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Mindhunter : Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit
Mindhunter Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit
Author: John E. Douglas, Mark Olshaker
During his twenty-five year career with the Investigative Support Unit, Special Agent John Douglas became a legendary figure in law enforcement, pursuing some of the most notorious and sadistic serial killers of our time: the man who hunted prostitutes for sport in the woods of Alaska, the Atlanta child murderer, and Seattle's Green River kil...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780671528904
ISBN-10: 0671528904
Publication Date: 8/1/1996
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 150 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Audio CD
Members Wishing: 6
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A very intriguing look inside the world of those who hunt serial killers. Many of the stories were familiar to me from the news, but this is the inside view of the story - the search for the "why" in these terrible acts. Very good book!
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Mindhunter enters the minds of some of the country's most notorious serial killers to tell the real-life story of the Investigative Support Unit (ISU) -- the FBI's special force that has assisted state and local police in cracking some of the country's most celebrated serial murder and rape cases. The unit specializes in understanding the chemistry and mechanical workings of the brain's of these serial criminals, and did its homework by interviewing such murderers as Charles Manson and David Berkowitz (the Son of Sam). John Douglas, who worked for the FBI for 25 years, is an authority on the unit, and his book combines the best of nonfiction with that of a murder mystery.
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This was a very good book! It takes you behind the scenes of some of the worst, most gruesome and frankly fascinating cases pursued by John Douglas, Special Agent with the FBI, and one of the leading pioneers in profiling.

On the back cover it says: As the model for Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs, Douglas has confronted, interwiewed, and studied scores of serial killers and assassins, including Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, and Ed Gein, who dressed himself in his victims' peeled skin. Using his uncanny ability to become both predator and prey, Douglas examined each crime scene, reliving both the killer's and the victim's actions in his mind, creating their profiles, describing their habits, and predicting their next moves.
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Readnmachine avatar reviewed Mindhunter : Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit on + 1238 more book reviews
Straightforward memoir describing the development of the FBI's profiling unit, and describing some of the serial murder cases with which he was involved.
OhTQ avatar reviewed Mindhunter : Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit on
I never made it past 3/4 of the book - which says something in itself. I kept waiting for it to get better. Some of the cases were interesting but the author spent so much time patting himself on the back that it really grew tiresome. It seemed to be more about John Douglas than the profiling program.
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I loved this book. It is a subject that I am very interested in and it is well written and easy to follow.


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