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In this new edition of his landmark 1986 study, pioneering anthropologist Elliott Leyton examines the psyche and motivations of his six original multiple murderer subjects and now takes stock of how far we ve come since then in our understanding of why people commit gruesome assaults on innocent strangers This case study approach based on years of immersion in the killersIn this new edition of his landmark 1986 study, pioneering anthropologist Elliott Leyton examines the psyche and motivations of his six original multiple murderer subjects and now takes stock of how far we ve come since then in our understanding of why people commit gruesome assaults on innocent strangers This case study approach based on years of immersion in the killers diaries, confessions, psychiatric interviews, statements to the press, videotapes, and photographs led the way in defining serial and mass murders not as the acts of alien creatures with deranged minds but rather as personalized protests by alienated men against the society that they believe has excluded them Leyton also provides an analysis of the Washington, D.C sniper case While uncovering the central themes of modern culture that motivated their deeds, Leyton provides vivid and chilling portraits of Edmund Kemper, Ted Bundy, Albert DeSalvo, and David Berkowitz, serial murderers whose prolonged killing campaigns provided them revenge against the world and celebrity careers and other mass murderers whose brief but horrific murder sprees constituted their own enigmatic suicide notes The author shows that the motives of multiple murderers are not simply sexual or psychotic but rise from the very core of American mass culture.
  • Title: Hunting Humans: The Rise of the Modern Multiple Murderer
  • Author: Elliott Leyton
  • ISBN: 9780786712281
  • Page: 208
  • Format: Paperback

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Anthony Feb 21, 2019 - 20:04 PM
An interesting idea but one I cannot agree with. He chooses to look at people whose crimes fit his paradigm- with that kind of research I tihnk I could prove that Elvis was really Hitler's love child. It got to the point where, truth be told, I skimmed the last 1/4 of the book. I just couldn't buy that serial killers and multiple murderers are simply a product of class oppression and alienation (I can buy the alienation as a factor bit but not in the light he presents). His theory is Marxist cla [...]
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Jay Feb 21, 2019 - 20:04 PM
Took me longer then normal to finish reading Hunting humans. This is a perfect example as to why I prefer to read books about a specific case rather then a book about multple subjects. Never really giving a clear picture into the killers. The book is nothing more then looking at a case file and placing it into the author's framework. I thought this was suppose to be a study? Instead it's basically a critic watching a movie and reviewing it all within a idealogical context. I wanted more.Some cas [...]
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Meaghan Feb 21, 2019 - 20:04 PM
Although this book is valuable for its analysis of some not-all-that-famous multiple murderers (Carl Panzram and Charles Starkweather for example), I found its argument to be complete well bull. The author basically said serial and mass murderers were striking back against the economic and social hierarchies in American society by their choice of victims, that the killers were attacking the middle class which they had been unable to enter themselves.I'm sure that can be considered a partial expl [...]
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Micki Feb 21, 2019 - 20:04 PM
Wow. I love the show Criminal Minds and thought a book about understanding serial killers and what makes them the way they are would be fascinating. This book was nightmarish with chapter upon chapter of detail on the actual murders done by these serial killers and very little emphasis on describing the behavior. I was not prepared for what was inside this book.
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Matthew Ledrew Feb 21, 2019 - 20:04 PM
Hunting Humans (Elliot Leyton, 1985) is another in a long list of interesting ethnographies that I've had the pleasure to peruse during the course of my studies. Like In Sorcerys Shadow or Money Has No Smell, it is not a work of fiction nor is it even based on a true story: it's a textbook, written by a respected social scientist that just happens to be the worlds most consulted expert on serial killers and multiple murderers. Even though it's very scientifically written like Money Has No Smell, [...]
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RB Feb 21, 2019 - 20:04 PM
An excellent collection of different insights into famous mad murderers. However, the section on Mr. Berkowitz is severely flawed, having Leyton proclaim his adherence to two biographies that are pretty much pure fiction.
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Maricruz Feb 21, 2019 - 20:04 PM
Las teorías de Elliott Leyton me parecen muy parciales y demasiado poco argumentadas, por seguro que parezca estar de lo que dice. Que los factores sociales sean importantes en la aparición de asesinos en serie nadie se lo discute, pero parece que fueran determinantes un cierto desclasamiento y una ambición de ascenso social frustrada para que uno se ponga a matar a todo el que se ponga por delante. Justo lo que Leyton reprocha a algunos psiquiatras, hacer tanto énfasis en la teoría de la i [...]
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michelle Feb 21, 2019 - 20:04 PM
Criminology and anthropology has always interested me but I have never studied it. I found this book a fairly heavy read but this could be because I do not have the education behind it.However it was very insightful and I was able to follow the authors logic behind his reasoning and explanation.The descriptions of some of the events was obviously a little disturbing but the detail was relevant and not just included for the shock factor.I found the layout difficult and had to go back sometimes to [...]
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Rachel Feb 21, 2019 - 20:04 PM
While I certainly learned a lot from the book, I found the organization of the content to be scattered and a bit overwhelming. I liked the way he pulled in multiple perspectives, but it could have been organized better.
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Shady Lady Feb 21, 2019 - 20:04 PM
Having always been a fan of books and movies about serial killers and mass murderers, I really looked forward to delving into the minds of a few with Elliott Leyton’s Hunting Humans.In the book, Leyton explores some of the most horrific crimes of the 20th century. From Ted Bundy to Edmund Kemper to David Berkovitz. He tries to find the answer as to how and why the killers’ minds work, what possesses them to do what they do. He goes back to their childhoods to find clues. Most lived normal li [...]
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Jason Williams Feb 21, 2019 - 20:04 PM
A critique of contemporary criminology and psychiatry, Leyton considers these highly-touted approaches to the serial killer -- indeed, a Western phenomenon -- whereby a psychiatrist's opinion often depends on which side of the courtroom s/he is sitting on. And criminology: a *science* that fails to take into account the fact that acts must first be criminalized (an arbitrary process at best) before one can be a criminal. Taken together, criminology and psychiatry continue in failing to consider [...]
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Jordan Brown Feb 21, 2019 - 20:04 PM
Wow What can I say? I read this as a required course text in university for a course in Sociology / Anthropology and I loved every page! This is a thorough text, a great analysis and history of many infamous serial / multiple murderers in North America in the 20th century. I couldn't put his book down and kept it after I had finished the course (a rarity). Some people may find this dry , but if you have any interest in true crime, psychology, or anthropology or crime / aggression, I can't recomm [...]
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Scott Harris Feb 21, 2019 - 20:04 PM
The details provided in this book will make you shutter but the analysis will leave you contemplating the changing nature of serial killing. While the author chooses to profile some of the best known serial killers in recent history, his analysis avoids falling exclusively into the perils of singular case studies. He blends both the most recent research from psychology, medicine and sociology to highlight some common themes that emerge as a changing with the narrative of contemporary multiple mu [...]
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♥ Marlene♥ Feb 21, 2019 - 20:04 PM
Thanks to the problems with amazon details of this edition were lost. I do have a copy but it is in one of the boxes in my house somewhere. I did find the cover on my hard disk. Now I need to figure out how many pages. I remember it was a small book.Anyone? Otherwise I will just guess a number till I find my book. I hate seeing 0 pages.
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Russ Feb 21, 2019 - 20:04 PM
very interesting read, rather than a scattershot sensationalist approach Elliot Leyton concentrates on specific cases where there is a lot of background material, in an attempt to explain phenomena recently in the news (the Batman shootings) without resorting to jargon and psychiatric mumbo jumbo, and more or less succeeds.
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Marshall Cain Feb 21, 2019 - 20:04 PM
definitely a scholarly work, this book would put you to sleep if it was not filled with so much interesting material. I read it hoping to understand criminals better than TV shows like law and order, and I got more than I hoped for. Leyton not only goes over several cases that are important to his point and then brings it all home.
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Margot Note Feb 21, 2019 - 20:04 PM
One of my favorite serial killer books (other than Jenkins' near perfect Using Murder), even though I don't think Albert DeSalvo was the Boston Strangler, nor that David Berkowitz killed alone. The book examines class in a way that most books about multiple murder don't.
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Fishface Feb 21, 2019 - 20:04 PM
This is a priceless resource on understanding serial killers. I recommending it to everyone. Instead of dinkweeding around with theories about killer's relationship with his mother, the author, an anthropologist, gets down to brass tacks and examines the real payoffs of being a homicidal maniac.
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Kyla Squires Feb 21, 2019 - 20:04 PM
The case studies made this hard to read. I had to intersperse my reading with other books. Some parts where there are large excerpts from killers diaries I had to skim over. However the research and hypothesis seem sound.
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Patricia Boyle Feb 21, 2019 - 20:04 PM
The best book explaining the phenomenon of multiple murderers. I read this for one of my courses and learned a lot that was not part of my curriculum. Excellently written!
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Paula Feb 21, 2019 - 20:04 PM
An anthropological perspective on murder and murderers
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Katherine Morency Feb 21, 2019 - 20:04 PM
Enlightening perspective of how social conditions may affect some of today's known murderers.
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Hanaa Feb 21, 2019 - 20:04 PM
Mind blowing! This book was in-depth and talked about all sides of the serial killers mind. Worth picking up, if you have a chance.
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Hunting Humans: The Rise of the Modern Multiple Murderer By Elliott Leyton In this new edition of his landmark 1986 study, pioneering anthropologist Elliott Leyton examines the psyche and motivations of his six original multiple murderer subjects and now takes stock of how far we ve come since then in our understanding of why people commit gruesome assaults on innocent strangers This case study approach based on years of immersion in the killersIn this new edition of his landmark 1986 study, pioneering anthropologist Elliott Leyton examines the psyche and motivations of his six original multiple murderer subjects and now takes stock of how far we ve come since then in our understanding of why people commit gruesome assaults on innocent strangers This case study approach based on years of immersion in the killers diaries, confessions, psychiatric interviews, statements to the press, videotapes, and photographs led the way in defining serial and mass murders not as the acts of alien creatures with deranged minds but rather as personalized protests by alienated men against the society that they believe has excluded them Leyton also provides an analysis of the Washington, D.C sniper case While uncovering the central themes of modern culture that motivated their deeds, Leyton provides vivid and chilling portraits of Edmund Kemper, Ted Bundy, Albert DeSalvo, and David Berkowitz, serial murderers whose prolonged killing campaigns provided them revenge against the world and celebrity careers and other mass murderers whose brief but horrific murder sprees constituted their own enigmatic suicide notes The author shows that the motives of multiple murderers are not simply sexual or psychotic but rise from the very core of American mass culture.

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