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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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

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ISBN: 1520732791

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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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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: 1526748762

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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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Facing the Yorkshire Ripper

Facing the Yorkshire Ripper

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

ISBN: 9781526777607

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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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 Lea’s 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.
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The Psychology of Serial Killer Investigations

The Psychology of Serial Killer Investigations

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: Robert D. Keppel

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080515397

Category: Psychology

Page: 232

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Serial killers like Seattle's Ted Bundy, Maryland's Beltway Sniper, Atlanta's Wayne Williams, or England's Peter Sutcliffe usually outsmart the task forces on their trail for long periods of time. Keppel and Birnes take readers inside the operations of serial killer task forces to learn why. What is the underlying psychology of a serial killer and why this defeats task force investigations? 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. The author also brings to the book hands-on best practices gleaned from the experience of other task forces. Readers, both professionals and students, will benefit from the comprehensive and critical case reviews, the analysis of what went wrong, what went right, and the after-action recommendations of evaluators in the US, UK, and Canada. The book covers: * The nature of the psychology of a serial killer * How crime assessment profiling reveals that psychology * Why psychological profiles fail * How serial killer task forces defeat themselves * How the media can, and usually does, undermine the task force operation * The big secret of all serial killer investigations: police already have the killer's name * The best practices for catching a serial killer * Comprehensive case reviews of some of the US's and UK's most baffling serial killer cases * A list of best practices for serial killer task force investigators * Recommendations for how to manage comprehensive files and computer records * Practical advice on how to manage the media: what to say and not to say * Insight into what a serial killer might be thinking and doing to stay away from police * Recommendations for setting up and administering long-term investigations * Practical tips on how to maintain a task force's psychological edge and avoid defeatism
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Serial Killers Around the World

Serial Killers Around the World

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.

Author: Dirk C. Gibson

Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers

ISBN: 9781608058426

Category: True Crime

Page: 197

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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.
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Crimes Against Sex Workers

Crimes Against Sex Workers

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 1230535403

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Page: 58

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 56. Chapters: Jack the Ripper, Robert Pickton, Ipswich serial murders, Whitechapel murders, Peter Sutcliffe, Gary Ridgway, Grim Sleeper, William Henry Hance, Bobbie Joe Long, Arthur Shawcross, Thomas Neill Cream, Joel Rifkin, Steve Wright, Robert Lee Yates, James Randall, Jack the Stripper, Donato Bilancia, Albert Tirrell, West Mesa murders, Bradford murders, Jack Unterweger, Lawrence Singleton, Bandali Debs, Helen Jewett, Teresa Carr Deni, Doug Clark, Carol M. Bundy, International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, Long Island serial killer, Dayton Leroy Rogers, Robert Shulman, Fritz Honka, Maury Travis, Mark Rowntree, Scott Williams. Excerpt: "Jack the Ripper" is the best-known name given to an unidentified serial killer who was active in the largely impoverished areas in and around the Whitechapel district of London in 1888. The name originated in a letter, written by someone claiming to be the murderer, that was disseminated in the media. The letter is widely believed to have been a hoax, and may have been written by a journalist in a deliberate attempt to heighten interest in the story. Other nicknames used for the killer at the time were "The Whitechapel Murderer" and "Leather Apron." Attacks ascribed to the Ripper typically involved female prostitutes from the slums whose throats were cut prior to abdominal mutilations. The removal of internal organs from at least three of the victims led to proposals that their killer possessed anatomical or surgical knowledge. Rumours that the murders were connected intensified in September and October 1888, and letters from a writer or writers purporting to be the murderer were received by media outlets and Scotland Yard. The "From Hell" letter, received by George Lusk of the Whitechapel Vigilance Committee, included half of a preserved human kidney, supposedly from one of the...
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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.
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The Deadly Streets of Yorkshire

The Deadly Streets of Yorkshire

They knew when could attack next and his moves were largely unpredictable. The Northern part of England was soaked in the horror and gloomy stories of the killer at night - The Yorkshire Ripper. Here is the story of Peter Sutcliffe.

Author: Gerald Burns

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ISBN: 9798733908618

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Read about Peter Sutcliffe A.K.A The Yorkshire Ripper, and how his reign of terror quietened the street of Leeds and Bradford in the late 1970s. On the 2nd of January, 1981, Britain breathed a sigh a relief when a killer who had taken the life of over 13 women was apprehended at Melbourne Avenue by two policemen. The killer had escaped identification and arrest for over five years, and his capture was a relief for women of Yorkshire. His name was Peter Sutcliffe and the press were calling him 'The Yorkshire Ripper", whose brutal modus operandi involved attacking helpless ladies with a hammer before stabbing them to death with a screwdriver and dismembering their body. During his reign of terror, the streets of Yorkshire become quieter with the stories of murder women who had fallen prey to this serial killer. In the dark lurked this psychopathic figure called 'The Yorkshire Ripper". Britons quaked at the mention of this serial killer who terrified the nation with his hammer and screwdriver. This smart psychopath seemed to derive a lot of pleasure from watching women die painful deaths. He seemed to enjoy every moment of their torture. Described as a ruthless and cold-hearted killer, investigators confirmed that the murderer enjoyed going out at night and killing just for the thrill of it. And by the time he was captured by the police, Peter Sutcliffe had arguably become one of Britain's most prolific serial killer. His apprehension brought an end to a manhunt that literally shock Britain and some neighboring countries. For the period he remained elusive, Sutcliffe remained a thorn in the flesh of detectives at West Yorkshire Police. They knew when could attack next and his moves were largely unpredictable. The Northern part of England was soaked in the horror and gloomy stories of the killer at night - The Yorkshire Ripper. Here is the story of Peter Sutcliffe.
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The Psychology of Serial Killer Investigations

The Psychology of Serial Killer Investigations

Our case study is the Peter SutcliffeYorkshire Ripper” case from the UK in which a truck driver perpetrated a series of bloody murders of prostitutes in the areas around Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, and Leeds.

Author: Robert D. Keppel

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780124042605

Category: Psychology

Page: 232

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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.
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Serial Killers Psychopaths

Serial Killers   Psychopaths

No one could quite believe that the softly spoken, scrupulously polite Peter Sutcliffe was the 'Yorkshire Ripper', responsible for the brutal murders of at least 13 women, plus seven others left hideously wounded.

Author: Nigel Cawthorne

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 9781788286572

Category: True Crime

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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.
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Revisiting the Yorkshire Ripper Murders

Revisiting the Yorkshire Ripper Murders

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

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030013851

Category: Social Science

Page: 179

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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.
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The 100 Deadliest British Serial Killers

The 100 Deadliest British Serial Killers

(7) PETER SUTCLIFFE (Years Active 1975–1980, 13 Verified Victims) Peter Sutcliffe was born in the West Riding of Yorkshire in 1946. He became infamous as The Yorkshire Ripper and is probably the most well known British serial killer of ...

Author: Mason Ryan

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 9783748796350

Category: True Crime

Page: 289

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Lock the doors and bolt the windows once again, it's time to countdown the one hundred deadliest British serial killers in history. What follows is a darkly fascinating parade of some of the worst and most frightening people ever to hail from Blighty...
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Serial Killer Quarterly Vol 1 No 4 Cruel Britannia

Serial Killer Quarterly Vol 1 No 4    Cruel Britannia

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 ...

Author: Burl Barer

Publisher: Grinning Man Press

ISBN: 9780993823237

Category: True Crime

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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.
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The Last Supper A Serial Killer Cookbook

The Last Supper  A Serial Killer Cookbook

Bio Bite: Peter Sutcliffe, adopting the persona of his nineteenth century counterpart, led investigators in the largest manhunt in British history. 200,000 suspect interviews and ten million dollars later, a uniformed officer ...

Author: C Boccaccio

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781387000876

Category: Cooking

Page: 142

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""Killer Recipes For Those With An Appetite For Murder!"" 51 SIN-Tillating Recipes Based On The Bios Of The World's Most Salacious Slayers! DARK STORIES... DELICIOUS RECIPES. The Perfect Coffee Table Book For True Crime Enthusiasts! ""We Serial Killers are your brothers, your husbands, your fathers... we are everywhere...You wouldn't believe how dark it is out there...""-- SON OF SAM. Thanks to the FBI Boston, Miami, Los Angeles and to the 3-star Michelin chef for help with these delicious recipes. Each of the killers in this book has touched my heart in some way. Although this author does not condone the actions of the hunters in this volume, these lost souls were the architects of my innocently creative imagination as I was growing up. In that way, I have sought out their knowledge, asking them to show me a world that I could not know, and in that way, perhaps to help me understand the nature of being so completely alone; so completely lost in the true chaos of the human mind... - CB
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The Serial Killer Files

The Serial Killer Files

CHAPTER 13: PETER SUTCLIFFE – THE YORKSHIRE RIPPER Daily Mail, 'Return of the Ripper hunter' (11 January 1980). ... Daily Mirror, 'Yorkshire Ripper hoaxer Wearside Jack speaks for first time about “prank” that derailed serial killer ...

Author: Paul Simpson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472136732

Category: True Crime

Page: 416

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There are many myths about serial killers: that they are all dysfunctional loners; all white males; only motivated by sex; that they all travel and operate across a wide area; cannot stop killing; are all insane, or evil geniuses; and that they all want to get caught. Of course, there are some serial killers who fit into these categories, but the married Green River Killer was not a dysfunctional loner; there are plenty of female and non-Caucasian serial killers; Dr Harold Shipman was certainly not motivated by sex; many serial killings (such as the Ipswich prostitute murders carried out by Steve Wright) happen within a confined area; the 'BTK Killer', Dennis Rader, stopped killing in 1991, but wasn't caught until fourteen years later. Many serial killers may have a low animal cunning, or be 'street smart', but few of them are Mensa-level geniuses. Each of the thirty cases covered here is unusual in some respect, perhaps in the way in which the killer carried out their crimes, the choice of victims, the way in which they were apprehended, or the method of their execution. The cases are presented alphabetically by country - from Australia via Colombia, Great Britain, Indonesia, Iran, South Africa and elsewhere to the United States - and then chronologically. They come from across history and from all over the world. The author has gone back as far as possible to contemporary source material - newspaper accounts, trial evidence, interviews with perpetrators or survivors - rather than rely on the increasingly blurred truth to be found online and in far too many collections.
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Serial Killers

Serial Killers

No one could quite believe that the softly spoken, scrupulously polite Peter Sutcliffe was the 'Yorkshire Ripper', responsible for the brutal murders of at least thirteen women, plus seven others left hideously wounded.

Author: Charlotte Greig

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 9781848589568

Category: True Crime

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'To me it was like hunting. Hunting people down.' Anatoly Onoprienko From perverse acts of cannibalism and dark sexual fantasies to vicious acts motivated by greed and a simple lust for blood, this book reveals the methods and motivations of some of the world's most notorious serial killers, including Juan Corona, Ian Brady & Myra Hindley, Pee Wee Gaskins and Ivan Milat. Discover the true stories behind celebrity murderers whose names have become legend, including Jeffrey Dahmer, Charles Manson, Leonard Lake and Charles Ng, as well as the chilling truth about psychopaths such as Anatoly Onoprienko, whose urge to murder whole families was suppressed by the USSR and has only recently come to light. Whatever the personal stories that emerge from this line-up of fifty twisted individuals, Serial Killers is a compelling testament, and warning, of the potential of human behaviour for true horror and pure evil.
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The Lost British Serial Killer

The Lost British Serial Killer

Closing the case on Peter Tobin and Bible John Paul Harrison, David Wilson ... Within the text, we refer to geographically transient serial killers, specifically Robert Black and Peter Sutcliffe. Their cases are outlined within the ...

Author: Paul Harrison

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780751584127

Category: True Crime

Page: 288

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The definitive and explosive account of a harrowing murder case that has shocked Britain Peter Tobin was already serving a life sentence for murder when he was charged with the murder of two young women - Vicky Hamilton and Dina McNichol, in November 2007. Both girls went missing in 1991. Their bodies were discovered by police in 50 Irvine Drive, Margate - where Tobin once lived. In their new true crime investigation, Paul Harrison and Professor David Wilson examine this shocking case, including full details of Tobin's trial. But perhaps even more importantly, they look into other similar cases around the country. With developments in DNA testing, the police are coming closer and closer to solving a range of terrible and high profile murders. There have been at least five major arrests in recent months, with further arrests sure to follow. Harrison and Wilson investigate these cases, and ask how new DNA tests will change police investigations. But they also ask whether this will be enough to stop murderers in the future, and whether there are larger forces at work in society that need to be addressed before we can stop people from killing again and again.
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My Life Among the Serial Killers

My Life Among the Serial Killers

After thinking and worrying about it for some time , Trevor Birdsall , one of Peter's few friends , suspected that Sutcliffe was the Yorkshire Ripper ; Birdsall went to the police in person to report his story .

Author: Dr. Helen Morrison

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0061809594

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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: Biography & Autobiography

A Passion for Poison

A Passion for Poison

Praise for Carol Ann Lee Somebody's Mother, Somebody's Daughter: Victims and Survivors of the Yorkshire Ripper 'My book of the year... the first time the stories of the women who came into the sights of notorious serial killer Peter ...

Author: Carol Ann Lee

Publisher: John Blake

ISBN: 9781789464320

Category: True Crime

Page: 320

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'The whole story is so terrible. You will be disgusted and amazed.' Graham Young, confessing his crimes to detectives There are few criminal cases more astonishing yet less well known than that of Graham Young. A quintessentially British crime story set in the post-war London suburbs, it involves two sensational trials, murders both certain and probable, a clutch of forgiving relatives, and scores of surviving victims. Fourteen in the summer of 1962, Graham stood in the Old Bailey dock charged with poisoning a schoolfriend and family members by adding antimony to their packed lunches, Sunday roast and morning cups of tea. Diagnosed with multiple personality disorders, Graham's trial resulted in his detainment at Broadmoor, where he was the youngest patient. But it was on his release from Broadmoor that Graham caused the greatest harm. Finding employment in Hadlands, a photographic supplies firm, his role as junior storeman meant he was expected to make tea and coffee for his colleagues. And very soon, numerous members of staff began experiencing crippling stomach pains... A psychologically astute insight into the mind of a complex and intriguing individual, A Passion for Poison is true crime at its best. Praise for Carol Ann Lee Somebody's Mother, Somebody's Daughter: Victims and Survivors of the Yorkshire Ripper 'My book of the year... the first time the stories of the women who came into the sights of notorious serial killer Peter Sutcliffe have been told, and it gives voice to their families... deeply poignant' - Lynda La Plante One of Your Own: The Life & Death of Myra Hindley 'Scrupulously unsensational and as good a biography of Hindley as we'll get' - Sunday Times
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