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How to Make a Serial Killer: The Twisted Development of Innocent Children into the World's Most Sadistic Murderersby Christopher Berry-Dee and Steven Morris
The title sounds a little farcical, but How to Make a Serial Killer is a great resource for the true crime reader interested in how some killers "got that way." This book delves into the psyche of 11 murderers, focusing on their upbringings and the paths they took to commit brutal homicides and outlandish torture. Explore the childhoods and enterprises of Fred and Rose West, John Wayne Gacy, Dean Corll, and Dr. Harold Shipman, to name a few.
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THE LOST CHILDHOODS, HORRIFIC CRIMES AND DEMENTED MINDS OF THOSE WHO KILL WITHOUT REMORSE.
They were born into this world as innocent children. They ended up as merciless killing machines. How to Make a Serial Killer leads you on an insightful, scary, and ultimately disturbing investigation into what made these infamous murderers go bad. Following the biographies and killing sprees of Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Washington D.C. snipers John Muhammad and Lee Molvo and many others, this book asks:
Is there really a demon seed”?
Do genes play a role?
Was it the killers family background?
How did peer group pressure influence their murderous instincts?
Can it all be traced back to a shattering experience early in life?
How to Make a Serial Killer follows the lives of these lost souls from early childhood to dark destiny. It provides a fascinating look into the potential for disaster created by a violent and abusive upbringing. No matter what their crime, these killers are still human, and this book explores the twisted workings of their destructive minds.
About the Author
Christopher Berry-Dee and Steven Morris are the Editors of The New Criminologist. Berry-Dee is also the Director of the Criminology Research Centre and has written numerous books on murderers and serial killers.
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