), who embezzled more than £80,000 from Wolverhampton Corporation, and for a decade and more enjoyed an ostentatiously extravagant lifestyle. He was discovered, and despite serving a period of penal servitude, he turned again to white-collar crime (this time in Sheffield). Sentenced again to penal servitude, he died a few years later in Liverpool in what were said to be 'very poor circumstances'.

Critiquing Violent Crime in the Media

Critiquing Violent Crime in the Media
Author: Maria Mellins,Sarah Moore
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2021
ISBN: 3030837580
Category: Crime in mass media
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critiquing Violent Crime in the Media Book Excerpt:

This book explores the recent surge in true crime by critically exploring how murder and violence are represented in documentaries, films, podcasts, museums, novels and in the press, and the effects. From a range of contributors, it touches on a wide variety of topics overall and illustrates how examining true crime across the changing popular media landscape can contribute to important debates in contemporary culture and society. It encourages a critical eye towards understanding the harmful stereotypes, myths and misinformation that popular media can bring. Arranged into four sections, including: true crime trials, representations of victims, the consumption of serial killer narratives, and true crime spaces, each chapter explores different themes and topics across traditional and newer media. These topics include: emotion and appeals for justice in Making a Murderer, #MeToo and misogyny in crime narratives, true crime journalism being exploitative, the ethics of consuming dark tourism and the appetite for true crime, live streamed murder, and the ways in which true murder accounts might lend insight into other types of crime such as domestic violence and stalking. This book stimulates discussion on undergraduate courses in crime, media and culture as well as in film and media studies, and it also speaks to those with a general interest in true crime.

The Dark Side of Alice in Wonderland

The Dark Side of Alice in Wonderland
Author: Angela Youngman
Publsiher: Pen and Sword History
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2021-05-30
ISBN: 1526785846
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dark Side of Alice in Wonderland Book Excerpt:

Although the children's story Alice in Wonderland has been in print for over 150 years, the mysteries and rumors surrounding the story and its creator Lewis Carroll have continued to grow. The Dark Side of Alice in Wonderland is the first time anyone has investigated the vast range of darker, more threatening aspects of this famous story and the way Alice has been transformed over the years. This is the Alice of horror films, Halloween, murder and mystery, spectral ghosts, political satire, mental illnesses, weird feasts, Lolita, Tarot, pornography and steampunk. The Beatles based famous songs such as Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds and I am the Walrus on Alice in Wonderland, while she has even attracted the attention of world-famous artists including Salvador Dali. Take a look at why the Japanese version of Lolita is so different to that of novelist Vladimir Nabokov - yet both are based on Alice. This is Alice in Wonderland as you have never seen her before: a dark, sometimes menacing, and threatening character. Was Carroll all that he seemed? The stories of his child friends, nude photographs and sketches affect the way modern audiences look at the writer. Was he just a lonely academic, closet pedophile, brilliant puzzle maker or even Jack the Ripper? For a book that began life as a simple children’s story, it has resulted in a vast array of dark concepts, ideas and mysteries. So step inside the world of Alice in Wonderland and discover a dark side you never knew existed!

Femina

Femina
Author: Janina Ramirez
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2022-07-21
ISBN: 0753558270
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Femina Book Excerpt:

THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'The women of the Middle Ages, so often silent and inconspicuous in our histories, find voice, agency and justice in this brilliant book' - Alice Roberts, bestselling author of Ancestors: A Prehistory of Britain in Seven Burials 'Beautifully written, wonderfully free-ranging and gloriously original, Femina makes us look into the mists of history in new, exciting and provocative ways. A joyous read' - Peter Frankopan, bestselling author of The Silk Roads __________________ The middle ages are seen as a bloodthirsty time of Vikings, saints and kings: a patriarchal society which oppressed and excluded women. But when we dig a little deeper into the truth, we can see that the 'dark' ages were anything but. Oxford and BBC historian Janina Ramirez has uncovered countless influential women's names struck out of historical records, with the word FEMINA annotated beside them. As gatekeepers of the past ordered books to be burnt, artworks to be destroyed, and new versions of myths, legends and historical documents to be produced, our view of history has been manipulated. Only now, through a careful examination of the artefacts, writings and possessions they left behind, are the influential and multifaceted lives of women emerging. Femina goes beyond the official records to uncover the true impact of women like Jadwiga, the only female King in Europe, Margery Kempe, who exploited her image and story to ensure her notoriety, and the Loftus Princess, whose existence gives us clues about the beginnings of Christianity in England. See the medieval world with fresh eyes and discover why these remarkable women were removed from our collective memories.

Serial and Mass Murder

Serial and Mass Murder
Author: Elizabeth A. Gurian
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2021-09-30
ISBN: 1351656406
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Serial and Mass Murder Book Excerpt:

This book reframes the study of multicide (that is, serial and mass murder) to use objective measures, and aims to expand our understanding of multicide offending through descriptive and inferential statistical analyses of different homicide patterns of the offenders. Criminal homicide and multiple murders are rare occurrences that typically account for a very small percentage of all violent crimes in most countries. Despite this low occurrence, homicide continues to be an area of intense study, with a focus on subjective measures and classifications. The research and analysis based on a database of over 1,300 cases contributes to the criminological study of violence and draws distinctions between types of offenders (partnered and solo, serial and mass, male and female, etc.) from a range of different countries and across decades. Traditionally, studies of homicide focus on male offenders and theories of offending are then applied to females and co-offenders. The research presented in this book reveals that women and partnered offenders have very different homicide patterns from men. Looking at the history of multicide offending, this book uses descriptive and inferential statistical analyses to directly compare differences in offending and outcome patterns across multicide offender types. This exploration of the multidimensionality of homicide at an international level is useful for scholars and students interested in criminal justice, criminology, psychology, sociology, or law.