Bind Torture Kill

Author: Roy Wenzl
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061739111
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For thirty-one years, a monster terrorized the residents of Wichita, Kansas. A bloodthirsty serial killer, self-named "BTK"—for "bind them, torture them, kill them"—he slaughtered men, women, and children alike, eluding the police for decades while bragging of his grisly exploits to the media. The nation was shocked when the fiend who was finally apprehended turned out to be Dennis Rader—a friendly neighbor . . . a devoted husband . . . a helpful Boy Scout dad . . . the respected president of his church. Written by four award-winning crime reporters who covered the story for more than twenty years, Bind, Torture, Kill is the most intimate and complete account of the BTK nightmare told by the people who were there from the beginning. With newly released documents, evidence, and information—and with the full cooperation, for the very first time, of the Wichita Police Department’s BTK Task Force—the authors have put all the pieces of the grisly puzzle into place, thanks to their unparalleled access to the families of the killer and his victims.

American Mass Murderers

Author: Valrie Plaza
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1312961406
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American Mass Murderers collects nearly 700 pages of information about the most notorious killers in America, as well as some of the lesser-known murderers.

Why We Love Serial Killers

Author: Scott Bonn
Publisher: Skyhorse
ISBN: 1632201895
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For decades now, serial killers have taken center stage in the news and entertainment media. The coverage of real-life murderers such as Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer has transformed them into ghoulish celebrities. Similarly, the popularity of fictional characters such as Hannibal "The Cannibal” Lecter or Dexter demonstrates just how eager the public is to be frightened by these human predators. But why is this so? Could it be that some of us have a gruesome fascination with serial killers for the same reasons we might morbidly stare at a catastrophic automobile accident? Or it is something more? In Why We Love Serial Killers, criminology professor Dr. Scott Bonn explores our powerful appetite for the macabre, while also providing new and unique insights into the world of the serial killer, including those he has gained from his correspondence with two of the world’s most notorious examples, David Berkowitz ("Son of Sam”) and Dennis Rader ("Bind, Torture, Kill”). In addition, Bonn examines the criminal profiling techniques used by law enforcement professionals to identify and apprehend serial predators, he discusses the various behaviors—such as the charisma of the sociopath— that manifest themselves in serial killers, and he explains how and why these killers often become popular cultural figures. Groundbreaking in its approach, Why We Love Serial Killers is a compelling look at how the media, law enforcement agencies, and public perception itself shapes and feeds the "monsters” in our midst.

Historical Dictionary Of American Criminal Justice

Author: Matthew J. Sheridan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538111411
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The Historical Dictionary of American Criminal Justice contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,200 cross-referenced entries on the most relevant concepts, cases, people, and terms.

Jamie Dornan Shades Of Desire

Author: Alice Montgomery
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0718180895
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The first, intimate biography of Jamie Dornan as he takes on one of the most iconic characters in fiction - Christian Grey. Jamie Dornan is about to become the hottest sex symbol on the planet after landing the leading role in the Fifty Shades of Grey movies. But he remains almost as enigmatic as Mr Grey himself. Jamie Dornan: Shades of Desire will reveal everything fans want to know about the mysterious Mr Dornan, from his tragic childhood to his career as a Calvin Klein model, dating Keira Knightley to finding love with his wife Amelia Warner. How does his part as a BDSM-loving billionaire sit alongside his real life role as a family man and father to a young daughter? And how will he cope with fame as the Fifty Shades of Grey films launch him into superstardom? This biography will be the first to show what Jamie Dornan is really like behind closed doors.

Medieval Religion And Its Anxieties

Author: Thomas A. Fudgé
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137566108
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This book examines the broad varieties of religious belief, religious practices, and the influence of religion within medieval society. Religion in the Middle Ages was not monolithic. Medieval religion and the Latin Church are not synonymous. While theology and liturgy are important, an examination of animal trials, gargoyles, last judgments, various aspects of the medieval underworld, and the quest for salvation illuminate lesser known dimensions of religion in the Middle Ages. Several themes run throughout the book including visual culture, heresy and heretics, law and legal procedure, along with sexuality and an awareness of mentalities and anxieties. Although an expanse of 800 years has passed, the remains of those other Middle Ages can be seen today, forcing us to reassess our evaluations of this alluring and often overlooked past.