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The Evil That Men Do: FBI Profiler Roy Hazelwood's Journey into the Minds of Sexual Predators
     

The Evil That Men Do: FBI Profiler Roy Hazelwood's Journey into the Minds of Sexual Predators

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by Stephen G. Michaud, Roy Hazelwood
 

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Twenty-two years in the FBI, sixteen of them as a member of the Bureau's Behavioral Science Unit. Thousands of homicides, rapes, suicides, and other gruesome crimes. Roy Hazelwood, like many investigators, has seen it all. But unlike most, he's gone further -- into the dark and twisted psyches of serial killers and sadistic sexual offenders -- and has emerged as

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Twenty-two years in the FBI, sixteen of them as a member of the Bureau's Behavioral Science Unit. Thousands of homicides, rapes, suicides, and other gruesome crimes. Roy Hazelwood, like many investigators, has seen it all. But unlike most, he's gone further -- into the dark and twisted psyches of serial killers and sadistic sexual offenders -- and has emerged as one of the world's foremost experts on the sexual criminal.

Now, acclaimed true-crime writer Stephen G. Michaud takes you into the heart of Hazelwood's work through dozens of startling cases, including those of the Lonely Heart Killer, the "Ken and Barbie" killings, the Atlanta Child Murders, and many more. Here Michaud and Hazelwood go beyond the lurid details, to a deeper understanding of the depraved minds behind the grisly crimes, in a stark, startling, and fascinating work you will not soon forget.

Editorial Reviews

Christopher Lehmann-Haupt
...[Y]ou learn so much...that by the end...you may find you are able to put together many of the clues in [a typical case]....The bad news is that in...41 [cases]...he could find no comprehensive reason, as he puts it, "why some people act out and others don't," although he still believes the answer has to to with self-perception.
The New York Times
Library Journal
Hazelwood helped found the FBI's Violent Criminal Apprehension Program along with Robert Ressler and John Douglas, who have both written best sellers on the subject. Now it's his turn.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429963541
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
256,818
File size:
1 MB

What People are Saying About This

Linda A. Fairstein
Nobody knows this territory better than Roy Hazelwood. He was first to explore the world of sexual predators, and charted it with an accuracy and insight that those of us who followed after have used for guidance ever since. In this outstanding book, Hazelwood takes us all with him into the belly of the beast--and more important, into the mind of the beast." -- Chief of the Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit, Manhattan District Attorney's Office
Jack Olsen
"Star profiler Roy Hazelwood and true-crime guru Stephen G. Michaud--what a combination! For criminologists and crime buffs alike, they have produced the book of the year." -- Author of Salt of the Earth and Hastened to the Grave
Cathryn L. Levine, M.S., M.A.
As an experienced forensic scientist, I knew the material was not new, but as a woman, I locked the doors and drew the drapes. The actions and thought processes of the criminals described in this book will completely unnerve ALL women. It is scarier than any horror fiction because it is real." -- Fellow, American Board of Criminalistics, New York State Police
Robert K. Ressler
This book tells it all. -- Author of I Have Lived in the Monster and Whoever Fights Monsters
John Douglas
Take it from me: Roy's insights and experience prove that he is an expert in crime analysis. The story he has to tell is well worth listening to. -- Author of Mindhunter
Chris Carter
Hazelwood's authentic and unique perspective pierces a darkness most of us would like to believe doesn't exist. -- Creator of The X-Files
Dr. Lowell Levin
When the world's best true-crime writer teams with the world's best sex crimes profiler, they produce a book that should have a warning label, 'DO NOT READ ALONE AT NIGHT.' This is a textbook for the law enforcement and forensic-science professional and a compelling description of extremely dangerous people that the lay reader will not be able to put down." -- Director of the Medicolegal Investigations Unit, New York State Police

Meet the Author


Stephen G. Michaud, a senior editor at D magazine in Dallas, has written extensively on criminal justice topics. His previous books include Lethal Shadow, a study in sexual sadism, and The Only Living Witness, an acclaimed portrait of serial killer Ted Bundy that New York Daily News listed as one of the ten best true crime books ever.

Roy Hazelwood spent twenty-two years in the FBI, sixteen of them as a member of the Bureau's Behavioral Science Unit. He is now associated with the Academy Group, Inc., a forensic consulting firm with clients in government, industry, and the criminal justice system. Hazelwood lives in southern Virginia with his wife, Peggy.

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Evil That Men Do 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a 12 year old that read this book, and I have to say my passion for what Roy Hazelewood does has deepend. I read this and am still amazed at what evil men can do. I plan on working for the FBI and I think this book is a must-read for anyone interesting in this kind of subject.
Guest More than 1 year ago
No offense but I didn't want to read a biography about Mr. Hazelwood. I wanted to learn about predators. To much about Roy. Stick to the title next time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I didn't finish reading this book. After the second chapter (The Lonely Hearts Killer), I gave up on this book as the discussion on Harvey Glatman, the Lonely Hearts Killer was not comprehensive. The book didn't discuss in detail of Harvey Glatman's killings and how he was caught. The first chapter (His Influence is Everywhere) is an account of Stephen Michaud meeting with Roy Hazelwood. Who really cares? The book is titled 'The Evil That Men Do' so let's get to the Evil instead of your party with Roy Hazelwood. For a detailed discussion on Harvey Glatman, the Lonely Hearts Killer, read Signature Killers by Robert Keppel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the book to read if you are insterested in the mind of serial killer. It will give the detail of the crime and how they did it. I will also give the reactions of the victims, the one's that are still alive. This one the best books that I have ever readed, and I recommended for people that like this kind of action.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book will open your eyes and show you alot. Profiling at it's best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am more informed as a result of reading this book. It saddens me that there are these stories to tell. I found the information about the FBI buracracy funny. This was a well done project along the lines of the John Douglas books.
Anonymous 29 days ago
I really enjoyed Roy's insight to the various types of killers he had the chance to encounter. The cases were very detailed, bring the reader into each one as if you were there. If you're into the pyscological aspects of how people like these (the evil ones) operate you will enjoy this book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I am a 3rd year college student, currently interested in being a medical examiner, and some day retiring as a criminal profiler. This book gave me insight, and made the career more appealing to me. If you get bored with the book at first, stay with it, it picks up. The only thing I would want Roy to change would be, to put the pictures in the book in color. I am also going to cut open dead people for the rest of my life, so I may a 'special' case!
Guest More than 1 year ago
They will take you thru a disturbing journey, where you will be walking aside the criminal themselves without every leaving your home. Make sure to lock your doors and windows, and to leave a little night light on.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book gave an excellent insite into the career of a criminal profiler. Roy Hazelwood is an amazing man who peaked my interest and curiosity. After reading this book, I have decided to change my future career path from psychology to criminal psychology with hopes to be a criminal profiler some day. His definition of the organized and disorganized criminal is absoultely brilliant yet simple to understand. I am extremely happy that this book was written because it has opened new doors to my future. This was an outstanding book that I could not put down. I highly recommend it to anyone who has any interest in understanding why a criminal does what he does, especially the sexual criminal.