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Serial Killers The Growing Menace

Norris, Joel *Author SIGNED/INSCRIBED!*

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ISBN 10: 0385237308 / ISBN 13: 9780385237307
Published by Dolphin Book Doubleday, New York, NY, 1988
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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(full book description) Dolphin Book Doubleday, New York, NY, 1988. 1st Edition 1st Printing, Fine/Fine-, Hard Cover, w/Dust Jacket. Size=6.5"x9.5", 249 pages. 16 B/W Photos. SIGNED/INSCRIBED by Author on front endpaper. Stated "First Edition". DJ lightly rubbed, 2" DJ front flap crease, o.w. clean, tight and bright. No ink names, tears, chips, etc. Price unclipped. ISBN 0385237308 20% OFF our regular catalogue price. SELLING WORLDWIDE since 1987. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!. Bookseller Inventory # CONROY215737I

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Title: Serial Killers The Growing Menace

Publisher: Dolphin Book Doubleday, New York, NY

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: 16 B/W Photos

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Book

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Through extensive research and interviews with five notorious serial killers, author Joel Norris demonstrates that serial killers have specific biological and genetic makeups that can be identified as early as five years of age.  A compelling read for both the curious layman and the concerned professional.
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Citing studies suggesting that violence is a disease requiring medical intervention, Norris, a psychological consultant to the correctional system, calls for further research into the biological, psychological and social influences on serial murderers. He argues that the legal definition of insanity is inaccurate and that sociopathic multiple killers should be medically diagnosed and treated. As illustrated in case histories of and personal statements made by such murderers, each episode of violence is followed by ritualistic phases from fantasy to the disposal of the body, performed, according to the author, as a symbolic and compensatory reenactment of a traumatic childhood experience. Interviews here with killers reveal that most of them share a pattern of genetic factors and/or brain damage often caused by parental and sexual abuse, malnutrition, drugs and alcohol addiction, and that many suffer learning disabilities. Norris provides a profile and list of symptoms of the serial killer and urges that such predictive data be studied by judicial, correctional and medical personnel. Photos not seen by PW.
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