The Serial Killers: A Study in the Psychology of Violence

Random House
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As the number of serial killers worldwide has risen steadily - from the emergence of Jack the Ripper in 1888 to Harold Shipman and Ivan Milat, the backpacker killer of the Australian outback - the need to understand mass murder is becoming more urgent.

Using privileged access to the world's first National Centre for the Analysis of Violent Crime, Colin Wilson and Donald Seaman bring you this incisive study of the psychology of serial killers and the motives behind their crimes.

From childhood traumas to issues of frustration, fear and fantasy, discover what turns an ordinary human being into a compulsive killer.

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About the author

Colin Wilson has been a major influence in the area of true crime. His career has spanned the publication of over 60 books, including The Occult, A Criminal History of Mankind and From Atlantis To The Sphinx.
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Publisher
Random House
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Published on
May 31, 2011
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Pages
416
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ISBN
9780753547229
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Language
English
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Genres
Psychology / Psychopathology / General
Self-Help / Personal Growth / General
Social Science / Criminology
Social Science / Violence in Society
True Crime / General
True Crime / Murder / Serial Killers
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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