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Theorising the puzzle that is Harold Shipman.

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 1478-9957

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
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
ID Code: 3420
Deposited By: ep_importer
Deposited On: 14 Mar 2008 21:26
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 17:34
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/3420

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