Deconstructing murder

Deconstructing murder

Deconstructing murder

event Saturday, September 24, 2022 schedule 2.30pm - 3.30pm BST
Past event
Past event
event Saturday, September 24, 2022 schedule 2.30pm - 3.30pm BST
  • Richard Mansfield as Dr Jekyll Mr Hyde.

Library of Congress, LC-USZ62-91528

An analysis of serial and mass murder offending patterns, explanations, and their outcomes
In-person at Sidgwick | £15
Open to: 
Alumni and guests
Social sciences
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Traditionally, studies of homicide focus on male offenders and theories of offending are then applied to females and co-offenders. The research presented in this book reveals that women and partnered offenders have very different homicide patterns from men. Through her research, Dr. Gurian seeks to dispel myths and stereotypes about serial killers through the use of empirical research, and drawing on a sample of over 1600 offenders from 1900-2020. 

Deconstructing murder


Dr Elizabeth Gurian (Pembroke 2006)

Dr Elizabeth Gurian

Elizabeth A. Gurian is an Associate Professor, and Associate Director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Norwich. Her research focuses on multicide offenders, including serial and mass murderers, lone actor terrorists, and mass shooters. In 2016, she was awarded an American Association of University Women publication grant for her work exploring serial murder adjudication and outcome patterns. She has published in several leading criminology journals, and she has discussed her work through media such as BBC Radio, VPR, WCAX, and the New York Times and CBS podcast, “Why Women Kill”.


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