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Clues from Killers: Serial murder and Crime Scene Messages Dirk Gibson

Clues from Killers: Serial murder and Crime Scene Messages

Dirk Gibson

Published January 1st 2007
ISBN : 9780760786604
Paperback
249 pages
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Serial killers may come from different backgrounds, attain different levels of education, or hold various types of jobs. However, many serial killers do have at least one thing in common: the desire to communicate regarding their crimes. Killers fromMoreSerial killers may come from different backgrounds, attain different levels of education, or hold various types of jobs. However, many serial killers do have at least one thing in common: the desire to communicate regarding their crimes. Killers from Jack the Ripper to the Son of Sam have often provided clues to their identities, their motives --even their future targets-- through crime scene notes, letters to the media, calls to police, messages scrawled on victims, and, increasingly, email and other technology. Here, Dirk C. Gibson takes a look at ten notorious serial killers, their crimes, their victims, and their communications to uncover new insights into the minds of these unusual and dangerous people.What compels a serial killer to leave a crime scene message or to call the police to discuss their crimes? What are the purposes of the messages themselves? What do they say about the individuals? How can investigators use such communications to track down these elusive killers? How do killers use these communications to attract new victims? Through a careful examination of messages from such killers as the D.C. Snipers, the BTK Killer, the Zodiac Killer, Jack the Ripper, the Black Dahlia Avenger and others, Gibson reveals aspects of their communications that give us a window into the psyches of these criminals.