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  1. Psychiatric Criminology

    A Roadmap for Rapid Assessment

    By John Liebert, William J. Birnes

    Since the shutdown of our public psychiatry system, the seriously mentally ill are now mostly managed by public safety officers, school officials, emergency first responders and social workers with little experience in recognizing symptoms, triggers and issues. This book addresses the need to...

    To Be Published January 15th 2016 by CRC Press

  2. Suicidal Mass Murderers

    A Criminological Study of Why They Kill

    By John Liebert, William J. Birnes

    On April 16, 2007, Cho Seung-Hui, a student at Virginia Tech with a history of mental illness, became the perpetrator of the most infamous school shooting in the history of the United States. In the aftermath of the killings and Cho’s subsequent suicide, one primary question emerged: Why? Suicidal...

    Published February 22nd 2011 by CRC Press

  3. Serial Violence

    Analysis of Modus Operandi and Signature Characteristics of Killers

    By Robert D. Keppel, William J. Birnes

    Series: Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations

    Linking the murders of an alleged serial killer to successfully present a case in court involves a specific methodology that has been scrutinized by the judicial system but is largely absent in the current literature. Serial Violence: Analysis of Modus Operandi and Signature Characteristics of...

    Published December 22nd 2008 by CRC Press

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