Serial Killer Peter Sutcliffe

Serial Killer Peter Sutcliffe

The Yorkshire Ripper was- is- perhaps the most famous British serial killer, aside from his Victorian namesake.

Author: Bruce Candelo

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1545489599

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Page: 32

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The Yorkshire Ripper was- is- perhaps the most famous British serial killer, aside from his Victorian namesake. His crimes gripped the nation over a five year period, starting in 1975. But behind the media image created for him was a man called Peter Sutcliffe, a normal man from the accounts of all who knew him. He first worked as a gravedigger, before moving on to regular jobs as a salesman, a factory worker, and finally an HGV driver. Nothing out of the ordinary. Sutcliffe's story is one of inept policing, media frenzy and unrelenting brutality- and insanity. When initially apprehended, Sutcliffe claimed that he had been ordered to murder prostitutes by no less an authority than God himself. Because of his string of crimes, Sutcliffe has been imprisoned for almost the entirety of his adult life. He has no chance of ever being released.
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The Yorkshire Ripper

The Yorkshire Ripper

THE YORKSHIRE RIPPER: Britain's Most Notorious Serial Killer: Crimes of Pure Evil Not since the crimes of Jack the Ripper in 1888 has a British murderer made such a lasting impact on the world.

Author: Roger Harrington

Publisher:

ISBN: 1520732791

Category:

Page: 141

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THE YORKSHIRE RIPPER: Britain's Most Notorious Serial Killer: Crimes of Pure Evil Not since the crimes of Jack the Ripper in 1888 has a British murderer made such a lasting impact on the world. The Yorkshire Ripper holds one of the highest body counts in recent memory; 13 murders and a string of other attacks which would later yield additional deaths and tragedy. The frequency at which Peter Sutcliffe mercilessly took lives is something which few modern serial killers will ever surpass. What makes Peter Sutcliffe a figure of terror is the fact that he is simply a working class everyman, but one who harboured a violent compulsion he was unable to control. The fact that the Yorkshire Ripper evaded capture for six years, despite being at the forefront of investigations, is a testament to his ability to hide in plain sight. It is Peter Sutcliffe's banality which adds an additional layer of fear to an already terrifying character. The Yorkshire Ripper: Britain's Most Notorious Serial Killer is part of the Crimes of Pure Evil Series, which looks at the dark truth of some of the world's most horrific serial murderers. "An uncomfortable but fascinating read" "A must-read book for anyone interested in criminal psychology" "A portrait of pure evil..."
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Yorkshire Ripper The Secret Murders

Yorkshire Ripper   The Secret Murders

In 1981, Peter Sutcliffe, the 'Yorkshire Ripper', was convicted of thirteen murders and seven attempted murders. All his proven victims were women: most were prostitutes.Astonishingly, however, this is not the whole truth.

Author: Chris Clark & Tim Tate

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781784186906

Category: History

Page: 300

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In 1981, Peter Sutcliffe, the 'Yorkshire Ripper', was convicted of thirteen murders and seven attempted murders. All his proven victims were women: most were prostitutes.Astonishingly, however, this is not the whole truth. There is a still-secret story of how Sutcliffe's terrible reign of terror claimed at least twenty-two more lives and left five other victims with terrible injuries. These crimes - attacks on men as well as women - took place all over England, not just in his known killing fields of Yorkshire and Lancashire.Police and prosecution authorities have long known that Sutcliffe's reign of terror was far longer and far more widespread than the public has been led to believe. But the evidence has been locked away in the files and archives, ensuring that these murders and attempted murders remain unsolved today.As a result, the families of at least twenty-two murdered women have been cheated of their right to know how and why their loved ones died: the pain of living with that may diminish over time, but it never fades away completely. Five other victims survived his attacks: their plight, too, has never been officially acknowledged.Worse still, police blunders and subsequent suppression of evidence ensured that three entirely innocent men were imprisoned for murders committed by the Yorkshire Ripper. They each lost the best parts of their adult lives, locked up and forgotten in stinking cells for more than two decades.This book, by a former police Intelligence Officer, is the story not just of those long-cold killings, of the forgotten families and of three terrible miscarriages of justice. It also uncovers Peter Sutcliffe's real motive for murder - and reveals how he manipulated police, prosecutors and psychiatrists to ensure that he serves his sentence in the comfort of a psychiatric hospital rather than a prison cell.
Categories: History

On the Trail of the Yorkshire Ripper

On the Trail of the Yorkshire Ripper

For the first time in over four decades we re-examine the crime scenes and deliver the real story of the Yorkshire Ripper murders.

Author: Richard Charles Cobb

Publisher: Pen and Sword True Crime

ISBN: 9781526748799

Category: True Crime

Page: 256

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Peter Sutcliffe, The Yorkshire Ripper, remains the most infamous serial killer in British criminal history. His reign of terror saw 13 women brutally murdered and the largest criminal manhunt in British history. Just like Jack the Ripper, his Victorian counterpart of 1888, he remains a killer of almost mythical proportions, yet the locations and circumstances surrounding his foul deeds remain a subject of confusion to this day….. until now. Using ground breaking new research together with the original police reports, newspaper descriptions and eye witness testimony, we can finally present the truth about what actually happened. For the first time in over four decades we re-examine the crime scenes and deliver the real story of the Yorkshire Ripper murders.
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Radical Feminism

Radical Feminism

... for Britain's most notorious serial killer, Peter Sutcliffe. At that time still an unknown attacker, the 'Yorkshire Ripper', as the press dubbed him, ...

Author: F. Mackay

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137363589

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

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Feminism is not dead. This groundbreaking book advances a radical and pioneering feminist manifesto for today's modern audience that exposes the real reasons as to why women are still oppressed and what feminist activism must do to counter it through a vibrant and original account of the global Reclaim the Night March.
Categories: Social Science

An End to Murder

An End to Murder

At the time of Heath, Christie and the Stripper, the term 'serial killer' ... England committed by a killer who became known as the 'Yorkshire Ripper'.

Author: Colin Wilson

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 9781632202383

Category: True Crime

Page: 592

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Human beings have always been cruel, savage, and murderous. Is that all about to change? Human history can be seen as a catalog of coldhearted murders, mindless blood feuds, appalling massacres, and devastating wars. Creatively and intellectually, there is no other species that has ever come close to equaling humanity’s achievements, but neither is any other species as suicidally prone to internecine conflict. We are the only species on the planet whose ingrained habit of conflict and perpetual warfare constitutes the chief threat to our own survival. In An End to Murder, the Wilsons assess whether human beings are in reality as cruel and violent as is generally believed. The book explores the possibility that humankind is on the verge of a fundamental change: that we are about to become truly civilized. Covering a wide-reaching history of violence from the first hominids to the twenty-first century, the book touches on key moments of change while also indicating where things have not changed since the Stone Age. It follows the history of violence from fifteenth-century baron Gilles de Rais (“Bluebeard”), the first known and possibly most prolific serial killer in history; to Victorian domestic murder, the invention of psychiatry, Sherlock Holmes, and the invention of forensic science; the fifteenth-century Taiping Rebellion in China, in which more than twenty million died; World Wars I and II; more recent genocides and instances of “ethnic cleansing”; and contemporary terrorism. As well as offering an overview of violence throughout our history, the authors explore the latest psychological, forensic, and social attempts to understand and curb modern human violence.
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Pornography Sex Work and Hate Speech

Pornography  Sex Work  and Hate Speech

It thus seems the better part of prudence to suggest that the murder data that do ... Serial murderer Peter Sutcliffe described his motives in killing his ...

Author: Karen J. Maschke

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0815325207

Category: Law

Page: 447

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Multidisciplinary focus Surveying many disciplines, this anthology brings together an outstanding selection of scholarly articles that examine the profound impact of law on the lives of women in the United States. The themes addressed include the historical, political, and social contexts of legal issues that have affected women's struggles to obtain equal treatment under the law. The articles are drawn from journals in law, political science, history, women's studies, philosophy, and education and represent some of the most interesting writing on the subject. The law in theory and practice Many of the articles bring race, social, and economic factors into their analyses, observing, for example, that black women, poor women, and single mothers are treated by the wielders of the power of the law differently than middle class white women. Other topics covered include the evolution of women's legal status, reproduction rights, sexuality and family issues, equal employment and educational opportunities, domestic violence, pornography and sexual exploitation, hate speech, and feminist legal thought. A valuable research and classroom aid, this series provides in-depth coverage of specific legal issues and takes into account the major legal changes and policies that have had an impact on the lives of American women.
Categories: Law

Serial Killers and the Phenomenon of Serial Murder

Serial Killers and the Phenomenon of Serial Murder

Of these eight serial killers, Peter Sutcliffe, often referred to as the “Yorkshire Ripper”, is arguably the most infamous and, as a result, ...

Author: David Wilson

Publisher: Waterside Press

ISBN: 9781909976214

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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A superbly targeted resource for those learning about serial killings. Serial Killers and the Phenomenon of Serial Murder examines and analyses some of the best known (as well as lesser) cases from English criminal history, ancient and modern. It looks at the lifestyles, backgrounds and activities of those who become serial killers and identifies clear categories of individuals into which most serial killers fall. Led by Professor David Wilson the authors are all experts and teachers concerning the ever-intriguing subject of serial killing: why, when and how it happens and whether it can be predicted. Taking some of the leading cases from English law and abroad they demonstrate the patterns that emerge in the lives and backgrounds of those who kill a number of times over a period. The book is designed for those studying the topic at advanced level, whether as an academic discipline on one of the many courses now run by universities and colleges or as a private quest for understanding. It contains notes on key terms and explanations of topics such as co-activation, Munchausen syndrome, cooling-off period, psychopathy checklist, social construction, case linkage, family annihilation, activity space, rational choice theory, medicalisation and rendezvous discipline. As the first textbook of its kind it will be an invaluable resource for teachers and students of serious crime.
Categories: Social Science

Headpress 23

Headpress 23

Brady's main thesis is that the serial killer is a superior being , because ... I think the key to the book can be found in the afterword by Peter Sotos .

Author: David Kerekes

Publisher:

ISBN: 1900486180

Category: Fiction

Page: 187

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Made in 1972, Last House on Dead End Street is a cult obscurity inspired by the Manson murders and fuelled by the copious intake of drugs. We track down the reclusive director, Roger Watkins, and cast members.
Categories: Fiction

The Serial Killers

The Serial Killers

By early 1978, the hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper had become the biggwt police operation ever mounted in Britain. Yet the problem facing the police — as in ...

Author: Colin Wilson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780753547229

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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As the number of serial killers worldwide has risen steadily - from the emergence of Jack the Ripper in 1888 to Harold Shipman and Ivan Milat, the backpacker killer of the Australian outback - the need to understand mass murder is becoming more urgent. Using privileged access to the world's first National Centre for the Analysis of Violent Crime, Colin Wilson and Donald Seaman bring you this incisive study of the psychology of serial killers and the motives behind their crimes. From childhood traumas to issues of frustration, fear and fantasy, discover what turns an ordinary human being into a compulsive killer.
Categories: Social Science

My Life Among the Serial Killers

My Life Among the Serial Killers

During their 8,000 interviews, police did indeed speak to Peter, ... one of Peter's few friends, suspected that Sutcliffe was the Yorkshire Ripper; ...

Author: Dr. Helen Morrison

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0061809594

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Over the course of twenty-five years, Dr. Helen Morrison has profiled more than eighty serial killers around the world. What she learned about them will shatter every assumption you've ever had about the most notorious criminals known to man.Judging by appearances, Dr. Helen Morrison has an ordinary life in the suburbs of a major city. She has a physician husband, two children, and a thriving psychiatric clinic. But her life is much more than that. She is one of the country's leading experts on serial killers, and has spent as many as four hundred hours alone in a room with depraved murderers, digging deep into killers' psyches in ways no profiler before ever has. In My Life Among the Serial Killers, Dr. Morrison relates how she profiled the Mad Biter, Richard Otto Macek, who chewed on his victims' body parts, stalked Dr. Morrison, then believed she was his wife. She did the last interview with Ed Gein, who was the inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. John Wayne Gacy, the clown-obsessed killer of young men, sent her crazed Christmas cards and gave her his paintings as presents. Then there was Atlanta child killer Wayne Williams; rapist turned murderer Bobby Joe Long; England's Fred and Rosemary West, who killed girls and women in their "House of Horrors"; and Brazil's deadliest killer of children, Marcelo Costa de Andrade. Dr. Morrison has received hundreds of letters from killers, read their diaries and journals, evaluated crime scenes, testified at their trials, and studied photos of the gruesome carnage. She has interviewed the families of the victims -- and the spouses and parents of the killers -- to gain a deeper understanding of the killer's environment and the public persona he adopts. She has also studied serial killers throughout history and shows how this is not a recent phenomenon with psychological autopsies of the fifteenth-century French war hero Gilles de Rais, the sixteenth-century Hungarian Countess Bathory, H. H. Holmes of the late ninteenth century, and Albert Fish of the Roaring Twenties. Through it all, Dr. Morrison has been on a mission to discover the reasons why serial killers are compelled to murder, how they choose their victims, and what we can do to prevent their crimes in the future. Her provocative conclusions will stun you.
Categories: Social Science

Serial Killers and the Media

Serial Killers and the Media

The Moors Murders Legacy Ian Cummins, Marian Foley, Martin King ... For example, Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper, was arrested following an ...

Author: Ian Cummins

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030048761

Category: Law

Page: 211

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This book examines the media and cultural responses to the awful crimes of Brady and Hindley, whose murders provided a template for future media reporting on serial killers. It explores a wide variety of topics relating to the Moors Murders case including: the historical and geographical context of the murders, the reporting of the case and the unique features which have become standard for other murder cases e.g. nicknames for the serial killers, and it discusses the nature of evil and psychopaths and how they are represented in film, drama, novels and art. It also questions the ethics of the “serial killing industry” and how the modern cultural fixation on celebrity has extended to serial killers, and it explores the impact on the journalists and police officers from being involved in such cases including some interviews with them. The treatment of Brady and Hindley by the media also raises profound questions about the nature of punishment including the links between mental illness and crime and whether there is ever the prospect of redemption. This book draws on cultural studies, criminology, sociology and socio-legal studies to offers a multi-dimensional analysis of the impact of this case and then uses this as a basis for the analysis of more recent cases such as the crimes of Peter Sutcliffe and Harold Shipman.
Categories: Law

Tort Law

Tort Law

... concerned a young woman , Jacqueline Hill , who was murdered by the serial killer , Peter Sutcliffe ( otherwise known as the ' Yorkshire Ripper ' ) .

Author: Nicholas J. McBride

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 1405859490

Category: Damages

Page: 847

View: 312

This lively book is clear, critical and modern approach to tort law, which will stretch and stimulate students whilst simultaneously giving them a clear understanding of the subject necessary for undergraduate courses.
Categories: Damages

Why We Kill

Why We Kill

They consider how serial killers during these periods gain access to their ... the case of the so-called 'Yorkshire Ripper' Peter Sutcliffe, who killed more ...

Author: Nancy Loucks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000041804

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

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Capital punishment, serial killings, war, terrorism, abortion, honour killings, euthanasia, suicide bombings, war, and genocide: all involve the taking of life. Put most simply, all involve killing other people. However, cultural context heavily influences heavily how people perceive these acts, and most people reading this paragraph will likely disagree on the extent to which these "count" as killing. For such an evolved species, humans can be violent far beyond the point of humanity. Why We Kill examines this violence in its many forms, exploring how culture plays a role in people’s understanding and definition of violent action. From the first chapter, which examines "conventional" homicide, to the final chapter’s bone-chilling account of the Rwandan genocide, this fascinating book makes compelling reading.
Categories: Social Science

A Special Place in Hell

A Special Place in Hell

The World's Most Depraved Serial Killers Christopher Berry-Dee ... For the majority of the British population, Peter Sutcliffe's name is ingrained deep with ...

Author: Christopher Berry-Dee

Publisher: Ad Lib Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 9781913543693

Category: True Crime

Page: 288

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Sunday Times bestselling author Christopher Berry-Dee is the man who talks to serial killers. A world-renowned investigative criminologist, he has gained the trust of murderers across the world, entered their high security prisons, and discussed in detail their shocking crimes. The killers' pursuit of horror and violence is described through the unique audiotape and videotape interviews which Berry-Dee conducted, deep inside the bowels of some of the world's toughest prisons. Christopher Berry-Dee has collated these interviews into this astounding, disturbing book. Not only does he describe his meetings with some of the world's most evil men and women, he also reproduces, verbatim, their very words as they describe their crimes, allowing the reader a glimpse into the inner workings of the people who have committed the worst crime possible - to mercilessly take the life of another human being.
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Serial Killers Up Close and Very Personal

Serial Killers   Up Close and Very Personal

Sonia Sutcliffe, wife of Peter Sutcliffe (The Yorkshire Ripper) didn't have an inkling that her truckdriving husband was a sadistic killer of hookers.

Author: Victoria Redstall

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781843588399

Category: True Crime

Page: 330

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She is a glamorous model, actress, filmmaker and investigative journalist who has spent years visiting high-security prison, getting to know sadistic killers like Gary Ray Bowles and Keith Hunter Jesperson, 'The Happy Face Killer'. These hardened killers have opened up to her in a way that they would never do to psychiatrists, prosecutors and other authority figures... and have revealed terrifying chapters of their lives that might otherwise have stayed hidden forever. In this chilling book Victoria Redstall shares every detail and insight, bringing the reader up close and very personal with some of the most dangerous and disturbed serial killers that the world has ever seen. In a similar vein to bestseller Talking with Serial Killers this title will undoubtedly appeal to fans of true crime.
Categories: True Crime

Psychology and Crime

Psychology and Crime

The first distinction is the spatial patterning of the murder locations. ... The British serial killer Peter Sutcliffe, known as the Yorkshire Ripper, ...

Author: Craig Webber

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473944060

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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'Criminologists have been waiting a very long time for a psychology of crime that speaks their language. Finally it has arrived.' - Dr David Gadd, Keele University Now in an updated second edition, this book explores the links between psychology and crime, taking the reader through psychological explanations of crime and the use of psychology within the criminal justice system. The book aims to demystify some of the myths of psychological criminology and situates the subject within its historical and theoretical foundations, whilst maintaining a contemporary outlook and critical awareness of the field’s advantages and limitations. This second edition includes: Four new chapters, on 'Psychological perspectives and their approach to crime', 'Mentally disordered offenders', 'The Criminal Courts and the role of the Jury', and 'Victims, Fear of Crime and Offender Management'. Improved coverage of the issues around interpersonal violence, sexual violence and deviancy, the psychology of crime in groups, and war crimes. Increased analysis of psychology and the criminal justice system. Essential reading for students in criminology, sociology and psychology.
Categories: Social Science

Serial Killers Murder without Mercy

Serial Killers  Murder without Mercy

Upon discovering the relationship, John Sutcliffe shamed his wife by dragging Peter and Sonia along to confront her publicly in the lounge of the Bingley ...

Author: Nigel Blundell

Publisher: Grub Street Publishers

ISBN: 9781848847392

Category: True Crime

Page: 176

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Charles Manson, Aileen Wuornos, Burke & Hare, the Boston Strangler, the Zodiac Killer, and other remorseless serial murderers whose crimes made history. From Victorian era graveyards to a rented room in Paris to an isolated Indian farm and the California hills, the shocking murders collected in this true crime anthology span the century and the continents. The motivations are just as varied: sex, greed, bloodlust, hatred, and the sheer thrill of it all. But the more than thirty serial killers profiled here share one perverse trait: they killed without conscience, regret, or shame. Money did it for dapper French ladykiller Henri Landru, homicidal housewife Nannie Doss, Lady Bluebeard Belle Gunness, and Lonely Hearts Killers, Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck. Deadly desires moved Green River Killer Gary Ridgway, Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe, and John Christie, whose Notting Hill home was a burial ground. And rage was the trigger for Edmund Kemper, who used his mother’s head for a dart board, and for nomadic prostitute Aileen Wuornos who turned her tricks into road kill. In crime journalist Nigel Blundell’s criminally fascinating collection, you will meet the loners, outcasts, lethal lovebirds, twisted fetishists, pleasure seekers, body snatchers, and angels of death who are the very definition of cold-blooded.
Categories: True Crime

Monstrosity

Monstrosity

The term 'serial killer' is relatively new and quite specific.15 It is normally ... examples of British killers, including Peter Sutcliffe; Dennis Nilsen; ...

Author: Alexa Wright

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857733351

Category: Art

Page: 224

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From the 'Monster of Ravenna' to the 'Elephant Man', Myra Hindley and Ted Bundy, the visualisation of 'real', human monsters has always played a part in how society sees itself. But what is the function of a monster? Why do we need to embody and represent what is monstrous? This book investigates the appearance of the human monster in Western culture, both historically and in our contemporary society. It argues that images of real (rather than fictional) human monsters help us both to identify and to interrogate what constitutes normality; we construct what is acceptable in humanity by depicting what is not quite acceptable. By exploring theories and examples of abnormality, freakishness, madness, otherness and identification, Alexa Wright demonstrates how monstrosity and the monster are social and cultural constructs. However, it soon becomes clear that the social function of the monster – however altered a form it takes – remains constant; it is societal self-defence allowing us to keep perceived monstrosity at a distance. Through engaging with the work of Michel Foucault, Julia Kristeva and Canguilhem (to name but a few) Wright scrutinises and critiques the history of a mode of thinking. She reassesses and explodes conventional concepts of identity, obscuring the boundaries between what is 'normal' and what is not.
Categories: Art

Talking With Serial Killers Stalkers

Talking With Serial Killers  Stalkers

There are killers who stalk and spend time methodically hunting down ... we were to look at the crimes committed by Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper, ...

Author: Christopher Berry-Dee

Publisher: John Blake

ISBN: 9781789462685

Category: True Crime

Page: 320

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By an expert with over twenty-five years' experience interviewing more than thirty of the most dangerous male and female serial killers of contemporary times, this latest book from the bestselling author explores the darkest corners of these thrill-killers' minds As all law-enforcement authorities, including the FBI's elite Behavioral Science Unit, will confirm, the majority of sexual psychopaths gain most of their perverse thrills from the stalking of their unsuspecting victims, often in so many different ways. For them, the actual kill is frequently something less, after which the dead body is treated like so much garbage and simply abandoned or thrown away. Yet as these cases show, a victim has often been unwittingly followed, watched, or even visited before they are attacked, sometimes for weeks or even months. Having exhaustively studied the case histories of more than sixty modern-day sexually motivated serial murderers - some still alive, others subsequently executed - the author zeros in on the Internet porn industry as one of the main motivating drivers in cultivating fantasy stalking, which can lead to rape, multiple rapes, and homicide graduating to serial murder. Even more chillingly, anyone who is active on social media is a potential stalker's victim.
Categories: True Crime