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The next episode of "America's Book of Secrets" on the History Channel's H2 network will feature Dean of the California School of Forensic Studies Eric Hickey. Serial killers are the topic of the episode airing on Friday, April 26, 2013, 10/11 PM (check local listings).


Dean Eric Hickey, PhD, is one of the foremost experts in the world on serial killers, criminal personalities, sex crimes, homicide and psychopathology. He publishes books, articles and lectures extensively on the etiology of violence and serial crime. His book, Serial Murderers and Their Victims, 2012, 6th ed., (Thompson-Wadsworth-Cengage Publishers), is used as a teaching tool in universities and by law enforcement in studying the nature of violence, criminal personalities and victim-offender relationships. Another of his books, The Encyclopedia of Murder and Violent Crime, (Sage Publishers), explores the phenomenon of murder and violence through the eyes of some of the world’s most noted experts. In 2006, he published Sex Crimes and Paraphilia (Prentice-Hall Publishers), a comprehensive examination of sexual perversions, sex offending and sexual predators. A co-authored book, The Myth of a Psychiatric Crime Wave (Carolina Academic Press), examines the misperceptions and reality of the mentally ill and mentally disordered as criminals.

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