Serial Killers Around the World: The Global Dimensions of Serial Murder

Serial Killers Around the World: The Global Dimensions of Serial Murder

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Serial Killers Around the World: The Global Dimensions of Serial Murder compiles serial murder case studies from several countries - from Australia to Great Britain, and from Japan to Pakistan. The ...
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Peter Sutcliffe

Pp. 112-130 (19)

Dirk C. Gibson

Abstract

Better known in the U.K. as the Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe murdered prostitutes throughout England during the 1970s and 1980s. Vicious mutilations accompanied the killings. The murder weapons were simple tools like hammers, screwdrivers and a kitchen knife. This chapter described Sutcliffe in some detail, and examines the possibility of other crimes. The serial murders are described with respect to the MO, victimology, victims, number of victims, time frame and motive. Serial killer communication, both authentic and fraudulent, was a significant factor in this case. The investigation, trial and sentencing were discussed.

Keywords:

Apex Driving School, Bingley Cemetery, Bullying, Central Works, Checkbook journalism, Cottingham Manor Secondary School, Hammer, Kitchen Knife, Leeds, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Royal Standard Hotel, St. Joseph’s R.C. School, Screwdriver, Shipley & Bingley Maternity Hospital, Soldiers’s Field at Roundhay Park, Southern Cemetery, Steeton Driving School, Peter Sutcliffe, Tabloid journalism, Yorkshire Ripper.

Affiliation:

The University of New Mexico USA.