The Value of Life: Female Killers and the Feminine Mystique

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This work presents a case study of two drastically different personas of female murderers, Aileen Wuornos and Andrea Yates. It explores the striking ideas presented in Berrington and Honkatukia's (2002) comparison of the trials of notorious female murderers. Using their distinction of the "mad" or "bad" media portrayal of the female offender, the current manuscript examines this unique dichotomy as it exists in America. By focusing on Labeling, Anomie, and Chivalry theories, this work offers social critiques as to why the ...

The Value of Life: Female Killers and the Feminine Mystique 2010, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken

ISBN-13: 9783843376976

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