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Serial Killers: Profiling Criminal Mind -- VHS 4 part A&E series Former FBI agent John Douglas walks you through-Dahmer, Gacy, Manson-- who they are, what they've done, and how they got away with it for so long. Criminal profilers analyze and dissect the motives that fuel these stalkers.

Serial Killers 2-pack -- Former FBI agent John Douglas, the inventor of criminal profiling, leads a journey into the minds of the 20th Century's most notorious killers, including Charles Manson, John Wayne Gacy and Jeffrey Dahmer.

The Unexplained: Cannibals VHS
Killers and remote tribes are covered in this program. (1999)

Serial Killers: Real Life Hannibal Lecters (2001) DVD

20th Century with Mike Wallace - Born to Kill: VHS Jeffrey Dahmer & Ted Bundy (1999)

Great Crimes and Trials of the Twentieth Century: Great Forensic Cases VHS (1996)

Murder by Number: Inside the Serial Killers VHS (1993)

Nova: Mind of a Serial Killer VHS (1992) FBI psychological detectives race to penetrate the mind of a serial killer, and stop him from striking again. DVD

The Thin Blue Line VHS (1988) Award winning documentary helped acquit an innocent man of murder almost by accident.

Theoretical Criminology
by Thomas J. Bernard, George B. Vold, Jeffrey B. Snipes -- Theoretical Criminology retains its premier position in the field of criminology. 5th edition offers causation in scientific theories, Sampson's theory of collective efficacy, and Anderson's "code of the street." A chapter on contemporary classicism includes deterrence, research, routine activities, and rational choice. It examines the role of gender, feminist criminology, masculinity and crime. Relevant empirical research is assessed, and theory related research issues of testing are discussed.

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Who the Hell is Winston Moseley? And Why Would Anyone Care? -- The case is synonymous with “urban apathy.” The victim’s name, Catherine “Kitty” Genovese, still evokes a sense of lonely horror.

Science, Intuition, and Hope: The Art of Personality Profiling Also see: Types of serial killers

The Baton Rouge Serial Murders by Criminal Profiler John Philpin -- See the sketches of the suspect! 5 part series

Slaughter Night in Moscow by John Philpin -- Between dusk on July 21, and dawn, July 22, four women were murdered on the streets of Moscow. The total number of victims - all women - stands at ten since July 1. Does this city of ten million, capitol of the Russian Federation, have a serial killer preying on its women? Or does it, as some locals insist, have two serial killers at work? Or, as the police suggest, are two killers insufficient to accommodate all the victims who, they say, have little in common.

Charles Manson & Family. A true horror story set in the counter culture of free love and drugs.

Glenn Taylor, Justin Helzer and Dawn Godman "Children of Thunder"

David and Michelle Knotek Home of Last Refuge. In a small coastal community located in SW Washington State husband and wife team of serial killers gave the homeless a place to live.

Featured True Crime Author: Sue Russell Sue's Journey: The Writing of Lethal Intent -- Would the eyes of Aileen ‘Lee’ Carol Wuornos Pralle, accused serial killer, be a window to her soul? Sue's Journey: The Writing of Lethal Intent -- Would the eyes of Aileen ‘Lee’ Carol Wuornos Pralle, accused serial killer, be a window to her soul? Why Aileen wanted to die.

The mother of an accused killer asks herself why? -- "Rage in his heart? Wanting to be noticed? The sickness he has?" she wonders. "Is it the sins of the father? I don't know." Imani Taymullah wonders why her son, Joshua Andrews would do something like this.

In 1974, serial killer, Dennis Rader aka BTK Serial Killer, president of his church, Boy Scout Leader, and a city compliance officer began a fourteen-year murder spree in Wichita, Kansas. He taunted the public and the police with letters, copies of evidence, clues, and puzzles. In 1988, the killings stopped. But in 2004 a Wichita newspaper received a letter with a clue; it was apparent that BTK was back.

John Allen Muhammad & John Lee Malvo -- Path of a Sniper -- DC Snipers John Allen Muhammad and juvenile accomplice John Lee Malvo. DC Sniper: Addicted: Obsessed With Killing?

Tender Murderers: Women Who Kill by Trina Robbins, Max Allan Collins "She wasn't even five feet tall, weighed 90 pounds, wrote poetry, and died young, riddled with bullets, with a machine gun in her lap." The infamous Bonnie Parker, immortalized in the movie Bonnie and Clyde, is only one of a select group of 20 women killers whose stories are told in Tender Murderers. Others include Charlotte Corday, of Marat-Sade fame; Belle Starr, the "Petticoat Terror of the Plains"; and Phoolan Devi, India's "bandit queen," who died as she lived. A section on "Women Who Missed," such as Valerie Solanas, founder of the Society for Cutting Up Men and attempted assassin of Andy Warhol, and Amy Fisher, the "Long Island Lolita." From murderous moms and molls to plucky pirates and Appalachian ax-handlers, Tender Murderers is a rogue's gallery of fascinating female killers. Photographs are included.

Suspected or convicted serial killers in Washington -- What is a serial killer? Even the nation's leading experts don't agree. The most general definition is based on numbers and patterns: Two or more unrelated victims in distinctly separate incidents. The Northwest has a notorious history of "prototype" killers -- among them are Ted Bundy and the Green River Killer. Less infamous killers claimed scores of lives. Convicted of only 1 or 2 murders, but suspected of more. Suspected or convicted serial killers in Washington

Arrest made in Green River Killer case - Seattle A 52-year-old man arrested in connection with the Green River Killings, in the Northwest. Gary Leon Ridgway, was arrested in connection with the deaths of Opal Charmaine Mills, 16, Cynthia Jean Hinds, 17, Marcia Faye Chapman, 31, and Carol Ann Christensen, 21.

Thomas Huskey, nicknamed "Zoo Man" by local prostitutes, who said he liked to take them there, is accused of killing 4 women. John Allen Muhammad & John Lee Malvo -- Path of a Sniper -- DC Snipers John Allen Muhammad and juvenile accomplice John Lee Malvo. DC Sniper: Addicted: Obsessed With Killing?

23 Days of Terror: The Compelling True Story of the Hunt and Capture of the Beltway Snipers by Angie Cannon -- In October 2002, a nation still recovering from the 9/11 attacks found itself under siege by a seemingly unstoppable enemy. For 23 days, the area around Washington, DC, was the hunting ground for a pair of serial snipers who struck at random, killing from afar, only to vanish time and time again. With each attack, they raised the stakes, taunting the authorities to try to stop them -- until their luck ran out. Here the complete chronicle of the days in October that took 10 innocent lives and wounded 3 others; the means and methods used by law enforcement -- their mistakes; the suspects' backgrounds and possible motives; and the fear that gripped five million people.

Through the Window: The Terrifying True Story of Cross-Country Killer Tommy Lynn Sells by Diane Fanning -- Krystal Surles watched in horror as her best friend was murdered at the hands of an intruder. Then he brought a 12" boning knife to Krystal's throat. He severed her windpipe and left her for dead. She survived and lead authorities to the arrest of year-old Tommy Lynn Sells, 35, a former truck driver, carnival worker, and cross-country drifter. With no motive and no pattern to his bloodshed, Sells carved his way across country for 2 decades slaughtering women, men, transients, entire families, teenagers, and infants. Through The Window is an utterly terrifying plunge into the dark mind of a serial killer, and the story of the brave child who brought him to justice.

Bestial: The Savage Trail of a True American Monster by Harold Schechter -- America's first serial killer? As a child, Earle Leonard Nelson was obsessed with the Bible; before puberty, he had an insatiable, aberrant sex drive. By his teens, his family feared him. In the winter of 1926, he began 16 months of rape, barbaric defilement and murders that spanned the US and Canada. Everything about Nelson seems bizarre, from his family, his eating habits and religious obsessions. He killed women of all ages, from all walks of life, with no remorse.

Depraved: The Shocking True Story of America's First Serial Killer by Harold Schechter -- Herman Mudgett, Dr. H. H. Holmes, seemed the epitome of the late 19th century "Golden Age": a self-made entrepreneur. He was a liar, bigamist, debtor, con man and murderer. The setting for several murders was the bizarre "castle" he built in Chicago with mazelike corridors, soundproof rooms, sealed vaults, oversized furnaces, and chutes to the cellar. Holmes planned to use a corpse supplied by a doctor to fake his partner's death but ended up killing the partner, his wife and 5 children.

Silent Rage: Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer by Michael Newton Profiles serial killer Eddie Cole, who slew his first victim before he was 10 and killed 15 others over 30 years.

The Anatomy of Motive: The FBI's Legendary Mindhunter Explores the Key to Understanding and Catching Violent Criminals by John E. Douglas, Mark Olshaker -- Drawing from cases such as the mass murder in Dunblane, Scotland, in which a gunman mowed down 16 children and their teacher, the unsolved Tylenol poisonings, and the Unabomber.

A History of British Serial Killing: How Britain's Most Famous Serial Killers Were Identified, Caught and Convicted by Martin Fido Beginning in 1888 with Jack the Ripper, and covering Haigh, Christie, Brady and Hindley, Nilsen, and the Wests.

Perfect Poison by M. William Phelps-- In Northampton, Massachusetts, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Kristen Gilbert was a dedicated nurse so why were her patients dying? So many sudden deaths occurred colleagues called her the "Angel of Death." Gilbert's facade concealed a liar and narcissistic sociopath. She sabotaged patients to strike back at staffers. She engaged in an obsessive affair with hospital security guard, James Perrault. When her husband objected, she tried to kill him with a lethal injection. August 1995 - February 1996, helpless patients trusted a killer, her weapon a drug capable of causing fatal heart attacks. Kristen may be responsible for 40 deaths. As law closed faking suicide attempts, harassing witnesses, stalking her ex-boyfriend, and terrorizing the hospital with bomb threats.

The Execution of a Serial Killer: One Man's Experience Witnessing the Death Penalty by Joseph D. Diaz -- Diaz exposes the mind of a deranged and violent serial killer and the origins of the criminal's deadly urges. He transports the reader to inside the death chamber of the Florida State Prison. It describes the life and the death of a serial killer, and the impact his execution had on a witness the killer never even knew.

Signature Killers by Robert D. Keppel, William J. Birnes -- Compelling insights into the murderer, whose key characteristic is he kills multiple people, and leaves a signature behind at every crime scene. Keppel's been involved in more than 2,000 murder investigations, 50 high-profile serial cases. He covers "the essence of torture," "the anger-retaliation signature," "the piquerism signature," "the psychological imprint of a sadist," and why Jeffrey Dahmer is "the black hole at the end of the continuum."

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Baton Rouge
Paul Bernardo
David Berkowitz
Kenneth Bianchi
Boston Strangler
Angelo Buono
Ted Bundy
Andrew Cunanan
Jeffrey Dahmer
Albert Fish
Caril Fugate
Eddie Gein

Green River Killer
Karla Homolka
Jack the Ripper
Edmund Kemper III
Charles Manson

Tommy Lynn Sells
Piggy Palace
Wesley Shermantine
Charlie Starkweather
Cary Stayner
Michael Swango

Fred & Rose West
Robert Yates
The Zodiac Killer
Aileen Wuornos

Slayer of Innocence
by Jim Conover
A predator pedophile serial killer on the loose for many years. 16 young boys disappeared under similar circumstances and 14 murdered. This predator made the Midwest his killing field 1972 - 1979 when lawmen caught his track.

The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers by Michael Newton --Cases of serial murder, law enforcement agent techniques, factors that contribute to the development of a serial killer, and how society punishes vicious criminals. The realities of serial murder versus myths depicted in film and television, key figures on both sides of the law, pivotal cases and events that shape law enforcement response.

The A-Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers
by Harold Schechter, David Everitt Collection of information about serial killers, black widows, bluebeards, killer couples, Lustmord, Nazi buffs, power tools, pyromania and trophies. Cross-indexed, bw illustration

Killing for Sport: Inside the Minds of Serial Killers
by Pat Brown
An insight into the minds of serial killers. While other profilers A portrayal of the predator-next-door, how he hunts for victims, why he tortures them, where he stash their bodies, and more.

A Goodfella's Guide to New York: Your Personal Tour Through the Mob's Notorious Haunts, Hair-Raising Crime Scenes, and Infamous Hot Spots by Henry Hill, Bryon Schreckengost

The Hillside Stranglers by Darcy O'Brien -- For weeks in the fall of 1977, as the body count of sexually violated murdered young women escalated, the Los Angeles newspapers headlined the serial killer they named the Hillside Strangler. But another year passed and the mysterious disappearance of 2 women in Seattle before the police arrested Kenny Bianchi-and discovered the strangler was two men, Bianchi and his cousin Angelo Buono.


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