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am 31. März 2000
Mind Hunter is a book that will open your eyes to a world most wish to forget is out there. when we tell ourselves there are no real monsters, we are making ourselves vulnerable to them. It forces you to think about your stand about what we should do with our current system of criminal justice in regards to these individuals. They prey on people due to their own need to control and destroy what makes them angry. It allows you to see into the years of research and sacrifice that was made to develope a way to get into the mindset of the serial killer. what motives them, who are the targets of their anger, what traits and characteristics do they usually have/share. I cried reading this book becuase it made me think about how I try to tell my children that their are no real monsters, just the ones that are in peoples hearts and souls. That they cannot understand what I mean by that. that to tell them about these people and what they have done to others is impossible at their age. I try everyday to teach them how to protect themselves from puttting themselves into danger, but the reality is that if they (the serial killers) want to get you bad enough they will wait for the moment when you cannot protect them or yourself. John Douglas gives so much of himself in this book. he tells you how he felt over the years of doing the work. He is very frank and gives some very insightful/honest opinions about his work and the individuals he dealt with. Please be sure to read the beginning of the book and learn something about John Douglas before thinking "when is he going to talk about the crimes?". This book is as much about him and the serial crime unit's early years, as it is about the crimes they have investigated/researched.