Criminology and Criminal Profiling for Beginners Book

Criminology and Criminal Profiling for Beginners


  • Author : Ilaria Cabula
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-02-25
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 1654727237

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Criminology and Criminal Profiling for Beginners Excerpt :

Nowadays we hear very often about criminology, serial killers and heinous murders. We hear about them on the news, cinema, literature, video games; the serial murderer has now polarized a good part of the media expression. Who has never heard of Dr. Hannibal Lecter, or Dexter Morgan? And who has never seen an episode of CSI? But how much truth is there? How do serial killers act? How do they choose their victims? And why do they kill? Do investigation techniques really work as we see in TV shows? These questions find their answers in this book, perfect for anyone who wants to approach the study of this discipline. The first six chapters deal with the origins of criminology, the analysis of the different categories of serial killers and the numerous investigation techniques used during the crime scene analysis. The remaining four chapters focus on the analysis of the phenomenon of satanic sects: the mental manipulation techniques used by sects, how they choose their victims and their influence on society and young people. Good reading!

Serial Killers Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Serial Killers


  • Author : Peter Vronsky
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2004-10-05
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101204627

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Serial Killers Excerpt :

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

The Profiler Book
Score: 2.5
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The Profiler


  • Author : Pat Brown
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Release Date : 2010-05-18
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781401396121

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The Profiler Excerpt :

In 1990, a young woman was strangled on a jogging path near the home of Pat Brown and her family. Brown suspected the young man who was renting a room in her house, and quickly uncovered strong evidence that pointed to him--but the police dismissed her as merely a housewife with an overactive imagination. It would be six years before her former boarder would be brought in for questioning, but the night Brown took action to solve the murder was the beginning of her life's work. Pat Brown is now one of the nation's few female criminal profilers--a sleuth who assists police departments and victims' families by analyzing both physical and behavioral evidence to make the most scientific determination possible about who committed a crime. Brown has analyzed many dozens of seemingly hopeless cases and brought new investigative avenues to light. In The Profiler, Brown opens her case files to take readers behind the scenes of bizarre sex crimes, domestic murders, and mysterious deaths, going face-to-face with killers, rapists, and brutalized victims. It's a rare, up-close, first-person look at the real world of police and profilers as they investigate crimes--the good and bad, the cover-ups and the successes.

Profiling Serial Killers and Other Crimes in South Africa Book

Profiling Serial Killers and Other Crimes in South Africa


  • Author : Micki Pistorius
  • Publisher : Penguin Global
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 438
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105122248474

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Profiling Serial Killers and Other Crimes in South Africa Excerpt :

Profiling serial killers and other crimes in South Africa contains a introduction to the subject, followed by chapters (with case studies) on serial killers, pyromaniacs, rapists, child molesters, stalkers, and white collar crime and intelligence profiling.

A Killer by Design Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

A Killer by Design


  • Author : Ann Wolbert Burgess
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Release Date : 2021-12-07
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780306924880

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**ONE OF AMAZON'S "BEST TRUE CRIME" BOOKS** **A "BEST BOOK OF THE MONTH" PICK FOR AMAZON (DECEMBER 2021)** **AN APPLE AUDIO "MUST-LISTEN" (DECEMBER 2021)** A vivid behind-the-scenes look into the creation of the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit and the evolution of criminal profiling, written by the pioneering forensic nurse who transformed the way the FBI studies, profiles, and catches serial killers. Lurking beneath the progressive activism and sex positivity in the 1970-80s, a dark undercurrent of violence rippled across the American landscape. With reported cases of sexual assault and homicide on the rise, the FBI created a specialized team—the “Mindhunters” better known as the Behavioral Science Unit—to track down the country's most dangerous criminals. And yet narrowing down a seemingly infinite list of potential suspects seemed daunting at best and impossible at worst—until Dr. Ann Wolbert Burgess stepped on the scene. In A Killer By Design, Burgess reveals how her pioneering research on sexual assault and trauma caught the attention of the FBI, and steered her right into the middle of a chilling serial murder investigation in Nebraska. Over the course of the next two decades, she helped the budding unit identify, interview, and track down dozens of notoriously violent offenders, including Ed Kemper ("The Co-Ed Killer"), Dennis Rader ("("BTK"), Henry Wallace ("The Taco Bell Strangler"), Jon Barry Simonis ("The Ski-Mask Rapist"), and many others. As one of the first women trailblazers within the FBI’s hallowed halls, Burgess knew many were expecting her to crack under pressure and recoil in horror—but she was determined to protect future victims at any cost. This book pulls us directly into the investigations as she experienced them, interweaving never-before-seen interview transcripts and crime scene drawings alongside her own vivid recollections to provide unprecedented insight into the minds of deranged criminals and the victims they left behind.

Profiling Serial Killers Book

Profiling Serial Killers


  • Author : Micki Pistorius
  • Publisher : Penguin Random House South Africa
  • Release Date : 2012-10-02
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 447
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143027102

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Profiling Serial Killers Excerpt :

The science of profiling is relatively new, having first been used in the United States in the 1940s. It took another twenty years of development and refinement before it was recognised as a valid investigative tool in the apprehension of criminals.

The Killer Across the Table Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

The Killer Across the Table


  • Author : John E. Douglas
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062910653

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The Killer Across the Table Excerpt :

The legendary FBI criminal profiler, number-one New York Times bestselling author, and inspiration for the hit Netflix show Mindhunter delves deep into the lives and crimes of four of the most disturbing and complex predatory killers, offering never-before-revealed details about his profiling process, and divulging the strategies used to crack some of America’s most challenging cases. The FBI’s pioneer of criminal profiling, former special agent John Douglas, has studied and interviewed many of America’s most notorious killers—including Charles Manson, ”Son of Sam Killer” David Berkowitz and ”BTK Strangler” Dennis Rader—trained FBI agents and investigators around and the world, and helped educate the country about these deadly predators and how they operate, and has become a legend in popular culture, fictionalized in The Silence of the Lambs and the hit television shows Criminal Minds and Mindhunter. Twenty years after his famous memoir, the man who literally wrote the book on FBI criminal profiling opens his case files once again. In this riveting work of true crime, he spotlights four of the most diabolical criminals he’s confronted, interviewed and learned from. Going deep into each man’s life and crimes, he outlines the factors that led them to murder and how he used his interrogation skills to expose their means, motives, and true evil. Like the hit Netflix show, The Killer Across the Table is centered around Douglas’ unique interrogation and profiling process. With his longtime collaborator Mark Olshaker, Douglas recounts the chilling encounters with these four killers as he experienced them—revealing for the first time his profile methods in detail. Going step by step through his interviews, Douglas explains how he connects each killer’s crimes to the specific conversation, and contrasts these encounters with those of other deadly criminals to show what he learns from each one. In the process, he returns to other famous cases, kil

Dark Dreams Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Dark Dreams


  • Author : Roy Hazelwood
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2010-04-01
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 1429989599

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Dark Dreams Excerpt :

The Evil That Men Do introduced readers to the lifework and the techniques of FBI profiler Roy Hazelwood. Now, in Dark Dreams, Hazelwood-- writing with bestselling author Stephen G. Michaud-- will take then deep into the minds of his prey, the world's most dangerous sexual criminals, and reveal the extent to which these individuals permeate our society. Profiler Roy Hazelwood is one of the world's leading experts on the strangest and most dangerous of all aberrant offenders-- the sexual criminal. In Dark Dreams he reveals the twisted motive and thinking that go into the most reprehensible crimes. He also catalogs the innovative and remarkably effective techniques-- investigative approaches that he helped pioneer at the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit-- that allow law enforcement agents to construct psychological profiles of the offenders who commit these crimes. Hazelwood has helped track down some of the most violent and well-known criminals in modern history; in Dark Dreams he takes readers into his world-- a sinister world inhabited by scores of dangerous offenders for every Roy Hazelwood who would put them behind bars: * A young woman disappears from the convenience store where she works. Her skeletonized remains are found in a field, near a torture device. Who committed this heinous crime? And why? * A teenager's body is found hanging in a storm sewer. His clothes are neatly folded by the entrance and a stopwatch is found in his mouth. Is he the victim of a bizarre, ritualistic murder...or an elaborate masturbatory fantasy gone awry? * A married couple, driving with their toddler in the backseat, pick up a female hitchhiker. They kidnap her and for seven years keep her as a sexual slave. The wife agreed to this inhuman arrangement in exchange for having a second child. Who was to blame? As gruesome as the crimes are and as unsettling as the odds seem, Hazelwood proves that the right amount of determination and logic can bring even the most cunning and devious cri

Profiling Book

Profiling


  • Author : David Owen
  • Publisher : Firefly Books Limited
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 1554077257

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Profiling Excerpt :

An exploration of criminal profiling that discusses its history, FBI crime scene analysis procedures, the development of a profile, crime signatures and rituals, and other related topics and offers details on more than fifty true crime cases.

Mindhunter Book
Score: 3.5
From 14 Ratings

Mindhunter


  • Author : John E. Douglas
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-10-24
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501191961

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Mindhunter Excerpt :

Includes material on "the Trailside Killer in San Francisco, the Atlanta child murderer, the Tylenol poisoner, the man who hunted prostitutes for sport in the woods of Alaska, and Seattle's Green River killer ..."

Killer s Shadow Book

Killer s Shadow


  • Author : John E. Douglas
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-11-17
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062979773

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Killer s Shadow Excerpt :

The legendary FBI criminal profiler and international bestselling author of Mindhunter and The Killer Across the Table returns with this timely, relevant book that goes to the heart of extremism and domestic terrorism, examining in-depth his chilling pursuit of, and eventual prison confrontation with Joseph Paul Franklin, a White Nationalist serial killer and one of the most disturbing psychopaths he has ever encountered. Worshippers stream out of an Midwestern synagogue after sabbath services, unaware that only a hundred yards away, an expert marksman and avowed racist, antisemite and member of the Ku Klux Klan, patiently awaits, his hunting rifle at the ready. The October 8, 1977 shooting was a forerunner to the tragedies and divisiveness that plague us today. John Douglas, the FBI’s pioneering, first full-time criminal profiler, hunted the shooter—a white supremacist named Joseph Paul Franklin, whose Nazi-inspired beliefs propelled a three-year reign of terror across the United States, targeting African Americans, Jews, and interracial couples. In addition, Franklin bombed the home of Jewish leader Morris Amitay, shot and paralyzed Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt, and seriously wounded civil rights leader Vernon Jordan. The fugitive supported his murderous spree robbing banks in five states, from Georgia to Ohio. Douglas and his writing partner Mark Olshaker return to this disturbing case that reached the highest levels of the Bureau, which was fearful Franklin would become a presidential assassin—and haunted him for years to come as the threat of copycat domestic terrorist killers increasingly became a reality. Detailing the dogged pursuit of Franklin that employed profiling, psychology and meticulous detective work, Douglas and Olshaker relate how the case was a make-or-break test for the still-experimental behavioral science unit and revealed a new type of, determined, mission-driven serial killer whose only motivation was hate. A riveting, cautio

ShadowMan Book

ShadowMan


  • Author : Ron Franscell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2022-03-01
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593199282

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ShadowMan Excerpt :

"Mindhunter crossed with American Gothic. This chilling story has the ghostly unease of a nightmare."—Michael Cannell, author of Incendiary: The Psychiatrist, the Mad Bomber and the Invention of Criminal Profiling The pulse-pounding account of the first time in history that the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit created a psychological profile to catch a serial killer On June 25, 1973, a seven-year-old girl went missing from the Montana campground where her family was vacationing. Somebody had slit open the back of their tent and snatched her from under their noses. None of them saw or heard anything. Susie Jaeger had vanished into thin air, plucked by a shadow. The largest manhunt in Montana’s history ensued, led by the FBI. As days stretched into weeks, and weeks into months, Special Agent Pete Dunbar attended a workshop at FBI Headquarters in Quantico, Virgina, led by two agents who had hatched a radical new idea: What if criminals left a psychological trail that would lead us to them? Patrick Mullany, a trained psychologist, and Howard Teten, a veteran criminologist, had created the Behavioral Science Unit to explore this new "voodoo" they called “criminal profiling.” At Dunbar’s request, Mullany and Teten built the FBI’s first profile of an unknown subject: the UnSub who had snatched Susie Jaeger and, a few months later, a nineteen-year-old waitress. When a suspect was finally arrested, the profile fit him to a T...

The New Predator  women who Kill Book

The New Predator women who Kill


  • Author : Deborah Schurman-Kauflin
  • Publisher : Algora Publishing
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 235
  • ISBN 10 : 9781892941589

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The New Predator women who Kill Excerpt :

Though the sensational title is a bit of a stretch the author reports that an estimated 50 to 75 serial killers are operating in the US at any time, of which seven or eight may be women this study provides an interesting addition to an area where criminologists have historically focused on men. Draw

Obsession Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Obsession


  • Author : John Douglas
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-12-11
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471109430

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Obsession Excerpt :

OBSESSION examines the many violent interpersonal crimes committed against women and the elderly, providing extraordinary insight into what motivates the perpetrators who commit them. With profiles of many well-known cases and criminals, as well as an invalubale chapter on how you can protect yourself and your loved ones from violence, John Douglas has written a groundbreaking book.

When a Killer Calls Book

When a Killer Calls


  • Author : John E. Douglas
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2022-02-01
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062979803

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When a Killer Calls Excerpt :

From John Douglas—the legendary FBI criminal profiler, #1 New York Times bestselling author, and inspiration for the Netflix show Mindhunter—comes a chilling journey inside the mind and crimes of Larry Gene Bell, one of the most dangerous serial killers Douglas confronted, and the desperate effort to identify and catch him. On May 31, 1985, two days before her high school graduation, Shari Smith was abducted from the driveway of her family home in South Carolina. Based on the crime scene and the abductor’s repeated and taunting calls to the family, law enforcement quickly realized they were dealing with a sophisticated and highly dangerous criminal. A letter arrived the next day entitled “Last Will & Testament,” in which Shari, knowing she was to be murdered, wrote bravely and achingly of her love for her parents, siblings, and boyfriend, saying that while they would miss her, she knew they would persevere through their faith. The abduction rocked her quiet town, triggering a massive manhunt and bringing in the FBI, which enlisted profiler John Douglas. A few days later, a phone call told the family where they could find Shari’s body. Then nine-year-old Debra May Helmick was kidnapped from her yard, confirming the harsh realization that Smith’s murder was no random act. A serial killer was evolving, and the only way to stop him would be to use the study of criminal behavior to anticipate his next move before he could kill again. Douglas devised a risky and emotionally fraught strategy to use Shari’s lookalike older sister Dawn as bait to draw out the unknown subject. Dawn and her parents courageously agreed. One of the most haunting investigations of Douglas’s storied career, this case details how the eerily accurate profile he created—alongside his carefully crafted and stage-managed manipulation of the killer’s psychology—combined with dedicated police work and cutting-edge forensic science to end a reign of criminal terror. As Shari’s fa