Discover the classic, behind-the-scenes chronicle of John E. Douglas’ twenty-five-year career in the FBI Investigative Support Unit, where he used psychological profiling to delve into the minds of the country’s most notorious serial killers and criminals.
In chilling detail, the legendary Mindhunter takes us behind the scenes of some of his most gruesome, fascinating, and challenging cases—and into the darkest recesses of our worst nightmares.
During his twenty-five year career with the Investigative Support Unit, Special Agent John Douglas became a legendary figure in law enforcement, pursuing some of the most notorious and sadistic serial killers of our time: the man who hunted prostitutes for sport in the woods of Alaska, the Atlanta child murderer, and Seattle's Green River killer, the case that nearly cost Douglas his life.
As the model for Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs, Douglas has confronted, interviewed, and studied scores of serial killers and assassins, including Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, and Ed Gein, who dressed himself in his victims' peeled skin. Using his uncanny ability to become both predator and prey, Douglas examines each crime scene, reliving both the killer's and the victim's actions in his mind, creating their profiles, describing their habits, and predicting their next moves.
John Douglas knows more about serial killers than anybody else in the world.
About the Author
John E. Douglas is a former FBI special agent, the Bureau’s criminal profiling pioneer and one of the creators of theCrime Classification Manual. He is currently a consultant on criminal investigative analysis and the author, with Mark Olshaker, ofJourney Into Darkness,The Anatomy of Motive,The Cases That Haunt Us, andLaw & Disorder, among others.
Publisher:Gallery Books; Media Tie-In edition (October 24, 2017)
Product Dimensions:6 x 1 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight:12 ounces
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