Serial Killers with Military Experience: Applying Learning Theory to Serial Murder

  title={Serial Killers with Military Experience: Applying Learning Theory to Serial Murder},
  author={Tammy Castle and Christopher Hensley},
  journal={International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology},
  pages={453 - 465}
  • Tammy CastleC. Hensley
  • Published 1 August 2002
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
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