Providing a comprehensive exploration, this volume explains connections between American culture and the incidence of serial murder, including reasons why most identified serial murderers are white, male Americans. Presenting empirically supported arguments that have the potential to revolutionize how serial murder is understood, this volume includes an illustrated model that explains how people utilize cultural values to construct lines of action according to their cultural competencies. It demonstrates how the American cultural milieu fosters serial murder and the creation of white male serial murderers and provides a critique of the American mass media‘s role in the notoriety of serial murder.

chapter 1|8 pages


chapter 2|28 pages

Fundamentals of Serial Murder

chapter 3|44 pages

The “Typical” Serial Murderer

chapter 4|10 pages

Existing Explanations for Serial Murder

chapter 5|16 pages

Cultural Context of Serial Murder

chapter 6|46 pages

Applying the Model of American Culture

chapter 7|10 pages