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Hunting evil : inside the Ipswich serial murders / by Paul Harrison and David Wilson.

By: Harrison, Paul.
Contributor(s): Wilson, David | Wilson, Dave, 1957- | Wilson, David, 1957-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Sphere, 2008Description: x, 301 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780751540246 (pbk.); 0751540242 (pbk.).Subject(s): Serial murders -- England -- Ipswich | Serial murder investigation -- England -- Ipswich | Trials (Murder) -- England -- Ipswich | Women -- Crimes against -- England -- IpswichDDC classification: 364.1523 HAR
Contents:
Timeline: Ipswich Murders -- Introduction: The Return of the English Murder -- Ipswich: The Red-light District -- Killing for Kicks -- The Oldest Profession and the Serial Killer -- A Murder Investigation, Not a TV Drama -- Profiling: Art or Science? -- The Media: Breaking News -- Mondeo Man -- Justice - But Few Answers -- Paying the Price?
Review: "The murder of five women in late 2006 shocked the nation and kept many of us glued to our TV screens, horrified by the unfolding tragedy. For the quiet town of Ipswich it was fifty days of fear and soul searching, from the disappearance of the first victim to the dramatic arrest of the lead suspect, Steve Wright." "Journalist Paul Harrison and Professor of Criminology David Wilson arrived in Ipswich just as the first body was discovered. Their on-the-scene access, and Professor Wilson's unique experience as a profiler meant that they were first to put forward the explosive theory that a serial killer was at large." "In Hunting Evil, Harrison and Wilson take the reader to the heart of the story. Both visited the sites where the killer disposed of his victims' bodies; both walked the red-light area of Ipswich; and both talked to those who were closest to the victims and to Steve Wright. They explore the reasons why someone will kill and kill again and, perhaps most important of all, explain how serial killers target the most vulnerable in our society, and what can be done to make our communities safer for everyone."--BOOK JACKET.
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The definitive account of a national tragedy: by the journalist who broke the story and the UK's 'Number One Expert on Serial Killing' - with full details of the January 08 trial

The murder of five women in late 2006 shocked the nation and kept many of us glued to our TV screens, horrified by the unfolding tragedy. For the quiet town of Ipswich it was fifty days of fear and soul searching, from the disappearance of the first victim to the dramatic arrest of the lead suspect, Steve Wright.

Journalist Paul Harrison and Professor of Criminology David Wilson arrived in Ipswich just as the first body was discovered. Their on-the-scene access, and Professor Wilson's first-hand experience as a profiler, meant that they were first to put forward the explosive theory that a serial killer was at large.

In Hunting Evil , Harrison and Wilson take the reader to the heart of the story. Both visited the sites where the killer disposed of his victims' bodies; both walked the red light area of Ipswich; and both talked to those closest to the victims.

They explore the reasons why someone will kill and kill again, and perhaps most important of all explain how serial killers target the must vulnerable in our society, and what can be done to make our communities safer for everyone.

Includes bibliographical references.

Timeline: Ipswich Murders -- Introduction: The Return of the English Murder -- 1. Ipswich: The Red-light District -- 3. Killing for Kicks -- 2. The Oldest Profession and the Serial Killer -- 4. A Murder Investigation, Not a TV Drama -- 5. Profiling: Art or Science? -- 6. The Media: Breaking News -- 7. Mondeo Man -- 8. Justice - But Few Answers -- 9. Paying the Price?

"The murder of five women in late 2006 shocked the nation and kept many of us glued to our TV screens, horrified by the unfolding tragedy. For the quiet town of Ipswich it was fifty days of fear and soul searching, from the disappearance of the first victim to the dramatic arrest of the lead suspect, Steve Wright." "Journalist Paul Harrison and Professor of Criminology David Wilson arrived in Ipswich just as the first body was discovered. Their on-the-scene access, and Professor Wilson's unique experience as a profiler meant that they were first to put forward the explosive theory that a serial killer was at large." "In Hunting Evil, Harrison and Wilson take the reader to the heart of the story. Both visited the sites where the killer disposed of his victims' bodies; both walked the red-light area of Ipswich; and both talked to those who were closest to the victims and to Steve Wright. They explore the reasons why someone will kill and kill again and, perhaps most important of all, explain how serial killers target the most vulnerable in our society, and what can be done to make our communities safer for everyone."--BOOK JACKET.

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