'Murderous Methods' is peppered with fascinating stories that bring the reader closer into the minds of criminals and the ways in which criminal investigators work. Benecke introduces American readers to bizarre and horrifying criminals such as Peter Kurten, "The Vampire of Dusseldorf;" Karl Denke, a cannibal and one of the earliest known serial killers; and Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka, a Canadian couple who committed a series of brutal rapes. Benecke shows that even as scientific scrutiny helps investigators to understand more about crimes and the criminals whocommit them, whenever humans are involved, events may go in unpredictable directions. In particular, he looks at how unreliable eyewitness accounts and public fears and prejudices have led investigators down the wrong path.
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Subtítulo: USING FORENSIC SCIENCE TO SOLVE LETHAL CRIMES