Dark Dreams: A Legendary FBI Profiler Examines Homicide and the Criminal Mind

Dark Dreams: A Legendary FBI Profiler Examines Homicide and the Criminal Mind

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Dark Dreams: A Legendary FBI Profiler Examines Homicide and the Criminal Mind by Roy Hazelwood, Stephen G. Michaud

The Evil That Men Do introduced readers to the lifework and the techniques of FBI profiler Roy Hazelwood.

Now, in Dark Dreams, Hazelwood-- writing with bestselling author Stephen G. Michaud-- will take then deep into the minds of his prey, the world's most dangerous sexual criminals, and reveal the extent to which these individuals permeate our society.

Profiler Roy Hazelwood is one of the world's leading experts on the strangest and most dangerous of all aberrant offenders-- the sexual criminal. In Dark Dreams he reveals the twisted motive and thinking that go into the most reprehensible crimes. He also catalogs the innovative and remarkably effective techniques-- investigative approaches that he helped pioneer at the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit-- that allow law enforcement agents to construct psychological profiles of the offenders who commit these crimes.

Hazelwood has helped track down some of the most violent and well-known criminals in modern history; in Dark Dreams he takes readers into his world-- a sinister world inhabited by scores of dangerous offenders for every Roy Hazelwood who would put them behind bars:

* A young woman disappears from the convenience store where she works. Her skeletonized remains are found in a field, near a torture device. Who committed this heinous crime? And why?

* A teenager's body is found hanging in a storm sewer. His clothes are neatly folded by the entrance and a stopwatch is found in his mouth. Is he the victim of a bizarre, ritualistic murder...or an elaborate masturbatory fantasy gone awry?

* A married couple, driving with their toddler in the backseat, pick up a female hitchhiker. They kidnap her and for seven years keep her as a sexual slave. The wife agreed to this inhuman arrangement in exchange for having a second child. Who was to blame?

As gruesome as the crimes are and as unsettling as the odds seem, Hazelwood proves that the right amount of determination and logic can bring even the most cunning and devious criminals to justice.

Dark Dreams is a 2002 Edgar Award Nominee for Best Fact Crime.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429989596
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 04/01/2010
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 140,068
File size: 745 KB

About the Author

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 Virginia with his wife, Peggy.

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

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Dark Dreams 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was interested from the beginning. Both authors do wonderful writing in this book. Going through all details how each killer was brought to justice, direct quotes from the killers themself. A MUST READ BOOK.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have to say, that I have enjoyed all of the books by Roy Hazzlewood I have read. Dark Dreams is at times disturbing, but you cannot put it down. It is amazing to me the things that another human being is capable of. It takes a special kind of person to be in the law enforcement field and be able to sleep at night after seeing and being exposed to some of the horrific things people do. A great book I would recommend to anyone.
Anonymous 10 months ago
A dark trip but loved the journey. Great read for law enforcement and in field professionals. Thank you
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