Whoever Fights Monsters My Twenty Years Tracking Serial Killers For The Fbi

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Whoever Fights Monsters

Author : Robert K. Ressler
ISBN : 9781250084996
Genre : True Crime
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LEARN THE TRUE STORY OF ONE OF THE FBI PROFILERS WHO COINED THE PHRASE "SERIAL KILLER" Face-to-face with some of America's most terrifying killers, FBI veteran Robert K. Ressler learned how to identify the unknown monsters who walk among us -- and put them behind bars. In Whoever Fights Monsters, Ressler—the inspiration for the character Agent Bill Tench in David Fincher's hit TV show Mindhunter—shows how he was able to track down some of the country's most brutal murderers. Ressler, the FBI Agent and ex-Army CID colonel who advised Thomas Harris on The Silence of the Lambs, used the evidence at a crime scene to put together a psychological profile of the killers. From the victims they choose to the way they kill to the often grotesque souvenirs they take with them—Ressler unlocks the identities of these vicious killers. And with his discovery that serial killers share certain violent behaviors, Ressler goes behind prison walls to hear bizarre first-hand stories from countless convicted murderers, including Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy; Edmund Kemper; and Son of Sam. Getting inside the mind of a killer to understand how and why he kills is one of the FBI's most effective ways of helping police bring in killers who are still at large. Join Ressler as he takes you on the hunt for the world's most dangerous psychopaths in this terrifying journey you will not forget.
Category: True Crime

Moroccan Noir

Author : Jonathan Smolin
ISBN : 9780253010735
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Facing rising demands for human rights and the rule of law, the Moroccan state fostered new mass media and cultivated more positive images of the police, once the symbol of state repression, reinventing the relationship between citizen and state for a new era. Jonathan Smolin examines popular culture and mass media to understand the changing nature of authoritarianism in Morocco over the past two decades. Using neglected Arabic sources including crime tabloids, television movies, true-crime journalism, and police advertising, Smolin sheds new light on politics and popular culture in the Middle East and North Africa.
Category: Literary Criticism

Becoming

Author : Kavita Mudan Finn
ISBN : 9780815654643
Genre : Performing Arts
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The NBC series Hannibal has garnered both critical and fan acclaim for its cinematic qualities, its complex characters, and its innovative reworking of Thomas Harris’s mythology so well-known from Jonathan Demme’s Silence of the Lambs (1991) and its variants. The series concluded late in 2015 after three seasons, despite widespread fan support for its continuation. While there is a healthy body of scholarship on Harris’s novels and Demme’s film adaptation, little critical attention has been paid to this newest iteration of the character and narrative. Hannibal builds on the serial killer narratives of popular procedurals, while taking them in a drastically different direction. Like critically acclaimed series such as Breaking Bad and The Sopranos, it makes its viewers complicit in the actions of a deeply problematic individual and, in the case of Hannibal, forces them to confront that complicity through the character of Will Graham. The essays in Becoming explore these questions of authorship and audience response as well as the show’s themes of horror, gore, cannibalism, queerness, and transformation. Contributors also address Hannibal’s distinctive visual, auditory, and narrative style. Concluding with a compelling interview with series writer Nick Antosca, this volume will both entertain and educate scholars and fans of Hannibal and its many iterations.
Category: Performing Arts

The Myth Of The Born Criminal

Author : Jarkko Jalava
ISBN : 9781442628366
Genre : Antisocial personality disorders
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"[I]s psychopathy a brain disorder, as many scientists now claim? Or is it just a reflection of modern society's deepest fears? The Myth of the Born Criminal offers the first comprehensive critique of the concept of psychopathy from the eighteenth-century origins of the born-criminal theory to the latest neuroimaging, behavioural genetics, and statistical studies. Jarkko Jalava, Stephanie Griffiths, and Michael Maraun use their expertise in neuropsychology, psychometrics, and criminology to dispel the myth that psychopathy is a biologically-based condition. Deconstructing the emotive language with which both research scientists and reporters describe the psychopaths among us, they explain how the idea of psychopathy offers a comforting neurobiological solution to the mystery of evil"--Preliminary page.
Category: Antisocial personality disorders

The Last Murder The Investigation Prosecution And Execution Of Ted Bundy

Author : George R. Dekle Sr.
ISBN : 9780313397448
Genre : Social Science
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This eye-opening book uses the case of Ted Bundy to show how a case against a serial killer is investigated, how problems common to such cases are overcome, and how the prosecution team marshals and presents the evidence at trial. • Major figures in the investigation and prosecution vetted the descriptions of events in which they were involved • Extensive newspaper clippings, the prosecution trial brief, the FDLE case file, and portions of the actual trial transcript served as sources of reference for the book • Illustrated with photographs of evidence, crime scene diagrams, and charts demonstrating the relationship of various items of evidence
Category: Social Science

A History Of British Serial Killing

Author : David Wilson
ISBN : 9780748111725
Genre : True Crime
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Expanded and updated, this is the definitive history of British serial killing 1888-2020 - by the UK's leading expert, David Wilson In this fascinating and informative book, Professor David Wilson tells the stories of Britain's serial killers from Jack the Ripper to the extraordinary Suffolk Murders case. David Wilson has worked as a Prison Governor and as a profiler, and has been described as the UK's leading expert on serial killers. His work has led him to meet several of the UK's deadliest killers, and build up fascinating insights into what makes a serial killer - and who they are most likely to target. A vivid narrative history and a call for prison and social reform, Professor Wilson's new book is a powerful and gripping investigation of Britain's serial murderers.
Category: True Crime

To The Last Breath

Author : Carlton Stowers
ISBN : 9781429935937
Genre : True Crime
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On January 22, 1994, two-year old Renee Goode played happily with her sisters and cousin, as the four of them enjoyed an impromptu "slumber party" at the home of her father, Shane Goode. The next day she was dead. The local medical examiner could not determine the cause of little Renee's death. But her mother Annette and grandmother Sharon were convinced she'd been murdered--and that they knew the identity of Renee's killer: her handsome father, Shane Goode, a manipulative, emotionally abusive man who displayed virtually no interest in Renee--until he took out a $50,000 insurance policy on her life. With the help of a courageous female police investigator and Assistant DA, Sharon launched a case against Shane and had Renee's tiny coffin, lovingly filled with her favorite stuffed animals, exhumed from its final resting place. And her small corpse revealed what her grandmother had suspected all along: cold, calculating Shane Goode had murdered his own daughter to cash in on her death. To the Last Breath is the winner of the 1999 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime.
Category: True Crime

Current Biography Yearbook 2002

Author : H.W. Wilson
ISBN : 0824210263
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Compiles detailed biographical sketches of contemporary leaders in such areas as entertainment, government, sports, art, literature, and science
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Symposium

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105063783380
Genre : Capital punishment
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Category: Capital punishment

Criminal Justice

Author : Phyllis B. Gerstenfeld
ISBN : 158765220X
Genre : Law
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Contains 625 alphabetically arranged entries that examine various aspects of criminal justice in the U.S., covering criminals, codes and categories of law, law enforcement agencies, courts, corrections, the U.S. Constitution, and Supreme Court rulings. Includes a time line, personages and subject indexes, and other reference materials.
Category: Law

The Solitary Vice

Author : Mikita Brottman
ISBN : UOM:39015079269422
Genre : Literary Criticism
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An exploration of the value of reading challenges the notion that nonreaders are doomed to lives of mental decay, asserting instead that reading is ultimately a vessel for self-exploration that is not without its dangers.
Category: Literary Criticism

Dark Paths Cold Trails

Author : Doug Clark
ISBN : 0002000784
Genre : Criminal investigation
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Development of the ViCLAS system by Ron MacKay.
Category: Criminal investigation

Trouble And Strife

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ISBN : UIUC:30112071166802
Genre : Feminism
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Category: Feminism

Satanic Killings

Author : Frank Moorhouse
ISBN : 0749081554
Genre : Religion
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Detailed exploration of satanic killings around the world and the societal forces that create such killers
Category: Religion

Psychotic Violence Methods Motives Madness

Author : Mark R. Serper
ISBN : UOM:39015058139125
Genre : Medical
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The authors focus on society's failure to both assess adequately and improve the situation of severely mentally ill patients. This detailed analysis addresses the challenges brought by psychotic citizens.
Category: Medical

The Skeptical Inquirer

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ISBN : UOM:39015066256002
Genre : Interplanetary voyages
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Category: Interplanetary voyages

In The Mind Of A Monster

Author : Bernie Ward
ISBN : IND:30000053341370
Genre : Political Science
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A human monster stalked the streets of Florida's Suncoast for six months, leaving in his wake a trail of mutilated corpses. This book examines the compelling and disturbing question: What made Bobby Joe tick?
Category: Political Science