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Serial Murderers and Their Victims 7th Edition

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Serial Murderers and Their Victims 7th Edition


  1. What we can say with absolute certainty about serial killers?
  2. We cannot fit them into one single behavioral profile.
  3. With few exceptions, they all act alike.
  4. They all fit into one single behavioral profile.
  5. We can fit them into three behavioral profiles.

ANS: A REF: 235

  1. We can safely acknowledge that serial murderers’ disposition toward serial murder is developed through _____.
  2. abuse
  3. divine inspiration
  4. a learning process
  5. the media

ANS: C REF: 235

  1. According to Hickey, half of all serial killers in the United States have emerged since what year?
  2. 1925
  3. 1950
  4. 1975
  5. 2000

ANS: C REF: 239

  1. What is the approximate average age of male serial offenders?
  2. early twenties
  3. late twenties
  4. early thirties
  5. late thirties

ANS: B REF: 245

  1. Society has failed to recognize poor blacks who kill poor blacks. This lack of recognition is rooted in minority status, socioeconomic status, and _____.
  2. statistics
  3. racism
  4. research
  5. gender

ANS: B REF: 245

  1. The “Zebra Murders” involved the killing of _____ by _____.
  2. white males by black males
  3. black males by white males
  4. white females by black females
  5. black females by white females

ANS: A REF: 245

  1. Between 1995 and 2004, what percentage of serial killers in the United States has been black?
  2. 0
  3. 15
  4. 25
  5. 44

ANS: D REF: 247

  1. This African-American male posed as a self-employed talent scout as he searched for his victims in the Atlanta, GA, area in the early 1980s.
  2. Calvin Jackson
  3. Derrick Todd Lee
  4. Carleton Gary
  5. Wayne Williams

ANS: D REF: 248

  1. Since 1975, among male offenders, which of the following mobility types killed the greatest number of victims per offender?
  2. place-specific
  3. local
  4. traveling
  5. global

ANS: B REF: 251

  1. He preyed upon young, attractive African-American women with whom he was close friends or an acquaintance. He charmed his way into their homes and killed them using double-ligature strangulation. They died slowly while he sexually assaulted them and engaged in necrophilia. He did not seem to investigators to fit serial-murder profiles because he exhibited both organized and disorganized characteristics.
  2. Henry Wallace
  3. Alton Coleman
  4. Wayne Williams
  5. Eddie Moseley

ANS: A REF: 252-253


  1. Between 1977 and 1978, seven females in Georgia, most of whom were elderly, were sexually assaulted and strangled to death. The offender was referred to as the “Stocking Strangler.”
  2. Robert Joe Long
  3. Albert DeSalvo
  4. Calvin Jackson
  5. Carlton Gary

ANS: D REF: 254

  1. This young man raped and strangled elderly women who lived in the Park Plaza Hotel where he worked as a porter.
  2. Paul John Knowles
  3. Robert Joe Long
  4. Calvin Jackson
  5. James Watson

ANS: C REF: 255

  1. This is a transient attraction to corpses rather than a preference for them.
  2. necrophilia
  3. paraphilia
  4. pseudo-necrophilia
  5. coprophilia

ANS: C REF: 256

  1. Melton found that stalking was more likely to occur when the victims were _____, the abusers had drug or alcohol problems, offenders were controlling in their behavior, and the victims had been stalked before by the abuser.
  2. in relationships with the abuser
  3. no longer in relationships with the abuser
  4. drug-dependent
  5. easily controlled

ANS: B REF: 261

  1. Which of the following types of victims are more likely to be killed by male serial killers?
  2. children
  3. the elderly
  4. teenagers
  5. young women

ANS: D REF: 267

  1. What was most often the primary catalyst in Underwood’s study of siblicide?
  2. sexual advances
  3. alcohol
  4. an argument
  5. betrayal

ANS: B REF: 267

  1. Which of the following statements is true?
  2. Frequently blacks and whites team up as accomplices in serial killing.
  3. Most serial killers have killed or attempted to kill their mothers.
  4. Most male offenders killed at least one female victim.
  5. Overall, most victims of male offenders rank high in facilitation.

ANS: C REF: 268

  1. Hickey has indicated that the degree of victim facilitation in being targeted/killed by male offenders since 1975 has _____.
  2. stayed the same
  3. decreased slightly
  4. increased slightly
  5. increased significantly

ANS: C REF: 269

  1. Which do serial killers tend to be?
  2. college graduates
  3. some college
  4. highly intelligent
  5. not highly educated

ANS: D REF: 270

  1. What percentage of Albert DeSalvo’s victims were older women?
  2. 60
  3. 10
  4. 5
  5. 35

ANS: A REF: 271

  1. Which serial killer was known as the “Green Man?”
  2. Albert DeSalvo
  3. Edmund Kemper
  4. David Carpenter
  5. Donald Harvey

ANS: A REF: 271

  1. As of 2014, what percentage of serial killers used guns as their sole means of killing?
  2. 46
  3. 69
  4. 10
  5. 98

ANS: A REF: 274

  1. What is one of the weaknesses of psychopaths?
  2. energy
  3. charm
  4. lust
  5. narcissism

ANS: D REF: 274

  1. Male offenders reported which of the following as the most frequent motive for killing at least one or more of their victims?
  2. enjoyment
  3. revenge
  4. money
  5. sex

ANS: D REF: 275

  1. Which of the following offenders liked to take his female victims to his mountain retreat in Alaska, have sex with them, give them a head start, and then hunt them down and shoot them?
  2. Robert Hansen
  3. Paul John Knowles
  4. Jerry Brudos
  5. James P. Watson

ANS: A REF: 276

  1. This killer began a 4-month killing rampage that would cover seven states and include at least 18 victims, including children, teenagers, adults, and elderly persons.
  2. Eddie Moseley
  3. Alton Coleman
  4. Robert Hansen
  5. John Paul Knowles

ANS: D REF: 277

  1. Of all types of traumatization reported by male serial offenders which of the following was most likely to be found in their histories?
  2. corporal punishment
  3. rejection
  4. divorce
  5. sexual abuse

ANS: B REF: 279

  1. Which is the least-experienced form of traumatization experienced by male offenders?
  2. sexual abuse
  3. parents deceased
  4. prostitute mother
  5. poverty

ANS: C REF: 279

  1. As of 2012, how many states currently impose the death penalty?
  2. 23
  3. 45
  4. 34
  5. 50

ANS: C REF: 280

  1. Which of the following is most likely to occur to male serial killers once they have been apprehended?
  2. confined to a mental institution
  3. suicide
  4. death sentences
  5. prison sentences

ANS: D REF: 280


  1. Most serial killers are found to be legally insane.

ANS: F REF: 235

  1. Nearly all serial killers are black.

ANS: F REF: 238

  1. Serial killers generally don’t kill strangers.

ANS: F REF: 238

  1. Few male serial killers travel outside their home city to find victims.

ANS: T REF: 251

  1. Females who have solitary, secluded lifestyles appear to have the highest risk of becoming victimized by a male serial killer.

ANS: F REF: 266


  1. Jenkins explains that where black murders/murderers are concerned, the public perception is that they are all part of _____ that usually involve gang- and drug-related activities.

ANS: urban homicide REF: 247

  1. Overall, the greatest percentage of victims were killed by _____ offenders.

ANS: local REF: 251

  1. _____ cases often receive limited press coverage unless they involve high body counts and the victims died violently.

ANS: Place-specific REF: 251

  1. The act of _____ did not become a crime until 1990.

ANS: stalking REF: 260

  1. Young _____, especially if they were alone, ranked the highest in general preference of offenders.

ANS: females REF: 266


  1. Discuss the issues that have contributed to the often distorted caricatures of serial offenders during the past hundred years.

REF: 239

  1. Explain why, in your opinion, so much media, including film and television, is devoted to the depiction of serial killers.

REF: 242

  1. Discuss the role of mobility in serial killing. Why are so many offenders local?

REF: 251


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