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 1478-9949

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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.

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Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology
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