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Dark Dreams: A Legendary FBI Profiler Examines Homicide and the Criminal Mind
Dark Dreams A Legendary FBI Profiler Examines Homicide and the Criminal Mind Author:Roy Hazelwood, Stephen G Michaud The Evil That Men Do introduced readers to the lifework and the techniques of FBI profiler Roy Hazelwood. Now, in Dark Dreams, Hazelwood-writing with bestselling author Stephen G. Michaud-brings us deep into the minds of his prey, the world's most dangerous sexual criminals, and reveals the extent to which these individuals permeate our society.... more » Profiler Roy Hazelwood is one of the world's leading experts on the strangest and most dangerous of all aberrant offenders-the sexual criminal. In Dark Dreams he reveals the twisted motive and thinking that go into the most reprehensible crimes. He also catalogs the innovative and remarkably effective techniques- investigative approaches that he helped pioneer at the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit-that allow law enforcement agents to construct psychological profiles of the offenders who commit these crimes. Hazelwood has helped track down some of the most violent and well-known criminals in modern history; in Dark Dreams he takes listeners into his world-a sinister world inhabited by scores of dangerous offenders for every Roy Hazelwood who would put them behind bars.« less
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I am interested in the "backdrop" behind true-crime cases. This is sometimes referred to as a "psychological autopsy," of sorts, or what happens behind a crime and what events lead to its occurrence.
This book is written by a man (Roy Hazelwood) who is considered one of the pioneers of criminal "profiling" in the FBI. His knowledge and experience is great; he explains how the FBI assembles details from crime scenes and how this information leads to a likely composite of a killer or predator. This is not some kind of "hocus-pocus:" it is a valid psychological science with identifiable and proven strategies. Hazelwood writes about many types of cases, provoking great curiosity and providing the reader with eye-opening information.