The anatomy of motive : the FBI's legendary mindhunter explores the key to understanding and catching violent criminals / John Douglas and Mark Olshaker.
By: Douglas, John E.
Contributor(s): Olshaker, Mark.Material type: BookPublisher: New York ; London : Pocket, 2000Description: x, 413 pages ; 18 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0671023934(pbk); 9780671023935(pbk).Subject(s): Douglas, John E | United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Behavior Science United -- Officials and employees -- Biography | Criminal investigation -- United States | Homicide investigation -- United States | Criminal psychology -- United States | Criminal behaviour -- United States | Violent offenders -- United States | Criminology | Crime -- Sociological aspects | Criminal behaviour -- United StatesDDC classification:
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
From legendary FBI profiler John Douglas and Mark Olshaker -- authors of the nonfiction international bestsellers Mindhunter, Journey into Darkness, and Obsession -- comes an unprecedented, insightful look at the root of all crime.
Every crime is a mystery story with a motive at its heart. With the brilliant insight he brought to his renowned work inside the FBI's elite serial-crime unit, John Douglas pieces together motives behind violent sociopathic behavior. He not only takes us into the darkest recesses of the minds of arsonists, hijackers, bombers, poisoners, assassins, serial killers, and mass murderers, but also the seemingly ordinary people who suddenly kill their families or go on a rampage in the workplace.
Douglas identifies the antisocial personality, showing surprising similarities and differences among various types of deadly offenders. He also tracks the progressive escalation of those criminals' sociopathic behavior. His analysis of such diverse killers as Lee Harvey Oswald, Theodore Kaczynski, and Timothy McVeigh is gripping, but more importantly, helps us learn how to anticipate potential violent behavior before it's too late.
Originally published: New York.: Scribner, 1999; London: Simon & Schuster, 2000.
Table of contents provided by Syndetics
- Prologue: Dunblane (p. 13)
- 1 What I Learned from the Bad Guys (p. 21)
- 2 Playing with Fire (p. 47)
- 3 Magnum Force (p. 81)
- 4 Name Your Poison (p. 103)
- 5 Guys Who Snap (p. 143)
- 6 On the Run (p. 173)
- 7 Shadow of a Gunman (p. 215)
- 8 Random Acts of Violence (p. 251)
- 9 You Make the Call (p. 291)
- Index (p. 309)