Mindhunter by John E. Douglas
Mindhunter by John E. Douglas was written in collaboration with Mark Olshaker – Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit – is a fascinating book. I saw the series about Douglas and loved it, so I was very eager to read the book too. It is so well written, so I gave it 5 stars and I highly recommend it. The only thing is that it contains rather gruesome details about various crimes.
John Douglas was an FBI Special Agent and an expert in criminal profiling and behavioural science. He was the inspiration for Special Agent Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs and he worked with the ones making the movie to tell them about criminal profiling.
I liked everything about this book, the attention to the cases, how much importance he placed on what the victims suffered, his clear stance on punishment, his sincerity about how his work affected his family life, the toll it took on him. Because of all of this I highly recommend this book.
Mindhunter by John E. Douglas, Mark Olshaker
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My rating: 5/5 Stars
Would I recommend it: yes
Published by: Arrow
Year it was published: 1995
About the author: John Edward Douglas is a former United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent, one of the first criminal profilers, and criminal psychology author. He also wrote four horror novels in the mid 1990s.
Mark Olshaker is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, New York Times best-selling non-fiction author and critically acclaimed novelist. In his research, writing and consulting, he has worked closely with many of the nation’s leading experts in the fields of law enforcement and criminal justice, public health, disease prevention, intelligence, bio-defense and pandemic planning, and is adept at translating complex issues of science, medicine and law for the general public.
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