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Cover of The Psychology of Serial Killer Investigations.

The Psychology of Serial Killer Investigations
by Robert D. Keppel and William J. Birnes

The Grisly Business Unit

Serial killers like Seattle’s Ted Bundy, Maryland’s Beltway Sniper, Atlanta’s Wayne Williams, or England’s Peter Sutcliffe usually outsmart the task forces on their trail for long periods of time. Keppel and Birnes take readers inside the operations of serial killer task forces to learn why. What is the underlying psychology of a serial killer and why this defeats task force investigations?

This is the first book of its kind that combines state-of-the-art psychological assessment experience with the expertise of a homicide investigator who has tracked some of this country’s most notorious serial killers. The author also brings to the book hands-on best practices gleaned from the experience of other task forces.

Readers, both professionals and students, will benefit from the comprehensive and critical case reviews, the analysis of what went wrong, what went right, and the after-action recommendations of evaluators in the US, UK, and Canada.

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☞ Product details and how to purchase:
  • Hardcover: 423 pages
  • Publisher: CRC Press; 1 edition (August 19, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 149871417X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1498714174
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
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