Dark Dreams: Sexual Violence, Homicide And The Criminal Mind
Roy Hazelwood, Stephen G. Michaud
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Now, in Dark Dreams, Hazelwood-- writing with bestselling author Stephen G. Michaud-- will take then deep into the minds of his prey, the world's most dangerous sexual criminals, and reveal the extent to which these individuals permeate our society.
Profiler Roy Hazelwood is one of the world's leading experts on the strangest and most dangerous of all aberrant offenders-- the sexual criminal. In Dark Dreams he reveals the twisted motive and thinking that go into the most reprehensible crimes. He also catalogs the innovative and remarkably effective techniques-- investigative approaches that he helped pioneer at the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit-- that allow law enforcement agents to construct psychological profiles of the offenders who commit these crimes.
Hazelwood has helped track down some of the most violent and well-known criminals in modern history; in Dark Dreams he takes readers into his world-- a sinister world inhabited by scores of dangerous offenders for every Roy Hazelwood who would put them behind bars:
* A young woman disappears from the convenience store where she works. Her skeletonized remains are found in a field, near a torture device. Who committed this heinous crime? And why?
* A teenager's body is found hanging in a storm sewer. His clothes are neatly folded by the entrance and a stopwatch is found in his mouth. Is he the victim of a bizarre, ritualistic murder...or an elaborate masturbatory fantasy gone awry?
* A married couple, driving with their toddler in the backseat, pick up a female hitchhiker. They kidnap her and for seven years keep her as a sexual slave. The wife agreed to this inhuman arrangement in exchange for having a second child. Who was to blame?
As gruesome as the crimes are and as unsettling as the odds seem, Hazelwood proves that the right amount of determination and logic can bring even the most cunning and devious criminals to justice.
work, she would get into bed and awaken him when his alarm went off the next morning. But Larisa did not come home that night. The next day, her Caravan was found in its usual place at the Morrell’s parking lot. The vehicle was empty, the wheel was turned sharply to the right, and one front tire was flat. Robert Anderson didn’t become a suspect in Mrs. Dumansky’s disappearance until the summer of 1996, when authorities interviewed Jamie Hammer in the immediate aftermath of Piper Streyle’s
the communications wire that ran from headquarters to forward areas. Those returning to headquarters were told to “follow the commo wire.” I reflected, This man is a thinker. The bra around Kathy’s neck, I surmised, originally had been used as a gag and had slid downward as her body decomposed. The two pieces of wire also served specific functions. In my opinion, the five-inch twisted loop was placed around Kathy’s neck as a collar, to which her abductor attached a lead to guide her as he
from Tennessee, suggested applying “burnt lube oil” (that is, used motor oil) to the infected areas. He said that’s how his family had always treated mange at home on the farm. Willing to try anything to help the long-suffering Happy, I purchased a quart of used motor oil and applied it. Bingo, the infection cleared up within a matter of days. When I later told Happy’s vet about the burnt lube oil, he said, “Oh, that’s what we used to do on the farm in North Dakota.” “Why didn’t you tell me
started seeing images of anger and hatred and it just clicked off and I told her to drive out the road there. I don’t remember which direction we were going. I just told her to drive.” Wardrip recalled it was cold that February dawn but claimed no recollection of the abandoned trolley where he killed Toni Gibbs. “When I’m in those rages, I just black out. I just don’t remember. I don’t remember that,” he said. “I just grabbed her and started trying to sling her around the car and she swerved
sexual criminals I had been studying for more than twenty-five years. Even the language of Lake’s videotape echoed Augustine’s five-step process. AUGUSTINE LEONARD LAKE 1 The mind conceives of an action… “It’s something I fantasize about daily” 2 …which is referred to the senses. Lake photographed and videotaped his victims 3 The individual considers the possible consequences “What I’m talking about is highly illegal and violates human rights, blah, blah, blah.” 4 He decides to commit