The Cases That Haunt Us

The Cases That Haunt Us

This book deconstructs the evidence and widely held beliefs surrounding each case and rebuilds them -- with fascinating and haunting results.

Author: Mark Olshaker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743212397

Category: True Crime

Page: 352

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America's foremost expert on criminal profiling provides his uniquely gripping analysis of seven of the most notorious murder cases in the history of crime -- from the Whitechapel murders to JonBenet Ramsey -- often contradicting conventional wisdom and legal decisions. Jack the Ripper. Lizzie Borden. The Zodiac Killer. Certain homicide cases maintain an undeniable, almost mystical hold on the public imagination. They touch a nerve deep within us because of the personalities involved, their senseless depravity, the nagging doubts about whether justice was done, or because, in some instances, no suspect has ever been identified or caught. In The Cases That Haunt Us, twenty-five-year-FBI-veteran John Douglas, profiling pioneer and master of modern criminal investigative analysis, and author and filmmaker Mark Olshaker, the team behind the bestselling Mindhunter series, explore the tantalizing mysteries that both their legions of fans and law enforcement professionals ask about most. Among the questions they tackle: Was Jack the Ripper actually the Duke of Clarence, eldest grandson of Queen Victoria, or perhaps a practicing medical doctor? And did highly placed individuals within Scotland Yard have a good idea of the Ripper's identity, which they never revealed? Douglas and Olshaker create a detailed profile of the killer, and reveal their chief suspect. Was Lizzie Borden truly innocent of the murder of her father and stepmother as the Fall River, Massachusetts, jury decided, or was she the one who took the ax and delivered those infamous "whacks"? Through a minute-by-minute behavioral analysis of the crime, the authors come to a convincing conclusion. Did Bruno Richard Hauptmann single-handedly kidnap the baby son of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, the most famous couple in the world, or was he an innocent man caught up and ultimately executed in a relentless rush to judgment in the "crime of the century"? What kind of person could kill six-year-old JonBenet Ramsey on Christmas night in her own home? Douglas was called in on the case shortly after the horrifying murder, and his conclusions are hard-hitting and controversial. Why, in the face of the majority of public, media, and law enforcement opinion, including former FBI colleagues, does Douglas believe that John and Patricia Ramsey did not murder their daughter? And what is the forensic and behavioral evidence he brings to bear to make his claim? Taking a fresh and penetrating look at each case, the authors reexamine and reinterpret accepted facts and victimology using modern profiling and the techniques of criminal analysis developed by Douglas within the FBI. This book deconstructs the evidence and widely held beliefs surrounding each case and rebuilds them -- with fascinating and haunting results.
Categories: True Crime

The Cases that Haunt Us

The Cases that Haunt Us

Author: John E. Douglas

Publisher:

ISBN: 0739415107

Category: Criminal psychology

Page: 797

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Categories: Criminal psychology

Mindhunter

Mindhunter

... Legendary Mindhunter Explores the Key to Understanding and Catching Violent Criminals The Cases That Haunt Us : From Jack the Ripper to JonBenet Ramsey , the FBI's Legendary Mindhunter Sheds Light on the Mysteries That Won't Go Away ...

Author: John E. Douglas

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501191961

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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Includes material on "the Trailside Killer in San Francisco, the Atlanta child murderer, the Tylenol poisoner, the man who hunted prostitutes for sport in the woods of Alaska, and Seattle's Green River killer ..."
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Forensic Digest Spring Summer 2012

The Forensic Digest Spring Summer 2012

The Daily Argus News. Douglas, J., &Olshaker, M. (2000). The cases that haunt us: From Jack the Ripper to JonBenet Ramsey, the FBI's legendary mindhunter sheds light on the mysteries that won't go away.

Author: Faye Battiste Otto

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781300097204

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Jack the Ripper

Jack the Ripper

The Cases That Haunt Us: From Jack the Ripper to JonBenet Ramsey, the FBI's Legendary Mindhunter Sheds Light on the Mysteries That Won't Go Away. New York: Scribner, 2000. Print. Evans, Stewart P., and Keith Skinner.

Author: Jennifer Joline Anderson

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781614786313

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 504

Put on your detective hat and uncover the facts and myths about Jack the Ripper. Jack the Ripper was the name given to a serial killer who committed his bloody deeds in the Whitechapel district of London, England. Topics discussed include the background of London at the time of the murders, the murders and the victims, investigations and clues, profiles of Jack the Ripper, the suspects, and a modern look at the crimes. Features include a Tools and Clues section that highlights research tools, technology, and investigative methods, a timeline, a glossary, selected bibliography, further readings, places to visit, source notes, and an index. Unsolved Mysteries is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Profiling Violent Crimes

Profiling Violent Crimes

Not to be outdone , John Douglas and his coauthor Mark Olshaker wrote Mind Hunter : Inside the FBI's Elite Serial ... The Cases That Haunt Us : From Jack the Ripper to JonBenet Ramsey , the FBI's Legendary Mindhunter Sheds Light on the ...

Author: Ronald M Holmes

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761925945

Category: Law

Page: 299

View: 442

On psychological profiling of criminals
Categories: Law

Sex Lies and Handwriting

Sex  Lies  and Handwriting

The Cases That Haunt Us: From Jack the Ripper to JonBenét Ramsey, the FBI's Legendary Mindhunter Sheds Light on the Mysteries that Won't Go Away. New York: Scribner, 2000. Evans, Stewart P., and Paul Gainey. Jack the Ripper: First ...

Author: Michelle Dresbold

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743288101

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 360

Explains how to use handwriting analysis to interpret people's character traits, personalities, and backgrounds, and examines the handwriting of such dangerous individuals as Ted Bundy, Jack the Ripper, and Osama bin Laden.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Psychology and Law

Psychology and Law

The Cases that Haunt Us: From Jack the Ripper to JonBenet Ramsey, the FBI's Legendary Mindhunter Sheds Light on the Mysteries that Won't Go Away. New York: Scribner. Douglas, R. (1989). Does the magistrate matter?

Author: Andreas Kapardis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107729933

Category: Psychology

Page: 608

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Now in its fourth edition, Psychology and Law is a comprehensive guide to the complex interactions between psychology and criminal law. Andreas Kapardis explores contemporary psycho-legal issues both in and out of the courtroom, from eyewitness testimony, investigative interviewing, jury decision making, and sentencing as a human process, to restorative justice, terrorism, police prejudice and offender profiling. The book draws upon sources from Europe, North America and Australia to investigate the subjectivity and human fallibility inherent in our systems of justice. It suggests ways of minimising undesirable influences on judicial decision making, and discusses procedures for dealing with witnesses and suspects. Fully revised and with greater emphasis on relevant law, Psychology and Law remains the leading text on legal psychology for students and practitioners in psychology, law, criminology, social work and law enforcement.
Categories: Psychology

Watching the Devil Dance

Watching the Devil Dance

The Cases That Haunt Us: From Jack the Ripper to JonBenet Ramsey, the FBI's Legendary Mindhunter Sheds Light on the Mysteries That Won't Go Away. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000. Gervais, C. H. The Border Police: 125 Years of Policing ...

Author: William Toffan

Publisher: Biblioasis

ISBN: 9781771963268

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page:

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The unbelievable true story of Canada’s first known spree killer, told by a veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. In June 1966, Matthew Charles Lamb took his uncle’s shotgun and wandered down Ford Blvd in Windsor, Ontario. At the end of the bloody night, two teenagers lay dead, with multiple others injured after an unprovoked shooting spree. In his investigation into Lamb’s story, Will Toffan pieces together the troubled childhood and history of violence that culminated in the young man’s dubious distinction as Canada’s first known spree killer—at which point the story becomes, the author writes “too strange for fiction.” Travelling from the border city streets, to the courtroom, to the Oak Ridge rehabilitation centre, and finally Rhodesia, Watching the Devil Dance is both a thrilling narrative about a shocking true crime and its bizarre aftermath and an insightful analysis of the 1960s criminal justice system.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Short Cuts

Short Cuts

Douglas, John E., and Mark Olshaker, The Cases That Haunt Us: From Jack the Ripper to JonBenet Ramsey, the FBI's Legendary Mindhunter Sheds Light on the Mysteries That Won't Go Away (New York: Scribner, 2000), p. 170.

Author: Alexander Humez

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199750757

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Our everyday lives are inevitably touched--and immeasurably enriched--by an extraordinary variety of miniature forms of verbal communication, from classified ads to street signs, and from yesterday's graffito to tomorrow's headline. Celebrating our long history of compact speech, Short Cuts offers a well-researched and vibrantly written account of this unsung corner of the linguistic world, inspiring a new appreciation of the wondrously varied forms of our briefest exchanges. Alexander Humez, Nicholas Humez, and Rob Flynn shed light here on an ever-growing field of minimalist genres, ranging from the bank robbery note to the billboard, from the curse hurled from a car window (or the Senate floor) to the suicide note, and from the ghost-word to the ring tone. The book is divided into ten thematic sections, as varied as "In the Dictionary" (discussing such topics as Sniglets, Mountweazels, and the Wiktionary), "In and Out of Trouble" (error messages, weasel words, the pre-nup), and "On the Lam" (ransom notes, wanted posters, portraits parl?s). The authors look at the comic strip's maladicta balloon and the dinner-interrupter's robocalls, the advice column and the obit, and the many ways your personal appearance tells us who you are, from the message on your gimme cap to the tattoo with your S.O.'s name on your ankle. Uncovering the elegance, the humor, and the unspoken implications in these fleeting communications, this book provides a satisfying thoroughness and an abundance of connections that unravel how the oath became the swearword and the calling card salver turned into the Facebook wall. For readers who love language and enjoy rummaging through the cultural baggage that comes with it, Short Cuts gathers an engaging sampler of the most delightful and cogent--and above all brief--forms of contemporary English.
Categories: Social Science