“A bone-chilling conversation with Jeffrey Dahmer is just one highlight from this anthology of seasoned examinations of one of law enforcement's grimmest challenges.... a no-nonsense, technically oriented but readable look at how cops grapple with the worst felonies, including hostage taking, serial rape and murder, and child abduction/murder....a rigorous and disturbing collection, accessible but compiled with law enforcement professionals in mind.” - Publishers Weekly
"[T]he names cited and the articles/chapters reproduced for this book are from truly the most skilled and knowledgeable experts of this craft in the world. Regardless of the reader’s level of proficiency in dissecting or analyzing a crime, crime scene, or criminal, it can be safely assumed from the onset that the methodologies, reasoning, structure, and organization these authors bring to their respective fields are the most notable and noteworthy for any student of the art of 'profiling'....This book will bring chilling realities into perspective. It will give more depth to those kinds of crimes usually only whispered about....It gives an insight that most people never contemplate or imagine even exists....it is an education for everyone.” - Criminal Justice Review
The popularity of television shows and movies like Profiler, CSI,
and The Silence of the Lambs
has made the concept of criminal profiling familiar to most Americans. Though such dramas follow the general approach of real-life criminal investigative analysis, artistic license often results in a simplistic and sensationalistic image of the complex work of profilers. In this compilation of expert articles internationally recognized homicide investigators, most of them pioneers in developing the science and the art of profiling, share their insights gained from years of experience tracking the perpetrators of some of the most notorious crimes.
Among the subjects discussed are:
- dealing with hostage situations
- child abduction and murder in the David Meirhofer case
- interviewing Jeffrey Dahmer
- autoerotic murder
- the challenges of creating psychological profiles
- the use of forensic linguistics to track the Unabomber
- assaultative eye injury (“enucleation”)
- geographic profiling
A must for readers of true crime, forensic investigations, and murder mysteries, this unique collection of revealing articles offers a chilling and unparalleled glimpse into the workings of the criminal mind.
Book Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 1-59102- 266-5
Shipping Weight: 1lbs
John H. Campbell, Ph.D. (St. Cloud, MN), is a professor in the criminal justice department at St. Cloud State University, the former Unit Chief of the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit, and the coauthor (with Don DeNevi) of Into the Minds of Madmen.
Don DeNevi (Menlo Park, CA) is the author, or coauthor, of thirty-five books, including Into the Minds of Madmen (with John H. Campbell) and Mob Nemesis: How the FBI Crippled Organized Crime (with FBI Special Agent in Charge Joe Griffin). Having previously taught in the criminal justice department at San Francisco State University, he now teaches and counsels the condemned on San Quentin’s death row.