Guilty by Reason of Insanity

Author: Dorothy Otnow Lewis, Ph.D.
Publisher: Ivy Books
ISBN: 0307556557
Format: PDF, ePub
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A psychiatrist and an internationally recognized expert on violence, Dorothy Otnow Lewis has spent the last quarter century studying the minds of killers. Among the notorious murderers she has examined are Ted Bundy, Arthur Shawcross, and Mark David Chapman, the man who shot John Lennon. Now she shares her groundbreaking discoveries--and the chilling encounters that led to them. From a juvenile court in Connecticut to the psychiatric wards of New York City's Bellevue Hospital, from maximum security prisons to the corridors of death row, Lewis and her colleague, the eminent neurologist Jonathan Pincus, search to understand the origins of violence. GUILTY BY REASON OF INSANITY is an utterly absorbing odyssey that will forever change the way you think about crime, punishment, and the law itself. From the Paperback edition.

Guilty By Reason Of Insanity

Author: Dorothy Otnow Lewis
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409007790
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A psychiatrist and an internationally recognized expert on violence, Dorothy Otnow Lewis has spent the last quarter century studying the minds of killers. Among the notorious murderers she has examined are Ted Bundy, Arthur Shawcross and Mark David Chapman, the man who shot John Lennon. Now she shares her groundbreaking discoveries -and the chilling encounters that led to them. From a juvenile court in Connecticut to the psychiatric wards of New York City's Bellevue Hospital, from maximum security prisons to the corridors of death row, Lewis and her colleague, the eminent neurologist Jonathan Pincus, search to understand the origins of violence. Concluding with a chilling interview with an executioner -a killer sanctioned by the state - Guilty by Reason of Insanity is an utterly absorbing odyssey that will forever change the way you think about crime, punishment and the law itself.

Profiling and Serial Crime

Author: Wayne Petherick
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0124059015
Format: PDF, Docs
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Profiling and Serial Crime examines the principles of behavioral profiling and then applies them to serial crime. This book is a completely revised and updated edition of an excellent text on behavioral profiling and serial crime. It provides a theoretical and practical foundation for understanding the motivation and dynamics in a range of serial offenses. Part I of the book deals with the history, crucial issues, methods, theory, and treatment in the mainstream media. Part II discusses serial crime in detail, including bullying, stalking, rape, murder, and arson. The title of this edition reflects the focus on profiling as well as serial crime and has been updated throughout with the latest research. New to this edition are five all-new chapters, including serial harassment and cyber-bullying and the motivations of victim and offender; two replacement chapters on serial rape and serial arson; enhanced pedagogy to keep students focused on what’s important; and new ancillary materials for both instructor and student. The book consists of ancillary online materials for instructors and students, including lecture slides, test bank and case studies. Numerous case examples are included to show the real world uses of behavioral profiling in investigations. This book will appeal to professionals and students in criminal justice and forensic psychology programs, as well as those taking courses in criminal profiling, especially courses on serial crime. Provides a theoretical and practical foundation for understanding the motivation and dynamics in a range of serial offenses Ancillary online materials for instructors and students, including lecture slides, test bank and case studies Numerous case examples show the real world uses of behavioral profiling in investigations

Base Instincts

Author: Jonathan H. Pincus
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393323238
Format: PDF
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A neurologist journeys into the minds of serial killers and other violent criminals to determine what triggers the violent instinct and actions, linking violent criminal behavior to a combination of a brain predisposed to neurologic damage and mental illness with an abusive environment that permanently damages the developing brain. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

Shrunk

Author: John Thomas Dalby
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780994735249
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Women in Criminal Justice is Book Four in the Durvile True Cases Series and in it, Canadian women judges and criminal lawyers tell of cases that they have found particularly challenging. Some were disquieting/perplexing or had surprising turns, many are high-profile, and many continue to have interesting social or personal effect. Unique to this book, are distinctly women's perspectives, and many chapters deal with sexual assault, Indigenous, child protection and motherhood, mental health, LGBTQ+, immigration, terrorism, and other vitally pertinent issues of the decade.

The Measure of Madness

Author: Cheryl Paradis
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 0806534176
Format: PDF, Docs
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Enter the “fascinating” and frightening world of modern forensic psychology as experienced by one of the most respected practitioners in the field today (Robert K. Tanenbaum, New York Times–bestselling author). At the heart of countless crimes lie the mysteries of the human mind. In this eye-opening book, Dr. Cheryl Paradis draws back the curtain on the fascinating world of forensic psychology, and revisits the most notorious and puzzling cases she has handled in her multifaceted career. Her riveting, sometimes shocking stories reveal the crucial and often surprising role forensic psychology plays in the pursuit of justice—in which the accused may truly believe their own bizarre lies, creating a world that pushes them into committing horrific, violent crimes. Join Dr. Paradis in a stark concrete cell with the indicted as she takes on the daunting task of mapping the suspect’s madness or exposing it as fakery. Take a front-row seat in a tense, packed courtroom, where her testimony can determine an individual’s fate—or if justice will be truly served. The criminal thought process has never been so intimately revealed—or so darkly compelling—as in this “excellent and entertaining” journey into the darkest corners of the human mind (Booklist).

Hunting Humans

Author: Elliott Leyton
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 155199643X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this classic study, Elliott Leyton challenges the conventional idea of serial murderers as deranged madmen. He explores the twisted – but comprehensible – motives of a half-dozen notorious killers: Edmund Emil Kemper, Theodore Robert Bundy, Albert DeSalvo (“The Boston Strangler”), David Richard Berkowitz (“Son of Sam”), Mark James Robert Essex, and Charles Starkweather. In the process of describing their crimes Leyton exposes the cold rationality that underlies their apparent pointlessness. The result is startling: a revelatory text on a deeply troubling topic. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Serial Killers

Author: Rodney Cannon
Publisher: Pronoun
ISBN: 1537854216
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Albert Fish was a rapist, a child killer and a cannibal who not satisfied with the torture and murders of his young victims would write to the parents to detail all of the vile things he did to the children. One such letter in this book. Albert Fish may have been the sickest serial killer to ever live. He would keep his young victims alive for days and beat them constantly to tenderize their flesh for cooking. John Wayne Gacy, the Killer Clown, who raped and murdered young men then buried their bodies beneath his home. The Hillside Stranglers were a pair of cousins who for months terrorized the state of California. These two sadistic creatures would kidnap women, rape them and then strangle them to death before dumping their bodies along hillsides. No one would be safe from them, prostitutes, students, and children would be targeted by them. Rarely in the history of the world has two men worked so effectively together as killers. Carl Panzram bragged about murdering twenty-one men. He claimed to have raped over one thousand men and boys. This evil creature promised to kill anyone who bothered him and by keeping that promise with the murder of a fellow inmate finally got him the death penalty that he deserved. The Boston Strangler Albert Henry DeSalvo terrorized a major America city. The rapes and murders that were committed between 1962-64 are legendary. Thirteen women were sexually assaulted and strangled between the ages of 19 -85 years of age. Russian serial killer, Andrei Chikatilo murdered at least fifty-two women and children. This Russian madman had free rein for almost two decades to prey on the innocent because he lived in a country that until he came along refused to believe that a serial killer could exist there. H.H. Holmes is considered by many to be America’s first serial Killer. This man confessed to twenty-seven murders, but the actual number could be over two hundred murders. Men, women, children, his family members, his children, friends and enemies, no one was off limits to this man who actually earned a degree as a medical doctor.

Children and Animals

Author: Frank R. Ascione
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN:
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Animal abuse has been an acknowledged problem for centuries, but only within the past few decades has scientific research provided evidence that the maltreatment of animals often overlaps with violence toward people. The variants of violence, including builying or assaults in a schoolyard, child abuse in homes, violence between adult intimate partners, community hostility in our streets and neighborhoods, and even the context of war, are now the subject of concerted research efforts. Very often, the association of these forms of violence with crueity to animals has been found. The perpetrators of such inhumane treatment are often children and adolescents. Children and Animals: Exploring the Roots of Kindness and Cruelty presents the current scientific and professional wisdom about the relation between the maltreatment of animals and interpersonal violence directed toward other human beings. However, the author, Frank R. findings in language that will be understandable to parents, teachers, counselors, clergy, animal welfare professionals, foster parents, mental health professionals, youth workers, law enforcement professionals, and any one else whose work or interest crosses into the lives of children and adolescents.