|For Immediate Release
July 28, 1999
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The phenomenon of serial murder has become a very serious social problem and there is very little understanding about those who commit the heinous acts – or the impact such acts have on society or the survivors of the victim.
Indiana University Northwest is offering a criminal justice course, Serial Murder for the Fall 1999 semester that will provide the student with a basic understanding of the serial murderer, as well as the role of the agencies involved in investigating the phenomenon.
During the semester, professor Gary Martin, IU Northwest School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) will explore the issues of murder in the United States, the cultural context of criminal violence, types of serial murders, serial killers and psychological profiles of serial murderers. The student will also study case histories of serial murderers including Ted Bundy, John Gacy, Albert Fish, Henry Lucas and others.
More information on the class or on the IU Northwest criminal justice program is available by calling Professor Martin at 219-980-6839.