The social nature of serial murder: The intersection of gender and modernity

@article{Wattis2017TheSN,
  title={The social nature of serial murder: The intersection of gender and modernity},
  author={Louise Wattis},
  journal={European Journal of Women's Studies},
  year={2017},
  volume={24},
  pages={381 - 393}
}
  • L. Wattis
  • Published 1 November 2017
  • Sociology
  • European Journal of Women's Studies
The literature on the aetiology of serial killing has benefited from analyses which offer an alternative perspective to individual/psychological approaches and consider serial murder as a sociological phenomenon. The main argument brought to bear within this body of work identifies the socio-economic and cultural conditions of modernity as enabling and legitimating the motivations and actions of the serial killer. This article interrogates this work from the standpoint of a gendered reading of… 

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