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Theorising the puzzle that is Harold Shipman.

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/11/2005
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology
Issue number4
Number of pages14
Pages (from-to)685-698
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Despite a lengthy inquiry, why the serial killer, Harold Shipman, committed his crimes remains a puzzle. However, the issue still needs to be confronted. This article tries to move beyond the usual individualistic explanations of serial killing towards a wider analysis that embraces a more structural approach whereby we can begin to understand the meaning of serial killing at a societal level. Sadly, we argue that the actions of serial killers can be used to identify social breakdowns.

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RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Social Work and Social Policy