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I Have Lived in the Monster

Ressler, Robert K., and Shachtman, Tom

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ISBN 10: 0312155522 / ISBN 13: 9780312155520
Published by St. Martin's Press, New York, 1997
Condition: very good, very good
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223, illus., index, publisher's press release laid in. Robert K. Ressler coined the term "serial killer, " and pioneered the FBI's psychological profiling system. The book includes a shockingly frank conversation with cannibal killer Jeffrey Dahmer. Bookseller Inventory # 45704

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Title: I Have Lived in the Monster

Publisher: St. Martin's Press, New York

Publication Date: 1997

Book Condition: very good, very good

Edition: First Edition. First Printing.

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The man who coined the phrase "serial killer" shares not only his experiences on recent international cases, but also his efforts to understand criminal minds around the globe, and explains why serial murder is happening in previously unaffected countries. 40,000 first printing. Tour.

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"It seems that when normal life goes into eclipse, the differences in cultural patterns also fade away, and at the outer edges of behavior, deviant patterns are the same, the world over." This absorbing second book from the serial-killer expert who wrote Whoever Fights Monsters has 10 chapters: (1) an unusual Japanese case of a doctor killing his family; (2) examples of the use and abuse of post-traumatic stress disorder diagnosis by Vietnam veterans; (3) the murder of a Japanese exchange student by a Baton Rouge homeowner; (4) review of patterns found in serial murders, including those in Japan; (5) interview with John Wayne Gacy, seeking to understand his psychology; (6-7) two-part psychological interview with Jeffrey Dahmer, revealing several fascinating new details; (8) two British cases on which the author was asked to consult; (9) investigation of a South African serial killer; (10) the Aum Shinri Kyo cult (sarin nerve gas terrorists) in Japan.

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