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  • Paperback: 205 pages
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books; Upda edition (April 1 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1597775754
  • ISBN-13: 978-1597775755
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 15.1 x 22.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 318 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,822,251 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Sandra Behler on Sept. 10 2003
Format: Hardcover
Pat Brown clears up a lot of misconceptions about serial killers that many people get from reading true crime books. Any question you can think of about this topic is addressed in this book. I highly recommend the book to anyone seeking accurate information about serial killers and the homicides they commit.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By bill runyon on May 17 2004
Format: Hardcover
This a mildly interesting look at the concept of serial killers,
but the author tells us up front that it is not any kind of scientific look at the subject, but it is based on her personal
experience.
She is certainly correct about that.
The author has some experience with a serial killer, and she relates she became interested in the subject because she suspected the police weren't giving that case the proper amount
of attention. So she has studied cases of serial killers to become more acquainted with them and their profiles, and she
does present the reader with many instances of such killers,
but her presentation is not categorized at all, nor is there any
order to them. So we are left with reading a series of individual cases, with little connection amount them.
She does assert that the "scientific" approach to profiling isn't nearly as good as the FBI expects us to believe, and she
presents material showing that there is more in the way of "common sense" details in their profiling, and that regular
citizens can do about as well in that regard.
Plus, her study of individual cases tells her there are more
such cases than we tend to believe.
This is a fairly interesting series of stories, but it is mainly
the author's personal experience and her personal approach to
such complex problems, and, as a result, the book tends to make interested readers pursue the subject in a more serious fashion.
You won't find many answers here, only questions readers will
have to research elsewhere.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lysa Burleson on May 7 2004
Format: Hardcover
Pat Brown might be the CEO of S.H.E but that does not mean that she knows anything. Watch any of her T.V appearances or read any of her books and you will see that she contradicts herself, she stumbles over herself, and she plain out-and-out is clueless in many of the areas of serial killing, homicide, profiling, et al. This book is no exception. Pat Brown has no schooling, education or degree in any of the areas that she "sells" in her "business". I have seen her give answers on I, Detective and get them wrong from what every single other law enforcement person has stated. This book contains mis-information, contradictions, and theory. Don't waste your time or your money, buy a book by someone who has the education and the knowledge to back up what they're saying. I have no idea why this book has so many "good" reviews. If I could have given it a Zero rating, I would have.
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By A Customer on Oct. 19 2003
Format: Hardcover
Most books by profilers and true crime writers exaggerate how profiling
solves homicide cases. I had seen Pat Brown on numerous news programs
and I liked her straightforward answers on criminal behavior and
homicide investigation. She clearly knows that cases are solved by
solid
police work and not by the mostly useless profiles constructed by
people
that never have to account for their content. This is not to say she
condemns all profiling but rather that profilers should stick to crime
scene analysis and not pull suspects characteristics out of a hat. By
the way, this is not a book per se about how to profile nor does it
spend a lot of time on specific cases. What this book does do extremely
well is attack serial homicide and serial killer mythology with logic
and casework experience. She knows what she is talking about and
detectives entering homicide investigation could avoid a lot of
mistakes
in analyzing suspects and their behaviors if they read her book. I have
been in law enforcement for fifteen years and I still learned something
from her take on the subject.
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By A Customer on Oct. 19 2003
Format: Hardcover
Most books by profilers and true crime writers exaggerate how profiling
solves homicide cases. I had seen Pat Brown on numerous news programs
and I liked her straightforward answers on criminal behavior and
homicide investigation. She clearly knows that cases are solved by
solid
police work and not by the mostly useless profiles constructed by
people
that never have to account for their content. This is not to say she
condemns all profiling but rather that profilers should stick to crime
scene analysis and not pull suspects characteristics out of a hat. By
the way, this is not a book per se about how to profile nor does it
spend a lot of time on specific cases. What this book does do extremely
well is attack serial homicide and serial killer mythology with logic
and casework experience. She knows what she is talking about and
detectives entering homicide investigation could avoid a lot of
mistakes
in analyzing suspects and their behaviors if they read her book. I have
been in law enforcement for fifteen years and I still learned something
from her take on the subject.
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