Serial Killers

Serial Killers

by Brian Innes
     
 

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Although the phenomenon has probably existed throughout human history, it is only advances in modern police detection methods that have identified the deadly category now known as serial killers. But who are they? Why do they commit such savage acts? How do they select their unfortunate victims? And how can they be caught?

To answer these questions, Serial

Overview

Although the phenomenon has probably existed throughout human history, it is only advances in modern police detection methods that have identified the deadly category now known as serial killers. But who are they? Why do they commit such savage acts? How do they select their unfortunate victims? And how can they be caught?

To answer these questions, Serial Killers explores, chronologically, the stories of over 50 of the most vicious murderers in world history. For each, we hear of their formative experiences, double lives, gruesome crimes and, for those that did not—chillingly—evade capture, the psychological profiles and forensic techniques used to ensnare them.

From Jack the Ripper, Ed Gein, and The Boston Strangler to Ted Bundy, The Moors Murderers, and Jeffrey Dahmer, the story of the serial killer is revealed, offering a shocking insight into the extremes of cruelty and depravity to which man, or sometimes even woman, can sink. Their motivations may come from the very darkest, most unfathomable impulses of the human psyche, but the killers described in these pages remain horribly fascinating and terrifyingly gripping.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781905204977
Publisher:
Quercus
Publication date:
10/05/2006

Meet the Author

Brian Innes is a publisher, critic, and the author of numerous popular crimerelated books including Bodies of Evidence, Profile of a Criminal Mind, Forensic Science, Major Unsolved Crimes, The History and Methods of Torture, and Body in Question.

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