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Forensic Behavioral Science of Serial and Mass Murder with an Addition of Leisure Research: A Descriptive Synthesis

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Department of Sociology, Social Work, & Criminology, Idaho State University, 921 S 8th Ave, Pocatello, ID 83209, USA
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Center for Positive Sexuality, Los Angeles, CA 91507, USA
Forensic Sci. 2021, 1(1), 16-24; https://doi.org/10.3390/forensicsci1010004
Received: 27 January 2021 / Revised: 10 March 2021 / Accepted: 15 March 2021 / Published: 18 March 2021
Prevalence rates of multiple homicide are statistically rare and vary across nations, yet such cases create substantial suffering for victims and can generate widespread fear among the general population. Despite extreme rarity, it remains important for forensic experts and professionals to be prepared when extremely violent events occur. This review summarizes contemporary behavioral science of serial and mass murder, then highlights the application of recent leisure research to add new motivational and behavioral insights. Research on the application of leisure science to homicide research is in its infancy, yet in conjunction with other related behavioral science disciplines, appears to hold promise in understanding, and perhaps helping to prevent, future violence. View Full-Text
Keywords: forensic behavioral science; leisure; mass murder; multiple homicide; serial murder forensic behavioral science; leisure; mass murder; multiple homicide; serial murder
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Williams, D.J. Forensic Behavioral Science of Serial and Mass Murder with an Addition of Leisure Research: A Descriptive Synthesis. Forensic Sci. 2021, 1, 16-24. https://doi.org/10.3390/forensicsci1010004

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Williams DJ. Forensic Behavioral Science of Serial and Mass Murder with an Addition of Leisure Research: A Descriptive Synthesis. Forensic Sciences. 2021; 1(1):16-24. https://doi.org/10.3390/forensicsci1010004

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Williams, D J. 2021. "Forensic Behavioral Science of Serial and Mass Murder with an Addition of Leisure Research: A Descriptive Synthesis" Forensic Sciences 1, no. 1: 16-24. https://doi.org/10.3390/forensicsci1010004

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