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Erased: Missing Women, Murdered Wives (edition 2008)

by Marilee Strong

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Title:Erased: Missing Women, Murdered Wives
Authors:Marilee Strong
Info:Jossey-Bass (2008), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 360 pages
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An excellent insight in the Dark Triad that makes up the character of Eraser killers (men who make their wives/girlfriends,significant others "disappear" ). Examining the pathology of these eraser killers could benefit local police force investigators by making them aware of the behaviors most often associated with these killers. While some steps have been taken by law enforcement to pay stricter attention to atypical behaviors in missing women cases, a more rapid response and intensive investigations could lead to quicker resolutions of these cases. This book is a must read for anyone in law enforcement or anyone involved in researching or investigating Intimate Partner Violence. ( )
  NewLiz | May 26, 2015 |
Erased talks about the charcteristics of a psychopath. The author attended the trial of Scott Peterson and refers to his actions throughout the book. She also mentions at least ten other cases going back to the 1906 case of Chester Gillette to the more recent case of Mark Hacking who "erased" his wife Lori in 2004. Several of the cases profiled were looked at a second time only after the prepetrator killed a second domestic partner. The author hopes with writing this book to bring attention to men who kill their wives or girlfriends. She also hopes to change laws, so that law enforcement will take a closer look at missing persons reports of women who leave who are not prone to "running off" are given top priority. ( )
  dara85 | Apr 19, 2008 |
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Based on five years of investigative reporting and research into forensic psychology and criminology, Erased presents an original profile of a widespread and previously unrecognized type of murder: not a “hot-blooded,” spur-of-the-moment crime of passion, as domestic homicide is commonly viewed, but a cold-blooded, carefully planned and methodically executed form of “erasure.” These crimes are often committed by men with no criminal record or history of violence whatsoever, men leading functional and often successful lives until the moment they kill the women, and sometimes children, they claimed to love. A surprising number go on to kill a second or even third wife or girlfriend, often in exactly the same way.

In more than fifty chilling case studies, Marilee Strong examines the strange and complex psychology that drives these killers—from the murder a century ago that inspired the novel An American Tragedy to Scott Peterson, Mark Hacking, Jeffrey MacDonald, Ira Einhorn, Charles Stuart, Robert Durst, Michael White, Barton Corbin, and many others. Erased also looks at how these men manipulate the legal system and exploit loopholes in missing persons procedures and death investigation, exposing how easy it can be to get away with murder.

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Citing cases from the 1906 case of Chester Gillette to the present-day case of Scott Peterson, journalist Strong argues that a growing number of men, the "eraser killers," murder their wives or girlfriends with premeditation and dispose of the body in an attempt to make both the crime and the victim disappear.… (more)

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