The Anatomy Of Motive

THE ANATOMY OF MOTIVE analyses such diverse killers as Lee Harvey Oswald and Timothy McVeigh - and helps us learn to anticipate potential violent behaviour before it's too late.

Author: John Douglas

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471108376

Category: True Crime

Page: 320

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Legendary FBI profiling pioneer John Douglas's theory is that once you figure out the motivating force driving a perpetrator, you've got a good chance of cracking the case. In THE ANATOMY OF MOTIVE he uses cases from his own career to illustrate his argument. He takes us further than ever before into the dark corners of the minds of arsonists, hijackers, serial and spree killers and mass murderers. THE ANATOMY OF MOTIVE analyses such diverse killers as Lee Harvey Oswald and Timothy McVeigh - and helps us learn to anticipate potential violent behaviour before it's too late.

The Anatomy of Tort Law

Motive A person's motive for doing something is the reason why they do it or their
purpose in doing it. To do something without a motive is to do it "for no reason".
Like deliberation, motive is a mental state; although unlike deliberation, a motive

Author: Peter Cane

Publisher: Hart Publishing

ISBN: 1901362094

Category: Law

Page: 243

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Thomas Reid Ethics Aesthetics and the Anatomy of the Self

Instead, every deliberate action must have an invariable antecedent in the form of
a motive. When there is no conflicting motive this motive must cause the agent to
act. When there are contrary motives the strongest must prevail. Not all motives ...

Author: R.D. Gallie

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401590206

Category: Philosophy

Page: 202

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I: BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF REID Thomas Reid (1710-96) was born at Strachan in Kincardineshire, Scotland, not far from Aberdeen. Reid was fortunate in his family connections. For instance his mother's brother was David Gregory, Savilian professor of Astronomy at Oxford and close friend of Sir Isaac Newton. Reid entered Marischal College, Aberdeen, at the age of twelve after the usual spell in Aberdeen Grammar School. After a short period as college librarian he married his cousin Margaret Gregory, having gained the position of (Presbyterian) minister at New Machar, in the gift of King's College, Aberdeen, which he held from 1737 till 1752. Although Reid published only one paper, An Essay on Quantity, in this period he was far from intellectually idle; for one thing he familiarised himself with the works of Bishop Butler, especially The Analogy of Religion, which, together with those of Samuel Clarke and Isaac Newton, were to have a profound influence on his mature philosophy. In 1752 Reid was appointed a regent at King's College, Aberdeen. During his regency he not only founded a crucially important discussion group, 'The Wise Club', and familiarised himself with David Hume's A Treatise of Human Nature both through his own reading and by exhaustive discussion of it within the group; he also wrote extensively. He composed and delivered his seminal Latin Philosophical Orations.

Sexual Homicide Patterns and Motives Paperback

Featured in this book is detailed information on the F.B.I.'s recently developed Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (VICAP) and a sample of an actual VICAP Crime Analysis Report Form.

Author: John E. Douglas

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439118310

Category: Psychology

Page: 234

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Who are the men committing the rising number of serial homicides in the U.S. -- and why do they kill? The increase in these violent crimes over the past decade has created an urgent need for more and better information about these men: their crime scene patterns, violent acts, and above all, their motivations for committing these shocking and repetitive murders. This authoritative book represents the data, findings, and implications of a long-term F.B.I.-sponsored study of serial sex killers. Specially trained F.B.I. agents examined thirty-six convicted, incarcerated sexual murderers to build a valuable new bank of information which reveals the world of the serial sexual killer in both quantitative and qualitative detail. Data was obtained from official psychiatric and criminal records, court transcripts, and prison reports, as well as from extensive interviews with the offenders themselves. Featured in this book is detailed information on the F.B.I.'s recently developed Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (VICAP) and a sample of an actual VICAP Crime Analysis Report Form.

The Anatomy of a Railroad Report and Ton mile Cost

Another company might have much better grades and stronger motive power ,
and yet show a trainload much smaller , simply because most of its freight
originated in less than train - loads or even in less than car - load lots . Again , the
short ...

Author: Thomas Francis Woodlock



Category: Railroads

Page: 111

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The Anatomy of Achievement Motivation

foreperiod includes transactions that precede performance and determine its
direction, strategy, intensity, duration, etc. What is involved is an actualization of
motive ...

Author: Heinz Heckhausen

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 1483271722

Category: Psychology

Page: 236

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The Anatomy of Achievement Motivation focuses on the study of individual differences in motivations, including the determinants of specific motives and methods of assessing motive strength. The book first offers information on content analysis and evaluative dispositions, as well as the theory of thematic apperception method, experimental method, and sociocultural frames of references and their change over historical time. The manuscript then highlights the important dimensions of experience and conflict. The publication takes a look at the general structure of goals and performance and valence and motive arousal, including psychic distance and discrepancy between a present and a future state. The book then examines goal setting and level of aspiration, performance period, and the origin and development of achievement motivation. The manuscript is a dependable reference for psychologists and readers interested in the facets of achievement motivation.


Includes material on "the Trailside Killer in San Francisco, the Atlanta child murderer, the Tylenol poisoner, the man who hunted prostitutes for sport in the woods of Alaska, and Seattle's Green River killer ..."

Author: John E. Douglas

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501191969

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 963

Now a Netflix original series Discover the classic, behind-the-scenes chronicle of John E. Douglas’ twenty-five-year career in the FBI Investigative Support Unit, where he used psychological profiling to delve into the minds of the country’s most notorious serial killers and criminals. In chilling detail, the legendary Mindhunter takes us behind the scenes of some of his most gruesome, fascinating, and challenging cases—and into the darkest recesses of our worst nightmares. During his twenty-five year career with the Investigative Support Unit, Special Agent John Douglas became a legendary figure in law enforcement, pursuing some of the most notorious and sadistic serial killers of our time: the man who hunted prostitutes for sport in the woods of Alaska, the Atlanta child murderer, and Seattle's Green River killer, the case that nearly cost Douglas his life. As the model for Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs, Douglas has confronted, interviewed, and studied scores of serial killers and assassins, including Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, and Ed Gein, who dressed himself in his victims' peeled skin. Using his uncanny ability to become both predator and prey, Douglas examines each crime scene, reliving both the killer's and the victim's actions in his mind, creating their profiles, describing their habits, and predicting their next moves.

The Anatomy of Evil

it is to lose the object of one's love, especially in the context of a long partnership
or marriage, we tend to be less shocked when we hear that jealousy was the
motive for a murder. We also realize that a loss in a love relationship is harder to

Author: Michael H. Stone, MD

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1633883361

Category: Psychology

Page: 486

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FROM NARCISSISM TO AGGRESSION, AN ORIGINAL LOOK AT THE PERSONALITY TRAITS AND BEHAVIORS THAT CONSTITUTE EVIL In this groundbreaking book, renowned psychiatrist Michael H. Stone explores the concept and reality of evil from a new perspective. In an in-depth discussion of the personality traits and behaviors that constitute evil across a wide spectrum, Dr. Stone takes a clarifying scientific approach to a topic that for centuries has been inadequately explained by religious doctrines. Stone has created a 22-level hierarchy of evil behavior, which loosely reflects the structure of Dante's Inferno. Basing his analysis on the detailed biographies of more than 600 violent criminals, he traces two salient personality traits that run the gamut from those who commit crimes of passion to perpetrators of sadistic torture and murder. One trait is narcissism, as exhibited in people who are so self-centered that they have little or no ability to care about their victims. The other is aggression, the use of power over another person to inflict humiliation, suffering, and death. What do psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience tell us about the minds of those whose actions could be described as evil? And what will that mean for the rest of us? Stone discusses how an increased understanding of the causes of evil will affect the justice system. He predicts a day when certain persons can safely be declared salvageable and restored to society and when early signs of violence in children may be corrected before potentially dangerous patterns become entrenched.

Broken Wings

... and the coauthor of the landmark books Sexual Homicide: Patterns and
Motives and Crime Classification Manual. ... Most-Wanted Serial Killer, Journey
into Darkness-, Obsession-, The Anatomy of Motive, and the novel Broken Wings.

Author: John E. Douglas

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 067100395X

Category: Fiction

Page: 366

View: 484

When his former boss, the director of the FBI, turns up dead, former profiler John Chase comes out of retirement to investigate and finds himself facing off against a ruthless and clever opponent.

The Serial Killer Files

His sole motive was the power he exerted ... As John Douglas reports in his book
The Anatomy of Motive, Berkowitz admitted during an interview that “on nights
when he could not find the appropriate victims of opportunity, he would return to ...

Author: Harold Schechter

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345472007

Category: True Crime

Page: 432

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THE DEFINITIVE DOSSIER ON HISTORY’S MOST HEINOUS! Hollywood’s make-believe maniacs like Jason, Freddy, and Hannibal Lecter can’t hold a candle to real life monsters like John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and scores of others who have terrorized, tortured, and terminated their way across civilization throughout the ages. Now, from the much-acclaimed author of Deviant, Deranged, and Depraved, comes the ultimate resource on the serial killer phenomenon. Rigorously researched and packed with the most terrifying, up-to-date information, this innovative and highly compelling compendium covers every aspect of multiple murderers–from psychology to cinema, fetishism to fan clubs, “trophies” to trading cards. Discover: WHO THEY ARE: Those featured include Ed Gein, the homicidal mama’s boy who inspired fiction’s most famous Psycho, Norman Bates; Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi, sex-crazed killer cousins better known as the Hillside Stranglers; and the Beanes, a fifteenth-century cave-dwelling clan with an insatiable appetite for human flesh HOW THEY KILL: They shoot, stab, and strangle. Butcher, bludgeon, and burn. Drown, dismember, and devour . . . and other methods of massacre too many and monstrous to mention here. WHY THEY DO IT: For pleasure and for profit. For celebrity and for “companionship.” For the devil and for dinner. For the thrill of it, for the hell of it, and because “such men are monsters, who live . . . beyond the frontiers of madness.” PLUS: in-depth case studies, classic killers’ nicknames, definitions of every kind of deviance and derangement, and much, much more. For more than one hundred profiles of lethal loners and killer couples, Bluebeards and black widows, cannibals and copycats– this is an indispensable, spine-tingling, eye-popping investigation into the dark hearts and mad minds of that twisted breed of human whose crimes are the most frightening . . . and fascinating.

Lasting City The Anatomy of Nostalgia

The odd thing was, of the three necessities in the commission of a transgression,
motive, means and opportunity, the motive and the means, which should have
been, or so it would seem, the more impor- tant, disjunct from opportunity, had ...

Author: James McCourt

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0871404583

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 323

View: 532

The author of Queer Street reminisces about growing up in New York in the 1940s and 1950s, describing games of chicken on the Long Island railroad tracks, steam calliopes in Central Park and losing his mother. 15,000 first printing.

The Anatomy of Evil in Our Time

She was in many respects the whip of the Centre, and she managed to persuade
and convince Adam that he had some special feelings of love towards B, which
was not true. Only she herself can explain her motive for this incitement ...

Author: Adam Michaelis

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 8776910296


Page: 362

View: 438

In lucid dreams, astral experience and paranormal epiphany Adam Michaelis encountered the extrasensory reality of evil powers like Lucifer, Ahriman, and Sorath - and those otherworldly entities were suddenly seen operative in different patterns of contemporary culture and personal psychology. Adam's candid biography brings evidence of an impending evil, as foretold by Rudolf Steiner, and offers the reader a comprehensive perspective and a minute understanding of the nature and purpose of evil in our time and in evolution. This exceptional material and transformative insight is highlighted in a penetrating and critical analysis of New Age philosophy, guruism, paganism and modern cultural development. Finally the teachings of Jesus on evil are made topical, and the Christian ethics and philosophy of life are interpreted as the true human response to suffering. In sum, we find here an astonishing and truly original document on one of the fundamental questions of humanity and a profound explanation of the human predicament.

Journey Into Darkness

In the #1 New York Times bestseller Mindhunter, John Douglas, who headed the FBI's elite Investigative Support Unit, told the story of his brilliant and terrifying career tracking down some of the most heinous criminals in history.

Author: John E. Douglas

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439107815

Category: True Crime

Page: 400

View: 437

In the #1 New York Times bestseller Mindhunter, John Douglas, who headed the FBI's elite Investigative Support Unit, told the story of his brilliant and terrifying career tracking down some of the most heinous criminals in history. Now, in Journey into Darkness, Douglas profiles vicious serial killers, rapists, and child molesters. He is straightforward, blunt, often irreverent, and outspoken, but takes pains not to glorify any of these murderers. Some of the unique cases Douglas discusses include: -The Clairemont killer -The schoolgirl murders -Richmond's First Serial Murderer -The brutal and sadistic murder of Suzanne Marie Collins -Polly Klaas' abduction and murder by Richard Allen Davis, -The tragedy that lead to the creation of Megan's Law 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 especially on pedophiles and child abductors, fully explaining what drives them, and how to keep children away from them. As he points out, "The best way to protect your children is to know your enemy." He includes eight rules for safety, a list of steps parents can take to prevent child abduction and exploitation, tips on how to detect sexual exploitation, basic rules of safety for children, and a chart, based on age, which details the safety skills children should have to protect themselves. 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 continues this perilous trip into the psyche of the serial killer, but also offers a glimmer of hope that profiling may enable law enforcement to see the indicators of a serial killer's mind and intervene before he kills, or kills again.


The motive or moving power . The mind is introduced into the world with all its
powers in preparation for movement , but they would lie dormant , were it not laid
open by means of the organs of sense to the influence of the external world ; as a






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Manual of the Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Mind

And we then detect another motive power , in the pleasure connected with its
discriminations and discoveries . But what effects do these motive powers
produce ? We find that they produce various emotions and operations in the mind
itself ...

Author: James CARLILE (Minister of the Scots Church, Capel Street, Dublin.)




Page: 269

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Investigative Psychology

Douglas, J. and Olshaker, M. (1999) The Anatomy of Motive, New York, Scribner.
Douglas, J., Ressler, R.K., Burgess, A.W. and Hartman, C.R. (1986) Criminal
profiling from crime scene analysis. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 4(4), pp.

Author: David V. Canter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047002397X

Category: Psychology

Page: 486

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This ground-breaking text is the first to provide a detailed overview of Investigative Psychology, from the earliest work through to recent studies, including descriptions of previously unpublished internal reports. Crucially it provides a framework for students to explore this exciting terrain, combining Narrative Theory and an Action Systems framework. It includes empirically tested models for Offender Profiling and guidance for investigations, as well as an agenda for research in Investigative Psychology. Investigative Psychology features: The full range of crimes from fraud to terrorism, including burglary, serial killing, arson, rape, and organised crime Important methodologies including multi-dimensional scaling and the Radex approach as well as Social Network Analysis Geographical Offender Profiling, supported by detailed analysis of the underlying psychological processes that make this such a valuable investigative decision support tool The full range of investigative activities, including effective information collection, detecting deception and the development of decision support systems. In effect, this text introduces an exciting new paradigm for a wide range of psychological contributions to all forms of investigation within and outside of law enforcement. Each chapter has actual cases and quotations from offenders and ends with questions for discussion and research, making this a valuable text for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Applied and Forensic Psychology, Criminology, Socio-Legal Studies and related disciplines.

Hostage Rescuers

The Anatomy of Motive : The FBI ' s Legendary Mindhunter Explores the Key to
Understanding and Catching Violent Criminals . New York , NY : Pocket Books ,
2000 . Johnson , Leroy . Hostage Rescue Manual . Revised edition . London ...

Author: J. Poolos

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404209411

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Discusses the necessary education, training, and on-the-job duties for hostage negotiators.

Hunting the President

Donovan, Robert J. The Assassins of American Presidents. London: Elek Books,
1956. Douglas, John, and Mark Olshaker. The Anatomy of Motive. London:
Pocket Books, 1999. ———. The Cases That Haunt Us. London: Pocket Books,

Author: Mel Ayton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 162157234X

Category: History

Page: 304

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In American history, four U.S. Presidents have been murdered at the hands of an assassin. In each case the assassinations changed the course of American history. But most historians have overlooked or downplayed the many threats modern presidents have faced, and survived. Author Mel Ayton sets the record straight in his new book Hunting the President: Threats, Plots and Assassination Attempts—From FDR to Obama, telling the sensational story of largely forgotten—or never-before revealed—malicious attempts to slay America’s leaders. Supported by court records, newspaper archives, government reports, FBI files, and transcripts of interviews from presidential libraries, Hunting the President reveals: How an armed, would-be assassin stalked President Roosevelt and spent ten days waiting across the street from the White House for his chance to shoot him How the Secret Service foiled a plot by a Cuban immigrant who told coworkers he was going to shoot LBJ from a window overlooking the president’s motorcade route How a deranged man broke into Reagan’s California home and attempted to strangle the former president before he was subdued by Secret Service agents. In early 1992 a mentally deranged man stalking Bush turned up at the wrong presidential venue for his planned assassination attempt The relationships presidents held with their protectors and the effect it had on the Secret Service’s mission Hunting the President opens the vault of stories about how many of our recent Presidents have come within a hair’s breadth of assassination, leaving America’s fate in the balance. Most of these stories have remained buried—until now.

The Sex Slave Murders 2

John Douglas and Mark Olshaker, The Anatomy of Motive: The FBI's Legendary
Mindhunter Explores the Key to Understanding and Catching Violent Criminals (
New York: Pocket Books, 2000), p. 184. 19. Investigation Discovery, Wicked ...

Author: R. Barri Flowers

Publisher: R. Barri Flowers


Category: True Crime


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From R. Barri Flowers, award winning criminologist and internationally bestselling author of The Sex Slave Murders, comes a riveting new true crime short, The Sex Slave Murders 2: The Chilling Story of Serial Killers Fred & Rosemary West. The gripping tale chronicles the lives of Britain’s most infamous serial killer couple. Over the course of two decades, Fred and Rosemary West murdered more than a dozen young females. Most of the murders were sexually motivated and took place at the couple’s home on 25 Cromwell Street in Gloucester, in South West England. Only when the killers were brought to justice did their murderous reign of rape, torture, bondage, and terror come to an end. As a bonus, included is a complete true crime story on American serial killer couple Alton Coleman and Debra Brown, who during one hot summer claimed the lives of eight people during a shocking and murderous crime spree across multiple states in the Midwest. Also included are excerpts from The Sex Slave Murders, which recounts the frightening tale of married serial killers Gerald and Charlene Gallego, and the sex slave fantasies that fueled their kidnapping and murder of young women.

An Anatomy of Skepticism

The listing of the quirks caused by self-centeredness brings us to another psychic
reality that is hard to decipher—motive. This is no small matter. Motive is actually
a central factor in assessing people (historical or fictional), in judging actions, ...

Author: Manfred Weidhorn

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595409504

Category: Philosophy

Page: 429

View: 428

Every thoughtful person must ask, "What do I know?" The two most explosive fields, religion and politics, are notably filled with strident and conflicting claims. Close analysis in clear language reveals that no one knows what he or she is talking about. Because of the challenge of unexamined assumptions, of unclear cause-and-effect relationships, and of the rarity of reliable sources, a person who wants to be open-minded cannot avoid adopting skepticism as the least embarrassing philosophy. Some discoveries made in this book: *Reason appears to prove nothing *Intuition is probably a delusion *Facts are slippery *Religious people yearn for suicide *Why socialism cannot work *Where conservatives screwed up badly (as they admit) *The equation STAR+2R+R3=GPS explains the cultural history of the world *Shakespeare was a skeptic *Dante's curious insight into love *Passing the Magic Johnson test *Tom De Lay does not realize that relativism is as American as apple pie *Hamlet, who never existed, is more real than you or I. Here is a sample observation: "People believe in God because the Bible tells all about him, and they believe in the Bible because God wrote or inspired it. This is a classic case of the Fallacy of Circular Reasoning." This book of thoughtful, insightful essays is beautifully written and well balanced. Neither liberal nor conservative, Manfred Weidhorn is a straight shooter who calls the truth. Anyone who loves fine writing should purchase this book. --The Queens Bar Bulletin The author radiates infectious, provocative fun as he makes the case for skepticism .[He] rambunctiously engages all the suffocating lint of daily life. Weidhorn is a believer in always thinking hard and openly. Skepticism is not the truth; it is merely less untenable than other philosophies purveying absolute truth. He presents a persuasive argument for both/and instead of either/or. [He] offers a lively, thought-provoking journey, an old-fashioned intellectual search for truth. --Kirkus Discoveries