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Serial Killers
Serial Killers
Author: Joel Norris
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.
ISBN-13: 9780385263283
ISBN-10: 0385263287
Publication Date: 8/1/1989
Pages: 272
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Paperback
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An interesting look at commonalities among serial killers (did you know a longer third toe is common for serial killers?!?) and a virtual scolding of the parties that the author deems responsible for missed opportunities to recognize and treat sociopaths destined to kill without remorse.
For me, the best part was the "In their own words" section where serial killers told their stories. I did not look for truth in their words, rather for hints at the basis for self-serving mentality and lack of empathy.
I would recommend this book for anyone curious about the type of human that is driven to kill for reasons not apparent to normal humans.
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Good read for those interested in the psychological theories of serial killers. A bit dry for my liking
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