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Who are the men committing the rising number of serial homicides in the U.S. — and why do they kill? The increase in these violent crimes over the past decade has created an urgent need for more and better information about these men: their crime scene patterns, violent acts, and above all, their motivations for committing these shocking and repetitive murders.

This authoritative book represents the data, findings, and implications of a long-term F.B.I.-sponsored study of serial sex killers. Specially trained F.B.I. agents examined thirty-six convicted, incarcerated sexual murderers to build a valuable new bank of information which reveals the world of the serial sexual killer in both quantitative and qualitative detail. Data was obtained from official psychiatric and criminal records, court transcripts, and prison reports, as well as from extensive interviews with the offenders themselves.

Featured in this book is detailed information on the F.B.I.'s recently developed Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (VICAP) and a sample of an actual VICAP Crime Analysis Report Form.

Synopsis:

Who are the men committing the rising number of serial homicides in the U.S. — and why do they kill? The increase in these violent crimes over the past decade has created an urgent need for more and better information about these men: their crime scene patterns, violent acts, and above all, their motivations for committing these shocking and repetitive murders.

This authoritative book represents the data, findings, and implications of a long-term F.B.I.-sponsored study of serial sex killers. Specially trained F.B.I. agents examined thirty-six convicted, incarcerated sexual murderers to build a valuable new bank of information which reveals the world of the serial sexual killer in both quantitative and qualitative detail. Data was obtained from official psychiatric and criminal records, court transcripts, and prison reports, as well as from extensive interviews with the offenders themselves.

Featured in this book is detailed information on the F.B.I.'s recently developed Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (VICAP) and a sample of an actual VICAP Crime Analysis Report Form.

About the Author

Robert K. Ressler is retired from the F.B.I. and is now associate director for Forensic Behavioral Services in Virginia.

Table of Contents

Contents

Figures and Tables

Preface

Acknowledgments

1. The Study of Murder

2. Growing Up to Murder: The Social Environment and Formative Events

3. Preoccupation with Murder: Patterned Responses

4. Antecedent Behaviors and the Act of Murder

5. After the Murder

6. A Motivational Model for Sexual Homicide

7. The National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime

8. Crime Scene and Profile Characteristics of Organized and Disorganized Murderers

9. Criminal Profiling from Crime Scene Analysis

10. The Role of Forensic Pathology in Criminal Profiling

James L. Luke, M.D.

11. Interviewing Convicted Murderers

12. The Police Artist and Composite Drawings

Horace J. Heafner

13. The Victim's Family and Its Response to Trauma

14. Victims: Lessons Learned for Responses to Sexual Violence

Daniel L. Carter, Robert A. Prentky, and Ann W. Burgess

15. Murderers: A Postscript

Appendix: VICAP Crime Analysis Report

Index

About the Authors

Product Details

ISBN:
9780028740638
Author:
Ressler, Robert K.
Author:
Douglas, John E.
Author:
Burgess, Ann W.
Author:
Heafner, Horace J.
Publisher:
Free Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Education & Training
Subject:
Forensic Psychology
Subject:
Sex crimes
Subject:
Homicide
Subject:
Murder - General
Subject:
Sex crimes -- United States.
Subject:
Homicide -- United States.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
106-819
Publication Date:
June 1995
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 10.5 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Who are the men committing the rising number of serial homicides in the U.S. — and why do they kill? The increase in these violent crimes over the past decade has created an urgent need for more and better information about these men: their crime scene patterns, violent acts, and above all, their motivations for committing these shocking and repetitive murders.

This authoritative book represents the data, findings, and implications of a long-term F.B.I.-sponsored study of serial sex killers. Specially trained F.B.I. agents examined thirty-six convicted, incarcerated sexual murderers to build a valuable new bank of information which reveals the world of the serial sexual killer in both quantitative and qualitative detail. Data was obtained from official psychiatric and criminal records, court transcripts, and prison reports, as well as from extensive interviews with the offenders themselves.

Featured in this book is detailed information on the F.B.I.'s recently developed Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (VICAP) and a sample of an actual VICAP Crime Analysis Report Form.

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