By Katherine Ramsland
Once we think about serial killing, we have a tendency to contemplate it as a perversion of latest society. The Human Predator makes an eye-opening case for the lifestyles of serial killers all through time—the factors and strategies, the societies that spawned them, and the historic classes within which they lived . . . and killed.
From historical Rome and the darkish a while to the open roads of the United States, from the exploits of French non secular zealot Gilles de Rais to such high-profile monsters as Jeffrey Dahmer and Aileen Wuornos, Katherine Ramsland bargains an entire chronological list of the serial-killer phenomenon—and the parallel improvement of psychology, forensic technological know-how, and FBI profiling within the serial killer’s evolving manifestation all through human background.
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Extra resources for The Human Predator: A Historical Chronicle of Serial Murder and Forensic Investigation
Young Glen had other serious problems that his teachers and classmates at school knew nothing about. According to legal documents later filed by his attorney, he ate paint, but by the time authorities learned about the disturbing childhood aberration, it was too late to figure out if it was lead-based. If it was, it could have caused a wide variety of problems, including severe brain damage. According to the court documents, the boy also had a habit of repeatedly banging his head against the wall of his upstairs bedroom at night.
Police records in Ohio and California show that during a period of about thirteen years beginning in 1982 he was picked up or indicted at least ten times on felony charges, fifteen times for misdemeanors, and was named in criminal and civil courts eleven different times for physical assaults on women. Rogers shuttled back and forth between Hamilton and California for a while, prowling the grimy underside of society in two states while fitfully working at a series of catch-can, dead-end jobs. When he had money he flashed it around and spent it like water in the tough, seedy bars in which he hung out.
Sam was busy with her friends and although she smiled and acknowledged the flood of compliments, initially she paid more attention to the pool games she was playing than to the glib, sweet-talking blond man. He was persistent, however, and eventually they became more friendly. Despite her frequent troubles she was a sunny-side-up type of woman. She had a bubbly, outgoing personality and was more likely to walk up to a stranger and introduce herself than needlessly put down even the most timidly awkward admirer.