Obsession

Obsession

by John E. Douglas, Mark Olshaker
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Overview

Obsession by John E. Douglas, Mark Olshaker

In Obsession, John Douglas once again takes us fascinatingly behind the scenes, focusing his expertise on predatory crimes, primarily against women. With a deep sense of compassion for the victims and an uncanny understanding of the perpetrators, Douglas looks at the obsessions that lead to rape, stalking, and sexual murder through such cases as Ronnie Shelton, the serial rapist who terrorized Cleveland; and New York's notorious "Preppie Murder."

But Douglas also looks at obsession on the other side of the moral spectrum: his own career-long obsession with hunting these predators. Douglas shows us how we can all fight back and protect ourselves, our families, and loved ones against the scourge of the violent predators in our midst.

The first step is insight and understanding, and no one is better qualified to penetrate Obsession than John Douglas.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439107409
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date: 11/01/1998
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 96,606
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

John E. Douglas is a former FBI special agent, the Bureau’s criminal profiling pioneer and one of the creators of the Crime Classification Manual. He is currently a consultant on criminal investigative analysis and the author, with Mark Olshaker, of Journey Into Darkness, The Anatomy of Motive, The Cases That Haunt Us, and Law & Disorder, among others.
Mark Olshaker is a novelist, nonfiction author, and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker. He has written and produced numerous documentaries, including the Emmy-nominated PBS NOVA program Mind of a Serial Killer.

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Obsession 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Long before I finished reading Obession I was and will always be a firm believer every woman and young girl entering into womanhood should read this book. ALL men are NOT monsters. But for certain every womanin her lifetime will cross paths with a monster, be it a stranger or someone ser knows. Obession I believe can save lives. I am grateful I read this book, and if I had this book at when I was a young woman the quality of my life would have been better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
F.B.I. profiler John Douglas explores and exhibits the most horrific killers of our time. Douglas' knowledge and expertise is both interesting and astonishing. Douglas explores all aspects of serial murder and also gives insight to rapists and stalkers who may be on the verge of murder. A must read for all students who dare to 'look inside the mind of a killer' and those who may be interested in this facet of crime.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An awesome book! Definitely recommending to any true crime fan.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS IS ONE THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE EVER READ. IT IS TRULY INSIGHTFUL INTO THE CRIMINAL MIND. EVEN MORE IMPORTANTLY IT CAN HELP YOU UNDERSTAND HOW TO LOOK OUT FOR YOURSELF IN THIS CRAZY WORLD. THE CHAPTER TITLED 'KATIES STORY' IS INCREDIBLY TOUCHING.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was the first true crime book that i had ever read. thanks to the authors of the book for the way they wrote the book it has hooked me into reading other true crime books and it even sparked some interest into me being a police officer or corrections officer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
OBESSION is a very in-depth book into the criminal pysche and how they tick. John Douglas is a very great author to take time out of his retirement to write about what he did as a FBI criminal profiler. I take my hat off to him as well as his co-author, Mark Olshaker.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ever since I was a young child, I always wanted to know what made these types of individuals tick, an obsession of my own. In reading not only this book, but John Douglas' other books, I feel that he is giving his reader the in's and outs of the possible goings on in the psyches of these distorted individuals. All of his books have given me some insight on how to look after myself in this not so perfect world!