Killing for Sport: Inside the Minds of Serial Killers

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Phoenix Books, Inc., 2008 - True Crime - 205 pages
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Killing for Sport is the most valuable insight into the minds of serial killers you'll ever read. While other profilers tend to conceal the clear facts behind complex technical language and psychobabble, Pat Brown actually tells it like it is. Killing for Sport will intrigue you with its honest portrayal of the predator-next-door, how he hunts for him victims, why he likes to torture them, where he tends to stash their bodies, and more. Movies such as Silence of the Lambs, Seven, American Psycho and many others have created myths about serial killers that need to be dispelled: If you think that most serial killers are eccentric, white, male intellectuals, then you had better read Killing for Sport to learn the truth. The more our society is informed about these predators and what really goes on in their minds, the more equipped we will be to protect ourselves from them. With the same dark wit that gets people who work with the criminally insane through their workday, Brown speaks frankly about the monsters among us who kill for sport.

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Review: Killing for Sport: Inside the Minds of Serial Killers

User Review  - Mark - Goodreads

Killing for Sport is an excellent overview of the subject of the losers who kill. Profiling is vastly overrated by Hollywood and the media in general. It can be a useful tool, but most profilers are ... Read full review

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This book answers tons of questions about myths and facts regarding serial killers. To be honest, it wasn't anything I didn't already know. But it is interesting the things that are thought to be fact ... Read full review


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Pat Brown is a nationally known criminal profiler, television commentator, author, and founder and CEO of The Sexual Homicide Exchange and The Pat Brown Criminal Profiling Agency. She has provided crime commentary and profiling and forensic analysis in more than 2,000 television and radio appearances in the United States and across the globe. She can be seen regularly on the cable television news programs on CNN, MSNBC, and FOX, and is a frequent guest of "The Today Show", the "CBS Early Show", "Larry King", "Inside Edition", "Nancy Grace", "Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell", "Dr. Drew", "Joy Behar", and "America's Most Wanted". Her radio show "Profile This!" airs every Sunday on BlogTalkRadio (9:00 pm EST).

For four seasons, Brown profiled crimes on the weekly Court TV crime show, "I, Detective". She is the host of the 2004 Discovery Channel documentary, "The Mysterious Death of Cleopatra." In the spring of 2006, Brown went inside one of Florida's maximum-security prisons to interview a child murderer for the Discovery Channel series Evil Minds"." In 2010 she profiled a new Jack the Ripper suspect for Investigation Discovery's "Mystery Files." She is the author of "The Profiler: My Life Hunting Serial Killers, " "Psychopaths, " and "Killing for Sport: Inside the Minds of Serial Killers", and is a contract writer for Crime Library. Brown contributed special feature content included in the 2005 home DVD edition of "Profiler: Season Two" and the 15th Anniversary Edition, 2006 DVD release of Quentin Tarantino's crime classic "Reservoir Dogs".

Since 1996, Brown's organization The Sexual Homicide Exchange (SHE) has offered criminal profiling services at no charge to law enforcement and training for detectives. Its latest program, "All Our Children Matter", is dedicated to stopping violence against children through criminal profiling education and proactive training for parents and communities.

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