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Real Crime Annual 2019

Real Crime Annual 2019

Real Crime Annual
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Real Crime Annual 2019 Inside the minds of history's sickest criminals There are few tales of crime quite as harrowing as the Utøya massacre in Norway, or the secret torture dungeon of Josef Fritzl. In the Real Crime Annual, uncover the most disgusting crimes, appalling heists and fearsome gangs that captured the world’s attention.

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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd

in this issue

12 min.
crime in 2019

The more things change, the more they stay the same: crime across the world in 2019 has proved no less violent, dark and sometimes plain weird than it was in 2018, 2009 or even 20 years ago. The mosque shootings in New Zealand by white supremacist Brenton Tarrant go to show that the US still hasn’t got the monopoly on the violent expression of hate. Then, as if in reply, in early August two similar mass shootings in Texas and Ohio are committed in the space of less than 24 hours. All the incidents received international press attention and condemnation, but in the wake of the increasing number of mass murders of this kind, the world media quickly focused its attention elsewhere. The drug-trafficking industry is still booming in Mexico and…

21 min.
he who hunts monsters

John Douglas’s book Mindhunter is published by Arrow, priced £8.99 MINDHUNTER is available on Netflix The FBI; serial killers; Ed Kemper. These are just some of the words on the lips of true crime fans everywhere following the release of the 2017 Netflix series Mindhunter. The show, created by award-winning director David Fincher, was a huge hit, giving the outside world a taste of what it means to sit face to face with real-life monsters. Jonathan Groff plays Holden Ford, a bright young FBI agent recently transferred to the Behavioral Science Unit at the FBI headquarters in Quantico, Virginia, in the 1970s. The ten-part series had viewers on the edge of their seats as they watched Ford and his partner Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) navigate uncharted territory – the minds of some…

1 min.
the homicidal triangle

Often referred to as the Triad of Sociopathy or the Mcdonald’s Triad, profilers and researchers have long debated the argument that three distinct characteristics in children – a proclivity for arson, repeated bed-wetting past the age of five and cruelty to animals – are often early warning signs that a violent offender could be in the making. Many psychologists have debated the truth behind the triad, arguing that a causal connection between something as common as bed-wetting may be ineffective in predicting future violence. However, according to Douglas the triad is more about predicting the increased likelihood of future behaviour patterns, giving professionals a chance to intervene before the pattern progresses. Of the three, animal torture is considered the strongest precursor.…

4 min.

DENNIS RADER/BTK The ‘Bind, Torture, Kill’ case, a wholly sadistic murderer who wiped out entire families in Kansas from 1971-1991, was a cold case for many years when Agent Douglas profiled him. • Loner• Aged 20-30• Already arrested for voyeurism• Police buff• Tempted to brag about crimes• Already been interviewed by police• Ego will lead to his downfall JONBENET RAMSEY MURDER The murder of a six-year-old beauty pageant winner is a cold case with no clear suspects • White male• Relatively young• Personal grudge against John Ramsey• Intruder• Sexual experimentation• May not have been investigated as a suspect WAYNE WILLIAMS Convicted for killing two men in Atlanta, he is also the suspect in dozens of other murders • Black male• Possibly more than one person• Single• Aged 25-29• Owns a car• Has a police type dog, maybe a…

1 min.
the origins of criminal profiling

When seven-year-old Susan Jaeger disappeared during a family camping trip in Montana in the summer of 1973, it was a case that stumped local law enforcement. That is, until FBI agents Howard Teten and Patrick Mullany compiled a list of characteristics they believed, through investigation of the crime scene, the perpetrator would have. Almost a decade prior to her disappearance, Teten expressed his belief that he could determine a perpetrator of a crime by what he could see at the crime scene, and after years of studying and research felt confident enough to offer a description. After much deliberation the pair suspected that the killer would be a caucasian male, a local resident and an opportunistic killer. They believed the man in question to have an impaired history of relationships making…

17 min.
i survived ted bundy

BIO RHONDA STAPLEY Rhonda Stapley is now a retired pharmacist living in Utah, USA. Her book I Survived Ted Bundy: The Attack, Escape And PTSD That Changed My Life is available to buy from galaxy44publishing.com. When a handsome young man offered 21-year-old Rhonda Stapley a ride back to her university campus in his tan-coloured Volkswagen Beetle, she thought nothing suspicious of his intentions. Once inside his rickety vehicle, the pair became acquainted and the driver introduced himself as Ted, a first-year student at the University of Utah, where Stapley was studying pharmacy. But what initially appeared to be “a friendly student helping out a fellow student” soon turned into a terrifying ordeal that Stapley would keep secret for 37 years. The man she was sharing a car and conversation with was notorious serial…