Obsession

Obsession

The FBI's Legendary Profiler Probes the Psyches of Killers, Rapists, and Stalkers and Their Victims and Tells How to Fight Back

Book - 1998
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In this eagerly awaited new book by the international best-selling authors of "Mindhunter" and "Journey into Darkness", master FBI profiler John Douglas takes us into the minds and souls of both the hunters and the hunted. The legendary former head of the FBI's Investigative Support Unit, Douglas was the pioneer of modern behavioral profiling of serial criminals. In "Mindhunter", we followed his development into a modern, real-life Sherlock Holmes as he tracked down the Atlanta child murderer, San Francisco's Trailside Killer, and Seattle's Green River Killer-- a chase that nearly cost him his life. In "Journey into Darkness", he directed his unique skills particularly to crimes against children and young adults, and showed how the quest for closure for the survivors does not always end simply with catching the killer.

Written with Mark Olshaker, the coauthor of Douglas's previous books and an acclaimed novelist, journalist, and filmmaker, "Obsession" is vital reading for anyone seeking to understand and prevent violent crime. In "Obsession", Douglas once again takes us fascinatingly behind the scenes, focusing his expertise on pre

Publisher: New York : Scribner, c1998
ISBN: 9780684845609
0684845601
Characteristics: 379 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Olshaker, Mark 1951-

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DavidB
Jul 02, 2009

Sexual Content: Describes the graphic actions of serial rapist and serial killers.

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DavidB
Jul 02, 2009

Violence: Describes in detail crime scenes and the actions of serial killers

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DavidB
Jul 02, 2009

Coarse Language: Author John Douglas doesn't mince words.

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DavidB
Jan 04, 2011

Let me repeat that, because it is one of the key philosophical underpinnings of this book and, in fact my entire approach to crime and punishment: with the rare exception of the truly insane individual-- and these types are generally caught pretty quickly as oppose to experienced and organized serial offenders-- the predator, and particularly the sexual preadator, commits violent acts because he chooses to do so. The operative word is always choice. That's where I stand, and if you don't agree with that, or aren't open-minded enough to let me try to convince you in this book, you may as well stop reading right now.

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