Real-Life Monsters: A Psychological Examination of the Serial Murderer (Hardcover)

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This book presents an in-depth psychological analysis of the development of the serial killer personality that will fascinate all readers, from the experienced criminology student to the casual true-crime reader.

Real-Life Monsters: A Psychological Examination of the Serial Murderer takes a different approach than most titles on a similar topic: the author develops and proposes an original psychological explanation, rather than simply repeating some of the long-held theories for these criminals' heinous actions. The work addresses current issues, presents detailed commentary and personal observation, and contains photographs that will fascinate general readers interested in the subjects of true crime, serial killers, and psychopathology.

The first part of the book carefully examines the research past and present regarding clinical, psychological, societal, and biological bases for violent behavior, specific to the serial murderer. Part two establishes a novel theory of the pattern of violence and then explores this hypothesis through eight case studies, interviews with serial killers, and elemental analysis. The work also contains a chapter based on conversations between the author and a convicted serial murderer.

About the Author


Stephen J. Giannangelo is special agent supervisor for the Illinois Department of Revenue's Bureau of Criminal investigation.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780313397844
ISBN-10: 0313397848
Publisher: Praeger
Publication Date: July 6th, 2012
Pages: 216
Language: English