Sexual Homicide Patterns and Motives

ISBN-10: 0028740637
ISBN-13: 9780028740638
Edition: 1995
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 6/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Criminal profiler John E. Douglas worked for the FBI's Investigative Support Unit for 25 years. He is an Air Force veteran and doctor of education and has written or coauthored more than 100 criminology texts and research papers. In his study of the criminal mind, Douglas interviewed convicted murders, rapists, kidnappers and assassins that included Charles Manson, Sirhan Sirhan, Richard Speck, John Wayne Gacy, David Berkowitz, James Earl Ray and Ted Bundy, to name a few. Through this research, he learned how criminals think, and to see the world, the victims and the crime scenes through their eyes as well as perfected the art of psychological profiling to catch serial killers. Jack Crawford, a major character in the Thomas Harris novels Red Dragon and The Silence of the Lambs, was directly based on Douglas.. "Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit," which is co-written with Mark Olshaker, is a psychological study that tells the real life story of the Investigative Support Unit of the FBI and the country's most notorious serial killers. It's a memoir of Douglas' time with the FBI and shows how this special force assisted state and local police in solving some of the most celebrated serial murder and rape cases. Olshaker and Douglas' first fictional work together was "Broken Wings." It tells how former profiler Jake Donovan and a special team of former agents investigate the apparent suicide of the director of the FBI. Also written with Olshaker were the titles "The Anatomy of Motive," "Obsession," and "Journey into Darkness." "Sexual Homicide: Patterns and Motives" was written with Robert K. Kessler and Ann W. Burgess, both former FBI agents. These three authors, along with Allen G. Burgess, also wrote "Crime Classification Manual," which classifies the three major felonies of murder, arson and sexual assault and standardizes the language and terminology used throughout the criminal justice system.

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Preface
Acknowledgments
The Study of Murder
Growing Up to Murder: The Social Environment and Formative Events
Preoccupation with Murder: Patterned Responses
Antecedent Behaviors and the Act of Murder
After the Murder
A Motivational Model for Sexual Homicide
The National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime
Crime Scene and Profile Characteristics of Organized and Disorganized Murderers
Criminal Profiling from Crime Scene Analysis
The Role of Forensic Pathology in Criminal Profiling
Interviewing Convicted Murderers
The Police Artist and Composite Drawings
The Victim's Family and Its Response to Trauma
Victims: Lessons Learned for Responses to Sexual Violence
Murderers: A Postscript
Appendix: VICAP Crime Analysis Report
Index
About the Authors

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