a startling, even shocking presentation, the nationally renowned
experts on serial killers hold a magnifying glass to the minds and
motives of such vicious killers as Jeffrey Dahmer, Theodore (Ted)
Bundy and John Wayne Gacy, among others. Having written the pioneering
book profiling the serial killer over a decade ago, Fox and Levin
discuss their sequel, Overkill: Mass Murder
& Serial Killing Exposed.
insight and sparing no detail, Fox and Levin's presentation relies
on their first-hand experiences with serial killers, their families,
and their surviving victims, as well as their work as consultants
in serial murder investigations and trials. Their fascinating and
spine-chilling program has attracted large and enthusiastic audiences
at campuses across the nation.
Fox and Levin
are regular guests on such shows as Oprah, Donahue, Geraldo, Joan
Rivers, and Larry King Live and have been interviewed on the Today
Show, Good Morning America, 20/20, 48 Hours, Unsolved Mysteries,
and all network newscasts.
Dr. Fox is
The Lipman Family Professor of Criminal Justice and former dean
at Northeastern University in Boston.
Dr. Jack Levin,
Ph.D. is the Brudnick Professor of Sociology and Criminology at
Northeastern University, where he directs its Brudnick Center on
Violence and Conflict.
Mass Murder & Serial Killing Exposed
What could possibly motivate the seemingly ordinary - Jeffrey Dahmer
- to lure victims to his home so he could drug, lobotomize, sexually
assault, and then devour them? What could explain why Daniel Rolling
committed the horrifying and grisly murders of students at the University
of Florida in Gainsville? What could have motivated Joel Rifkin
- avid gardener and "boy next door" - to strangle victim
after victim? Did Colin Ferguson "go berserk" when he
emptied two cartridges of bullets into the bodies of his fellow
passengers on the Long Island Railroad? What could drive James Huberty
to walk into a fast-food restaurant in southern California and cold-bloodedly
murder the patrons in a stream of bullets? - a not uncommon event
James Fox and Jack Levin - the nationally renowned authorities on
multiple murder - have led the field in investigating these phenomena
for over a decade. In this absorbing work, they hold a magnifying
glass to the perpetrators of these hideous crimes to explain the
seemingly inexplicable. They produce profiles of the kinds of people
who follow these murderous paths and examine the reasons behind
their vicious acts. They also describe the latest law enforcement
methods used to track down these heinous killers. Because of the
unparalleled breadth of its subject matter and its penetrating and
thorough analysis, this ground breaking work is destined to become
a classic in the annals of criminology.