Description : The single most important factor in a rapid mass killer incident is time and this book provides advice for the armed or unarmed citizen and the steps that one can take to increase his or her chances of survival. The average active killer will kill or wound between four and five people a minute. Police reaction time varies from a couple of minutes to half an hour. The best way to stop these murders is to have someone close to the scene with a gun and the training to use it. The book describes many major incidents and what can be learned from them and also includes chapters that deal with lone wolf attacks, gun-free zones, and the type of incidents that are likely to be seen in the future.
Description : WARNING: this book is NOT for the faint of heart! It depicts realistic violence with vile and malicious activities, and delve into the darkness of the human heart and mind. Two major motives fuel the Spree Killer's final, hate-filled act: revenge against the world and a desire to show that he is a person to be reckoned with. Tormented by his failure to achieve those things that seem to come so easily to others-satisfying work, loving relationships-he will prove that he is special in at least one regard: in his power to wreak havoc. Could you imagine being in an area like a mall or restaurant when someone pulls out weapons and starts killing people? It's scary! I have chosen thirteen of these stories to write about and compiled them in this book. * Columbine School Shooting * Rodrick Shonte Dantzler - Grand Rapids, Michigan * Michael Kenneth McLendon - Geneva County Massacre * Tim Kretschmer - The Winnenden School Shooting * Nidal Malik Hasan - Fort Hood Shooting * Joseph T. Wesbecker - The Standard Gravure Shooting * George Hennard - The Luby's Massacre * Seung-Hui Cho - Virginia Tech Killing Spree * Howard Barton Unruh - The Walk of Death, Camden, New Jersey * Michael Robert Ryan - The Hungerford Massacre * Patrick Henry Sherrill - Edmond United States Post Office Massacre
Description : American Mass Murderers collects nearly 700 pages of information about the most notorious killers in America, as well as some of the lesser-known murderers.
Description : A 12-year-old boy cowers in his closet while a lunatic killer slaughters his family . . . a nursing student unwittingly opens her home to the serial killer on her front porch . . . an 11-year-old girl drifts alone at sea on a flimsy cork raft for almost four days after a mass murderer kills her vacationing family aboard a chartered yacht . . . a brave firefighter suddenly finds himself in the crosshairs of a racist sniper almost nine stories above the ground . . . And, astonishingly, they all survived. From Howard Unruh’s 1949 shooting rampage through a quiet New Jersey neighborhood to Louisiana serial killer Derrick Todd Lee’s reign of terror in 2002, the corpses piled up and few lived to tell the horror. Now, award-winning journalist Ron Franscell explores the wounded hearts and minds of the ordinary people these monsters couldn’t kill. His mesmerizing accounts crackle with gritty details that put the reader in the midst of the carnage—and offer a front-row seat on the complex, painful process of surviving the rest of their haunted lives. In intimate, gripping prose, Franscell takes the reader on a pulse-pounding dash through the murky intersection of pure evil and the potency of the human spirit. This journey into the darkest corners of the American crime-scape is a penetrating work of literary journalism by a writer hailed as one of the most powerful new voices in true crime.
Description : Containing beginning and advanced shooting instruction, updated safety information, and accounts of incidents of concealed handgun self-defense, this comprehensive handbook intends to prevent gun owners from becoming the victims of a criminal or terrorist attack. The book offers advice for selecting and buying a handgun, discussions of the importance of self-protection, methods for concealing weapons, and an examination of the mental attitude required in case of an armed encounter, as well as advice on how to avoid violent encounters entirely. In addition to providing a current list of handguns suitable for concealed carry, this updated edition includes new information about the psychological ramifications of using deadly force against another human being and provides information and context from recent events, such as the mass shootings at Sutherland Springs, Texas, Virginia Tech and in Tucson, Arizona.
Description : From R. Barri Flowers, award-winning criminologist and bestselling author, comes the newly updated compelling narrative nonfiction and historical true crime book, Murders in the United States: Crimes, Killers, and Victims of the Twentieth Century. From the assassination of President William McKinley on September 6, 1901, to the mass killing at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, the 20th century saw many notable, less known, and rare murderous events that have become a part of our national history. This history, homicide, and reference book is divided into three parts. Part I: A Century of Unforgettable Murders is arranged chronologically and details some of the most recognized murder cases of the 20th century in the United States, such as the assassinations of President John Kennedy and Martin Luther King, the deadly saga of Bonnie and Clyde, the St. Valentine’s Day massacre, and the kidnap and murder of Bobby Franks. Part II: A Century of Murderers has over 300 entries (alphabetically arranged by criminal), provides descriptions of crimes, and is subdivided into male, female, and juvenile murderers; pair and group murderers; hate crime murderers; serial and mass killers, school killings, and killers of celebrities. Part III: A Century of Victims features crime events related to over 40 selected adult and child victims. Cross references guide the reader to additional or related information. Part IV: A Century of Murderers and Murders Outside of the U.S. highlights various lethal crimes in other countries including black widows, mass murderers, serial killers, and terrorist attacks. Murders in the United States: Crimes, Killers, and Victims of the Twentieth Century is a must-read for anyone with an interest in history, criminal behavior, and a wide range of homicide offenses that occurred over time.
Description : Praise for Crime Classification Manual "The very first book by and for criminal justice professionalsin the major case fields. . . . The skills, techniques, andproactive approaches offered are creatively concrete and worthy ofreplication across the country. . . . Heartily recommended forthose working in the 'front line' of major caseinvestigation." —John B. Rabun Jr., ACSW, Executive Vice President and ChiefOperating Officer, National Center for Missing and ExploitedChildren "[CCM] is an outstanding resource for students pursuing forensicscience degrees. It provides critical information on major crimes,which improve the user's ability to assess and evaluate." —Paul Thomas Clements, PhD, APRN-BC, CGS, DF-IAFN DrexelUniversity Forensic Healthcare Program The landmark book standardizing the language, terminology,and classifications used throughout the criminal justicesystem Arranged according to the primary intent of the criminal, theCrime Classification Manual, Third Edition features thelanguage, terms, and classifications the criminal justice systemand allied fields use as they work to protect society from criminalbehavior. Coauthored by a pioneer of modern profiling and featuring newcoverage of wrongful convictions and false confessions, theThird Edition: Tackles new areas affected by globalization and newtechnologies, including human trafficking and internationallycoordinated cybercrimes Expands discussion of border control, The Bureau of Alcohol,Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and Homeland Security Addresses the effects of ever-evolving technology on thecommission and detection of crime The definitive text in this field, Crime ClassificationManual, Third Edition is written for law enforcement personnel,mental health professionals, forensic scientists, and thoseprofessionals whose work requires an understanding of criminalbehavior and detection.
Description : Janeen Snyder was only fourteen when she moved in with Michael Thornton, his wife, and teenage daughter. Michael was a successful entrepreneur and family man with eight beauty salons and a six-figure income-but two years later, he gave it all up to run away with Janeen. At last, on the road with his new young lover, Michael could indulge his darkest, wildest obsessions ... They worked together as a team, luring girls into their twisted world of violence, and depravity. They drugged them, trained them, bound them, abused them. And for many years, Michael and Janeen were never caught...until police uncovered the body of a Las Vegas teen in a horse trailer. One by one, detectives found other victims-the lucky ones who survived, but had been too terrified to come forward. Soon, the world would learn just how sick and deranged these lovers really were. Beauty Killers is a terrifying true story of sex, torture and murder--an illicit affair between two people who discovered a desire to kill...
Description : Vignettes of perverted love, politics and hate, revenge, sexual homicide, mass executions, unexplained mass murders, and the mass murderer of tomorrow. Also explores questions of sanity and the mind of the mass murderer, surveys American mass murderers, and provides a general chronology and a timeli