Barrie Ritter



Publications 1

Barrie J. Ritter, Ph.D.



Criminal Justice


More guns, fewer mass shootings?
Bulging Prisons, Petty Offenses

Why more Police Patrols won't Reduce Homicides:
An evidence-based argument




What is the cause of Serial Murder? - Life history

(from dissertation)

Part 1. Birth through Early Childhood
Part 2. School, Social Life, and Role Models
Part 3. Aspirations and Occupations
Part 4. Early Criminality: Medical/Psychiatric History




What is the cause of Serial Murder? - Personality

(from dissertation)

Part 5. Fundamental Personality Characteristics: Psychopathy and Dominance
Part 6. Dissimulation and Egocentrism
Part 7. Egoism, Ambition and Grandiosity
Part 8. Urge for Primacy: Superman Philosophy and ordinary Greed
Part 9. Their eyes change color: Bundy and Collins




The Crimes

(from dissertation)

Part 10. Serial killers_The Crimes. An introduction to issues of patterns
The Crimes of serial killers_Link between murderers and victims (Part 11)
The Crimes of serial killers_ Motives (Part 12)
The Crimes of serial killers_ Motives, continued (Part 13)
The Crimes of serial killers: Are there_victim-types? (Part 14)
The serial killers’ crimes_ How they obtain their victims (Part 15)
The serial killers’ crimes_ How they obtain their victims, continued (Part 16)
The serial killers’ crimes: Assumptions about Modus Operandi (Part 17)
Serial killers’ methods of operation, (Part 18)
Serial killers – The investigation (Part 19 of Ritter study)
Serial killers – The investigation (Part 20 of Ritter study)
Serial killer investigations (Part 21).What serial killers know and how they use this knowledge
Serial killer investigations (Part 22). How serial killers bring about recognition of a series

Captured! The apprehension of a serial killer (Part 23):
US police clearance compared to that in other nations


Captured! The apprehension of a serial killer (Part 24):
The increase in unsolved murders: the failure of researchers to aid police


Captured! The apprehension of a serial killer, continued (Part 25):
The problem is worse than you think, two researchers show


The end_ Final disposition of serial killers (Part 26)

The end_ Final disposition of serial killers (Part 27):
Psychiatry's role - beyond the insanity defense

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1. Many are Articles reprinted from The Examiner.