Scott, Hannah Books
Dr. Hannah Scott is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Social Science at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology – Canada’s newest university – in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. She received her Ph.D. at the University of Alberta. She has worked both in the United States, in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at The University of Memphis, and in Canada. Dr. Scott publishes and teaches in the areas of criminology, homicide, victimology, gender and crime, and statistics. In addition, she holds certification in Crime Prevention through Environmental Design.2005 0-7734-6000-4
This book will focus on gender bias in perceptions of criminal women, using the extreme example of serial murder. Often, an examination of the extreme can show cultural biases with greater clarity. This book shows that men and women, as with more common homicide trends, carry out serial murdering in different patterns. Furthermore, this book will challenge some of the more influential explanations of serial murder put forth by noted people in the field arguing that many of these theories have failed to encapsulate the actions of women who commit these serial crimes. Lastly, this book will explore another possible definition of serial murder as well as some alternative theoretical approaches to the problem. While there have been numerous studies of male serial killers, studies of female serial killers are lacking, even though, as the statistics of this book document, there have been many over time.