Murder in Wisconsin

Author: Jack Rosewood
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ISBN: 9781519411563
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While Wisconsin is now perhaps best known for its die-hard love of both the Green Bay Packers and its cheese, deep beneath the surface of Wisconsin history simmers a cesspool of nightmares that began before the term serial killer had been coined. The horror started when Ed Gein tried desperately to bring back his dead mother by first exhuming bodies, then by killing in order to harvest female body parts that he himself would wear. His story sparked a nation's macabre fascination with American serial killers, though its bizarre tale of grave robbing and decorating with the dead meant that when other true crime stories surfaced from the state, no one was terribly surprised. Ed Gein was among the first to undergo criminal profiling - was he transgender, a woman trapped in a man's body, or did he really just miss his mother? - but he would not be the last. Wisconsin's infamous list of true crime serial killers includes the lonely Jeffrey Dahmer, who attempted science experiments in hopes of creating a sex slave to call his own, sex criminal David Spanbauer, who preferred raping little girls when he got the chance, and Walter Ellis, who preyed on prostitutes because he thought he would be able to get away with it. Turns out, he could, for more than a decade.Wisconsin is full of secrets, and very bad men. This biography of four prolific serial killers steps into the heart of the state's madness, and is likely to make their nightmares yours, at least for a spine-tingling night or two, especially when you realize that what happens in the movies is sometimes horrifyingly real.

America Without the Death Penalty

Author: John F. Galliher
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9781555536398
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In 2000, Governor George Ryan of Illinois, a Republican and a supporter of the death penalty, declared a moratorium on executions in his state. In 2003 he commuted the death sentences of all Illinois prisoners on death row. Ryan contended that the application of the death penalty in Illinois had been arbitrary and unfair, and he ignited a new round of debate over the appropriateness of execution. Nationwide surveys indicate that the number of Americans who favor the death penalty is declining. As the struggle over capital punishment rages on, twelve states and the District of Columbia have taken bold measures to eliminate the practice. This landmark study is the first to examine the history and motivations of those jurisdictions that abolished capital punishment and have resisted the move to reinstate death penalty statutes.

Jeffrey Dahmer

Author: Jack Rosewood
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781545130438
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Few serial killers in history have garnered as much attention as Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer. Although Dahmer killed seventeen young men and boys, it was not so much the number of people he killed that makes him stand out among famous serial killers, but more so the acts of depravity that he committed on the corpses of his victims. In this true crime story you will read how Dahmer transitioned from a loner to serial killer, committing numerous unnatural acts along the way such as necrophilia and cannibalism. Following in the macabre tradition of another infamous Wisconsin serial killer-Ed Gein-Jeffrey Dahmer terrorized Milwaukee for most of the 1980s until he was finally captured in 1991. Perhaps one of the most frightening aspects of Jeffrey Dahmer's serial killer career was how easy he was able to lure his victims into his trap. Dahmer possessed above average intellect, was conventionally good looking, and usually had a calm demeanor that could disarm even the most paranoid of people. Because of these traits, Dahmer was able to evade justice numerous times, which allowed him to keep killing. Truly, Dahmer was able to fool his family, the police, his neighbors, and even the judicial system into believing that he was not a threat; but during the entire time his kill count increased and the body parts of his victims began to pile up around his apartment. Open the pages of this book to read a story that is among the most disturbing of all true crime serial killers. You will follow the course of Dahmer's life from an alcoholic outcast in high school to a vicious predator who stalked the streets of Milwaukee. Finally, you will read about Dahmer's trial, his jail house murder, and the impact that his many crimes had on Milwaukee.

Dark Dreams 2 0

Author: Charles Derry
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786456957
Format: PDF
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Greatly expanded and updated from the 1977 original, this new edition explores the evolution of the modern horror film, particularly as it reflects anxieties associated with the atomic bomb, the Cold War, 1960s violence, sexual liberation, the Reagan revolution, 9/11 and the Iraq War. It divides modern horror into three varieties (psychological, demonic and apocalyptic) and demonstrates how horror cinema represents the popular expression of everyday fears while revealing the forces that influence American ideological and political values. Directors given a close reading include Alfred Hitchcock, Brian De Palma, David Cronenberg, Guillermo Del Toro, Michael Haneke, Robert Aldrich, Mel Gibson and George A. Romero. Additional material discusses postmodern remakes, horror franchises and Asian millennial horror. This book also contains more than 950 frame grabs and a very extensive filmography.

Of Men and Monsters

Author: Richard Tithecott
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299156831
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Of Men and Monsters examines the serial killer as an American cultural icon, one that both attracts and repels. Richard Tithecott suggests that the stories we tell and the images we conjure of serial killers—real and fictional—reveal as much about mainstream culture and its values, desires, and anxieties as they do about the killers themselves.

The A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers

Author: Harold Schechter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416521747
Format: PDF
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A revised edition is comprised of hundreds of entries on serial murderers and their crimes, offering insight into the phenomenon of serial killing while sharing a wealth of well-publicized and lesser-known details. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Crimes of the Centuries Notorious Crimes Criminals and Criminal Trials in American History 3 volumes

Author: Steven Chermak Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610695941
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This multivolume resource is the most extensive reference of its kind, offering a comprehensive summary of the misdeeds, perpetrators, and victims involved in the most memorable crime events in American history. • Supports national standards curriculum • Offers an extensive selection of primary documents to encourage critical thinking and reading practice • Includes photos and illustrations to help bring content to life • Features sidebars with illuminating crime facts and interesting anecdotes

Across The Hall

Author: vernell bass
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1304131122
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Over twenty years ago an event occurred in Milwaukee, Wisconsin that shocked the nation as well as the world. His name has been spoken from lips of many people and continues to do so. It has never before been revealed about what it was like to live across the hall from one of the world's most evil serial killers. Imagine moving into what's considered to be one of the nicest buildings in a troublesome and drug infested area and soon after you begin to notice a horrible odor unlike anything you have ever smelled but there's no way of knowing what it is or where it's coming from? What would you do? It has never been written about how life was living in the Oxford Apartments in 1991 across the hall from Jeffrey Dahmer before now. My story tells what I did as I didn't have to imagine how it was. So come with me as I tell about my life, during a time when I lived only small steps away from the door of TERROR.

Psych

Author: Robert Bloch
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789607452009
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Like Hot Knives to the Brain

Author: Peter Wolfe
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780739108116
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James Ellroy's prose, in many ways as complex as any in the Western literary canon, strung together sensational stories of crime and catastrophe. The significance of his writing to Western culture has yet to be fully explored. Author Peter Wolfe offers us the first book-length study of Ellroy in English.