Clues from Killers: Serial Murder and Crime Scene Messages

3.11 avg rating
( 35 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780275983604: Clues from Killers: Serial Murder and Crime Scene Messages
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Serial killers come from different backgrounds, attain different levels of education, and 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 often provide 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, Gibson takes a look at ten notorious serial killers, their crimes, their victims, and their communications to uncover the hidden clues 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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

Clues from Killers 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.

Review:

"Does the author achieve the 'primary purpose' of his book - to enhance our understanding of serial killers? In my view he does, by giving the reader an insight into the mindset of the various, individual serial killers that are studied in this interesting and informative book."-Internet Law Book Reviews

?Does the author achieve the 'primary purpose' of his book - to enhance our understanding of serial killers? In my view he does, by giving the reader an insight into the mindset of the various, individual serial killers that are studied in this interesting and informative book.?-Internet Law Book Reviews

?Gibson organizes his book one case at a time, describing the criminals, crimes, victims, investigations, community, reactions, and the role of communication, including rhetoric, journalism, and public relations, in all aspects of these events. The book is clearly written and efficiently organized so that anyone interested just in public relations techniques, for example, can find that information quickly. Taken together, his case studies point to the troubling downside of mass press coverage of these horrific crimes. "Media circuses," he argues, have hindered investigations, harmed victims families, and created panic....[G]ibson's case studies, and, in particular, his conclusions and recommendations could inspire a lively debate among both journalism and public relations students about the role of media in these high-profile crimes and investigations.?-Journalism History

"Gibson organizes his book one case at a time, describing the criminals, crimes, victims, investigations, community, reactions, and the role of communication, including rhetoric, journalism, and public relations, in all aspects of these events. The book is clearly written and efficiently organized so that anyone interested just in public relations techniques, for example, can find that information quickly. Taken together, his case studies point to the troubling downside of mass press coverage of these horrific crimes. "Media circuses," he argues, have hindered investigations, harmed victims families, and created panic....[G]ibson's case studies, and, in particular, his conclusions and recommendations could inspire a lively debate among both journalism and public relations students about the role of media in these high-profile crimes and investigations."-Journalism History

"This book provides audiences with an extensive amount of information.... Gibson's book allows all readers to understand and appreciate the complexity of this topic. It is an excellent introduction to the subject."-Deborah L. Laufersweiler-Dwyer, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice University of Arkansas, Little Rock

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780760786604: Clues from Killers: Serial murder and Crime Scene Messages

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 0760786607 ISBN 13: 9780760786604
Publisher: Barnes & Noble, 2007
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

Dirk C. Gibson
Published by Praeger Pub Text (2004)
ISBN 10: 0275983609 ISBN 13: 9780275983604
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)

Book Description Praeger Pub Text, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 249 pages. 9.25x6.25x1.25 inches. This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # zk0275983609

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
13.56
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 7.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

2.

Dirk C. Gibson
Published by Praeger (2004)
ISBN 10: 0275983609 ISBN 13: 9780275983604
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Praeger, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0275983609

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
35.12
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

Dirk C. Gibson
Published by ABC-CLIO, United States (2004)
ISBN 10: 0275983609 ISBN 13: 9780275983604
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description ABC-CLIO, United States, 2004. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Serial killers come from different backgrounds, attain different levels of education, and 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 often provide 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, Gibson takes a look at ten notorious serial killers, their crimes, their victims, and their communications to uncover the hidden clues 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. Seller Inventory # LHB9780275983604

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
39.29
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

4.

Gibson, Dirk C.
Published by Praeger (2004)
ISBN 10: 0275983609 ISBN 13: 9780275983604
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description Praeger, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: BRAND NEW. Seller Inventory # 0275983609_abe_bn

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
41.64
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

5.

Dirk C. Gibson
Published by ABC-CLIO (2004)
ISBN 10: 0275983609 ISBN 13: 9780275983604
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description ABC-CLIO, 2004. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780275983604

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
41.66
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

6.

Dirk C. Gibson
Published by ABC-CLIO (2004)
ISBN 10: 0275983609 ISBN 13: 9780275983604
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description ABC-CLIO, 2004. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780275983604

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
40.14
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

7.

Gibson, Dirk C.
Published by Praeger 10/30/2004 (2004)
ISBN 10: 0275983609 ISBN 13: 9780275983604
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)

Book Description Praeger 10/30/2004, 2004. Hardback or Cased Book. Condition: New. Clues from Killers: Serial Murder and Crime Scene Messages. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780275983604

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
45.49
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

8.

Dirk C. Gibson
Published by ABC-CLIO, United States (2004)
ISBN 10: 0275983609 ISBN 13: 9780275983604
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description ABC-CLIO, United States, 2004. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Serial killers come from different backgrounds, attain different levels of education, and 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 often provide 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, Gibson takes a look at ten notorious serial killers, their crimes, their victims, and their communications to uncover the hidden clues 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. Seller Inventory # APC9780275983604

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
48.35
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

9.

Gibson, Dirk C.
Published by Praeger (2017)
ISBN 10: 0275983609 ISBN 13: 9780275983604
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)

Book Description Praeger, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2017; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780275983604_lsuk

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
44.66
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.87
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

10.

Dirk C. Gibson
Published by ABC-CLIO, United States (2004)
ISBN 10: 0275983609 ISBN 13: 9780275983604
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description ABC-CLIO, United States, 2004. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Serial killers come from different backgrounds, attain different levels of education, and 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 often provide 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, Gibson takes a look at ten notorious serial killers, their crimes, their victims, and their communications to uncover the hidden clues 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. Seller Inventory # APC9780275983604

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
49.28
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book