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My Life Among The Serial Killers

Author : Dr. Helen Morrison
ISBN : 0061809594
Genre : Social Science
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Over the course of twenty-five years, Dr. Helen Morrison has profiled more than eighty serial killers around the world. What she learned about them will shatter every assumption you've ever had about the most notorious criminals known to man.Judging by appearances, Dr. Helen Morrison has an ordinary life in the suburbs of a major city. She has a physician husband, two children, and a thriving psychiatric clinic. But her life is much more than that. She is one of the country's leading experts on serial killers, and has spent as many as four hundred hours alone in a room with depraved murderers, digging deep into killers' psyches in ways no profiler before ever has. In My Life Among the Serial Killers, Dr. Morrison relates how she profiled the Mad Biter, Richard Otto Macek, who chewed on his victims' body parts, stalked Dr. Morrison, then believed she was his wife. She did the last interview with Ed Gein, who was the inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. John Wayne Gacy, the clown-obsessed killer of young men, sent her crazed Christmas cards and gave her his paintings as presents. Then there was Atlanta child killer Wayne Williams; rapist turned murderer Bobby Joe Long; England's Fred and Rosemary West, who killed girls and women in their "House of Horrors"; and Brazil's deadliest killer of children, Marcelo Costa de Andrade. Dr. Morrison has received hundreds of letters from killers, read their diaries and journals, evaluated crime scenes, testified at their trials, and studied photos of the gruesome carnage. She has interviewed the families of the victims -- and the spouses and parents of the killers -- to gain a deeper understanding of the killer's environment and the public persona he adopts. She has also studied serial killers throughout history and shows how this is not a recent phenomenon with psychological autopsies of the fifteenth-century French war hero Gilles de Rais, the sixteenth-century Hungarian Countess Bathory, H. H. Holmes of the late ninteenth century, and Albert Fish of the Roaring Twenties. Through it all, Dr. Morrison has been on a mission to discover the reasons why serial killers are compelled to murder, how they choose their victims, and what we can do to prevent their crimes in the future. Her provocative conclusions will stun you.
Category: Social Science

Serial Killers

Author : William Murray
ISBN : 9780953797646
Genre : True Crime
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A well-liked, respected, caring pillar of the community - or an outsider, socially inept and with a frightening appearance? Wearing many different masks, serial killers are among the most disturbing and dangerous violent criminals in existence.They are individuals who have a history of multiple murders, normally committed over a long period of time and often with periods of apparent normality in between.With their different appearances and motives serial killers are hard to identify and often much harder to understand. Yet they must be caught because the one unifying characteristic all serial killers share is their inability to feel remorse for their actions, and consequently their need to keep on killing...Some profilers believe that serial killers don't learn from their mistakes. This book explores the greed-factor that sets in and explains how killers come to think that the more they kill and get away with it, the easier it will become.
Category: True Crime

The A To Z Encyclopedia Of Serial Killers

Author : Harold Schechter
ISBN : 9781439138854
Genre : True Crime
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Bestselling true-crime writer Harold Schechter, a leading authority on serial killers, and coauthor David Everitt offer a guided tour through the bizarre and blood-chilling world of serial murder. Through hundreds of detailed entries that span the entire spectrum -- the shocking crimes, the infamous perpetrators, and much more -- they examine all angles of a gruesome cultural phenomenon that grips our imagination. From Art (both by and about serial killers) to Zeitgeist (how killers past and present embody their times)...from Groupies (even the most sadistic killer can claim devoted fans) to Marriage (the perfect domestic disguise for demented killers)...from Homebodies (psychos who slay in the comfort of their homes) to Plumbing (how clogged drains have undone the most discreet killer), THE A TO Z ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SERIAL KILLERS is the ultimate reference for anyone compelled by the personalities and pathologies behind the most disturbing of crimes.
Category: True Crime

The Serial Killers

Author : Colin Wilson
ISBN : 9780753547229
Genre : Social Science
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As the number of serial killers worldwide has risen steadily - from the emergence of Jack the Ripper in 1888 to Harold Shipman and Ivan Milat, the backpacker killer of the Australian outback - the need to understand mass murder is becoming more urgent. Using privileged access to the world's first National Centre for the Analysis of Violent Crime, Colin Wilson and Donald Seaman bring you this incisive study of the psychology of serial killers and the motives behind their crimes. From childhood traumas to issues of frustration, fear and fantasy, discover what turns an ordinary human being into a compulsive killer.
Category: Social Science

The Serial Killers

Author : Valentina Faye
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Genre : True Crime
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The Serial Killers - True Crime Stories of 5 most notorious serial killers. 1. William Bonin: The Freeway Killer 2. Ted Bundy 3. Gary Ray Bowles 4. The Fetish Killer 5. John Wayne Gacy Jr.
Category: True Crime

Killer Book Of Serial Killers

Author : Tom Philbin
ISBN : 9781402226472
Genre : True Crime
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The Killer Book of Serial Killers is the ultimate resource (and gift) for any true crime fan and student of the bizarre world of serial killers. Filled with stories, trivia, quizzes, quotes, photos, and odd facts about the world's most notorious murderers, this is the perfect bathroom reader for anyone fascinated with serial killers. The stories and trivia cover such killers as: John Wayne Gacy Ted Bundy The BTK Killer Jack the Ripper The Green River Killer Serial killers around the world And many more Bathroom readers have enjoyed considerable success as a format, selling millions of copies. The Killer Book series brings this format to the rabid true crime audience. Including more than 40 black & white photos, this is a must for true crime fans.
Category: True Crime

Serial Killers

Author : Mark Seltzer
ISBN : 9781135206871
Genre : Art
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In this provocative cultural study, the serial killer emerges as a central figure in what Mark Seltzer calls 'America's wound culture'. From the traumas displayed by talk show guests and political candidates, to the violent entertainment of Crash or The Alienist, to the latest terrible report of mass murder, we are surrounded by the accident from which we cannot avert our eyes. Bringing depth and shadow to our collective portrait of what a serial killer must be, Mark Seltzer draws upon popular sources, scholarly analyses, and the language of psychoanalysis to explore the genesis of this uniquely modern phenomenon. Revealed is a fascination with machines and technological reproduction, with the singular and the mass, with definitions of self, other, and intimacy. What emerges is a disturbing picture of how contemporary culture is haunted by technology and the instability of identity.
Category: Art

The Encyclopedia Of Serial Killers

Author : Michael Newton
ISBN : 9780816069873
Genre : True Crime
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The Encyclopaedia of Serial Killers, Second Edition provides accurate information on hundreds of serial murder cases - from early history to the present. Written in a non-sensational manner, this authoritative encyclopaedia debunks many of the myths surrounding this most notorious of criminal activities. New major serial killers have come to light since the first edition was published, and many older cases have been solved (such as the Green River Killer) or further investigated (like Jack the Ripper and the Zodiac Killer). Completely updated entries and appendixes pair with more than 30 new photographs and many new entries to make this new edition more fascinating than ever. New and updated entries include: Axe Man of New Orleans; BTK Strangler; Jack the Ripper; Cuidad Juarez, Mexico; John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, the Sniper Killers; Gary Leon Ridgway, the Green River Killer; and Harold Frederick Shipman.
Category: True Crime

The Voices Of Serial Killers

Author : Christopher Berry-Dee
ISBN : 9781612430058
Genre : True Crime
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A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.
Category: True Crime

Serial Killers

Author : Michael Newton
ISBN : 9781438117256
Genre : Criminal investigation
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From ancient times to the present, serial killers have terrorized the public, claiming their victims with a variety of methods, including poisoning, stabbing, and shooting. Modern law enforcement agents have developed sophisticated techniques, such as DNA analysis and psychological profiling, to track and identify these killers. Covering key historical and contemporary cases, Serial Killers is a concise, objective introduction to this field of criminal investigation. This book includes such chapters as: Murder by Numbers; Monsters Among Us; Lethal Ladies; Still at Large; and, The Mind hunters. Cases covered include: Erzsebet Bathory; the Beltway Snipers; David Berkowitz, a.k.a. 'Son of Sam'; John Wayne Gacy; Micajah and Wiley Harpe; Jack the Ripper; Herman Webster Mudgett, aka 'H.H. Holmes'; Gary Leon Ridgway, a.k.a. 'The Green River Killer'; and, Aileen Wuornos.
Category: Criminal investigation

The Making Of A Serial Killer

Author : Danny Rolling
ISBN : 9781936239207
Genre : Psychology
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The man convicted of the vicious murders of five college students in Gainesville, Florida, discusses his motivations and actions in commiting the crimes, reflects on what made him into a killer, and his struggle to come to terms with what he did. Original. IP.
Category: Psychology

Probing The Mind Of A Serial Killer

Author : Jack Apsche
ISBN : UOM:39076001338065
Genre : Political Science
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This book will create a revolution in psychological diagnosis, the law & law enforcement. Endorsed by psychologists & law enforcement workers from the local to the federal level. Never before published letters & drawings by convicted serial killers. This book reveals the inner workings of the mind of serial killers. Find out why they've been so difficult to apprehend--until now. To order contact: Int'l. Info. Assocs. Inc., Box 773, Morrisville, PA 19067; Phone# 215-493-9214.
Category: Political Science

Serial Killers Encyclopedia

Author : RJ Parker
ISBN : 9781494772161
Genre : True Crime
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Encyclopedia of Serial Killers WARNING: There are several graphic crime scene photos in this book that some may find disturbing. The ultimate reference for anyone compelled by the pathologies and twisted minds behind the most disturbing of homicidal monsters. From A to Z, there are names you may not have heard of, but many of you are familiar with notorious names serial killers such as; John Wayne Gacy, Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy, Gary Ridgway, Aileen Wuornos, and Dennis Rader, just to name a few. This reference book will make a great collection for true crime enthusiasts. Each story is in a Reader's Digest short form. "A compendium of 101 serial killers in "Reader's Digest" style. A recommended reference book of madmen and women" --- Publisher's Weekly "A good read; great reference tool for true crime book addicts and contains just the facts. no glitter, no embellishments, just facts on 101 serial killers." --- Serial Killers Magazine "Serial Killers Abridged is a treasure of depravity and a must for anyone who likes to read True Crime and the darkest side of the subject. The book gives you plenty of detail upon each the Serial Killers including dates, victims,and the outcome of each case. The word count on each case is perfect for spurt reading that is if you can put it down without going into the next case. No wasted fluff in the writing just right to the facts. As a bonus you also get an extra write-up from JJ Slate contributing to the 101 Serial Killer so you get a taste of her very impressive style of writing for her new book Missing Wives, Missing Lives" --- Kipp Poe Speicher Amazon Vine Reviewer "Here's a chilling and engrossing collection of killers, presented with no nonsense seriousness of Jack Webb in DRAGNET. Perfect for a True Grue Crime fix!" --- David Bischoff NY Bestselling Author of over 80 books, including: Aliens, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and WarGames There are 101 stories in this book. The last chapter is on the Long Island Serial Killer written by Jennifer J Slate
Category: True Crime

Serial Killers

Author : Peter Vronsky
ISBN : 9781101204627
Genre : True Crime
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A comprehensive examination into the frightening true crime history of serial homicide—including information on America’s most prolific serial killers such as: Ted Bundy • “Co-ed Killer” Ed Kemper • The BTK Killer • “Highway Stalker” Henry Lee Lucas • Monte Ralph Rissell • “Shoe Fetish Slayer” Jerry Brudos • “Night Stalker” Richard Ramirez • “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski • Ed Gein “The Butcher of Plainfield” • “Killer Clown” John Wayne Gacy • Andrew Cunanan • And more... In this unique book, Peter Vronsky documents the psychological, investigative, and cultural aspects of serial murder, beginning with its first recorded instance in Ancient Rome through fifteenth-century France on to such notorious contemporary cases as cannibal/necrophile Ed Kemper, the BTK killer, Henry Lee Lucas, Monte Ralph Rissell, Jerry Brudos, Richard Ramirez, “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski, Ed Gein, John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, and the emergence of what he classifies as the “serial rampage killer” such as Andrew Cunanan, who murdered fashion designer Gianni Versace. Vronsky not only offers sound theories on what makes a serial killer but also makes concrete suggestions on how to survive an encounter with one—from recognizing verbal warning signs to physical confrontational resistance. Exhaustively researched with transcripts of interviews with killers, and featuring up-to-date information on the apprehension and conviction of the Green River killer and the Beltway Snipers, Vronsky’s one-of-a-kind book covers every conceivable aspect of an endlessly riveting true crime phenomenon. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS
Category: True Crime

Inside The Minds Of Serial Killers

Author : Katherine M. Ramsland
ISBN : 0313081786
Genre : Criminal psychology
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Examines the variety of serial killers and explains how they work, why they do what they do, who they are and what makes them kill.
Category: Criminal psychology

Inside The Minds Of Healthcare Serial Killers

Author : Katherine M. Ramsland
ISBN : 0275994228
Genre : Social Science
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Offers a frightening introduction to the world of the healthcare serial killer.
Category: Social Science

In With The Devil

Author : James Keene
ISBN : 1429965592
Genre : True Crime
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Featured on Dateline and CNN, the true story of a young man destined for greatness on the football field—until a few wrong turns led him to a ten-year prison sentence. He was offered an impossible mission: Coax a confession out of a fellow inmate, a serial killer, and walk free. Jimmy Keene grew up outside of Chicago. Although he was the son of a policeman and rubbed shoulders with the city's elite, he ended up on the wrong side of the law and was sentenced to ten years with no chance of parole. Just a few months into his sentence, Keene was approached by the prosecutor who put him behind bars. He had convicted a man named Larry Hall for abducting and killing a fifteen-year-old. Although Hall was suspected of killing nineteen other young women, there was a chance he could still be released on appeal. If Keene could get him to confess to two murders, there would be no doubt about Hall's guilt. In return, Keene would get an unconditional release from prison. But he could also get killed. A story that gained national notoriety, this is Keene's powerful tale of peril, violence, and redemption.
Category: True Crime

American Evil

Author : Eric Cullen
ISBN : 9781909976795
Genre : Psychology
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American Evil deals with the ‘sordid’ world of serial killers, their calculating methods and distorted thinking, based around the author’s ground-breaking work as a prison psychologist, government advisor and consultant to three TV series including Voice of a Serial Killer. Based on clinical experience of killers. Includes a selection of USA/UK serial killer studies. Exposes police and other failings and shortcomings and the perversity of ‘defences’, ‘excuses’, etc. Strongly critical of USA gun laws and attitudes or perspectives making for an unhealthy environment, moral vacuum and lack of official/individual awareness and responsibility. The book describes how the author was ‘so profoundly moved’ by his inescapable conclusions about how serial killers are ‘made’ that he was compelled to set out his findings. Bemoaning the serial killer ‘growth industry’, ‘unhealthy interest’ and ill-informed comment he sets the record straight. Serial killers are made not born. But his central polemic is that serial killers are one of several malign human by-products of a dysfunctional modern permissive society, overwhelmingly American, brought about by modern-day culture in the USA, lax moral standards as also reflected in other countries to the extent that they pursue a comparable way of life.
Category: Psychology

The Serial Killer Letters

Author : Jennifer Furio
ISBN : 091478384X
Genre : Medical
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A collection of correspondences from actual serial killers offers a look at their attitudes, how they perceive themselves, the details of their crimes, and life in prison
Category: Medical

The Serial Killer Files

Author : Paul Simpson
ISBN : 9781472136732
Genre : True Crime
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There are many myths about serial killers: that they are all dysfunctional loners; all white males; only motivated by sex; that they all travel and operate across a wide area; cannot stop killing; are all insane, or evil geniuses; and that they all want to get caught. Of course, there are some serial killers who fit into these categories, but the married Green River Killer was not a dysfunctional loner; there are plenty of female and non-Caucasian serial killers; Dr Harold Shipman was certainly not motivated by sex; many serial killings (such as the Ipswich prostitute murders carried out by Steve Wright) happen within a confined area; the 'BTK Killer', Dennis Rader, stopped killing in 1991, but wasn't caught until fourteen years later. Many serial killers may have a low animal cunning, or be 'street smart', but few of them are Mensa-level geniuses. Each of the thirty cases covered here is unusual in some respect, perhaps in the way in which the killer carried out their crimes, the choice of victims, the way in which they were apprehended, or the method of their execution. The cases are presented alphabetically by country - from Australia via Colombia, Great Britain, Indonesia, Iran, South Africa and elsewhere to the United States - and then chronologically. They come from across history and from all over the world. The author has gone back as far as possible to contemporary source material - newspaper accounts, trial evidence, interviews with perpetrators or survivors - rather than rely on the increasingly blurred truth to be found online and in far too many collections.
Category: True Crime