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Between Good and Evil : A Master Profiler's Hunt for Society's Most Violent Predators
Between Good and Evil A Master Profiler's Hunt for Society's Most Violent Predators
Author: Roger L. Depue, Susan Schindehette
The FBI's former top serial-killer hunter shares his unique perspective as both a lawman and a member of the clergy counseling convicts--revealing the dangerously thin line between good and evil. Roger L. Depue spent decades tracking down America's most depraved criminals. First as a small town police chief, then as a S.W.A.T. team member, and ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780446532648
ISBN-10: 0446532649
Publication Date: 2/3/2005
Pages: 320
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3.5 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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This was a great read. It was the first book I have ever read about profiler's. It really helped open up my eyes the the people that are responsible for capturing societies criminals. It's just a shame that it took so long for society to realize the power of using a Profiler. This book deals mainly with Mr. Depue's life of crime fighting and how he dealt with and tried to understand some of the true evil locked away in criminals minds. A very informative read.
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Excellent read. Great and unexpected mix of psychology, philosophy and spirituality as they relate to both the social phenomenon of serial killers and to Roger Depue's life as a whole. Well written and informative. For my money, best of the profilers' "these are my stories" books (and I've read most, if not all, of them) because it isn't just a series of case studies and doesn't foundation itself on a sense of ... self aggrandizement, I suppose would be the word. The narrative voice is humble without being falsely so, and it offers even-handed insight into the outsized personalties of the early years with the BSU that have spent almost as much time flinging mud at each other's reputations as they have solving crimes. While that kind of politicized "He said"/"He said" thing can be entertaining, it is also distracting from the psychological and sociological impact of the crimes under discussion; and I found Depue's willingness to speak candidly about both the strengths and the weaknesses of the profilers under his command a welcome change of pace. Beyond that, this book, unlike any of the other profiler memoirs I've read, struggles with the humanity and inhumanity of what Depue has seen/experienced in his professional and personal life while seeking to explore those things in more meaningful ways than simply imparting stats or sharing details in the name of shock value.
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The personal account of a former FBI agent with insight into his experience with murderers.


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