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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Steven A. Egger  

Pen Name: Dr. Steven A. Egger


Audience: Adult;

Born: N/A

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Illinois Connection

Egger was a professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Illinois Springfield for many years.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dr. Steven A. Egger is an Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of Houston at Clear Lakes, Texas. He is a criminal justice expert and renowned specialist on the crime of serial homicide.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

The Killers Among Us: Examination of Serial Murder and Its Investigations (2nd Edition)
ISBN: 0130179159

Prentice Hall. 2001

Explicit in detail, yet sensitive in perspective, this book describes and analyzes the phenomenon of serial murder and its investigations. It provides a clear explanation of what is known about this horrific violence, what we think is known, and what we simply do not know. Also presented are detailed case studies of seven infamous serial killers—Henry Lee Lucas, John Wayne Gacy, Kenneth Bianchi, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, Joseph Miller, and Jerry Marcus—and an exploration of the history and challenges related to the investigation of serial murder. A four-part organization overviews and describes the six myths of serial murder presents detailed case studies of seven infamous serial killers focuses upon the investigation of serial murder and considers the future of serial murder and its investigation. For criminal investigators, criminologists, crime writers, and anyone interested in the phenomenon of serial murder.

Serial Murder: An Elusive Phenomenon (Economics and Economic History; 10)
ISBN: 0275929868

Praeger. 1990

This book brings together experts in the fields of criminology, computer science, sociology, police science, victimology, psychology, oral history, and systems analysis, focussing their eclectic knowledge on the study of serial murder. The contributors present the reader with a careful development of state-of-the-art theory and research on serial murder providing a firm analytical bases for future study and research by social scientists into this elusive phenomenon. The book provides a synthesis of current literature and research with in-depth analysis of incidence and prevalence estimates and the etiology of victimization. Students and scholars of all the social sciences will find Serial Murder: An Elusive Phenomenon a valuable reference tool.

Using case studies of serial murders, the contributors provide a micro-analysis of the phenomenon from both nomolithic and idiographic methodological perspectives. The book clearly presents the current law enforcement responses to serial murder and discusses the problem of linkage blindness, the inability of police to share information on unsolved murders. Finally, this study looks to the future of serial murder research and investigation. Each chapter is followed by a valuable reference section and the work concludes with a selected bibliography on serial murder.

The Need to Kill: Inside the World of the Serial Killer
ISBN: 013143344X

Financial Times Prentice Hall. 2003

Who are the serial killers? What drives them? The Need to Kill rips away the myths associated with the world's most terrifying individuals ... and presents the even more terrifying realities. Dr. Steven A. Egger, the field's leading researcher, profiles seven notorious killers, including Gacy, Bundy, Dahmer, and Lucas. You'll go behind the scenes with investigators, discovering their methods. Egger also presents a string of unsolved cases: the work of killers who may still be planning to strike again. For both civilians and law enforcement professionals interested in the serial murder phenomenon.



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