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The Serial Killers: A Study in the Psychology of Violence
     

The Serial Killers: A Study in the Psychology of Violence

by Colin Wilson
 

As the number of serial killers worldwide has risen steadily - from the emergence of Jack the Ripper in 1888 to Harold Shipman and Ivan Milat, the backpacker killer of the Australian outback - the need to understand mass murder is becoming more urgent.

Using privileged access to the world's first National Centre for the Analysis of Violent Crime, Colin Wilson

Overview

As the number of serial killers worldwide has risen steadily - from the emergence of Jack the Ripper in 1888 to Harold Shipman and Ivan Milat, the backpacker killer of the Australian outback - the need to understand mass murder is becoming more urgent.

Using privileged access to the world's first National Centre for the Analysis of Violent Crime, Colin Wilson and Donald Seaman bring you this incisive study of the psychology of serial killers and the motives behind their crimes.

From childhood traumas to issues of frustration, fear and fantasy, discover what turns an ordinary human being into a compulsive killer.


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753547229
Publisher:
Ebury Publishing
Publication date:
05/31/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
355,372
File size:
845 KB

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Meet the Author

Colin Wilson has been a major influence in the area of true crime. His career has spanned the publication of over 60 books, including The Occult, A Criminal History of Mankind and From Atlantis To The Sphinx.

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