Criminal Minds: Sociopaths, Serial Killers, and Other Deviants

Criminal Minds: Sociopaths, Serial Killers, and Other Deviants

by Jeff Mariotte

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An authorized tie-in to the popular TV show Criminal Minds

Most episodes of Criminal Minds feature a briefing where the show's team of FBI profilers defines the type of criminal they're looking for and provides some real-life examples. This book tells the story of those examples.

  • Published to coincide with the release of season five of Criminal Minds on DVD
  • Organized by type of criminal, including solo serial killers, sexual predators, and killers with famous victims; and tells the stories of many famous murderers, including David Berkowitz, Jeffrey Dahmer, Mark David Chapman, and the Zodiac killer
  • Features photographs from the show

Criminal Minds: Sociopaths, Serial Killers, and Other Deviants is a fascinating, terrifying book about the criminal minds who live among us.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470636251
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 08/09/2010
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 276,879
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

JEFF MARIOTTE is a mystery writer and the co-owner of Mysterious Galaxy, an independent bookstore specializing in mystery, science fiction, fantasy, and horror. He has written more than three dozen tie-in novels, including two for CSI and one for CSI: Miami and graphic novels based on both.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 First Glance 4

2 Sexual Predators: Female Victims 45

3 Sexual Predators: Male Victims 74

4 Killers on the Road 86

5 Team Killers 97

6 Killing Couples 113

7 The Family That Preys Together 121

8 The Fairer Sex 136

9 The Helpless Ones 144

10 Angels and Heroes 157

11 Killers with a Cause 166

12 Group Dynamics 183

13 Safe at Home 202

14 Celebrity Stalkers 215

15 Blood Suckers and Flesh Eaters 225

16 On Other Shores 240

17 The Strangest of the Strange 254

18 The Real Profilers 275

Bibliography 281

Photo Credits 285

Index 287

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Criminal Minds 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 90 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got the free sample because I didn't have enough money but I can't wait to get the regular full version! Make more books & make them cheaper .................. please! Press yes it you agree!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite books. Describes the actions of countless murderers and rapists in gory detail, almost as if the author were there himself. Perfect for any Criminal Minds fan!!!!
Ceara Lebo More than 1 year ago
I bought this book because I am obsessed with Criminal Minds, and have read it twice since. It has a lot of information on many different types of serial killers, and images from the show. I love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever!!! This book tells alot about how they incorperate the real life killers ito the show.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I live derak morgan he is the best caring and cute so hah and for ever and ever will all the people who died r.i.p
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a great book, definitely recommend it to any great cminds fan! Lot's of detail about the serial killers and such. Seriously, read it.
MeganAshley More than 1 year ago
This book doesn't really talk a lot about the actual show, just says how some of the fictional criminals in the show are based off real life serial killers, and then explains the real life serial killer in more detail. So I don't recommend this book if you're wanting to read strictly about the show. It talked about all different kinds of crimes and all types of criminals. Rape, kidnap, torture, cannibalism, arsenals, bombers, taking hostages, etc. It didn't just talk about adult killers either, but also child killers. It gives details of the crimes which are often very sickening, but sometimes when reading about their lives, especially if their childhood is mentioned, its hard not to feel sympathetic. The only thing that disappointed me was that I found out that the BAU team in Criminal Minds is way more badass than real life FBI agents. I guess I should of figured that, though. If you like reading about criminals/serial killers, then you should definitely check out this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good book if you wanna know more about serial killers & different kinds. Gets kind of boring at some points, but always interesting. Huge Criminal Minds fan! c:
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you love the book you will love the show its soooo awesome my favorite character are hodge and the other guy so i really recommend this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love criminal minds my mom says that i should be a detective and my favorit one on their is derick morgan he is so good but if i do become an fbi agent or detective i want to be like a person that does what penolpe does and jj is my favorite also here are all rhe agents Penolpe derick jj reid hotchner and tthe gir with black air and the man with black hair also i forgot their names and ny favorite eposode is where tge girl with black hair "dies" not really she really doesnt die
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Im in love w/ the show..... especially w/ Reid. He is super cute!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I only gave this one star so you would notice it. Go Reed and Penelope. Carry on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have heard so many great reviews about this book but i have read this book and i agree in so many ways because it explains what could happen even with the nicest person because even with nicest person they could be strait up perverts and thats gross but anyways that could happen at any time ( so never trust any one) thats what i go by and after i read this book i have been a lot more careful around people cause i have realized that there are a lot of stupid freakin people in this world ad when people that murder people and that are cerial killers, well it hurts them more than anything cause they will go hell for their sins unless they seriously get help then go to god for help and he helps yoy to get saved but my religeon is mine and if you dont like what i believe in then oh well cause thats who i am
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This is actually an interesting looking book. Im a fan of Criminal Minds myself so i think this book would be perfect. Im interested in to stuff like serial killers and the BAU. E. V.
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This book was a great read for anyone who likes Criminal Minds or anything about famous criminals and their stories. I highly recomend it to any fan of Criminal Minds, as I am a huge fan myself. It is well worth the buy.
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