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- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 26, 2018)
- Language: English
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About the Author
Rosemary J. Erickson, Ph.D. grew up on a farm in South Dakota and went on to become a nationally renowned expert witness on violent crime. She received a B.A. in psychology at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She later received her M.A. in Sociology at San Diego State University, and then her Ph.D. in Sociology: Justice at the American University in Washington, D. C. She has taught at the American University and San Diego State University. She has also consulted and trained corporations and government agencies worldwide in crime prevention and written other books on crime and its causes. Prairie Patriarch: A Farmer’s Daughter Becomes an Expert Witness on Violent Crime was written by Dr. Erickson some years ago. It was only recently published to provide the backdrop for this book. Prairie Patriarch is about Dr. Erickson’s “roots” and the part her father, mother, and rural upbringing brought about in developing her character, values, determination, and interest in researching and testifying about violent crime. Because this book is written by a sociologist, it is believed to be suitable as a supplementary text for the sociology, criminology, law enforcement, or law student interested in crime and the criminal justice system, and a behind-the-scenes look at the life of a female expert witness on violent crime. Other Books by Rosemary J. Erickson, Ph.D. • Paroled but Not Free, Human Sciences Press, Behavioral Publications: NY. 1973. • Armed Robbers and Their Crimes, Athena Research Corporation: Seattle, WA. 1996.. • The Use of Social Science Data in Supreme Court Decisions, University of Illinois Press: Chicago. 1998. • Prairie Patriarch: A Farmers Daughter Becomes an Expert Witness on Violent Crime. Amazon.com/createspace.com, 2017. • Related Chapter in a Book: “Target Selection by Criminal Groups and Gang’s” in Handbook of Forensic Sociology and Psychology by Stephen J. Morewitz and Mark L. Goldstein. Springer Publication: NY, 2014. Athena’s website, which includes Dr. Erickson’s vita, is at www.AthenaResearch.com. Dr. Erickson’s author website can be found at www.RosemaryJErickson.com
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Part memoir, part history and part heartbreakingly sad abuses, although set in academic review, Serial Killers and the Aftermath is sure to glue you to your seat.
As a sociologist, I find it refreshing to know more about the presenter and the influences that may be in
play in their work. Dr. Erickson's character and dedication to “getting it right” is very apparent. She is a
professional and a scholar, as well as an elegant and skillful writer.
It is said that "words without facts are suspect", Serial Killers and the Aftermath presents the reader with a
close-up look at evil—presented with facts, statistics, case histories, and even chills. It is not easy to put it
down because it gives new meaning to “a page-turner”.
As a retired law enforcement executive from South Florida, and in a time of anomie in society's dealings
with law enforcement i.e., officers and deputies being assassinated, I appreciated Dr. Erickson’s special
tribute, in her Epilogue, to the professionals who daily protect and serve.
This book belongs on the shelves of every educator, law enforcement executive, loss prevention
manager, and managers of businesses large and small. Now, in Dr. Erickson’s words “Let’s get out of
Thomas M. Slattery, Ph.D
Jerome W Freeman
The book then transitions to providing the reader with an understanding of the specific focus of study of a Forensic Sociologist and how it differs from the other social sciences and psychology-related sciences. This portion of the book is written like a text book, but "with personality" and a sense of humor
The last chapters take us into four of her serial killer cases. The cases are presented with a cool, gritty professionalism, the details of which are sometimes disturbing, even for an old, former Detroit cop. Her book provided me with information and insight regarding the "why" behind the creation of serial killers, psychopaths, and other violent criminal types that I've never had or even considered. After you have read this book, you'll never feel the same about a "Crime Novel" again.
Patrick DeVine, Security Expert