The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers: A Study of the Chilling Criminal Phenomenon, from the "Angels of Death" to the "Zodiac" Killerby Michael Newton
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From Jack the Ripper to the FBI's Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (VICAP), the Encyclopedia of Serial Killers provides an exhaustive overview of what is undoubtedly the most macabre and fascinating branch of crime and modern criminology. More than 240 entries and 70 photographs detail individual cases of serial murder from ancient Rome to the present day, law enforcement agents and their techniques, the factors that contribute to the development of a serial killer, and how society chooses to deal with and punish these vicious criminals.
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this book was fantastic!! it has great information. i own this book and i wasnt able to put it down! i just hope they make a smaller version of this book because its to big to carry it around.
I personally have this book . It's a must have ,I am a true lover of true crime serial killer books and would recommend this to whom ever loves to read these kind of books ,it's good for research or school projects (of true crime ) and of course it does give you the real look of how they really are and there acts ...ect . I own it and love it It's a must have . This book gives you detail of what you want to know .
I have read a few books similar to this one, where the authors try to list and briefly summarize every serial killer. No book however, comes this close to listing them all. I often find myself using this book to verify information, and rarely do I come across an individual not listed in it. The author put lots of research into this book, and even went so far as to list unsolved serial cases, which again was the most thorough listing I have ever seen. I highly recommend this book to those who want to learn more names in the world of serial killers. I also recommend this book to those researching in the area to use as a guidebook to look back upon when needed.
This book was very informative on different serial killers, some of there life and there sick habbits. Great book for the real reader of the serial killer.