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Serial Murderers and their Victims 6th Edition by Eric W. Hickey – Test Bank

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Serial Murderers and their Victims 6th Edition by Eric W. Hickey – Test Bank


  1. Of Hickey’s 2004 study, nearly _____ percent of the 367 cases (431 offenders) appeared since 1975.
  2. 50%
  3. 60%
  4. 70%
  5. 80%

ANS: D REF: 313

  1. Between 1995 and 2004 the cases of serial murder _____.
  2. sharply inclined
  3. sharply declined
  4. stayed the same as before 1975
  5. rose only a little

ANS: B REF: 313

  1. This group if referred to by Quinet as the “_____,” or missing persons who were never reported as missing and some of whom could easily be victims of serial murder.
  2. permanently missing
  3. long gone
  4. bozzios
  5. missing missing

ANS: D REF: 313

  1. Murders represent less than _____ percent of all violent crimes in the United States.
  2. 10
  3. 25
  4. 35
  5. 1

ANS: D REF: 316

  1. Single-homicide offenders kill _____.
  2. men and women with equal frequency
  3. more men than women
  4. more women than men
  5. more children than either women or men

ANS: A REF: 316

  1. Although California reports the most serial killers, which state has the highest rates per capita of serial killers?
  2. Utah
  3. Mississippi
  4. Rhode Island
  5. Alaska

ANS: D REF: 317

  1. African Americans are responsible for over ______ percent of homicides.
  2. 20
  3. 10
  4. 5
  5. 50

ANS: D REF: 317

  1. African Americans constitute approximately _______% of offenders in the 2004 serial murder study?
  2. 10
  3. 20
  4. 30
  5. 40

ANS: B REF: 317

  1. Which of the following mobility groups was least common but was responsible for the greatest average number of victims per offender and the greatest average number of victims per case?
  2. traveling
  3. place-specific
  4. local
  5. semi-local

ANS: B REF: 319

  1. Victim precipitation was first examined in the noted Philadelphia study conducted by:
  2. Hirschi
  3. McDonald
  4. Doerner and Lab
  5. Wolfgang

ANS: D REF: 325

  1. Which of the following statements is correct regarding victim facilitation in serial murder cases according to Hickey’s research?
  2. Less than 25 percent of victims were categorized as low facilitation.
  3. Most victims were found to be both high and low facilitation.
  4. Over two-thirds of all victims were generally in the right place at the wrong time.
  5. Most victims were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

ANS: C REF: 327

  1. Who is at greatest risk of victimization in cases of serial murder?
  2. young women
  3. young men and young women
  4. the elderly
  5. young women and children

ANS: D REF: 327

  1. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which types of abductions accounted for the greatest percentage of children found dead?
  2. parental
  3. stranger
  4. non-parental relatives
  5. acquaintance

ANS: B REF: 328

  1. In one case in which 11 children had been abducted, sexually assaulted and murdered, the government made a deal with the captured killer and paid him $10,000 for each body he had buried in order to recover the victims. The killer produced 10 bodies. When an outraged public became aware of this transaction the government was forced to recover the money.
  2. Robert Pickton
  3. Clifford Olson
  4. Juan Corona
  5. Arthur Shawcross

ANS: B REF: 328

  1. Regarding missing children in the United States _____ account for the greatest percentage of children found alive whereas _____ account for the greatest percentage of children found dead.
  2. runaways/parental abductions
  3. discarded children/abbreviated abductions
  4. runaways/relative abductions
  5. runaways/stranger abductions

ANS: D REF: 329

  1. Dr. Wayne Lord, former director of the FBI’s child abduction unit, found that of the 3,200 to 4,600 annual occurrences of non-familial child abductions, _____ were by predators who sexually assaulted and/or killed their child victims.
  2. 25-35
  3. 40-50
  4. 100-150
  5. 1000-1500

ANS: C REF: 329

  1. Which of the following classifications describe children who are murdered by their parent(s) or legal guardians?
  2. murdered children
  3. disposable children
  4. unwanted children
  5. discarded children

ANS: B REF: 329

  1. Which of the following statements is correct?
  2. The FBI claim that instead of several thousands of children being abducted by strangers in the U.S. each year, the actual figures are no more than 150 stranger abductions per year by predators who sexually assault and/or kill their child victims.
  3. Evidence now strongly indicates that murders by strangers in the U.S. is on a sharp rise.
  4. Male children being abducted and killed by strangers are at greater risk than female children.
  5. Less than 10 percent of offenders in your author’s research killed one or more children.

ANS: A REF: 331

  1. Nearly 75 percent of child abduction murder victims are killed within:
  2. 2-3 hours
  3. 6-12 hours
  4. 24-48 hours
  5. 3 days
  6. 1 week

ANS: A REF: 331

  1. In regards to all children who are murdered each year in the U.S., which of the following currently represent the greatest percentage of victims?
  2. American Indians
  3. Hmongs
  4. whites
  5. blacks

ANS: D REF: 331

  1. Most missing children are returned home alive or are located. Of the .02% not located or returned home, most were:
  2. killed
  3. left the country
  4. runaways from institutions
  5. were sold into slavery

ANS: C REF: 331

  1. Of the 420 serial killers examined in the Hickey study, approximately what percent killed at least one child?
  2. 10
  3. 24
  4. 40
  5. 65

ANS: B REF: 331

  1. Most serial offenders who kill children are _____ and their victims _____.
  2. white/intraracial
  3. white/inter-racial
  4. black/white
  5. black/black

ANS: A REF: 331

  1. The primary motive reported by female serial offenders for killing children was:
  2. thrills
  3. revenge
  4. sexual gratification
  5. mental illness

ANS: D REF: 333

  1. The primary motive reported by male serial offenders for killing children was:
  2. thrills
  3. revenge
  4. sexual gratification
  5. mental illness

ANS: C REF: 333

  1. Operation Police Lure revealed that the lure most often used by child abductors/molesters was _____.
  2. offering a ride home in their car
  3. offering candy or treats
  4. inviting the child to have his/her picture taken
  5. asking for help

ANS: D REF: 334

  1. Which of the following was one of the findings of Operation Police Lure?
  2. Children ages 10-12 were the most likely targets.
  3. Children were approached most frequently between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.
  4. The most effective lure used by offenders was to offer the child a ride to or from school.
  5. Boys were seldom the primary target.

ANS: A REF: 334

  1. In the case of the Prostitute Murders in California, (2000- 2001), what was the reason given for the killer to stab the youngest victim nearly 150 times and mutilate her face?
  2. He wanted to make her ugly like all prostitutes he killed.
  3. She had cheated him out of drugs.
  4. She had cheated him out of money.
  5. She laughed at him because he was impotent.

ANS: A REF: 343

  1. This offender became known by the media as the “Scorecard Killer.”
  2. John Wayne Gacy
  3. Randy Kraft
  4. Herb Baumeister
  5. Dean Corll

ANS: B REF: 344

  1. Heterosexual serial killers target gay men how often?
  2. rarely
  3. all the time
  4. the same as they target heterosexual men
  5. sometimes

ANS: A REF: 345


  1. In any given year it has been estimated that 100-200 serial killers may be


ANS: F REF: 313

  1. Female serial murderers killed for shorter periods than their male counterparts.

ANS: F REF: 313

  1. Serial murderers rarely have distinctive victim-selection criteria, motivations, and sexual interests.

ANS: F REF: 316

  1. Most serial murderers operate in a specific place or generalized urbanized area.

ANS: T REF: 317

  1. The percentage of victims killed by place-specific offenders between 1975 and 2004 has increased noticeably.

ANS: T REF: 319


  1. Hewitt examined demographic characteristics of victims and offenders in the often-publicized community of “Middletown, U.S.A.” (_____) and found the victim–offender relationships to be similar to those in larger cities.

ANS: Muncie, Indiana REF: 312

  1. We run a greater risk of being a victim of _____ and an even greater risk of being a victim of other violent crimes than we do of dying at the hands of a serial killer.

ANS: domestic homicide REF: 316

  1. Another factor influencing victim selection is the degree of _____ and _____ the offender is able to exert.

ANS: power/control REF: 322

  1. _____ was also known as “The Killer Clown,” and read passages from the Bible as he killed his victims.

ANS: John Gacy REF: 344

  1. One of _____’s several aliases was “Bluebeard.” He was married to at least 18 women and possibly as many as 26.

ANS: James P. Watson REF: 350


  1. Discuss why the odds of becoming a victim are minuscule when one considers the size of the population as a whole.

REF: 316

  1. Name and discuss the two early, iconic 1970s-1980s child murder cases that brought the most attention to child murder.

REF: 328

  1. List and tell more about the five major missing children agencies.

REF: 367-338


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