Sexual Homicide: Patterns and Motives

Sexual Homicide: Patterns and Motives

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By (author) Robert K. Ressler, By (author) Ann W. Burgess, By (author) Douglas John E

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  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 258 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 229mm x 18mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 1 June 1995
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0028740637
  • ISBN 13: 9780028740638
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: 1, black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 147,415

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Who are the men committing the rising number of serial homicides in the U.S. -- and why do they kill? The increase in these violent crimes over the past decade has created an urgent need for more and better information about these men: their crime scene patterns, violent acts, and above all, their motivations for committing these shocking and repetitive murders. This authoritative book represents the data, findings, and implications of a long-term F.B.I.-sponsored study of serial sex killers. Specially trained F.B.I. agents examined thirty-six convicted, incarcerated sexual murderers to build a valuable new bank of information which reveals the world of the serial sexual killer in both quantitative and qualitative detail. Data was obtained from official psychiatric and criminal records, court transcripts, and prison reports, as well as from extensive interviews with the offenders themselves. Featured in this book is detailed information on the F.B.I.'s recently developed Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (VICAP) and a sample of an actual VICAP Crime Analysis Report Form.

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Pierce R. BrooksCaptain, L.A.P.D. (Retired)Provides an indispensable source of information and a clear understanding of the behavioral traits and psychological motives of the sexual killer. Sexual Homicide is by far the outstanding book in this field of study.