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Mass Murder: The Scourge of the 21st Century
Mass Murder - The Scourge of the 21st Century
Author(s) David Lester
Published 2004
Publisher Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Country United States
Pages 140
ISBN 9781590339299

Mass Murder: The Scourge of the 21st Century is a book by David Lester, published by Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, in 2004.

SynopsisEdit

When a spate of mass murders occurs, people often get the impression that this is a modern phenomenon and, since most of the mass murders heard about have occurred in America, the popular opinion is to think that it is an American phenomenon. Both impressions are false. Mass murders have been common throughout history, and other countries have played host to them too. This book correlates the many mass murders that have taken place all over the world and attempts to explain to the reader what some of the causes and effects of these murders have on society and culture.

Table of contentsEdit

Chapter* Page
Preface vii
Chapter 1 – Introduction 1
Andrew Kehoe 1
Ernst Wagner 2
Modern Cases Abroad 4
Chapter 2 – A Classic Case: The Man who Hated his Mother 5
Chapter 3 – What is Mass Murder? 9
What About the Wounded? 10
Mass Versus Serial Murderers 11
How Common is Mass Murder? 11
Types of Mass Murderers 11
The Family Annihilator 11
The Pseudocommando 12
The Disgruntled Employee 12
The Set-and-Run 13
The Disciple 13
The Plan of this Book 14
Chapter 4 – Running Amok 15
Crazy-Dog-Wishing-to-Die 15
Juramentado 16
Running Amok 16
The Wiitiko-Psychosis 18
Chapter 5 – Running Amok in America 21
The Madman in the Tower 22
The Murder 24
Chapter 6 – Pseudocommandos 27
Chapter 7 – Family Massacres 31
Comment 40
Chapter 8 – Murder in the Workplace 43
How to Prevent Workplace Murder 53
Chapter 9 – The School Children 55
Chapter 10 – Terrorists 65
Life in the Army 69
The Development of a Terrorist 70
Chapter 11 – Criminals who Commit Mass Murder 77
Chapter 12 – The Role of Imitation 81
Chapter 13 – Madness and Mass Murder 85
Chapter 14 – Helping the Survivors 89
Chapter 15 – The Mass Murderer in Prison 95
Chapter 16 – Conclusions 101
Appendix A: The Worst of the Worst 103
Appendix B: Understanding Osama Bin Laden 109
Saudi Arabia 111
Colonial Domination 115
Israel 116
Osama's Parents 118
Bin Laden's Brothers and Sisters 120
Discussion 120
Understanding Osama 125
Osama as an Authoritarian Personality 126
References 131
Index 135

*Sub-chapters are incomplete.

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