Empire of Death: Militarized Society and the Rise of Serial Killing and Mass Murder

@article{Hamamoto2002EmpireOD,
  title={Empire of Death: Militarized Society and the Rise of Serial Killing and Mass Murder},
  author={Darrell Y. Hamamoto},
  journal={New Political Science},
  year={2002},
  volume={24},
  pages={105 - 120}
}
Over the past three decades two related forms of violent crime have emerged in the US as subsets of non-accidental, volitional death-dealing: serial killing and mass murder. Today, the US bears the dubious distinction of being the world leader in the production of serial killers and mass murderers. Criminologists, law enforcement officials, and writers of "true crime" books are at a loss to explain the recent proliferation of these expressions of the murderous violence. This article advances… 

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