Book Reviews of Dark Dreams: Sexual Violence, Homicide and the Criminal Mind

Dark Dreams: Sexual Violence, Homicide and the Criminal Mind
Dark Dreams Sexual Violence Homicide and the Criminal Mind
Author: Roy Hazelwood, Stephen G. Michaud
ISBN-13: 9780312253424
ISBN-10: 0312253427
Publication Date: 7/19/2001
Pages: 275
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed Dark Dreams: Sexual Violence, Homicide and the Criminal Mind on + 42 more book reviews
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"This is a graphic and terrifying book, but it sheds a great deal of light on why sexual criminals, from window peepers to sadistic monsters, do what they do."

It´s better to be aware of this animals because they permeate our society.
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Gruesome yet compelling look into the minds of serial killers and sexual predators.
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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.

I loved this book!
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series of short true stories of violence written from an behaviorial investigators point of view - opens your eyes to how little resources the police have and how because of those few resources it sometimes means there are more victims - very disturbing
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This is an excellent book and well-written. I especially liked the overview of the Brett Beyers case because I was a student at MSU when the murders took place, although I didn't know him or his victims.