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Anatomy of Motive : The FBI's Legendary Mindhunter Explores the Key to Understanding and Catching Violent Criminals - John E Douglas

Anatomy of Motive

The FBI's Legendary Mindhunter Explores the Key to Understanding and Catching Violent Criminals

Paperback Published: 1st July 2000
ISBN: 9780671023935
Number Of Pages: 413

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From legendary FBI profiler John Douglas and Mark Olshaker -- authors of the nonfiction international bestsellers "Mindhunter, Journey into Darkness, " and "Obsession" -- comes an unprecedented, insightful look at the root of all crime.

Every crime is a mystery story with a motive at its heart. With the brilliant insight he brought to his renowned work inside the FBI's elite serial-crime unit, John Douglas pieces together motives behind violent sociopathic behavior. He not only takes us into the darkest recesses of the minds of arsonists, hijackers, bombers, poisoners, assassins, serial killers, and mass murderers, but also the seemingly ordinary people who suddenly kill their families or go on a rampage in the workplace.

Douglas identifies the antisocial personality, showing surprising similarities and differences among various types of deadly offenders. He also tracks the progressive escalation of those criminals' sociopathic behavior. His analysis of such diverse killers as Lee Harvey Oswald, Theodore Kaczynski, and Timothy McVeigh is gripping, but more importantly, helps us learn how to anticipate potential violent behavior before it's too late.

Industry Reviews

Liz Smith New York Post A marvelous, thrilling, chilling, and riveting read.

The Anatomy of Motive


As with Mind Hunter, the other John Douglas book that I bought at the same time as The Anatomy of Motive, the book was poorly printed and the pictures within the book were also poorly printed, as though it had been printed in a very cost effective way. This may be why the book was advertised as discounted but I am extremely disappointed with the quality and size.

Perth Western Australia


excellent read!!


excellent insight of criminal profiling.

nth qld. aust.


Still best text on that topic


The best foundation text of its type - since and into the future. Spawned dozens of copy cat similar fact texts in the years since. Solid read and the best foundational knowledge base for any body interested in crime and justice, policing, corrections, law, crims, courts etc. Expertly written by insiders who fully grasp the visionary concepts within. Fantastic read.

Briz Vegas


The Anatomy of Motive

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Prologue: Dunblanep. 13
What I Learned from the Bad Guysp. 21
Playing with Firep. 47
Magnum Forcep. 81
Name Your Poisonp. 103
Guys Who Snapp. 143
On the Runp. 173
Shadow of a Gunmanp. 215
Random Acts of Violencep. 251
You Make the Callp. 291
Indexp. 309
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ISBN: 9780671023935
ISBN-10: 0671023934
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 413
Published: 1st July 2000
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.2 x 10.6  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1