Quatrième de couverture
What drives a man to kill a person, and another, then another, until he can no longer stop?
The authors of Dark Truths may have the answer to this question. Through their correspondence with a number of convicted killers - who have told of their compulsion to commit serial murder - Dr Christopher J Kurtz and Robert D Hunter have gained a unique insight into what drives these depraved individuals.
Dark Truths puts forward five modern theories of serial murder - from the fantasy-addiction model to the narcissistic personality theory - and explores in disturbing detail how serial killers' actions fit into these frightening models of behaviour.
The conclusions make for grim reading, but, the authors argue, in order to understand the serial killer and his motives, we must delve into the world of evil and the irrational.
Dark Truths is an in-depth study of the terrifying obsessions of killers, and a compelling exploration of the alienation and psychosis that lurk beneath the surface of modern society.
Biographie de l'auteur
Dr Kurtz's first book, Demons and Madmen
, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction. Robert D Hunter has served as a co-ordinator for a federal sex-offender treatment programme.