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  • Published: 29 March 2022
  • ISBN: 9780806541839
  • Imprint: Kensington
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $27.99

Law & Disorder



Legendary FBI criminal profiler John Douglas, inspiration for the hit Netflix show Mindhunter, and the model for Agent Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs, looks back on some of his most controversial cases—from JonBenet Ramsey to the West Memphis Three—and provides a personal look into the workings of the criminal justice system, and the criminal mind.

No one is more familiar with humanity’s most notorious crimes, or those who commit them, than legendary FBI profiler John Douglas. Over the course of his celebrated career, Douglas has pursued, studied, and interviewed scores of violent predators, including Charles Manson, James Earl Ray, Dennis Rader, and David Berkowitz.

In this provocative and personal book, the most prominent criminal investigator of our time offers his unique perspective on the criminal mind while also exploring the wrenching challenges involved in seeing justice served. Writing with award‑winning partner, Mark Olshaker, Douglas opens up about his involvement in historic, headline-making cases—including the West Memphis Three, Amanda Knox, and JonBenet Ramsey.

Brimming with gripping narratives, Law & Disorder sheds light on some of our most pressing questions about guilt, innocence, the pursuit of justice, and the heart of human darkness.

  • Published: 29 March 2022
  • ISBN: 9780806541839
  • Imprint: Kensington
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $27.99

About the authors

John Douglas

John Douglas joined the FBI in 1970, starting his career as a sniper in a SWAT team and progressing on to become a hostage negotiator. In 1977 he transferred to the Behavioural Science Unit (BSU), where he taught applied criminal psychology. He created the FBI's Criminal Profiling Program and led this division of special agents through harrowing and groundbreaking cases, including those behind Anthony Hopkins' role as Hannibal Lecter. Douglas lives with his family in the Washington, DC area.

Mark Olshaker, author of four novels and producer of the Emmy-nominated The Mind of a Serial Killer, lives in Washington DC.

Mark Olshaker

Mark Olshaker is a critically acclaimed novelist and producer of teh Emmy-nominated The Mind of a Serial Killer. He lives in the Washington, DC area.

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