Inside the Minds of Serial Killers

Author: Katherine M. Ramsland
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275990992
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Examines the variety of serial killers and explains how they work, why they do what they do, who they are and what makes them kill

Inside the Minds of Mass Murderers

Author: Katherine M. Ramsland
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275984755
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From Waco to Columbine High School, Ramsdale examines the phenomenon of mass murder and reveals the distinct psychological dynamics of perpetrators of this crime. Arguing that mass killers can be identified before they strike, the author provides common red flags that may identify these criminals before they embark on their missions of violence.

My Life Among the Serial Killers

Author: Dr. Helen Morrison
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780061809590
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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.

The Mind of a Murderer Privileged Access to the Demons that Drive Extreme Violence

Author: Katherine Ramsland
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313386730
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This unique history of the last 100 years of criminal psychology shares insights about infamous murderers from the psychiatrists and other trained psychological professionals who analyzed and treated them. • 18 primary case histories, with comparisons to several other cases for comparison • Chronological arrangement of cases, showcasing a century in the development of forensic psychology

Inside the Minds of Serial Killers

Author: Katherine M. Ramsland
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275990992
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Examines the variety of serial killers and explains how they work, why they do what they do, who they are and what makes them kill

Serial Killers and Sadistic Murderers Up Close and Personal

Author: Jack Levin
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1615920757
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Foreword by Robert K. Ressler, FBI (ret.), Founder and Former Director of the Violent Criminal Apprehension ProgramAbsolutely gripping from the first page to the last. Drawing from his vast experience of researching serial killers Jack Levin takes the reader into the minds of some of the most calculating murderers and lets us feel what it is like to be in close proximity to them. Chilling, but compelling, this book is essential reading for all those with an interest in criminology and criminal justice, and for those with simply a desire to look inside some of the darkest criminal minds.-PAUL IGANSKI, Lancaster University, UK, Author of Hate Crime and the CityA remarkable book by a remarkable man, a genuine expert. No one in this country knows more about mass murder than Jack Levin.-THOMAS J. COTTLE, Professor of Education, Boston UniversityDr. Jack Levin provides us with an insightful look into the mind of serial killer. I find it intriguing and an enlightening experience to read one of his books.-HENRY C. LEE, Ph.D., Chief Emeritus, Connecticut Forensic Science Laboratory, Distinguished Professor, University of New HavenAfter twenty-five years of investigating, analyzing, and interviewing serial killers, their family members, neighbors, and even surviving victims, Jack Levin has become one of the world's most respected experts on the motivations and modus operandi of dangerous criminals. In this gripping book, he taps his wealth of experience with the criminal mind to offer lessons for law enforcement and the general public about how serial killers think, as well as the conditions under which hideous murders typically occur. These lessons, he hopes, will lead to more effective ways to thwart such crimes in the future.Levin's face-to-face meetings and correspondence with such notorious murderers as the Hillside strangler (Kenneth Bianchi) and Orville Lynn Majors (the male nurse who was convicted of killing numerous patients in his charge) reveal that these types of killers are not motivated by money, revenge, or rage. In fact, the only motivation seems to be a sadistic craving for power and a need to feel in control. Levin also, for the first time, lets down his guard and reveals what it feels like to be seated so close to such cold-blooded killers.Many killers, as Levin points out, are meticulous planners. Levin has found that even in situations that appear spontaneous, for instance a workplace shooting by a disgruntled employee, the deed is carefully thought out and prepared for in advance.Another factor that consistently emerges in conversations with killers who have committed the most heinous of acts is the total absence of remorse or any notion of moral responsibility. Murder appears to be easy for these criminals and they kill with a feeling of complete impunity.Levin also notes the skillfully deceptive facades that such murderers are able to affect. They are extremely adept liars (he admits to having been fooled!), who enjoy playing mind games, even though outwardly they seem above suspicion. This is one reason they are so dangerous and difficult for investigators to track down and prosecute.This chilling glimpse into the minds of some of the worst criminals makes a valuable contribution to criminology and is a must-read for both true-crime buffs and law enforcement professionals.Jack Levin, PhD (Boston, MA), is the Brudnick Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Northeastern University, as well as the director of the Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict. He is the author of many critically acclaimed books on criminology, including Why We Hate (with Gordana Rabrenovic), Overkill (with James Alan Fox), Hate Crimes Revisited (with J. McDevitt), and The Violence of Hate, and is frequently quoted in the national media. He often appears on national television, including Today, Oprah, The O'Reilly Factor, Larry King Live, 20/20, 48 Hours, Dateline NBC, and many other programs.

Inside the Mind of a Killer

Author: Jean-Francois Abgrall
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1861976569
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True crime at its most potent: a riveting account of tracking down and convicting an evil serial killer by the detective who trapped him.

Silent Rage

Author: Michael Newton
Publisher: The Write Thought, Inc
ISBN: 1618092030
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—Inside the mind of one of the nation’s most feared thrill killers— “Silent Rage” is the shocking true history of serial killer Carroll Edward “Eddie” Cole. Raised by an abusive mother and weak father, Cole accomplished his first murder before he was ten years old. He went on to murder at least 14 women. Sexual attacks, necrophilia, and cannibalization peppered his wanderings. Backed by 32 weeks of exclusive interviews with Cole and years of exhaustive research, Michael Newton paints one of the most chilling true portraits of the development of a sociopathic personality ever made available to the public. Newton traces Cole’s gruesome career across four decades, until Cole’s execution by the state of Nevada. ***** They are law enforcement’s most elusive prey. More dangerous than hitmen, gang assassins, and crowd snipers, the “recreational killer” is almost impossible to capture. Choosing their victims at random, drifting from town to town, their brutal crimes leave a smoking trail of bloodshed across the nation—and many of them are never apprehended until they decide to turn themselves in. This year, 3,500 “thrill killings” will go unsolved. Cole’s story is a searing lesson in the horror of crimes like this—and the terrifying inability of our society to prevent them.