Why We Love Serial Killers

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Why We Love Serial Killers

Author : Scott Bonn
Publisher : Skyhorse
Page : 323 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2014-10-28
Category : True Crime
ISBN : 9781632201898

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For decades now, serial killers have taken center stage in the news and entertainment media. The coverage of real-life murderers such as Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer has transformed them into ghoulish celebrities. Similarly, the popularity of fictional characters such as Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter or Dexter demonstrates just how eager the public is to be frightened by these human predators. But why is this so? Could it be that some of us have a gruesome fascination with serial killers for the same reasons we might morbidly stare at a catastrophic automobile accident? Or it is something more? In Why We Love Serial Killers, criminology professor Dr. Scott Bonn explores our powerful appetite for the macabre, while also providing new and unique insights into the world of the serial killer, including those he has gained from his correspondence with two of the world’s most notorious examples, David Berkowitz (“Son of Sam”) and Dennis Rader (“Bind, Torture, Kill”). In addition, Bonn examines the criminal profiling techniques used by law enforcement professionals to identify and apprehend serial predators, he discusses the various behaviors—such as the charisma of the sociopath— that manifest themselves in serial killers, and he explains how and why these killers often become popular cultural figures. Groundbreaking in its approach, Why We Love Serial Killers is a compelling look at how the media, law enforcement agencies, and public perception itself shapes and feeds the “monsters” in our midst.

Serial Killers - Philosophy for Everyone

Author : S. Waller
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Page : 248 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 2011-01-13
Category : Philosophy
ISBN : 1444341405

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Serial Killers - Philosophy for Everyone investigates our profound intrigue with mass-murderers. Exploring existential, ethical and political questions through an examination of real and fictional serial killers, philosophy comes alive via an exploration of grisly death. Presents new philosophical theories about serial killing, and relates new research in cognitive science to the minds of serial killers Includes a philosophical look at real serial killers such as Ian Brady, Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, Jeffrey Dahmer and the Zodiac killer, as well as fictional serial killers such as Dexter and Hannibal Lecter Offers a new phenomenological examination of the writings of the Zodiac Killer Contains an account of the disappearance of one of Ted Bundy's victims submitted by the organization Families and Friends of Missing Persons and Violent Crime Victims Integrates the insights of philosophers, academics, crime writers and police officers

Serial Killer Groupies

Author : RJ Parker
Page : 226 pages
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Release : 2014-12-26
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781502540904

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This book delves into the twisted psychology of women attracted to some of the most notorious monsters on the planet, giving true crime readers real insight into this phenomena One of the most common reasons given by women who date serial killers is the fact that they ‘see’ the little boy that the horrible man once used to be, and they believe that they can nurture that kid, hence removing the cruel and harmful nature of the killers and making them amicable again. Known as ‘serial killer groupies’ or even ‘prison groupies’ by some, a great number of these women have shown a surprising desire to get connected to the serial killer of their choice. A large number of these women have become directly aligned with these killers, and some have even married these hardened criminals. Groupies will do almost anything to get close to the prisoner that they are attracted to. They give up jobs, family, spend money on him, and even move across country to be in the same town as him. Some SKG's are attracted to the celebrity status they acquire. They go on talk shows to announce their undying love for the serial killer and proclaim that he was not capable of these killings. This book depicts several such cases and you'll meet some of these SKG's. "If you seek to understand or study the unexplainable, this book may be your key to some grasp of what is beyond imagining....why some women love serial killers!" -- (Bernard Lee DeLeo), bestselling author of over twenty-five novels "The obsessed groupies of predators such as Richard Ramirez (The Night Stalker) are just as fascinating as the serial killers they love. Best-selling author RJ Parker offers powerful insights into the needs, motivations and dark desires of women who pursue and sometimes marry the most infamous killers in history. This powerful psychological examination of these women is not to be missed. Well researched, Parker sheds new light on the curious sub-culture of groupies in his new true crime book, SERIAL KILLER GROUPIES" -- (Scott Bonn, PhD) Professor, criminologist and author of Why We Love Serial Killers: The Curious Appeal of the World's Most Savage Murderers

Historical Serial Killers

Author : Don Rauf
Publisher : Enslow Publishing, LLC
Page : 146 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2015-12-15
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9780766072909

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Containing profiles of several of the most famous serial killers throughout history such as Jack the Ripper and H. H. Holmes, this in-depth analysis of the killers’ minds, behavior, and actions will surely intrigue any psychology student. Comprehensive text explains the life and crimes of these prolific killers from history, and a personality disorder self-assessment quiz will give readers insight into psychopathy—the most common psychological condition for serial killers.

Parents Who Killed Their Children

Author : Rj Parker
Publisher : CreateSpace
Page : 288 pages
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Release : 2014-08-17
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1500835331

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What can possibly incite parents to kill their own children? This collection of "Filicidal Killers" provides a fast-paced, gripping overview of how things can go horribly wrong in once-loving families. This book depicts ten of the most notorious and horrific cases of homicidal parental units out of control. People like--Andrea Yates, Diane Downs, Susan Smith, and Jeffrey MacDonald--who received a great deal of media attention. The author explores the reasons; from addiction to postpartum psychosis, insanity to altruism. Each story is detailed with background information on the parents, the murder scenes, trials, sentencing and aftermath. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY - "{A} valuable resource and reference book for Criminologists and Psychologists on the fraught subject of maternal filicide, supported with ten case studies. A clear-eyed view on the most heartbreaking of crimes." CASES INCLUDE: Andrea Yates Darlie Routier Susan Eubanks Lianne Smith Alan Bristol Jeffrey MacDonald Deanna Laney Susan Smith Tonya Thomas Diane Downs "Acclaimed true crime author, RJ Parker, has a knack for collecting high-profile cases under specific themes. This collection about parents who kill their children provides a fast-paced, gripping overview of how things can go horribly wrong in once-loving families. From Andrea Yates to Jeffrey MacDonald to Susan Smith, Parker reports on the stunning case details and suggests reasons why the parental bond can get so twisted. The updates at the end of each chapter add a lot, since popular media rarely follows up. An important reference for true crime readers." - Dr. Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D., bestselling author of "The Mind of a Murderer" and "The Ivy League Killer." "Is there anything more reprehensible than filicide--that is, the intended act of a parent killing his or her own child? In "Parents Who Killed Their Children," the award-winning true crime author RJ Parker shines a powerful light on this dark and sordid phenomenon. First, Parker offers a number of possible psychological and environmental causes (or at least correlates) of filicide. Then he presents ten shocking, real life case histories of parents who murdered their children. The result is a book that is bound to make you rethink the absolute sanctity of motherhood and reflect on why some mothers do indeed "eat their young." This is a powerful read and another hard-hitting, compelling entry by RJ Parker." - Dr. Scott Bonn, Ph.D, criminologist, professor and author of the forthcoming "Why We Love Serial Killers" October 2014 from Skyhorse Press. "The only thing more shocking than female serial killers is when mom or dad kills their own children. RJ Parker has collected some of the most notorious and horrific cases of homicidal parental units out of control. Shocking and gripping." - Dr. Peter Vronsky Ph.D., investigative criminal justice historian and filmmaker. The author of the bestselling history of serial murder, "Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters" and "Female Serial Killers: How and Why Women Become Monsters." "The author writes the before, during, and after, like no other. I'm an avid reader, but selective, and will read everything he is associated with." - Lori Smith NOTEWORTHY This book has been selected by several Universities in their upcoming courses in Criminology, Sociology and Forensic Psychology, including, the University of Utah and Penn State University. Parker has written 14 true crime books, available in eBook, trade paperback and audiobook editions and have sold in over 80 countries. He holds Certifications in Serial Crime and Criminal Profiling.

Serial Killer Coloring Book

Author : Red Agency
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 110 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 2020-02
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 9798607697907

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SERIAL KILLER COLORING BOOK (With Contest)The funniest coloring book has arrived! Devils are hiding in the darkness, and yet for some reason, our curiosity and fascination can't help but attract us to them - our minds wishing to discover their philosophies and our interest growing as we learn more of them. For some of these murderers, death became more than just a crime: it became an art. An art which they practiced and enjoyed, like the painting of a portrait, or the coloring of a book just like this one. In Serial Killer Coloring Book we shall provide you with: 50 of the most dangerous serial killers. The chance to win the contest and see your work published as the cover of the next edition! Single-sided pages, with each image given its own page to save you from worrying about the colors bleeding through and damaging your next serial killer's image. Symbolism to each killer, providing context to their atrocious crimes and creepy stories. The possibility of a fantastic gift for your friends, family and loved ones who love the True Crime genre. What are you waiting for? Discover this entirely fresh take on coloring books and tackle anxiety and stress in an incredible new way with Serial Killer Coloring Book.

Fieldnotes from a Depth Psychological Exploration of Evil

Author : Robin L. Gordon
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 184 pages
File Size : 40,5 Mb
Release : 2019-02-26
Category : Psychology
ISBN : 9781351128568

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In Fieldnotes from a Depth Psychological Exploration of Evil, Robin L. Gordon presents an accessible account of an attempt to define and understand the nature of evil. Gordon takes on the role of guide to this confusing land, tying together threads of Jungian theory, philosophy, etymology, neuroscience and history, as we are led on a personal journey of discovery. Gordon begins by analysing what a twelfth-century meeting between Chinggis Khan and Taoist priest Ch’ang-Ch’un can tell us about the presence of opposing traits and the nature of evil in human beings. We learn what depth psychology has said about evil and the shadow part of our psyches, and examine examples of human behaviour throughout history to understand the etymological, philosophical and historical understandings and definitions of evil. Gordon’s own relationship with her work, and the feelings that arise when researching the psychological framework of Nazi doctors, genocide in Rwanda, Bosnia and Syria, and the functionality of serial killers, are interrogated. We then return to Chinggis Khan’s and Ch’ang-Ch’un’s relationship, attempting to build a real and practical definition of "evil", and assessing their dialogues as a metaphor for Jung’s views of the transcendent function. Fieldnotes from a Depth Psychological Exploration of Evil will be essential reading for academics and students of Jungian and post-Jungian studies, sociology, criminology and philosophy. It will also be a key resource for Jungian analysts and psychotherapists interested in the study of evil and its impact on society and the psyche, as well as anyone investigating and redefining their own meanings of evil, past and present.

The Heart-Shaped Murders

Author : Denise N. Wheatley
Publisher : Harlequin
Page : 205 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 2022-05-24
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780369709882

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Catching serial killers is her specialty Until one follows her home Attacked and left with a partial heart-shaped symbol carved into her chest, forensic investigator Lena Love finds her latest hunt has become personal. But leaving LA to return to her hometown comes with its own danger—like detective David Hudson, the love she left behind. And soon sparks fly, even as Lena is targeted and stalked, and bodies—all marked with the killer’s signature heart—are discovered in David’s jurisdiction… From Harlequin Intrigue: Seek thrills. Solve crimes. Justice served. Book 1: The Heart-Shaped Murders

Serial Killers in Contemporary Television

Author : Brett A.B. Robinson,Christine Daigle
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 216 pages
File Size : 47,5 Mb
Release : 2022-06-13
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9781000591477

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Serial Killers in Contemporary Television by Brett A.B. Robinson,Christine Daigle Pdf

This volume examines the significant increase in representations of serial killers as central characters in popular television over the last two decades. Via critical analyses of the philosophical and existential themes presented to viewers and their place in the cultural landscape of contemporary America, the authors ask: What is it about serial killers that incited such a boom in these types of narratives in popular television post-9/11? Looking past the serial format of television programming as uniquely suited for the presentation of the serial killer’s actions, the chapters delve into deeper reasons as to why TV has proven to be such a fertile ground for serial killer narratives in contemporary popular culture. An international team of authors question: What is it about serial killers that makes these characters deeply enlightening representations of the human condition that, although horrifically deviant, reflect complex elements of the human psyche? Why are serial killers intellectually fascinating to audiences? How do these characters so deeply affect us? Shedding new light on a contemporary phenomenon, this book will be a fascinating read for all those at the intersection of television studies, film studies, psychology, popular culture, media studies, philosophy, genre studies, and horror studies.

Hell's Half-Acre

Author : Susan Jonusas
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 369 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 2023-03-07
Category : True Crime
ISBN : 9781984879851

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One of NPR's "Books We Love" New York Times Book Review's "The Best True Crime of 2022" "Rich in historical perspective and graced by novelistic touches, grips the reader from first to last.”—Wall Street Journal A suspense filled tale of murder on the American frontier—shedding new light on a family of serial killers in Kansas, whose horrifying crimes gripped the attention of a nation still reeling from war. In 1873 the people of Labette County, Kansas made a grisly discovery. Buried by a trailside cabin beneath an orchard of young apple trees were the remains of countless bodies. Below the cabin itself was a cellar stained with blood. The Benders, the family of four who once resided on the property were nowhere to be found. The discovery sent the local community and national newspapers into a frenzy that continued for decades, sparking an epic manhunt for the Benders. The idea that a family of seemingly respectable homesteaders—one among the thousands relocating farther west in search of land and opportunity after the Civil War—were capable of operating "a human slaughter pen" appalled and fascinated the nation. But who the Benders really were, why they committed such a vicious killing spree and whether justice ever caught up to them is a mystery that remains unsolved to this day. Set against the backdrop of postbellum America, Hell’s Half-Acre explores the environment capable of allowing such horrors to take place. Drawing on extensive original archival material, Susan Jonusas introduces us to a fascinating cast of characters, many of whom have been previously missing from the story. Among them are the families of the victims, the hapless detectives who lost the trail, and the fugitives that helped the murderers escape. Hell’s Half-Acre is a journey into the turbulent heart of nineteenth century America, a place where modernity stalks across the landscape, violently displacing existing populations and building new ones. It is a world where folklore can quickly become fact and an entire family of criminals can slip through a community’s fingers, only to reappear in the most unexpected of places.

Serial Killers

Author : Devon F. Walker
Publisher : Chanthology Limited
Page : 172 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 2022-10-28
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN : 9781915449016

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The Men Behind The Masks: 13 of the World’s Most Notorious Serial Killers Why are we so intrigued whenever we hear something like “a serial killer is on the loose?” Why is there always a tinge of fascination enveloping the fear and the dread? Many believe that serial killers are unique individuals, possessing traits that we cannot ordinarily identify. Perhaps that is what sets them apart from the rest of us. After all, we do want to believe that we are different- that there is a border between the makings of a man and the makings of a mass murderer. This book is a journey through thirteen of the most fabled and ruthless serial killers of all time. It explores the crimes they committed – but there is more to it. It looks at the ones left behind, the ones that we often forget to remember and celebrate- the survivors and the victims. This book is a glimpse into all of it and then some. Let’s find out, along with learning and understanding much more, together. After all, the intrigue of the unknown is always so fascinating.

Tracking Serial Killers

Author : Christine Honders
Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Page : 106 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 2017-07-15
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781534560895

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Tracking serial killers is a difficult job, but the men and women who do it help put brutal murderers in jail. As readers explore gripping main text, detailed photographs, and informative fact boxes and sidebars, they discover how the methods used to track serial killers have changed throughout history. They also discover the importance of science and technology in this line of work. Readers interested in pursuing a career in this kind of crime scene investigation are presented with valuable information to help them begin preparing now for such a challenging career path.

The Serial Killer Coloring Book

Author : Jack Rosewood
Publisher : Independently Published
Page : 81 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 2019-10-12
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1696598710

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The Serial Killer Coloring Book by Jack Rosewood Pdf

Serial Killer Fanatics - A very unique coloring book has arrived. You have never seen Jeffrey Dahmer, Robert Berdella or Ted Bundy like this. Who said coloring books were exclusively for children? There are monsters hiding in the darkness, and yet for some reason, our curiosity and fascination can't help but attract us to them - our minds wishing to discover their philosophies and our interest growing as we learn more of them. For many of these murderers, death became more than just a crime: it became an art. An art which they practiced and enjoyed, like the painting of a portrait, or the coloring of a book just like this one. In The Serial Killer Coloring Book we shall provide you with: 38 of the most famous serial killers brought to you in a way you've never seen them before. High-resolution images which will allow you to fill in the smallest details and achieve the most realistic results. Single-sided pages, with each image given its own page to save you from worrying about the colors bleeding through and damaging your next serial killer's image. Very accurate symbolism to each killer, providing context to their atrocious crimes and creepy stories. The possibility of a fantastic gift for your friends, family and loved ones who love the True Crime genre. So, what are you waiting for? Discover this entirely fresh take on coloring books and tackle anxiety and stress in an incredible new way with The Serial Killer Coloring Book.

The Science of Serial Killers

Author : Meg Hafdahl,Kelly Florence
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 264 pages
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Release : 2021-10-19
Category : Science
ISBN : 9781510764156

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The Science of Serial Killers by Meg Hafdahl,Kelly Florence Pdf

Discover the real-life inspirations behind history’s most infamous serial killers: John Wayne Gacy, Jeffrey Dahmer, Charles Manson, and so many more. Gothic media moguls Kelly Florence and Meg Hafdahl, authors of The Science of Monsters, The Science of Women in Horror, and The Science of Stephen King, and co-hosts of the Horror Rewind podcast called “the best horror film podcast out there” by Film Daddy, present a guide to the serial killers who inspired the movies and media we all know and love. Delve into the brutal truth behind horror’s secret: many monsters portrayed on the silver screen are based on true murderers. Uncover the truth behind the real monsters of horror, answering such questions as: What is the science behind serial killers’ motivations like Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy? How did detectives discover the identities of criminals like the Boston Strangler and the BTK Strangler? Has science made it possible to unmask Jack the Ripper and the Zodiac Killer? What is the science behind female versus male serial killers? Through interviews, film analysis, and bone-chilling discoveries, join Kelly and Meg as they learn about the horrors of true crime through the decades.

1960s - A Decade of Serial Killers

Author : Jack Smith
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 80 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2020-02-17
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 9798615020605

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1960s - A Decade of Serial Killers by Jack Smith Pdf

Discover the most wicked serial killers of the 1960s, one of the worst decades of true crime and heinous serial murderers America has ever known. The 1960s was a time of cultural revolution. The music was as intense as the politics and everyone was looking forward to a summer of love. But some troubled souls took a wrong turn on the way to Woodstock and walked down the dark road of the serial killer. This decade was the first in which the term "serial killer" was used-and the first in which the general public became aware that such homicidal wolves were indeed roving about in their midst. This book follows some of the most notorious serial murder cases of the era. From the Zodiac Killer to the Moor Murders, we take a look at some of the worst serial killers of the 1960s. Inside you will discover 12 true crime case files of the most vile serial killers of the 1960s including: The Case of the Walking Corpse The Measuring Man The Serial Killer with a Foot Fetish The Moors Murders Poland's Maniac The Pied Piper of Tucson And more! Scroll back up and click the BUY NOW button at the top right side of this page for an immediate download!