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Born Killers: Childhood Secrets of the World's Deadliest Serial Killers

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This shocking but thought-provoking analysis of some of the world's worst serial killers looks at their early years in an effort to understand why they did what they did. Why do human beings turn into killing machines? Are they born to kill or are they trained to kill? The authors have spoken with killers all over the world in a quest to understand what makes them go bad. ...more
Hardcover, 253 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by John Blake
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Heather
Dec 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Fascinating book. Unique in that it goes into detail about the killer's childhoods and theorizes as to how they became serial killers in the first place. Written by an author who has come face to face with a lot of these killers so he has great insight into what makes them tick. Discusses the nature versus nurture debate, explains about how genetics and physical and emotional trauma can all contribute to create a monster. Would recommend to anyone with an interest in true crime. Bought more of t ...more
Andrea Hickman Walker
This contains an interesting discussion of nature vs. nurture. Sadly it was rather lacking in the analysis of the childhoods, and I found it did not meet it's claims in that regard.
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