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The Resource Obsession : the FBI's legendary profiler probes, the psyches of killers, rapists, and stalkers and their victims and tells how to fight back, John Douglas and Mark Olshaker

Obsession : the FBI's legendary profiler probes, the psyches of killers, rapists, and stalkers and their victims and tells how to fight back, John Douglas and Mark Olshaker

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Obsession : the FBI's legendary profiler probes, the psyches of killers, rapists, and stalkers and their victims and tells how to fight back
Title
Obsession
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the FBI's legendary profiler probes, the psyches of killers, rapists, and stalkers and their victims and tells how to fight back
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John Douglas and Mark Olshaker
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Language
eng
Summary
In Obsession, Douglas takes us behind the scenes, focusing his expertise on predatory crimes, primarily against women. With a deep sense of compassion for the victims and an uncanny understanding of the perpetrators, Douglas looks at the obsessions that lead to rape, stalking, and sexual murder through such cases as Ronnie Shelton, the serial rapist who terrorized Cleveland; Joseph Thompson, New Zealand's South Auckland rapist; the stalking and killing of television star Rebecca Schaeffer; and New York's notorious "Preppie Murder". He plumbs the minds and motives of those who commit these terrifying and seemingly inexplicable offenses, using as examples his study of Ed Gein, Gary Heidnick, and Ted Bundy, the three obsessional killers who made up the composite character of "Buffalo Bill" in The Silence of the Lambs. (Douglas himself was the model for Special Agent Jack Crawford.). But Douglas also looks at obsession on the other side of the moral spectrum: his own career-long obsession with hunting these predators; the obsession of the directors of a model police department's victim's program in Virginia that has literally saved the lives of survivors; and the obsession of a brilliant young lawyer who has established an innovative school in Harlem to combat crime, drugs, and despair. Finally, there's the poignant and moving story of Gene and Peggy Schmidt and their daughter, Jennifer, whose sister, Stephanie, was viciously murdered by a paroled rapist in Kansas, and who channeled their grief and anguish into fighting for a milestone Supreme Court ruling. Douglas analyzes the critical lessons of the Stephanie Schmidt case, which demonstrates the new empowerment galvanizing the victim'srights movement. In a final section that serves as a call to action, Douglas shows us how we can all fight back and protect ourselves, our families, and loved ones against the scourge of the violent predators in our midst
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DLC
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Douglas, John E
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV7914
LC item number
.D67 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1951-
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Olshaker, Mark
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Serial murderers
  • Serial murders
  • Serial murder investigation
  • Sex offenders
  • Victims of crimes
  • Self-defense
Label
Obsession : the FBI's legendary profiler probes, the psyches of killers, rapists, and stalkers and their victims and tells how to fight back, John Douglas and Mark Olshaker
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A Lisa Drew book."
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
38042993
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
379 pages
Isbn
9780684845609
Lccn
97048654
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Obsession : the FBI's legendary profiler probes, the psyches of killers, rapists, and stalkers and their victims and tells how to fight back, John Douglas and Mark Olshaker
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A Lisa Drew book."
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
38042993
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
379 pages
Isbn
9780684845609
Lccn
97048654
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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