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Born to be Killers: The Complexity of Abnormal Human Behaviour ...
     

Born to be Killers: The Complexity of Abnormal Human Behaviour ...

by Ray Black
 

What is it that turns someone into a cold-blooded killer? It is more than evil, more than bad genes, more than horrible childhoods. In this volume the stories reveal the complexity of abnormal human behaviour. In some cases the reason appears to be psychosis or demonic voices, for others, overpowering compulsions with deep psychological roots and for some killing

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What is it that turns someone into a cold-blooded killer? It is more than evil, more than bad genes, more than horrible childhoods. In this volume the stories reveal the complexity of abnormal human behaviour. In some cases the reason appears to be psychosis or demonic voices, for others, overpowering compulsions with deep psychological roots and for some killing is better than sex and the only way they can achieve total gratification. Ted Bundy, Jack the Ripper, Jeffrey Dahmer, Richard Chase, Andrei Chikatilo and many more.

Part One : Children who Kill – what makes them kill? including Mary and Norma Bell, Jessie Holtmeyer, Larry Schwartz

Part Two : Men who Kill – these men are monsters including The Yorkshire Ripper, The Cannibal Killer,The Boston Strangler, The Ultimate Psycho, The Real Dracula.

Part Three : Women who Kill – can women be a cold-blooded as men? including Elizabeth Bathory, Lizzie Borden, Velma Barfield, Mary Ann Cotton, Florida's Black Widow.

Part Four : Couples who Kill – torturous teams including Fred and Rosemary West

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781907795367
Publisher:
Omnipress
Publication date:
12/20/2010
Series:
True Crime
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
537,425
File size:
1 MB

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What is it that turns someone into a cold-blooded killer? It is more than evil, more than bad genes, more than horrible childhoods. In this volume the stories reveal the complexity of abnormal human behaviour. In some cases the reason appears to be psychosis or demonic voices, for others, overpowering compulsions with deep psychological roots and for some killing is better than sex and the only way they can achieve total gratification. Ted Bundy, Jack the Ripper, Jeffrey Dahmer, Richard Chase, Andrei Chikatilo and many more.

Part One : Children who Kill – what makes them kill? including Mary and Norma Bell, Jessie Holtmeyer, Larry Schwartz

Part Two : Men who Kill – these men are monsters including The Yorkshire Ripper, The Cannibal Killer,The Boston Strangler, The Ultimate Psycho, The Real Dracula.

Part Three : Women who Kill – can women be a cold-blooded as men? including Elizabeth Bathory, Lizzie Borden, Velma Barfield, Mary Ann Cotton, Florida's Black Widow.

Part Four : Couples who Kill – torturous teams including Fred and Rosemary West

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