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Signature Killers by Robert D. Keppel

Signature Killers

by Robert D. Keppel, William J. Birnes

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Libro sconvolgente in 10 capitoli. Dopo il primo introduttivo, vengono poi descritti uno a uno i più efferati (e pazzi) signature killers (Jeffrey Damer, solo per citare il più recente) con il loro modus operandi e la loro firma. Si tratta di capitoli sconvolgenti. L'ultimo capitolo abbozza un'analisi interessantissima sui motivi che creano nella società moderna americana questi mostri, con osservazioni applicabili anche all'europa attuale (mancanza della famiglia e televisione in primis). Se siete donne da leggere di fianco al proprio partner! ( )
  supersidvicious | Jul 9, 2008 |
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Signature Killers is a peculiar yet valuable book--repetitious, brilliant, turgid, passionate, and indispensable for understanding serial killers. Those who persevere through the prolix writing style will be rewarded by compelling insights into the psychological needs, and evolution over time, of a specific type of murderer, one whose key characteristic is not so much that he kills multiple people, but that he leaves a signature behind at every crime scene. Robert Keppel knows what he's talking about: He's been involved in more than 2,000 murder investigations, including 50 high-profile serial cases. The topics he covers in exhaustive and harrowing detail (Signature Killers is not for the faint of heart) include "the essence of torture," "the anger-retaliation signature," "the picquerism signature," "the psychological imprint of a sadist," "the retaliation-to-excitation continuum," and why Jeffrey Dahmer is "the black hole at the end of the continuum."

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