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Whoever fights monsters

by Ressler, Robert K.

Format: Print Book 1992
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Moon Township Public Library Non-Fiction 363.2595 RESSLER
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Face-to-face with some of America's most terrifying killers, FBI veteran and ex-Army CID colonel Robert Ressler learned form then how to identify the unknown monsters who walk among us--and put them behind bars. Now the man who coined the phrase "serial killer" and advised Thomas Harris on The Silence of the Lambs shows how is able to track down some of today's most brutal murderers.Just as it happened in The Silence of the Lambs, Ressler used the evidence at a crime scene to put together a psychological profile of the killers. From the victims they choose, to the way they kill, to the often grotesque souvenirs they take with them--Ressler unlocks the identities of these vicious killers of the police to capture.And with his discovery that serial killers share certain violent behaviors, Ressler's gone behind prison walls to hear the bizarre first-hand stories countless convicted murderers. Getting inside the mind of a killer to understand how and why he kills, is one of the FBI's most effective ways of helping police bring in killers who are still at large.Join Ressler as he takes you on the hunt for toady's most dangerous psychopaths. It is a terrifying journey you will not forget.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ressler's the FBI veteran upon whom the likes of Jack Crawford in Thomas Harris' Silence of the Lambs are based--very loosely, Ressler insists. He has spent his career not apprehending rapists and killers, but studying them and, most important, interviewing them in order to understand the kinds of minds that commit the most heinous crimes. He's a criminal psychological profiler, not the first but one whose career fortuitously developed during the communications and computer revolutions that respectively increased public concern about compulsive killers and furnished the capacity to amass a database on them. Reading very much as though they are skillful popularizations of the lectures he's made to police seminars throughout the world, the chapters of Ressler's work-memoir are full of the grisly crimes he's been asked to help investigate and the interviews he's made of such arch-fiends as Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy. These case histories keep true-crime-reader interest very high while fadging perfectly with the points Ressler makes about his work and its demonstrated potential for speeding the capture of compulsive killers. ~--Ray Olson"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Former FBI agent Ressler, who coined the term ``serial killer'' in the 1970s, recounts in straightforward style his interviews with such infamous murderers as Charles Manson, John Wayne Gacy and Ted Bundy. A BOMC selection in cloth. Photos. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Homicide -- United States.
Serial murders -- United States.
Publisher New York :St. Martin's Press,1992
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Shachtman, Tom, 1942-
Language English
Notes "A Thomas Dunne book."
Includes index.
Description xii, 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 0312078838 :
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