Soothill, K. L. and Wilson, D. (2005) Theorising the puzzle that is Harold Shipman. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 16 (4). pp. 685-698. ISSN 1478-9957Full text not available from this repository.
Despite a lengthy inquiry, why the serial killer, Harold Shipman, committed his crimes remains a puzzle. However, the issue still needs to be confronted. This article tries to move beyond the usual individualistic explanations of serial killing towards a wider analysis that embraces a more structural approach whereby we can begin to understand the meaning of serial killing at a societal level. Sadly, we argue that the actions of serial killers can be used to identify social breakdowns.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology|
|Additional Information:||RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Social Work and Social Policy & Administration|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Serial killing ; structural explanations ; homicidal protest ; Harold Shipman ; general practice ; Dame Janet Smith ; patriarchy ; elderly people|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Applied Social Science|
|Deposited On:||14 Mar 2008 21:26|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 17:34|
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