FBI Special Agent and expert in criminal profiling and behavioural science, John Douglas, is a man who has looked evil in the eye and made a vocation of understanding it. Now retired, Douglas can let us inside the FBI elite serial crime unit and into the disturbed minds of some of the most savage serial killers in the world.
The man who was the inspiration for Special Agent Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs and who lent the film's makers his expertise explains how he invented and established the practice of criminal profiling; what it was like to submerge himself mentally in the world of serial killers to the point of 'becoming' both perpetrator and victim; and individual case histories including those of Jeffrey Dahmer, Charles Manson, Ted Bundy and the Atlanta child murders.
With the fierce page-turning power of a bestselling novel, yet terrifyingly true, Mindhunter is a true crime classic.
- Publication Date:
- 19 / 12 / 2011
- 129 x 198mm
I read this book over 20 years ago and I havent forgotten it! Traces the birth of the FBI's behavioural sciences unit, by the man who created it. Real examples of cases and interviews with notorious serial muderers like Bundy, Dahmer and Kemper. This is a must read and remains one of my favourite true crime books to this day. If your a fan of the show or true crime buy this! - Lynda (QBD)
Mindhunter explores how former special agent John Douglas invented and established the method of criminal profiling in the FBI, a practice which innovated the way the FBI captured some of America's most notorious serial killers. The book that inspired the Neflix series, Mindhunter is interesting, disturbing, and definitely a must-read for true crime lovers! - Zoe (QBD)