What makes a serial killer? Only one man really knows. John Douglas. A man who has looked evil in the eye and made a vocation of understanding it. Now retired, Douglas can let us inside the FBI elite serial crime unit and into the disturbed minds of some of the most savage killers in the world.... show more
What makes a serial killer? Only one man really knows. John Douglas. A man who has looked evil in the eye and made a vocation of understanding it. Now retired, Douglas can let us inside the FBI elite serial crime unit and into the disturbed minds of some of the most savage killers in the world. The man who was the inspiration for Special Agent Jack Crawford in "The Silence of the Lambs" and who lent the film's makers his expertise explains how he invented and established the practice of criminal profiling; what it was like to submerge himself mentally in the world of serial killers to the point of 'becoming' both perpetrator and victim; and individual case histories including those of Jeffrey Dahmer, Charles Manson, Ted Bundy and the Atlanta child murders.
Publish date: April 28th 1997
Edition language: English
, True Crime
Series: Mindhunter (#1)
Part autobiography, part true crime, and part history of the FBI’s development of criminal profiling, this book kept me absorbed while waiting in line, avoiding chores, and at the ballpark waiting for the game to start. Not only does the author discuss how their theories were developed and tested, h...
Dennis Rader, znany jako BTK, Dusiciel BTK lub Dusiciel z Wichita – amerykański seryjny morderca. Zabił 10 osób w miejscowości Wichita w stanie Kansas. Jego „aktywność” została zarejestrowana w latach 1974 – 1991. Nie będę więcej zdradzał, ale warto wspomnieć o tej osobie, bo w serialu Mindhunter wy...
Ok, this is pure wow. The fact that the author doesn't adopt the 'holier than thou stance' so common with law enforcement makes this an extremely enjoyable as well as worthwhile read.Q:In high school, I was already six foot two, which I used to my advantage. Talent-wise, we were a so-so team in a go...
Interesting read. This guy was at the heart of the development of the profiling unit of the FBI, and reading about how he developed his techniques for understanding the mind of a serial killer (largely a process of semi-educated trial and error) was pretty fascinating. I don't know how much his co...
John Douglas' best book. I would give it more stars if I could. It took me alot longer to read this book because of the detailed information in it. That being said, I would read it again in a moments notice..it was so good
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