Journey Into Darkness (Mindhunter #2)
We first met Douglas in Mindhunter, which told the story of his brilliant and terrifying with the FBI until his retirement in 1995. And now, again with coauthor Mark Olshaker, he goes even further. We accompany him on the Journey Into Darkness that marks every case he examines; every instance in which he helps police identify the unknown perp...more
Douglas did write about some interesting cases that I hadn't read about before, and the book held ...more
All told, this is a fascinating book... not for the faint of heart, some of the material is graphic and hard to read.
It is about as close to looking in the face of evil as most people would want to go.
Became a bit tedious when detailed more of the 'how to protect' chapters, simply because it broke the flow of the book.
Felt slightly odd reading it, as if he was one if those authors taking advantage of his position to become famous with a book (or 2), though I'm sure this is not the case.
Greatly disliked the final chapter on O.J. Simpson case because of the 'if I had done it, he would have been find guilty'style. the what if w ...more
Прекрасно снятый сериал, с замечательными актерами, да еще и про маньяков и серийных убийц! Прелесть!
Речь в нем идет о команде агентов ФБР- профайлеров, которые охотятся на серийных убийц, насильников и других мерзопакостных персонажей, пытаясь проникнуть в мысли убийцы, понять его действия и предугадать его последующие шаги.
Естественно, я не могла пройти мимо книги, написанной Джоном Дугласом - реальным проф ...more
The first few chapters of the book are in the Mindhunter mold, with Douglas at times sharing a rapid-fire accounting of the interesting details from many of the serial criminal cases on which he consulted during his storied career, punct ...more
Anyone wanting to write criminal psychological thrillers would be well advised to mark this one as research.
For anyone interested in criminal investigation and criminal profiling this is a great read. Douglas really takes you on a journey into the FBI profiling from its very early days to current. How could it have helped in previous cases, why it was or wasn't the persecuted felons etc. He also offers parents the tools needed to empower young children who can be victims of violent and/or sexual crimes. I learned quite more than I expected and it was a very enter ...more
Very intense and gripping book on real murder cases. And maybe the worst kind of killers - serial killers. How do they think? Do they have certain traits of character? Do they have some experiences in common? And how do people like Mr Douglas feel while hunti ...more
After 30 years of law enforcement I know these things to be true.
I had nightmares for about 3 days straight and thought a serial killer would see me in my walker on the stoop, follow me inside and pull a Kathy Bates/Misery on me. Scared the crap out ...more
But even more importantly, it takes the reader past the act of the crime itself and looks into the analysis of motive as well as the aftermath of the crime.
The book details several high-profile cases as well as some that the majority of America has never heard of.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who watches crime-TV or has an interest in criminal justice.
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Where I do not think there is much hope. . .is when we deal with serial killers and sexual predators, the people I have spent most of my career hunting and studying. These people do what they do. . .because it feels good, because they want to, because it gives
them satisfaction. You can certainly make the argument, and I will agree with you, that many of them are compensating for bad jobs, poor self-image, mistreatment by parents, any number of things. But that doesn’t mean we’re going to be able to rehabilitate them.”