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Serial murder in Tehran: Crime, science, and the formation of modern state and society in interwar Iran

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dc.contributor.author Schayegh C.
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dc.date 2005
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dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier 10.1017/S001041750500037X
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dc.identifier.issn 00104175
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10938/13139
dc.description.abstract Tehran, 1934. Introducing his newest book, Mental Diseases, Dr. MuhammadgAli Tutiyā hits a raw nerve. Iran's capital is abuzz with news about gAli Asghar Borujerdi. Earlier on that year, the man soon dubbed Asghar Qātel (the murderer) confessed to having had sexual intercourse and subsequently killed thirty-three adolescent boys. Born in 1893 in the Western Iranian town of Borujerd, at the age of eight he left with his mother and siblings for Karbalā, Iraq. Six years later, he moved on to Baghdad, and began to sexually abuse olescents. Eventually, he began to murder them, according to his initial testimony in order to trick the police that were observing him. In 1933, after having taken twenty-five lives, he only escaped Baghdad and arrest by the skin of his teeth. Arriving in Tehran, he worked as porter and vegetable-seller, and took up residence in Bāgh-e Ferdous, a neighborhood in Tehran's poor popular south. He carried on with his deeds, killing eight boys, most of them homeless vagrants. The first bodies, heads severed, were found on 31 December 1933. Borujerdi was arrested once and released for lack of evidence, but in early March of 1934, the police detained him again, and this time he confessed. He was tried, convicted, and, after an unsuccessful appeal, was hung in front of an immense crowd in Tehran's Sepah Square on 26 June. © 2005 Society for Comparative Study of Society and History.
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dc.format.extent Pages: (836-862)
dc.language English
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Comparative Studies in Society and History; Publication Year: 2005; Volume: 47; no. 4; Pages: (836-862);
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dc.title Serial murder in Tehran: Crime, science, and the formation of modern state and society in interwar Iran
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dc.contributor.affiliation Schayegh, C., Department of History and Archeology, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, NY, United States
dc.contributor.authorAddress Schayegh, C.; Department of History and Archeology, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, NY, United States
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Department: History and Archaeology;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment History and Archaeology
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dc.contributor.authorFaculty Faculty of Arts and Sciences
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dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
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dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Comparative Studies in Society and History
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dc.subject.otherIndex crime
dc.subject.otherIndex law enforcement
dc.subject.otherIndex twentieth century
dc.subject.otherIndex Asia
dc.subject.otherIndex Eastern Hemisphere
dc.subject.otherIndex Eurasia
dc.subject.otherIndex Iran
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