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A killer by design : murderers, mindhunters, and my quest to decipher the criminal mind  Cover Image Book Book

A killer by design : murderers, mindhunters, and my quest to decipher the criminal mind / by Ann Wolbert Burgess & Steven Matthew Constantine.

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  • ISBN: 9780306924866
  • ISBN: 0306924862
  • Physical Description: ix, 308 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 295) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: It starts with a test -- When the FBI calls -- The bomb shelter -- Profiling the profilers -- Reading the crime scene -- A female killer -- My best friend Missy -- Victimology 101 -- Beneath the mask -- "There's no cookbook" -- A deeper look -- Fantasy or reality, You can't have both -- Patterns of dismemberment -- Reading between the lines -- Bind them, torture them, kill them -- Ego will be your downfall -- Gazing into the abyss -- The monster within.
Summary, etc.:
"A behind-the-scenes look at the creation and development of the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit, written by the pioneering forensic nurse who transformed the way the FBI studies, profiles, and catches serial killers"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Burgess, Ann Wolbert.
FBI Academy. Behavioral Science Unit > Officials and employees > Biography.
FBI Academy. Behavioral Science Unit > History.
Psychiatric nurses > United States > Biography.
Forensic nursing > United States > History.
Criminal behavior, Prediction of > United States > History.
Serial murder investigation > United States > History.
Serial murderers > United States > Psychology.

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  • 18 of 20 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Poplar Bluff Municipal Library District. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Poplar Bluff - Main Library.


  • 0 current holds with 20 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Poplar Bluff - Main Library 364.3092 BURGESS (Text) 38420101775027 NEW ADULT DISPLAY - BOOKS Checked out 10/11/2022

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