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I can't see! Don't see your favourite store? Our eBooks are available from many more retailers, simply search with the ISBN to find it somewhere else. Margareth Maganga. She is currently a third year Law student at the University of Leeds, England. Her ambition in life is to become a Judge for she is a strong believer in fairness and justice for all.

She is the only daughter of Mr. Douglas examines what the facts at and surrounding the crime scene told about the killer from a behavioral point of view. From Douglas's profile, the only viable suspect to date is O. With "Journey into Darkness, " Douglas provides more than a glimpse into the minds of serial killers; he demonstrates what a powerful weapon behavioral science has become. Profiling criminals helps not only to capture them, but also helps society understand how these predators work and what can be done to prevent them from striking again.

Douglas focuses especi Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published September 1st by Pocket Star Books first published More Details Original Title. Mindhunter 2. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Journey Into Darkness , please sign up.

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The subject matter was a little too dark for me here. Journey Into Darkness claims to look into the why's of criminal deviant mainly sexual behaviour, and offers to explain the inner workings of these criminals minds.

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Although going into this I knew the descriptions and details of various violent crimes would be intense, I found them a little bit to The subject matter was a little too dark for me here. Although going into this I knew the descriptions and details of various violent crimes would be intense, I found them a little bit too intense.

Crime scenes and acts are picked over in such a way that it made me feel very uneasy - especially the lines regarding young children, although it's undoubtedly interesting if you like reading this kind of thing. There is also a lot of repetition here. Douglas mentions various issues already discussed in his previous novels, and one particular murder that of Marine Suzanne Collins is dissected over three chapters in obsessive detail. There is lots of legal talk that unfortunately I just didn't find that interesting or informative.

It felt very disconnected compared to previous chapters. The book is obviously also very dated. There are no updates of cases after the mid 90s, meaning I often found myself googling things to see if there were any new leads on cases. I don't think it would have taken much effort to include a paragraph here and there with updates etc. Not as good as his previous.

View all 4 comments. Jul 03, Mizuki rated it it was amazing Shelves: great , non-fiction , wish-i-could-write-like-this , chinese-translation , re-read.

Pre-review: It is a re-read I first read it when I was a teenage! So happy to see a Taiwanese publisher republished this series after the success of the Mindhunter TV series! PS: I really like the part about Edmund Kemper although he is a mother freaking psychopath serial murderer!

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The author of this book claims Ed Kemper is the serial killer with the highest IQ and most insight about himself he had encountered. Rating: 5 full brilliant, disturbing and intriguing stars. The first thing you should know about this book is: the author, John Douglas, a retired FBI detective and the first generation of detectives who mastered the art of criminal profiling, sure as hell knows his subjects well; and I'm both delighted and thankful to have him sharing his wealth of knowledge with the readers in such a systematical, easily understandable way; even adding in plenty of helpful hints to inform us about the signs of danger and how best to protect ourselves and the children.

What is there to say about serial killers? They are twisted and mostly unsympathetic creatures, but the author wants us to know they are not mad at least most of them aren't insane or entirely beyond our understanding. I like all the case studies the author and his fellow FBI detectives had done with these serial killers. PS: when reading this book I'd gotten rather sick of hearing about pedophiles and what they had done to children. Dec 30, Nitsa rated it really liked it.

Makes you think twice about walking alone at night. Or ever. Contemplating a large investment in a barbed fence, a pit bull and a mote after reading about some of the heinous crimes he's profiled. Heartbreaking and gripping. John Douglas recounts several horrific murder cases he helped investigate, focusing on the victims and their families. They're haunting stories, both in the impact of the killings on the families and then in the stress and grief accompanying the convoluted legal processes that sometimes followed, including a series of technical appeals, in a case cinched both by massive physical evidence and by a detailed confession, that had lasted - at the time of writing - more tha Heartbreaking and gripping.

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They're haunting stories, both in the impact of the killings on the families and then in the stress and grief accompanying the convoluted legal processes that sometimes followed, including a series of technical appeals, in a case cinched both by massive physical evidence and by a detailed confession, that had lasted - at the time of writing - more than two decades. Douglas makes a compelling plea for victims' rights to be given a higher priority in the legal system, while being painstakingly clear in spelling out that he is not advocating taking away any of the rights of people accused of crimes.

That last point is more emphasized by the story of one case, in which he, other FBI investigators, and police and prosecutors worked to overturn a wrongful conviction when new evidence indicated that a man who was already in prison for a murder was not the perpetrator after all. Anyone interested in crime, psychopathology, or victims' rights needs to read this book. Feb 05, Robert Finnan rated it did not like it. John Douglas may or may not be a great profiler, he certainly seems to think he is and doesn't mind telling the reader so ad nauseum. But whatever his merits as a profiler are, his ability to author a coherent, interesting book is nil.

He constantly loses focus and goes off on tangents completely irrelevant to the subject at hand. Three long and boring chapters are devoted to one murder, that of a female Marine. He goes into excruciating detail of her family's history in the most stultifying prose i John Douglas may or may not be a great profiler, he certainly seems to think he is and doesn't mind telling the reader so ad nauseum. He goes into excruciating detail of her family's history in the most stultifying prose it has ever been my misfortune to read.

On some of the cases, he's also a bit of a Monday morning quarterback, informing the reader that he could have picked the killer, if only he'd been asked. So what we have here is a book about an fascinating subject that is rendered as interesting as your Aunt's gall bladder operation story, written by an egomaniac and an incompetent ghostwriter and seemingly edited by a high school teenager. Mar 03, Shawna rated it liked it. What I didn't like about this book was Douglas's tendancy to reference stories that he already explored in his first book.

Like the offensive ploy he claims he used that got Richard Speck to finally speak to authorities.

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He also reiterated the medical condition that downed him during the Green River Killer investigation. Way to go on that case man, you guys finally nailed him after what 20 years? Douglas did write about some interesting cases that I hadn't read about before, and the book held What I didn't like about this book was Douglas's tendancy to reference stories that he already explored in his first book. Douglas did write about some interesting cases that I hadn't read about before, and the book held my attention. Although, I do take issue with the way he characterized Karla Homolka as a victim of her husband Paul Bernardo.

I have to wonder if at the time of the writing the videotapes depicting Karla's involvement with the murders had come out. Not so. Any woman who participates in the rape literally and murder of her younger sister, is clearly depraved. He writes at one point in the book, "we all make our choices and must be held responsible for them.

I just couldn't buy his logic.

I've always been pretty intrigued by Serial Killers and the people who track them down. If there was a way to get a job tracking them without going through lower law enforcement and the possibility of being stuck in Robbery or Vice or another department I would have made that my career choice. All told, this is a fascinating book It is about as close to looking in the face of evil as most people would want to go. Dec 12, Mkittysamom rated it really liked it Shelves: bk-equals-movie-tv , auto-bio-mem-life , irl , det-mystery-pp.

This was hard to read, especially to watch John suffer.

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It was great though, he always does a great job telling his story! Feb 03, Megan Alabaugh rated it it was ok Shelves: , listening-listened-to , non-fiction , memoir , true-crime. Kind of long-winded. Aug 08, Maureen rated it liked it Recommends it for: anyone. There is no question that John Douglas was good at his job as a profiler at the FBI, and he helped develop a methodology for interviewing serial killers that has provided valuable data.

That being said, I have a few points of contention. One is that there has been such an emphasis on serial killers, that everyone who murders someone is liable to be viewed in the same way. Most murderers kill people they know, and much of the time alcohol or illegal substances are involved, or mental illness, or There is no question that John Douglas was good at his job as a profiler at the FBI, and he helped develop a methodology for interviewing serial killers that has provided valuable data.

Most murderers kill people they know, and much of the time alcohol or illegal substances are involved, or mental illness, or similar mitigating circumstances. I am not trying to justify murder, but rather to say that it is not all black and white. There are many shades of gray. The extremity of the cases which Douglas depicts makes it easier to see the world in black in white. That attitude may assist him as a profiler, but it leaves a lot to be desired if the end question is one of trying to make the world a better place.

In his review for Mindhunter in The New York Times Book Review, Dean Koontz said, "Because of his insights and the power of the material, he leaves us shaken, gripped by a quiet grief for the innocent victims and anguished by the human condition. Journey Into Darkness. Kirjailija: John E. Kieli englanti. ISBN E-kirja Julkaistu

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