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  • Published: 1 January 2008
  • ISBN: 9780753513217
  • Imprint: Virgin Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $22.99

The Serial Killers

A Study in the Psychology of Violence




Inside the Mind of the Mass Murderer.

As the number of serial killers worldwide has risen steadily – from the emergence of Jack the Ripper in 1888 to Harold Shipman and Ivan Milat, the backpacker killer of the Australian outback – the need to understand this disturbing phenomenon is becoming more urgent. Using privileged access to the world's first National Centre for the Analysis of Violent Crime, Colin Wilson and Donald Seaman bring you this incisive study of the psychology of serial killers and the motives behind their crimes. From childhood traumas to issues of frustration, fear and fantasy, discover what turns an ordinary human being into a compulsive killer.

  • Published: 1 January 2008
  • ISBN: 9780753513217
  • Imprint: Virgin Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $22.99

About the authors

Colin Wilson

Colin Wilson's first book The Outsider became an instant literary sensation when it was first published in the fifties. Now author of over fifty books on subjects ranging from mysticism to criminology, he is a renowned authority on the paranormal and has also written numerous articles and plays and contributed to several newspapers and journals.

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