Criminology of Serial Poisoners

  • MichaelĀ Farrell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 239-245

About this book


This book examines serial homicidal poisonings in the modern era, to improve our contemporary understanding of poisons, poisoners, and investigation. Drawing on cases of serial poisoning from around the world, the book defines key terms, examines theories and explanations of serial homicide in relation to serial poisoning, explores the features of the poisons and examines the demographic characteristics of perpetrators of serial poisoning and their victims. It considers healthcare serial poisoning as a specific issue. Overall, it provides an outline for developing a criminology of serial poisoning homicide.


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Authors and affiliations

  • MichaelĀ Farrell
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  1. 1.HerefordshireUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive Licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-01137-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-01138-3
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