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.
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 Clarke
Publisher: John Blake Publishing
Category: True Crime
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.
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
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..."
BRITISH SERIAL KILLERS VOLUME 2: Yorkshire Ripper and Harold Shipman - 2 Books in 1 Featuring... *Yorkshire Ripper*Harold Shipman 2 Great Books in 1!
Author: Roger Harrington
Publisher: Independently Published
BRITISH SERIAL KILLERS VOLUME 2: Yorkshire Ripper and Harold Shipman - 2 Books in 1 Featuring... *Yorkshire Ripper*Harold Shipman 2 Great Books in 1! Yorkshire Ripper June 2nd, 1946. Peter William Sutcliffe was born to parents Kathleen and John Sutcliffe in the working class area of Bingley, Yorkshire. Considered by both of his parents to be a perfect baby, both his mother and father had their own expectations for what their first-born son was to become in later life. John, his father, wanted Peter to grow up to become a real man's man. A working class; local lad who would enjoy beer, football, weightlifting and an all-round extroverted lifestyle. His mother, Kathleen, had expectations of her son becoming a gentleman. A respectable boy who treated people properly and always made time for others. To the shock of both of his parents, Peter grew to be neither of these things. As a youngster, he was a quiet, introverted boy. He rarely associated with other children during his primary school years, and instead opted for a more indoor lifestyle. He wasn't like the rest of the children who played sports together or chased after girls. He was considered to be something else entirely. To everyone else, he was an everyday, working class gentleman who could do no harm to anyone. Peter Sutcliffe would later come to be known as the Yorkshire Ripper; the man who terrorized the north of England in a series of vicious killings spanned six years. Harold Shipman As a society, we are conditioned to believe that doctors will do their utmost to nurture our well-being, and protect our lives. We implicitly trust that people only go into such professions to care for their patients in a loving and attentive manner. Very few of us would suspect that someone claiming to promote our health would not do everything in their power to ensure our survival; and even fewer of us would suspect that someone whose job it is to keep us safe, would actively want to harm us. That blind trust is exactly the mentality that led to over 200 people being murdered at the hands of Britain's most prolific serial killer, Doctor Harold Fredrick Shipman. Shipman used the trust of his patients as a weapon against them. He managed to avoid detection as a murderer for almost 30 years by putting on a convincing performance as a conscientious caregiver. The depth and breadth of the Shipman case was so great that it didn't even seem real. His activities led to unnerving questions of whether we ever really know someone, whether we can really trust those we are told we should trust, and whether we are ever really safe from harm.
This is the first book of its kind that combines state-of-the-art psychological assessment experience with the expertise of a homicide investigator who has tracked some of this country s most notorious serial killers.
Author: Richard Charles CobbPublish On: 2019-12-27
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
Category: True Crime
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.
She no longer felt Iike running away. The illustrations contained within describe better than any words, her journey from tragic despair to calmness and acceptance. By writing this book Mo Lea has found a way to reclaim her story.
Author: Mo Lea
Publisher: Pen and Sword True Crime
Category: Biography & Autobiography
As a survivor of a brutal attack by the Yorkshire Ripper, this book gives fresh insight into the consequences of being labeled a victim of this notorious serial killer. Mo Lea was followed home and attacked by Peter Sutcliffe, who hit her over the head repeatedly with a hammer. She was stabbed with a screwdriver leaving her with life threatening injuries. The book reveals how Mo has wrestled with the past, struggling to come to terms with the well-trodden, morbid narrative. She has written a new, fresh perspective for the present day. Her writing offers an alternative account, one which repositions her as a survivor with a success story. While sympathy has its place for the victims, this book gives insight into processes of recovery and success. Mo had no control over unwanted media interventions. Sometimes the Ripper story would appear on the morning news while she was getting ready to go to work. She learnt to contain her anxiety but she could neither predict or escape these uncomfortable moments that reminded her of her past trauma. Mo Leas art practice has been an important factor in her life. She has been fortunate to use this as an outlet to explore her pain, anger, suffering and recovery. After years of personal growth and recovery, a short film was made of Mo Lea creating a drawing from the iconic photograph of the man who had tried to take her life. She is filmed ripping up the Ripper. She is filmed tearing up the portrait that she had so carefully drawn, rendering him as disposable as a piece of litter. The film shows how Mo turned her story around, making Sutcliffe the victim and herself, the triumphant survivor. Mo had finally found a way of stepping out of the frame. She no longer felt Iike running away. The illustrations contained within describe better than any words, her journey from tragic despair to calmness and acceptance. By writing this book Mo Lea has found a way to reclaim her story.
112 Serial Killers Around the World: The Global Dimensions of Serial Murder,
2014, 112-130 CHAPTER 9 Peter Sutcliffe Abstract: Better known in the U.K. as
the Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe murdered prostitutes throughout England ...
Author: Dirk C. Gibson
Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers
Category: True Crime
Serial Killers Around the World: The Global Dimensions of Serial Murder compiles serial murder case studies from several countries - from Australia to Great Britain, and from Japan to Pakistan. The author has covered accounts on a wide array of serial killers including some well known felons namely Jack the Ripper, The Butcher of Mons, Martin & Marie Dumollard, as well as some of the lesser known serial slayers such as Daisy DeMelker, Yoshio Kodaira, Javed Iqbal and many more. The book highlights six dimensions of each case: the killer(s), the serial murders, other crimes, communication, the investigation and trial and punishment of the accused. Readers, both general and aspiring criminologists alike, will find Serial Killers Around the World an interesting resource for critical information on serial murders committed in nations around the world.
There was little in Peter Sutcliffe's childhood to point to his subsequent evil career
as Britain's most notorious serial killer since Jack the Ripper. He was born in
Bingley, Yorkshire, on 2 June 1946. He was much closer to his mother than his ...
Author: Nigel Cawthorne
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
Category: True Crime
A concise, yet detailed look at some of the most dangerous individuals who have ever lived. Starting with examples of some of the earliest recorded psychopaths and serial killers, the authors present a carefully chosen cross-section of history's most infamous criminals.
Note written by Peter William Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper found in his truck
Chapter 5 provided an in-depth analysis into the occupational choices of British serial killers. Through this analysis, it was shown that the most commonly ...
Author: David Wilson
Publisher: Waterside Press
Category: Social Science
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.
Peter Sutcliffe: Yorkshire Ripper or Yorkshire Ripoff? The Yorkshire Ripper is a
wellknown homicidal celebrity officially identified as Peter Sutcliffe. There are
those who insist thatSutcliffe is claiming fame that isnotrightfully his, andthathe ...
Author: Burl Barer
Publisher: Grinning Man Press
Category: True Crime
Serial Killer Quarterly's "Cruel Britannia" finishes off 2014 with a four-feature British bloodlust frenzy! Dr. Katherine Ramsland wades through the heavy fog surrounding the "Moors Murders": a series of high-profile child killings committed in the Swinging Sixties by Scottish sadist Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, his English girlfriend and accomplice. To this day, they continue to be the most shocking and headline grabbing crimes in modern Britain! With Katherine's background in psychology and philosophy, there is surely no one better suited to explore Brady's "existentialist exercises" in murder, his psychopathic pedophilia, and folie-a-deux relationship with Hindley. Where the "Moors Murders" remain Britain's most notorious series of murders, the atrocities committed by Fred and Rosemary West are undoubtedly the most depraved. Kim Cresswell churns the stomach with her unbelievable account of incest, bestiality, rape, torture, murder, necrophilia and filicide, culminating in a "Garden of Bones" in Gloucester. Carol Anne Davis looks at one of the greatest abuses of police power in English history: the entrapment of Colin Stagg for the 1992 ripper-style murder of blonde beauty Rachel Nickell on Wimbledon Common. Meanwhile, the real killer, Robert Napper, was already confined to Broadmoor asylum for the 1993 evisceration murder of Samantha Bisset and the rape and deadly suffocation of her infant daughter. Edgar-Award winning author Burl Barer makes his Serial Killer Quarterly debut, lending his highly original voice to an intriguing re-examination of the murders ascribed to "Yorkshire Ripper" Peter Sutcliffe, and the phenomenon of homicidal fame. Robert J. Hoshowsky, Aaron Elliott, and Kim Cresswell also look at three comparably notorious historical London slayers in their pieces on creepy old John Christie, "Acid Bath Vampire" John George Haigh, and Jack the Ripper suspect and bride poisoner George Chapman. Come take a trip with us into the dark heart of the British Isles, from the gritty northern industrial cities of Leeds, Bradford and Manchester to cosmopolitan London to the verdant countryside of Herefordshire! Warning: this issue contains an abundance of mutilation, necrophilia, and tea.
Delves into the minds and crimes of the most dangerous and disturbed people who ever lived.
Author: William Murray
Publisher: Canary Press
Category: True Crime
A well-liked, respected, caring pillar of the community - or an outsider, socially inept and with a frightening appearance? Wearing many different masks, serial killers are among the most disturbing and dangerous violent criminals in existence.They are individuals who have a history of multiple murders, normally committed over a long period of time and often with periods of apparent normality in between.With their different appearances and motives serial killers are hard to identify and often much harder to understand. Yet they must be caught because the one unifying characteristic all serial killers share is their inability to feel remorse for their actions, and consequently their need to keep on killing...Some profilers believe that serial killers don't learn from their mistakes. This book explores the greed-factor that sets in and explains how killers come to think that the more they kill and get away with it, the easier it will become.
This book revisits the case, applying a feminist and cultural criminological lens to explore a range of criminological concerns relating to gender, violence and victimhood.
Author: Louise Wattis
Category: Social Science
Between 1975 and 1980, Peter Sutcliffe, who became known as the Yorkshire Ripper, murdered 13 women in the North of England. The murders provoked widespread fear amongst women and impacted the public consciousness at both the local and national level. This book revisits the case, applying a feminist and cultural criminological lens to explore a range of criminological concerns relating to gender, violence and victimhood. Combining research findings from oral history interviews, analysis of popular criminological texts and academic commentary, this volume explores what the case can tell us about feminism, fear of crime, gender and serial murder and the representation of victims and sex workers. The volume contributes to a creative cultural criminology, highlighting how excavating recent criminal history and reading across texts presents new ways for understanding violence, gender and representation in the contemporary context.
The 1970s saw some of the worst mass killings and murders in recent history.
Author: Michael Cowton
Publisher: Mortons Books
Category: True Crime
The 1970s saw some of the worst mass killings and murders in recent history. Fanatical cult leader Jim Jones was responsible for the deaths of hundreds, while serial killers Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy each had dozens of victims. The chilling crimes of murderers including the Yorkshire Ripper - Peter Sutcliffe - and the Hillside Strangler stunned the world when the details were made public. In Murders That Shook the World - 1970s, author Stuart Qualtrough investigates the decade's worst murders and murderers.
The book is about British serial killers from the 19th century all the way to the present day. I have written the book to show the readers what a serial killer is and why he is so different from any other killers.
Author: Nigel Wier
The book is about British serial killers from the 19th century all the way to the present day. I have written the book to show the readers what a serial killer is and why he is so different from any other killers. In Britain it is estimated that there are between 70 and 80 known serial killers and the book will cover about 75% of them. Fortunately for us most serial killers are arrested and sentenced to very long prison sentences and of course the earlier serial killers were executed. But is also shows some serial killers who have remained unidentified and have never been arrested.
Author: Bonnie M. Rippo Psy. D.Publish On: 2007-02-13
The reason for this is for the killer to maintain emotional distance, to further
reinforce his ideology and perceptions of his choice of victim category. Serial killer Peter Sutcliffe stated, “the women I killed were filth, bastard prostitutes who
Author: Bonnie M. Rippo Psy. D.
Category: True Crime
In the pages of The Professional Serial Killer and the Career of Ted Bundy, you will find yourself eerily intrigued as the serial killer introduces himself to you. Say hello to your neighbor, partner, son, or daughter-whose dual identity now includes the facade of Politician, Clergyman, Lawyer, Contractor, or Compliance Officer. Your imagination will spark as you slowly but gradually become enamored to the serial killer's ingenuity, as an entrepreneur in the art of murder. Now that you are chillingly mesmerized by his charm, the serial killer takes great pleasure in his sting operation. Thrilled as he passionately and addictively perfects his art, the killer creatively refines his ruse for capturing his victims. In order to inflict the highest level of horror and pain each scene is designed to give the killer an ultimate high of sadistic pleasure. As you reel back and forth, from the disdain you feel for the killer, a sudden and unsuspecting sinking feeling erupts through your very being. The sensation that this is not a horror movie, illuminates your mind, and grasps your fascination with the question: How did this happen? A more intriguing question may be: When did this start? You may want to ask three-year old Ted Bundy.
The answer to this question and many others lie within...SERIAL KILLER MONSTERS.There is nothing more frightening than the individuals who chase, stalk and grab their victims from under the shroud of night.
Author: R. M. Harker
ARE SERIAL KILLERS THE PRODUCT OF NATURE OR NURTURE?...The answer to this question and many others lie within...SERIAL KILLER MONSTERS.There is nothing more frightening than the individuals who chase, stalk and grab their victims from under the shroud of night. These monsters are not looking for creatures to hunt, but rather for the touch, taste, and enablement of human bodies and death.Serial Killer Monsters and they stroll among us, often undetected and on a daily basis.These killers are not fictional creatures with horns, vampire teeth and run around on all fours howling at the moonlit sky.No...there are individuals living among us in plain sight. Within society, approaching their everyday duties until the sun goes down. They are your neighbours, friends or the dads, spouses and church going individuals from the town or village.These people are representing the darkest side of humanity, the most disturbing and depraved of all criminals...Serial Killer Monsters.Why is it that we are so fascinated by the torture and cruelty that these people display? A place where there are no boundaries to a person's suffering and pain? Serial Killers can be very charming, deadly, seductive and seem able to gain the publics admiration.Notorious killers from Jeffrey Dahmer and B.T.K to Aileen Wuornos and Peter Sutcliffe. Serial Murderers that will amaze us with their sick ability to commit the worst savagery and butchery on another human being possible.Modern science and improvements in police detective practices have made ways into FBI profiling of the offenders and catching them. Through this they have classified the worst and most dangerous category of criminal. Serial Killers.At the beginning of this publication we investigate whether serial killers are a product of nature or nurture? Some history into the most famous serial killers and an in-depth analysis into the minds of psychopathic serial killers.In this publication we will unveil the horrifying investigations of:- House of Horrors - Fred and Rose West.- B.T.K - Dennis Radar.- The Lady Killer - Ted Bundy.- The Yorkshire Ripper - Peter Sutcliffe.- The Florida Highway Killer - Aileen Wuornos.- The Butcher or Rostov - Andrei Chikatilo.- The Kindly Killer - Dennis Nilsen.- The Killer Clown - John Wayne Gacy.- The Milwaukee Cannibal - Jeffrey Dahmer.- Son of Sam - David Berkowitz.Plus many interesting insights and information on what makes someone snap and become a Serial Killer Monster?
The idea of the wandering murderer, leaving a trail of mutilated bodies in his wake, has long fascinated followers of true crime. By charting the geography of the killer's actions, Mapping the Trail of a Serial Killer takes an innovative approach to exploring the killing sprees of more than 40 mass murderers from the early 20th century right up to the present day. With specially commissioned maps pinpointing each killer's actions, Mapping the Trail of a Serial Killer reveals patterns of behavior and enables the reader to understand some of the thinking of the minds of men like Ted Bundy, David Berkowitz, and Andrei Chikatilo.
Jouve(1986) examines how Peter Sutcliffe,a British serial killer also known as the
'Yorkshire Ripper', described himself as 'cleaning up the streets' and
claimedtohave been told by God to killprostitutes. Thiscontempt for hisvictims
Author: M. O'Neill
Category: Social Science
This book focuses upon the breaking of rules and taboos involved in 'doing crime', including violent crime as represented in fictive texts and ethnographic research. It includes chapters on topics of urgent contemporary interest such as asylum seekers, sex work, serial killers, school shooters, crimes of poverty and understandings of 'madness'.