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Anatomy of a Serial Killer

By Perry Johnson
  • ISBN Code: : 1532012349
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
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Drew Hunt a suspected international serial killer, wakes up to find he has been abducted for reasons unbeknownst to him. He vainly attempts to escape his captors, waking once again to the reality of being methodically tortured. Dr. Thomas Max Maxwell, a forensic psychologist, wounded in the line of Duty. He is tormented with the idea of his wife having been a victim of a predatory killer. Prominent surgeon Dr. Phyllis Leigh watched her life crumble when her daughter disappeared. They both believe Hunt is responsible for the deaths of their loved ones and will not stop until they can discover the truthand quickly, before the FBI discovers what theyve done. Together Max and Leigh attempt to delve into the psyche of Drew Hunt and his bizarre world. Only to learn bit-by-bit exactly what makes up the Anatomy of a Serial Killer.

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  • Pdf File: dark-dreams.pdf

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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 criminals to justice. Dark Dreams is a 2002 Edgar Award Nominee for Best Fact Crime.

The World Encyclopedia of Serial Killers, Volume Four T–Z

By Susan Hall
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  • Publisher : WildBlue Press
  • Book Code : 1952225353
  • Total of Pages : 527
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 766
  • Pdf File: the-world-encyclopedia-of-serial-killers-volume-four-t-z.pdf

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The 4th volume of this comprehensive work features hundreds of serial killers from Sacramento to Soviet Russia—plus numerous unsolved cases. The World Encyclopedia of Serial Killers is the most complete reference guide on the subject, featuring more than 1,600 entries about the lives and crimes of serial killers from around the world. Defined by the FBI as a person who murders three or more people with a hiatus of weeks or months between murders, the serial killer has presented unique and terrifying challenges to have walked among us since the dawn of time—a fact this extensive record makes chillingly clear. The series concludes with Volume Four, T-Z. Entries include the Terminator Anatoly Yuriyovych Onoprienko; Trailside Killer David Joseph Carpenter; Vampire of Sacramento Richard Trenton Chase; and the Voroshilovgrad Maniac Zaven Almazyan; plus the unsolved cases of the Adelaide Child Murders; the Axeman of New Orleans; the Chillicothe Killer; the Dead Women of Juarez; the Korea Frog Boy Murders; and the Volga Maniac.

Seven Days of Rage

By Paul LaRosa,Maria Cramer
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1439172870
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 951
  • Pdf File: seven-days-of-rage.pdf

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From a producer of 48 Hours Mystery and The Boston Globe reporter comes the full account of the shocking crime spree of the infamous Craigslist Killer. In this “detailed and absorbing” (The Boston Globe) true crime book, discover the many mysteries behind the secret life of the brilliant and well-liked Boston University medical student who came to be known as the Craigslist Killer. How was he able to conceal his dark side to all who knew him, even his sweet and trusting fiancée? What was his motivation to use the online bulletin board to find his victims? And what were the clues—pieces of an astonishing puzzle—that led Boston police to arrest the clean-cut, all-American young man with no criminal record who was in reality an out-of-control thrill seeker hiding a lethal sexual life?

Pretend We’re Dead

By Annalee Newitz
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  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Book Code : 0822387859
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 295
  • Pdf File: pretend-we-re-dead.pdf

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In Pretend We’re Dead, Annalee Newitz argues that the slimy zombies and gore-soaked murderers who have stormed through American film and literature over the past century embody the violent contradictions of capitalism. Ravaged by overwork, alienated by corporate conformity, and mutilated by the unfettered lust for profit, fictional monsters act out the problems with an economic system that seems designed to eat people whole. Newitz looks at representations of serial killers, mad doctors, the undead, cyborgs, and unfortunates mutated by their involvement with the mass media industry. Whether considering the serial killer who turns murder into a kind of labor by mass producing dead bodies, or the hack writers and bloodthirsty actresses trapped inside Hollywood’s profit-mad storytelling machine, she reveals that each creature has its own tale to tell about how a freewheeling market economy turns human beings into monstrosities. Newitz tracks the monsters spawned by capitalism through b movies, Hollywood blockbusters, pulp fiction, and American literary classics, looking at their manifestations in works such as Norman Mailer’s “true life novel” The Executioner’s Song; the short stories of Isaac Asimov and H. P. Lovecraft; the cyberpunk novels of William Gibson and Marge Piercy; true-crime books about the serial killers Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer; and movies including Modern Times (1936), Donovan’s Brain (1953), Night of the Living Dead (1968), RoboCop (1987), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), and Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001). Newitz shows that as literature and film tell it, the story of American capitalism since the late nineteenth century is a tale of body-mangling, soul-crushing horror.

Ian McEwan

By Sebastian Groes
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 1623561914
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 938
  • Pdf File: ian-mcewan.pdf

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Ian McEwan is one of the most significant, and controversial, British novelists working today. His books are both critically - and academically - acclaimed and embraced by readers across the world. Although primarily a novelist, he has also written short stories, television plays, a libretto, a children's book and a film adaptation. Across these many forms his work retains a distinctive character that explores questions of morality, place and history, nationhood, sexuality and gender. Now fully updated for its second edition, this guide brings together a collection of new critical perspectives on McEwan's oeuvre, not only covering the early works and his writing for the screen but also incorporating detailed and original analyses of the later work, including new readings of his latest books, Solar and Sweet Tooth. With an updated and extended guide to further critical reading on McEwan, the book also includes an interview with the author himself, a chronology of his life, work and times and the full text of a lost early McEwan short story.


By John E. Douglas,Mark Olshaker
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 0684864479
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 675
  • Pdf File: mindhunter.pdf

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Now a Netflix original series Discover the classic, behind-the-scenes chronicle of John E. Douglas’ twenty-five-year career in the FBI Investigative Support Unit, where he used psychological profiling to delve into the minds of the country’s most notorious serial killers and criminals. In chilling detail, the legendary Mindhunter takes us behind the scenes of some of his most gruesome, fascinating, and challenging cases—and into the darkest recesses of our worst nightmares. During his twenty-five year career with the Investigative Support Unit, Special Agent John Douglas became a legendary figure in law enforcement, pursuing some of the most notorious and sadistic serial killers of our time: the man who hunted prostitutes for sport in the woods of Alaska, the Atlanta child murderer, and Seattle's Green River killer, the case that nearly cost Douglas his life. As the model for Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs, Douglas has confronted, interviewed, and studied scores of serial killers and assassins, including Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, and Ed Gein, who dressed himself in his victims' peeled skin. Using his uncanny ability to become both predator and prey, Douglas examines each crime scene, reliving both the killer's and the victim's actions in his mind, creating their profiles, describing their habits, and predicting their next moves.

My Life Among the Serial Killers

By Dr. Helen Morrison,Harold Goldberg
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  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Book Code : 0061809594
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 757
  • Pdf File: my-life-among-the-serial-killers.pdf

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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.

Criminal & Behavioral Profiling

By Curt R. Bartol,Anne M. Bartol
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  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Book Code : 1452289085
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 716
  • Pdf File: criminal-behavioral-profiling.pdf

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Criminal and Behavioral Profiling, by well-established authors Curt and Anne Bartol, presents a realistic and empirically-based look at the theory, research, and practice of modern criminal profiling. Designed for use in a variety of criminal justice and psychology courses, the book delves into the process of identifying distinctive behavioral tendencies, geographical locations, demographic and biographical descriptors of an offender (or offenders), and sometimes personality traits, based on characteristics of the crime. Timely literature and case studies from the rapidly growing international research in criminal profiling help students understand the best practices, major pitfalls, and psychological concepts that are key to this process.

A Companion to Reality Television

By Laurie Ouellette
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118599748
  • Total of Pages : 592
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 152
  • Pdf File: a-companion-to-reality-television.pdf

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International in scope and more comprehensive than existingcollections, A Companion to Reality Television presents acomplete guide to the study of reality, factual and nonfictiontelevision entertainment, encompassing a wide range of formats andincorporating cutting-edge work in critical, social and politicaltheory. Original in bringing cutting-edge work in critical, social andpolitical theory into the conversation about reality TV Consolidates the latest, broadest range of scholarship on thepolitics of reality television and its vexed relationship toculture, society, identity, democracy, and “ordinarypeople” in the media Includes primetime reality entertainment as well as precursorssuch as daytime talk shows in the scope of discussion Contributions from a list of international, leading scholars inthis field

The Unsolved "Murder" of Adam Walsh

By Arthur Jay Harris
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  • Publisher : Arthur Jay Harris
  • Book Code : 1439236275
  • Total of Pages : 361
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 581
  • Pdf File: the-unsolved-murder-of-adam-walsh.pdf

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Disputing the police, investigative author and journalist Arthur Jay Harris shows why the 1981 kidnapper and murderer of 6-year-old Adam Walsh, son of John Walsh, is serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.

Box Set: Until Proven Innocent and The Unsolved Murder of Adam Walsh Books One and Two

By Arthur Jay Harris
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  • Publisher : Arthur Jay Harris
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 771
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 858
  • Pdf File: box-set.pdf

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UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT The prosecutor was no longer sure both murder defendants were guilty. So he asked his dad -- the real-life Kojak. A mother's dying, gasping call to 911: "My husband! My baby!" In her secluded ranch house, she'd been stabbed with a kitchen knife. Her husband, infant and elderly father-in-law had all been shot in the head, point-blank. For three years, police had two suspects under surveillance, then arrest. Both faced the death penalty. But prosecutor Brian Cavanagh began to doubt that the defendants were partners. So he consulted with his father, a retired NYPD cop whose reputation for savvy sleuthing had inspired the creation of one of the most beloved characters in television history. Now the question was: Could Dad help solve the case? THE UNSOLVED MURDER OF ADAM WALSH The famous missing child case of Adam Walsh, a 6-year-old last seen at a Sears in a shopping mall in Hollywood, Florida, in July 1981 was the worst nightmare imaginable. Two weeks later, a child's severed head was found and identified as Adam. No one has ever been arrested for the crime. For the most part, the case's narration has been told by the victims, Adam's parents Reve and John Walsh. However, there has been another voice, independent investigative journalist and author of five True Crime books about Florida, Arthur Jay Harris, who has continued to write about it for two decades, and has worked on it with ABC News, The Miami Herald, and others. The deeply-researched story he tells disputes almost everything that everyone in the public has been led to believe. IN BOOK ONE, Harris shows that the taker of Adam was most likely not the drifter Ottis Toole, as police now say, but rather the serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, who was arrested ten years later with eleven severed heads in his apartment. Harris documented him by a police report living near Hollywood as a transient about when Adam disappeared. That report had him supposedly finding a dead body in an alley behind where he worked. The report referred to a meter and storage room steps away where Harris and ABC News found blood droplets rising up a wall next to a lumberman's axe and a sledgehammer. Was this Dahmer's doing? Further, Dahmer was identified by seven police witnesses who said they saw him at the mall with or near Adam when he was taken. One of those witnesses said he saw him throw Adam into a blue van and get away. Where Dahmer worked there was a blue van, easily and often taken for personal use, without permission. Early on, a blue getaway van was Hollywood's first, best clue. IN BOOK TWO, Harris shows that all the official files are incredibly missing the most customary documents that would prove the ID of the found child who was said to be Adam. Among the documents missing are the autopsy report, a forensic dental report (considering that the ID was strictly based on a tooth comparison), and Adam's dental chart and dental X-rays. An investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement confirmed his finding. In fact, the ID was not only shoddy and inadequate but is overwhelmingly likely wrong. In Adam's last photo he was clearly missing both his top front teeth. A police crime scene photo, never before published, shows the found child had a mostly-in buck tooth -- a top left front tooth. Harris consulted a number of pediatric and forensic dental and medical examiner experts who confirmed the obvious: there wasn't enough time for Adam to have grown it in that far. All that would have been exposed at a court trial -- but more than 30 years after Adam's disappearance, there has never been one. Did police end the search for Adam too soon? Could Adam still be alive? In fact not so impossible, Harris found...

The Anatomy of Wake-Up Calls Volume 1

By Dr. Feridoun Shawn Shahmoradian
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 149177987X
  • Total of Pages : 120
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 188
  • Pdf File: the-anatomy-of-wake-up-calls-volume-1.pdf

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This collection of essays asks tough questions about religion, poverty, and human interactions. Each essay is meant to be read separately, and they cover everything from terrorism and God, to the afterlife and freedomand much more. While a connecting link might not be immediately apparent, as a whole, the essays will help readers grasp wisdom. In Killing in the Name of Allah (God), the author takes aim at religious fanatics, writing, You act as if the omnipotent God, our omnipresent Father, is somehow the predecessor or successor of Genghis Khan, hovering over the innocent as if he were the commander of hatred and suffering. You act as if our God is a warlord, demonic and ferocious, extending his arm through your bloodied sleeves, upholding celestial rules and the laws of divinity through violence. In Thoughts about God, he writes, The most important self-defense move that you can ever make is to believe in and seek God. In a consumer-oriented society that is intensely materially based, profit is becoming the sole purpose and is replacing God in peoples hearts. Gain insights on spirituality, existence, and the nature of good and evil with The Anatomy of Wake-up Calls.

The Process and Structure of Crime

By Robert Meier,Leslie Kennedy,Vincent Sacco
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351327070
  • Total of Pages : 317
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 407
  • Pdf File: the-process-and-structure-of-crime.pdf

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Criminology has developed strong methodological tools over the past decades, establishing itself as a competitive, sophisticated, and independent social science. Perhaps because of its emphasis on matters of design, methodology, and quantitative analysis, criminology has had few significant advances in theory. Advances in Criminological Theory is the first series exclusively dedicated to the dissemination of original work on criminological theory.The Process and Structure of Crime, the ninth volume in this landmark series, is a thorough overview of the conceptual and empirical issues raised by the adoption of a criminal event perspective, which takes into account the multifaceted character of human behavior. This book is divided into three sections: conceptual bases of criminal events, the criminal event perspective itself, and responses to criminal events. Contributors analyze and explore a wide range of topics, including: how interpersonal routines are structured through past experience; the influence of social context on interpersonal routines; criminal opportunity and its impact on criminal events; the significance of neighborhood context; the effect of victimization and fear; how problem-oriented policing efforts need to be informed by and reflect the problems of repeat offenders, repeat victims, and hot spots of crime; and finally, how changes in the physical environment constrain or limit criminal opportunities. This fascinating work will be beneficial to criminologists, sociologists, and scholars of legal studies.Contributors to this volume include: Leslie W. Kennedy, Erin Gibbs Van Brunschot, Robert F. Meier, Mark Warr, Christopher Birkbeck, Luis Gerardo Gabaldon, Kriss A. Drass, Terance D. Miethe, Julie Horney, Jeffrey Fagan, Deanna L. Wilkinson, Robert J. Buskirk, Jr., Vincent F. Sacco, Ross Macmillan, John E. Eck, Paul J. Brantingham, and Pat Brantingham.

The Evolution of Black Women in Television

By Imani M. Cheers
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1315511231
  • Total of Pages : 114
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 396
  • Pdf File: the-evolution-of-black-women-in-television.pdf

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This book seeks to interrogate the representation of Black women in television. Cheers explores how the increase of Black women in media ownership and creative executive roles (producers, showrunners, directors and writers) in the last 30 years affected the fundamental cultural shift in Black women’s representation on television, which in turn parallels the political, social, economic and cultural advancements of Black women in America from 1950 to 2016. She also examines Black women as a diverse television audience, discussing how they interact and respond to the constantly evolving television representation of their image and likeness, looking specifically at how social media is used as a tool of audience engagement.