A Mind for Murder

An interpretation of the Unabomber case projects Ted Kaczynski's life against a backdrop of the Cold War, emerging from an unhappy adolescence to attend Harvard University, where he first adopted the ideas that would lead to his violent ...

Author: Alston Chase

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393325560

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 437

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An interpretation of the Unabomber case projects Ted Kaczynski's life against a backdrop of the Cold War, emerging from an unhappy adolescence to attend Harvard University, where he first adopted the ideas that would lead to his violent behavior. Originally published as Harvard and the Unabomber. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Crime and Punishment

Describes the background of Crime and Punishment, discusses its themes and looks at its critical reception

Author: Gary Cox

Publisher: Twayne Pub

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 153

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Describes the background of Crime and Punishment, discusses its themes and looks at its critical reception

A Mind for Murder

Included here are the stories of:Her prediction of the assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan.The client who was a professional mercenary.The police officer suspected of being a rapist and murderer.Her involvement in the Laci Peterson ...

Author: Noreen Renier

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing

ISBN: 9781612830025

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 280

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The only psychic ever to lecture at the FBI Academy, Noreen Renier has assisted law-enforcement officials all over the world, working on more than 400 criminal cases. From the discovery and development of her unique talents to becoming a respected figure in the police community, this is the true account of Noreen Renier's remarkable life and career. Included here are the stories of:Her prediction of the assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan.The client who was a professional mercenary.The police officer suspected of being a rapist and murderer.Her involvement in the Laci Peterson murder (she told the police where to find the body)A Mind for Murder has all the elements of true crime, memoir, and psychic mystery.


A Mind for Murder Rethinking the Exalted Imagination

Essay from the year 2007 in the subject Philosophy - Philosophy of the Present, grade: none, Concordia University Montreal, 18 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: "My eyes are cameras.

Author: Michael Ernest Sweet

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640126165

Category:

Page: 32

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Essay from the year 2007 in the subject Philosophy - Philosophy of the Present, grade: none, Concordia University Montreal, 18 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: "My eyes are cameras. My mind is tuned to more television channels than exist in your world. And it suffers no censorship. Through it, I have a world and the universe as my own. So, save your sympathy and know that only a body is in prison. At my will, I walk your streets and am right out there among you." -Charles Manson (Convicted Cult Leader) Maxine Greene and Kieran Egan, two prominent educational philosophers, have championed the importance of the imagination in education for decades. Greene (1995, 1998, 2001, 2003) essentially claims that the imagination "allows people to think of things as if they could be otherwise; it is the capacity that allows a looking through the windows of the actual towards alternative realities" (2003, p.63). Egan (personal communication, March 11, 2007) believes the imagination to be central to education because "imagination involves the capacity to be liberated from the constraints of literal and conventional thinking; it gives us the power to conceive of new possibilities." As we can see, both Greene and Egan share a closely related understanding of why the imagination is important in education; it frees the mind. In recognition of this shared vision I have partnered these two philosophers and will proceed to examine their thought in tandem insofar as they both project a generally similar view of the benefits of imagination. Not wishing to diminish the very real distinctions in their thought, my examination does centre on where these two scholars converge in relation to their philosophy of imagination. I will refer to their conception as the 'exalted imagination', borrowing the term from Maguire (2006) which denotes a modern, highly positive understanding of the faculty which has also collected various aspects of its ontology from the depths of it

Killer Instinct

Forensic psychiatrist Donald Grant asks, what is it about murder that fascinates us? Is it the chill whisper of fear reminding us we too can kill? Grant describes ten true murder cases, each with unique triggers.

Author: Donald Grant

Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing

ISBN: 052287360X

Category: True Crime

Page: 219

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Forensic psychiatrist Donald Grant asks, what is it about murder that fascinates us? Is it the chill whisper of fear reminding us we too can kill? Grant describes ten true murder cases, each with unique triggers. For most of us, murder is an arm's length experience, close enough to frighten and fascinate yet far enough not to traumatise. For those directly affected, murder can be scarring. Our restless chatter about murder, our state of heightened alert, our endless appetite for news, may all just be play therapy, reassuring us that our own killer instincts are under control.


A Mind to Murder

Miss Ruth Kettle had apparently decided that the murder was none of her affair
and, although she was willing to answer Dalgliesh's questions, it was with a
vague lack of interest which suggested that her thoughts were on higher things.

Author: P.D. James

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451697783

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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The second book to feature Scotland Yard investigator Adam Dalgliesh, A Mind To Murder is a “superbly satisfying mystery” (Chicago Daily News) from bestselling author P.D. James. On the surface, the Steen Psychiatric Clinic is one of the most reputable institutions in London. But when the administrative head is found dead with a chisel in her heart, that distinguished facade begins to crumble as the truth emerges. Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard is called in to investigate and quickly finds himself caught in a whirlwind of psychiatry, drugs, and deceit. Now he must analyze the deep-seated anxieties and thwarted desires of patients and staff alike to determine which of their unresolved conflicts has resulted in murder and stop a cunning killer before the next blow.


P D James s Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries

English police detective Adam Dalgliesh solves crime in this ebook collection that includes six of your favorite P.D. James mysteries!

Author: P.D. James

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501117556

Category: Fiction

Page: 1872

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English police detective Adam Dalgliesh solves crime in this ebook collection that includes six of your favorite P.D. James mysteries!

Murder on the Mind

After a brutal mugging in Manhattan leaves him with a broken arm and fractured skull, insurance investigator Jeff Resnick reluctantly agrees to recover at the home of his estranged half brother, Richard.

Author: Lorraine L. Bartlett

Publisher: Worldwide Library

ISBN: 9780373266159

Category: Bankers

Page: 251

View: 974

After a brutal mugging in Manhattan leaves him with a broken arm and fractured skull, insurance investigator Jeff Resnick reluctantly agrees to recover at the home of his estranged half brother, Richard. At first, Jeff believes his graphic nightmares of a slaughtered buck are just the workings of his traumatized mind. But when a local banker is found in the same condition, Jeff believes the attack has left him with a sixth sense--an ability to witness murder before it happens. Piecing together clues he saw in his visions, Jeff attempts to solve the crime. His brother Richard is skeptical, but unsettling developments begin to forge a tentative bond. Soon, things that couldn't be explained by premonition come to light, and Jeff finds himself probing into dangerous secrets that touch his own traumatic past in wintry Buffalo--and the killer is ready to eliminate Jeff's visions permanently.


Murder on the Mind

The book is broken into the following chapters: - Child Killers - Strangers We Know - Thrill Killers - Killer Kids - Poisoners - Tandem/Group Killers - Black Widows and Blue Beards - Crimes of Passion and Violence

Author: Amanda Howard

Publisher: New Holland Pub Pty Limited

ISBN: 9781742575698

Category: True Crime

Page: 272

View: 551

In Murder on the Mind, an insight into the minds of serial killers, crime author and researcher Amanda Howard investigates more than 65 cases of serial murder from around the world. Using primary resources and the actual words of many serial killers, Amanda reconstructs both the infamous and lesser known crimes and provides a valuable insight into the minds of serial killers with her thoughtful and analytical approach. The book is broken into the following chapters: - Child Killers - Strangers We Know - Thrill Killers - Killer Kids - Poisoners - Tandem/Group Killers - Black Widows and Blue Beards - Crimes of Passion and Violence

Inside the Mind of a Teen Killer

Peer into the minds of teen killers with researcher Chalmers to understand the motives behind, and possibly prevent, their horrifying violence. He also offer ways to defuse teen violence.

Author: Phil Chalmers

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 1595551522

Category: True Crime

Page: 224

View: 976

Peer into the minds of teen killers with researcher Chalmers to understand the motives behind, and possibly prevent, their horrifying violence. He also offer ways to defuse teen violence.

The Mind of a Murderer

The Mind of a Murderer is a fascinating exploration into the psyche of killers, as well as a unique insight into the life and mind of the doctor who treats them. For fans of Unnatural Causes, The Examined Life and All That Remains.

Author: Richard Taylor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472268172

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

View: 304

'An intricate and brilliantly written psychiatric perspective on the most perplexing of crimes' Kerry Daynes, author of The Dark Side of the Mind 'Beautifully written and very dark' Nimko Ali OBE 'A dark, fascinating and often surprising glimpse into the minds of those who kill, from a forensic psychiatrist who's seen it all' Rob Williams, writer of BBC's The Victim 'Whodunnit' doesn't matter so much, not to a forensic psychiatrist. We're more interested in the 'why'. In his twenty-six years in the field, Richard Taylor has worked on well over a hundred murder cases, with victims and perpetrators from all walks of life. In this fascinating memoir, Taylor draws on some of the most tragic, horrific and illuminating of these cases - as well as dark secrets from his own family's past - to explore some of the questions he grapples with every day: Why do people kill? Does committing a monstrous act make someone a monster? Could any of us, in the wrong circumstances, become a killer? As Taylor helps us understand what lies inside the minds of those charged with murder - both prisoners he has assessed and patients he has treated - he presents us with the most important challenge of all: how can we even begin to comprehend the darkest of human deeds, and why it is so vital that we try? The Mind of a Murderer is a fascinating exploration into the psyche of killers, as well as a unique insight into the life and mind of the doctor who treats them. For fans of Unnatural Causes, The Examined Life and All That Remains.

Murder Most Florid

More widely, this gripping book challenges our attitude to death and response to crime.

Author: Mark A. Spencer

Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing

ISBN: 1787134016

Category: True Crime

Page: 256

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Dr Mark Spencer is a forensic botanist – in other words, he helps police with cases where plants can unlock clues to solve crimes, from murder and rape to arson and burglary. Murder Most Florid is an enthralling, first-person account that follows Mark's unconventional and unique career, one that takes him to woodlands, wasteland and roadsides, as well as police labs, to examine the botanical evidence of serious crimes. From unearthing a decomposing victim from brambles to dissecting the vegetation of a shallow grave, Mark's botanical knowledge can be crucial to securing a conviction. More widely, this gripping book challenges our attitude to death and response to crime. It picks holes in the sensationalized depictions of policing we see on TV and asks pertinent questions about public sector funding in the face of rising crime. Most importantly, it shows us how the ancient lessons of botanical science can still be front and centre in our modern, DNA-obsessed world.

In the Mind of a Mountie

The book is also a testament to how a combination of hard work, intellectual imagination, integrity, and self-discipline served Scotty well as a Mountie in postings across this vast country.

Author: T. M. Scotty Gardiner

Publisher: Agio Publishing House

ISBN: 1897435371

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 680

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RCMP Superintendent "Scotty" Gardiner's captivating memoir reveals what truly goes on behind the scenes in local and international criminal and civil investigations - from solving small-town break-ins to busting multi-national drug operations, and from foiling historical coin counterfeiting to making a controversial money-for-bodies deal with serial killer Clifford Olson. IN THE MIND OF A MOUNTIE provides deep insight into the thought processes, self-discipline and integrity required to be an exemplary policeman. "There is no LUCK in investigation," Gardiner emphasizes. "Instead you must focus on PREPARATION, so you will recognize OPPORTUNITY." With masterful storytelling, Scotty Gardiner's IN THE MIND OF A MOUNTIE brings vividly to life the role of a policeman and investigator in late 20th-century Canadian society. -- ENDORSEMENTS FROM EXPERTS -- "A refreshing page-turner as Scotty leads from one crime investigation to the next, while offering shrewd insights into the nature and habits of career criminals and RCMP officers alike. His is a broadly sympathetic view of the human condition, seen through the eyes of a very smart and experienced RCMP officer." - Geoff Machin, MD, PhD, FRCPC, Emeritus Prof. of Pathology, U. of Alberta "A remarkably rich and personal memoir, full of stories that illustrate both the routine and complex in police work. The book is also a testament to how a combination of hard work, intellectual imagination, integrity, and self-discipline served Scotty well as a Mountie in postings across this vast country. It is an account of a life's work that needs to be told, especially in these times when the Force seems in disarray and those values compromised." - John McLaren, Emeritus Prof. of Law, U. of Victoria "A compelling story told in a most readable manner. Highly recommended for all ages - Scotty's life is the stuff of legends and deserves to be read widely." - Hamish Simpson, former head of Glenlyon School, Pearson College, and Upper Canada College Preparatory School

Murder in Mind

When Mary, an international art dealer, arrives home after the unpleasant experience of an airplane on which she hoped to fly to America, catching fire, she has the further shock of finding her house occupied by three "strangers" claiming ...

Author: Terence Feely

Publisher: Samuel French Limited

ISBN: 9780573113031

Category: Drama

Page: 60

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When Mary, an international art dealer, arrives home after the unpleasant experience of an airplane on which she hoped to fly to America, catching fire, she has the further shock of finding her house occupied by three "strangers" claiming to be her husband, cousin and sister. Even more mysterious is the fact that they seem aware of details of her family life which could only have been known to her most intimate circle. In fact, they even apparently convince a highly suspicious Detective Sergeant. The nightmare situation becomes more and more complicated, including the sudden appearance of a murdered man, until, with the arrival of Chief Inspector Gale, a series of ingenious twists brings an eventful evening, for all concerned, to a surprising close. A success in London's West End.

Killing Mind

This is police procedural at its best…It is complex, intriguing, and the writing hooked me in completely.’ Rachel’s Random Reads ‘Her plots are slick, her writing intelligent, and her characters are like family… It's a sign of a ...

Author: Angela Marsons

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 183888730X

Category: Fiction

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It had seemed so simple. Get in, get the information, get out. But now they were getting inside her mind and she didn’t know how to stop them… When Detective Kim Stone is called to the home of Samantha Brown, she finds the young woman lying in bed with her throat cut and a knife in her hand. With no sign of forced entry or struggle, Kim rules her death a tragic suicide. But a visit to Samantha’s parents ring alarm bells for Kim – there’s something they’re not telling her. And, when she spots a clue in a photograph, Kim realises she’s made a huge mistake. Samantha didn’t take her own life, she was murdered. Then a young man’s body is found in a local lake with his throat cut and Kim makes a link between the victim and Samantha. They both spent time at Unity Farm, a retreat for people seeking an alternative way of life. Beneath the retreat’s cosy façade, Kim and her team uncover a sinister community preying on the emotionally vulnerable. Sending one of her own undercover into Unity Farm is high risk but it’s Kim’s only hope if she is to catch a killer – someone Kim is convinced the victims knew and trusted. With Bryant distracted by the emergence of a harrowing case close to his heart, and an undercover officer in way over her head, Kim’s neck is on the line like never before. Can she protect those closest to her before another life is taken? An unbelievably gripping crime thriller from multi-million copy bestseller Angela Marsons that will have you hooked on the Detective Kim Stone series. Read what everyone is saying about the Detective Kim Stone series: ‘Marsons for me is the QUEEN of this genre. She knows how to add the human touch to each story and I just adore her. Bloody FABULOUS.’ Postcard Reviews ‘The uber-sharp Kim Stone has to be one of the best detectives out there.’ Bookpreneur ‘D.I. Kim Stone is the most fascinating character to arrive on the scene since Val McDermid gave us Tony Hill.’ Mark Edwards ‘Just wow. This is police procedural at its best…It is complex, intriguing, and the writing hooked me in completely.’ Rachel’s Random Reads ‘Her plots are slick, her writing intelligent, and her characters are like family… It's a sign of a phenomenal author to be able to create that connection between reader and character.’ Emma the Little Book Worm ‘The Kim Stone series is one of the best crime series ever written.’ Book Addict Shaun ‘I just LOVE this author and LOVE Kim Stone!! If you haven't yet read any of Angela Marsons' books, you're seriously missing out.’ Relax and Read Book Reviews ‘The Detective Inspector Kim Stone books are nothing short of brilliant.’ Nigel Adams Book Worm ‘Angela Marsons is a keen observer of human nature, and her wide cast of characters are both fascinating and distinct from each other…it is immediately clear why her books stand out from the crowd. Chilling and compelling plots, brilliant characterisation…addictive from start to finish.’ Rachel Abbott ‘If you haven't read any of her books yet then you are seriously crazy! What are you waiting for!’ Chapterinmylife ‘I blooming love this series. I love Kim, her vulnerability and tenacity, I love the interaction and banter between the characters.’ Goodreads Reviewer

Murder in Mind

“Bradshaw writes a great thriller, with likable characters.” “The pot-boiling tension in this story is out of this world.” “One thing is certain: Bradshaw keeps the pages turning.” Sloane Monroe has solved every case except one ...

Author: Cheryl Bradshaw

Publisher: Pixie Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 323

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“Bradshaw writes a great thriller, with likable characters.” “The pot-boiling tension in this story is out of this world.” “One thing is certain: Bradshaw keeps the pages turning.” Sloane Monroe has solved every case except one – the brutal murder of her sister Gabrielle. Three years have passed without a trace of the killer until today, when a young woman’s body is discovered in front of the local supermarket. Now Sloane is faced with the most difficult challenge of her life – finding the man who is a master at concealing his identity before he strikes again. If you love exciting mysteries, Murder in Mind will keep you reading until the very last page. A New York Times and USA Today bestselling series.