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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.andlt;BRandgt; As the model for Jack Crawford in andlt;iandgt;The Silence of the Lambsandlt;/iandgt;, Douglas has confronted, interviewed, and studied scores of serial killers and assassins, including Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, and Ed Gein, who dressed himself in his victims' peeled skin. Using his uncanny ability to become both predator and prey, Douglas examines each crime scene, reliving both the killer's and the victim's actions in his mind, creating their profiles, describing their habits, and predicting their next moves.andlt;BRandgt; Now, in chilling detail, the legendary Mindhunter takes us behind the scenes of some of his most gruesome, fascinating, and challenging cases — and into the darkest recesses of our worst nightmares.

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"{One} feels that Mr. Douglas's keen eye for crime-scene detail and his powerful inductive reasoning cannot be explained any more than one can explain his murderous quarries' capacity for merciless savagery. Reading about the many bizarre cases cited in 'Mindhunter'...one is stunned by the cruelty and evil of some who walk among us. No less disturbing is the eagerness of society to believe that even the worst monsters can be understood and rehabilitated....Mr. Douglas sets out to produce a good true-crime book, but because of his insights and the power of his material, he gives us more — he leaves us shaken, gripped by a quiet grief for the innocent victims and anguished by the human condition." Dean Koontz, The New York Times Book Review

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"Douglas?is one heck of a storyteller. Mindhunter is the book that will make you lock up the house, take the phone off the hook and just keep reading. You won't be able to put it down." L. Firrone, Ocala Star?Banner

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"John Douglas knows more about serial killers than anybody in the world." Jonathan Demme

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The New York Times bestseller from the FBI agent who inspired the Jack Crawford character in The Silence of the Lambs, Mindhunter is a riveting look at the major serial killers of our time. It takes readers behind the scenes of America's most gruesome serial killer cases. Includes an eight-page photo insert.

About the Author

John Douglas

During his twenty-five years with the FBI, John Douglas became the

leading expert on criminal personality profiling and the pioneer of modern

criminal investigative analysis. He conducted the first organized study into the

methods and motivations of serial criminals and has aided police departments and

prosecutors throughout the world on some of their most puzzling cases. A veteran

of the Air Force, Douglas holds a Doctor of Education degree and is the author of

numerous articles on criminology and co-author of the landmark books Sexual

Homicide: Patterns and Motives and Crime Classification Manual. With

Mark Olshaker he wrote #LINK<Unabomber: On the Trail of America's Most-Wanted Serial

Killer.># John Douglas lives in the Washington, D.C. area.

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McGuffy Ann, March 3, 2011 (view all comments by McGuffy Ann)
Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit

by John E. Douglas, Mark Olshaker

Upon retiring, Special Agent John Douglas was finally able to share his story. He is the elite pioneer of what we now know as criminal profiling. He is also the model for the chief male agent in the book and movie, “Silence of the Lambs”. In this book, Douglas takes us into the early days of the FBI’s special unit for this highly specialized field.

Special Agent Douglas was involved in several notorious crimes, including John Wayne Gacy, the Tylenol poisoning case, the Atlanta Child Murders, and the Green River Killer. His profiling of the criminal mind was integral in solving these among other major crimes.

To hone his skills, Douglas studied and interviewed the likes of infamous serial killers Richard Speck, Charles Manson John Wayne Gacy and other serious offenders. This enabled him to understand the working of their mind, as well as what drove them to commit such heinous crimes.

A fascinating psychological read, this is also an excellent account of true criminal justice. Fans of the TV show “Criminal Minds” will certainly appreciate this compelling book.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780671528904
Author:
Douglas, John
Author:
Olshaker, Mark
Author:
Singular, Stephen
Author:
Douglas, John E.
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Law Enforcement
Subject:
Sociology, anthropology and archaeology
Subject:
Pathological Psychology
Subject:
Criminal psychology
Subject:
Serial murderers
Subject:
Federal bureau of investigation
Subject:
Serial murderers -- United States -- Psychology.
Subject:
Serial murder investigation.
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Law Enforcement
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Murder - General
Subject:
United States Officials and employees.
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Copyright:
Edition Number:
mass market
Edition Description:
B101
Series Volume:
104-768
Publication Date:
August 1996
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
+8pg b/w insert
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in 7.385 oz

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Product details 416 pages Pocket Books - English 9780671528904 Reviews:
"Review" by , "{One} feels that Mr. Douglas's keen eye for crime-scene detail and his powerful inductive reasoning cannot be explained any more than one can explain his murderous quarries' capacity for merciless savagery. Reading about the many bizarre cases cited in 'Mindhunter'...one is stunned by the cruelty and evil of some who walk among us. No less disturbing is the eagerness of society to believe that even the worst monsters can be understood and rehabilitated....Mr. Douglas sets out to produce a good true-crime book, but because of his insights and the power of his material, he gives us more — he leaves us shaken, gripped by a quiet grief for the innocent victims and anguished by the human condition."
"Review" by , "Douglas?is one heck of a storyteller. Mindhunter is the book that will make you lock up the house, take the phone off the hook and just keep reading. You won't be able to put it down."
"Review" by , "John Douglas knows more about serial killers than anybody in the world."
"Synopsis" by , The New York Times bestseller from the FBI agent who inspired the Jack Crawford character in The Silence of the Lambs, Mindhunter is a riveting look at the major serial killers of our time. It takes readers behind the scenes of America's most gruesome serial killer cases. Includes an eight-page photo insert.
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