Navigation Links
A chilling glimpse inside the minds of dangerous criminals
Date:4/21/2008

After twenty-five years of investigating, analyzing, and interviewing serial killers, their family members, neighbors, and even surviving victims, criminologist and sociologist Jack Levin has become one of the worlds most respected experts on the motivations and modus operandi of dangerous criminals. In SERIAL KILLERS AND SADISTIC MURDERERS: UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL (Prometheus Books, $25.95), he taps his wealth of experience with the criminal mind to offer lessons for law enforcement and the general public about how serial killers think, as well as the conditions under which hideous murders typically occur. These lessons, he hopes, will lead to more effective ways to thwart such crimes in the future. Levins face-to-face meetings and correspondence with such notorious murderers as the Hillside strangler (Kenneth Bianchi) and Orville Lynn Majors (the male nurse who was convicted of killing numerous patients in his charge) reveal that these types of killers are not motivated by money, revenge, or rage. In fact, the only motivation seems to be a sadistic craving for power and a need to feel in control. Levin also, for the first time, lets down his guard and reveals what it feels like to be seated so close to such cold-blooded killers.

Many killers, as Levin points out, are meticulous planners. Levin has found that even in situations that appear spontaneous, for instance a workplace shooting by a disgruntled employee, the deed is carefully thought out and prepared for in advance. Another factor that consistently emerges in conversations with killers who have committed the most heinous of acts is the total absence of remorse or any notion of moral responsibility. Murder appears to be easy for these criminals and they kill with a feeling of complete impunity. Levin also notes the skillfully deceptive facades that such murderers are able to affect. They are extremely adept liars (he admits to having been fooled!), who enjoy playing mind games, even though ou
'/>"/>

Contact: Lynn Pasquale
Lpasquale@prometheusbooks.com
800-853-7545
Prometheus Books
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Study finds blocking angiogenesis signaling from inside cell may lead to serious health problems
2. One species entire genome discovered inside anothers
3. Inside the brain of a crayfish
4. New approach builds better proteins inside a computer
5. Glue inside the cell
6. Nanotechnology and the media: The inside story
7. Inquiring minds want to know about cotton fleahoppers
8. Inquiring minds want to know about cotton fleahoppers
9. CABI helps phase out dangerous pesticide in EU
10. Nicotine may accelerate atherosclerosis, may be as dangerous as tar
11. Dangerous liaisons
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
A chilling glimpse inside the minds of dangerous criminals
(Date:8/31/2015)... -- Growing need for data security coupled ... to drive India biometrics market   ... " India Biometrics Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020 ", biometrics ... grow at a CAGR of over 35% during 2015 - ... extensive use of biometric technology in the government sector. Ongoing ...
(Date:8/24/2015)... , August 24, 2015 The ... ,s largest biometrics manufacturer DERMALOG and its customized solutions ... "2015 African Biometrics Company of the Year Award". DERMALOG is ... Nigeria .   -Cross reference: Picture is ... - On Thursday evening, in ...
(Date:8/19/2015)... Aug. 19, 2015  VOXX International Corporation (Nasdaq: ... entered into a Definitive Agreement to purchase the ... authentication market leader EyeLock through an acquiring entity.  ... a controlling interest in the acquiring entity. The ... of due diligence.  Expanding on its existing supply ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):India Biometrics Market to Grow at Over 35% Through 2020, Says TechSci Research 2India Biometrics Market to Grow at Over 35% Through 2020, Says TechSci Research 3Frost & Sullivan Honors DERMALOG with Biometrics Prize for Achievements in Africa 2Frost & Sullivan Honors DERMALOG with Biometrics Prize for Achievements in Africa 3VOXX International Corporation Signs Definitive Agreement To Acquire The Assets And A Controlling Interest Of Biometric Leader EyeLock 2VOXX International Corporation Signs Definitive Agreement To Acquire The Assets And A Controlling Interest Of Biometric Leader EyeLock 3VOXX International Corporation Signs Definitive Agreement To Acquire The Assets And A Controlling Interest Of Biometric Leader EyeLock 4VOXX International Corporation Signs Definitive Agreement To Acquire The Assets And A Controlling Interest Of Biometric Leader EyeLock 5
... researchers at Oregon State University, the world,s multi-billion dollar foundry ... that produces metal castings used in everything from water pumps ... thousands of years to before Greek and Roman times. It ... continues to evolve. Some modern technologies use various types ...
... Calif -- Nitrogen is a beneficial plant fertilizer in ... ecosystems, such as water pollution, acidification of soils, increased ... a decline of native plant diversity. Over the ... amount of plant-available nitrogen inputs from the atmosphere compared ...
... for Experimental Biology (FASEB) commends Air India for continuing ... company, FASEB expressed its appreciation for Air India,s perseverance ... groups to discontinue shipping laboratory animals. "Animals are crucial ... the world are dependent upon their safe and humane ...
Cached Biology News:Sweet new approach discovered to help produce metal casting parts, reduce toxicity 2Researchers to study impacts of pollutant nitrogen on plant species diversity 2
(Date:8/31/2015)... , Aug. 31, 2015 Research and ... the "Argentina Biomedical Sensors Market - Growth, Trends ... The Argentina Biomedical Sensors market is estimated ... 1.17% over the period 2014-2020 The near ... the genetic formulation of each individual. These sensors can ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... TORONTO , Aug. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Portage ... Canadian Securities Exchange: PBT.U), is pleased to announce that ... be advancing its lead candidate, PPL-003, to an Investigational ... dry eye disease and uveitis.  PPL recently completed a ... where topical PPL-003 solution achieved highly significant efficacy and ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... , Aug. 31, 2015 LabStyle Innovations ... Management Solution, today announced it recently closed a ... will be used to support the global rollout ... a mobile, cloud-based, diabetes management solution that includes ... pocket-sized, blood glucose monitoring device, and for working ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... August 31, 2015 , ... Proove Biosciences, Inc. is a ... Annual High Tech Awards. , Now in its 22nd year, this premier awards ... innovation here, across the nation and around the world. The OC Tech Alliance will ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Argentina Biomedical Sensors Market Report 2015 - Growth, Trends & Forecasts 2014-2020 2Portage's PPL will advance its lead candidate PPL-003 to an IND for dry eye disease and uveitis 2Portage's PPL will advance its lead candidate PPL-003 to an IND for dry eye disease and uveitis 3LabStyle Innovations Closes $2.5 Million Funding to Support Global Rollout of Dario Diabetes Management Solution 2LabStyle Innovations Closes $2.5 Million Funding to Support Global Rollout of Dario Diabetes Management Solution 3LabStyle Innovations Closes $2.5 Million Funding to Support Global Rollout of Dario Diabetes Management Solution 4Proove Biosciences, Inc. Named a Finalist for 22nd OC Tech Alliance High-Tech Awards for Company of the Year 2Proove Biosciences, Inc. Named a Finalist for 22nd OC Tech Alliance High-Tech Awards for Company of the Year 3Proove Biosciences, Inc. Named a Finalist for 22nd OC Tech Alliance High-Tech Awards for Company of the Year 4
... REYKJAVIK, Iceland, April 3, 2008 U.S.,Preventive Medicine(R), ... Genetics, the global leader in gene discovery, today,announced ... add genetic testing to,expand both companies, personalized medicine ... of the letter of intent with deCODE is ...
... Research Results To Be Presented at Experimental Biology ... Wellmune WGP(R), a natural,immune-enhancing ingredient from Biothera, ... for study subjects to miss work or school ... the 2008 Experimental,Biology annual meeting., Don Cox, ...
... ,Pharmacyclics, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCYC ) today announced ... drug candidates at the,American Association for Cancer Research ... at the San Diego Convention Center in San ... histone deacetylase(HDAC),inhibitor, which is now in a multicenter ...
Cached Biology Technology:U.S. Preventive Medicine and deCODE Genetics Sign Letter of Intent to Expand Personalized Medicine Platform 2U.S. Preventive Medicine and deCODE Genetics Sign Letter of Intent to Expand Personalized Medicine Platform 3Wellmune WGP(R) Supplementation Alleviates Duration, Severity and 'Down Time' Due to Cold Symptoms 2Wellmune WGP(R) Supplementation Alleviates Duration, Severity and 'Down Time' Due to Cold Symptoms 3Pharmacyclics Announces Multiple Presentations at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2Pharmacyclics Announces Multiple Presentations at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 3Pharmacyclics Announces Multiple Presentations at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 4
Mouse monoclonal [6C3] to JAB1 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 10987 SwissProtID: O15386...
Recombinant Ovine (Sheep) Prolactin, Ultra Pure...
Human LT beta R/TNFRSF3 Phycoerythrin MAb (Clone 71319)...
Human Serpin A3 MAb (Clone 213907)...
Biology Products: