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Serial murder

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 25

Susan Pinto and Paul Wilson
ISBN 0 642 15552 6 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, September 1990


This report describes various facets of serial murder, including definition and characteristics, explanations, occurrence in Australia, the problems it poses for law enforcement agencies, and control mechanisms such as DNA matching and criminal profiling. It includes a table listing solved and unsolved serial murders in Australia.