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Mindhunter : inside the FBI's elite serial crime unit

by Douglas, John E.

Format: Large Print 1996
Availability: Available at 1 Library 2 of 2 copies
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CLP - Library for the Blind Large Print Books SSB HV 7911 .D68 A3 1996 CL 5899
Location  CLP - Library for the Blind
 
Collection  Large Print Books
 
Call Number  SSB HV 7911 .D68 A3 1996 CL 5899
 
 
CLP - Library for the Blind Large Print Books SSB HV 7911 .D68 A3 1996 CL 5899
Location  CLP - Library for the Blind
 
Collection  Large Print Books
 
Call Number  SSB HV 7911 .D68 A3 1996 CL 5899
 
 
Summary
During his twenty-five year career with the Investigative Support Unit, Special
Agent John Douglas became
a legendary figure in law enforcement, pursuing some of the most notorious and
sadistic serial killers of
our time: the man who hunted prostitutes for sport in the woods of Alaska, the
Atlanta child murderer, and
Seattle's Green River killer, the case that nearly cost Douglas his life.
As the model for Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs, Douglas has
confronted, interviewed,
and studied scores of serial killers and assassins, including Charles Manson,
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "One of the first to develop the specialty of "criminal-personality profiling," Douglas has written a readable, popular version of his earlier Sexual Homicide (Lexington, 1988). He discusses how FBI profilers, working from crime scene evidence, predict the type of personality who committed a serial murder. Accurate profiles-such as that of Wayne Williams, the Atlanta child killer-can help focus on likely suspects. Profiling can also suggest proactive steps for luring the culprit into contacting the police. Unfortunately, a profile is apt to "fit a lot of people." As the unsolved Green River Killer case attests, it cannot substitute for hard evidence. Although profiling has limitations not emphasized in this semiautobiographical account, Douglas is justifiably proud of its success. Recommended for true crime collections. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 6/15/95.]-Gregor A. Preston, formerly with Univ. of California Lib., Davis (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Douglas, John E.
FBI Academy. -- Behavioral Science Unit -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
Serial murder investigation -- United States -- Case studies.
Serial murderers -- United States -- Psychology -- Case studies.
Large type books.
Publisher Thorndike, Me. :G.K. Hall,1996
Contributors Olshaker, Mark, 1951-
Language English
Description 565 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN 0783816936 (lg. print : hbk. : alk. paper)
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