JOURNEY INTO DARKNESS: Follow The FBI's Premier Investigative Profiler As He Penetrates The Minds And Motives Of The Most Terrifying Serial Criminals
JOURNEY INTO DARKNESS: Follow the FBI's Premier Investigative Profiler as He Penetrates the Minds and Motives of the Most Terrifying Serial Criminals
A former FBI investigator and the author of Mindhunter offers a glimpse of some of his most complex cases and demonstrates the way in which criminal profiling works, covering such crimes as John Lennon's assassination, the Waco tragedy, and New York's preppie murder. 150,000 first printing. Tour.
Some authors are worth reading because of their area of expertise, even when their objectivity may be questionable. This is true of John Douglas, who follows up his Mindhunter with another assortment of his observations and opinions from his ex-job as the FBI's top expert on constructing behavioral profiles of criminals. This book contains several passages of interest: a detailed discussion of the modus operandi versus the "signature" of a murder, and how each relates to motive; thoughts on how the press and the public can be used to flush out a killer; a taxonomy of pedophiles, with a chapter on how to protect children from them; a detailed analysis of the savage sex-murder of a female Marine; a profile of the Nicole Simpson/Ron Goldman killer;...