Sexual Homicide: Patterns and Motives- Paperback

Sexual Homicide: Patterns and Motives- Paperback

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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 more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 154.9 x 228.6 x 17.8mm | 226.8g
  • Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1, black & white illustrations
  • 0028740637
  • 9780028740638
  • 104,023

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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 more

About Robert K. Ressler

John Douglas has coauthor, with Mark Olshaker, numerous bestselling books including MINDHUNTER, JOURNEY INTO DARKNESS and ANATOMY OF MOTIVE (0684860813) published in February 2000. He is a highly respected criminal personality profiler and is the author of various articles and presentations on criminology. Mark Olshaker, in addition to his work with John Douglas, is an award-winning novelist and filmmaker. RUSLHA FIELDS, WILLIAM MORRAshow more

Table of contents

Contents Figures and Tables Preface Acknowledgments 1. The Study of Murder 2. Growing Up to Murder: The Social Environment and Formative Events 3. Preoccupation with Murder: Patterned Responses 4. Antecedent Behaviors and the Act of Murder 5. After the Murder 6. A Motivational Model for Sexual Homicide 7. The National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime 8. Crime Scene and Profile Characteristics of Organized and Disorganized Murderers 9. Criminal Profiling from Crime Scene Analysis 10. The Role of Forensic Pathology in Criminal Profiling James L. Luke, M.D. 11. Interviewing Convicted Murderers 12. The Police Artist and Composite Drawings Horace J. Heafner 13. The Victim's Family and Its Response to Trauma 14. Victims: Lessons Learned for Responses to Sexual Violence Daniel L. Carter, Robert A. Prentky, and Ann W. Burgess 15. Murderers: A Postscript Appendix: VICAP Crime Analysis Report Index About the Authorsshow more

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