Byleveld: Dossier of a Serial Sleuth by Hanlie RetiefFormer Brigadier Piet Byleveld is recognised worldwide as one of the best detectives of our time. If you commit murder and Piet Byl is called in, your place in jail is booked. If you harmed children anf hes on your case, you’ve sealed your own fate. And if you’re a serial killer on the loose, he will not stop before you are behind bars.
This book reopens the dockets of numerous murders that this courteous detective has solved over the years. Gruesome, tragic, exciting – and with the satisfaction that justice had prevailed.
In-between we get the measure of the man Byleveld: how he matured in the tough world of the Brixton Murder and Robbery Squad; how he prevailed over deep personal setbacks; and the values this farm boy carried with him to make an unprecedented success of society’s grimmest job.
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South African serial killers list - a comprehensive list of known serial killers from South Africa. All convicted South African serial killers are listed here. From men who brutally murdered dozens of people to women who razed their families, this list of serial killers from S Africa will show you that the dark side of humanity exists around the world. Daisy Louisa C. De Melker simply known as Daisy de Melker, was a trained nurse who poisoned two husbands with strychnine for their life insurance while living in Germiston in the central Transvaal, and then poisoned her only son with arsenic for reasons which are still unclear.
A serial killer is typically a person who murders three or more people, in two or more separate events over a period of time, for primarily psychological reasons. In many cases, the exact number of victims assigned to a serial killer is not known, and even if that person is convicted of a few, there can be the possibility that they killed many more. Organization and ranking of serial killings is made difficult by the complex nature of serial killers and incomplete knowledge of the full extent of many killers' crimes. To address this, multiple categories have been provided in order to more accurately describe the nature of certain serial murders. This is not a reflection of an individual's overall rank, which may or may not vary depending on personal opinion concerning the nature and circumstances of their crimes. The fourth column in the table states the number of victims definitely assigned to that particular serial killer, and thus the table is in order of that figure. The fifth column states the number of possible victims the killer could have murdered.
A serial killer is typically defined as an individual who has murdered three or more people over a period of more than a month, with down time a "cooling off period" between the murders, and whose motivation for killing is largely based on psychological gratification. Other sources define the term as "a series of two or more murders, committed as separate events, usually, but not always, by one offender acting alone" or, including the vital characteristics, a minimum of at least two murders. Often, a sexual element is involved with the killings, but the FBI states that motives for serial murder include "anger, thrill, financial gain, and attention seeking. Serial killers are not the same as Mass Murderers , who commit multiple murders at one time; nor are they Spree Killers , who commit murders in two or more locations with virtually no break in between, although some killers may be categorized not just as serial killers, but also as mass murderers and other classifications. The concept had been described earlier by the german police inspector Ernst Gennat in The racial demographics regarding serial killers are often subject of debate.