John Douglas

  • J'étais bien jeune en 1922, et j'entamais ma carrière de détective.
    Ca se passait en Virginie, dans les mines de charbon, parmi les mineurs en grève, les spectateurs tous terrains, les prospecteurs assassinés et les flics un tantinet pourris.

  • Shawnee, un bled dans les Alleghanys, vous connaissez ? Non, bien sûr.
    Il s'y passe pourtant des tas de choses. Il y a des riches et des pauvres comme partout. Derrière la façade de respectabilité se cachent de nombreuses turpitudes et tout ça avec la bénédiction du curé, un drôle de paroissien, qui a grand intérêt à absoudre toutes les vilenies.

  • Au cours des vingt-cinq ans passés au FBI, l'agent spécial John Douglas est devenu une légende vivante. Premier profileur de serial killers, il a suivi et résolu des dizaines de cas, dont le dernier qui lui a presque coûté la vie. Entré dans l'intimité et l'esprit de tueurs tels que Charles Manson, Ted Bundy ou encore Ed Gein, il a permis leur arrestation. Pour comprendre leur folie, il est devenu prédateur. Pour établir leur profil, il est devenu proie.

  • À quoi reconnaît-on un esprit prédateur ? Qu'est-ce qui pousse un criminel à agir ? Naît-on avec des pulsions meurtrières ou sont-elles dues à des circonstances extérieures ? Que ressent-on avant le passage à l'acte ?
    Après avoir étudié et interrogé pendant plus de 25 ans les plus grands tueurs en série, John Douglas est capable d'anticiper leurs gestes, voire de les pousser aux aveux.
    Dans Le Tueur en face de moi, le très célèbre profileur du FBI dévoile ses méthodes au travers d'entretiens avec quatre des plus grands meurtriers de notre époque. En revenant sur ces affaires, il nous laisse entrevoir, au coeur du mal, l'être humain dans toute sa complexité.

  • L'émergence au cours de la dernière décennie de nouveaux pays au rythme de croissance quatre à cinq fois plus rapide que celui de l'Europe au XIXe siècle remet en cause les représentations traditionnelles.
    S'attelant à cette question. Douglass C North, John Joseph Wallis et Barry R Weingast soulèvent un coin du voile sur une faille majeure de la pensée occidentale ce n'est pas le progrès économique qui constitue le fondement des sociétés. mais la stabilité de l'ordre social. Selon les auteurs, le principal problème des sociétés humaines est celui de la régulation de la violence en leur sein. La plupart d'entre elles.
    Qualifiées d'Etats naturels. endiguent la violence par le biais d'une manipulation politique de l'économie visant à établir rentes et privilèges. Ces privilèges dissuadent certes les individus puissants de recourir à la violence pour accéder au pouvoir ou s'y maintenir, mais ils entravent également le développement. Réintroduisant l'économie politique dans nos grilles de lecture du monde. ce cadre conceptuel inédit permet de comprendre comment les sociétés développées, qui garantissent un accès ouvert aux organisations (partis politiques.
    Entreprises. syndicats, médias. ONG, etc.). ont atteint leur niveau politique et économique. Au vu des enjeux actuels du développement, ce cadre rend bien compte de la complexité du processus de décollage économique. que seule une poignée de pays a su enclencher depuis soixante ans.

  • Le livre qui a inspiré la série de David Fincher sur Netflix.

    Au fil de ses vingt-cinq ans au FBI, l'agent spécial John Douglas est devenu une légende vivante, considéré comme le premier profileur de serial killers. Il a suivi et résolu des dizaines de cas, dont le dernier lui a presque coûté la vie.
    John Douglas est entré dans l'intimité et dans l'esprit de tueurs en série pour parvenir à établir leur profil et à les arrêter. Il a ensuite formé une nouvelle génération d'agents spéciaux et a notamment inspiré à Thomas Harris l'agent Jack Crawford dans son roman Le Silence des agneaux.
    À partir de ce témoignage passionnant, glaçant et unique, David Fincher a créé une série de fiction qui se déroule en 1979 et reprend certaines affaires de John Douglas.

  • During his twenty-five year career with the Investigative Support Unit, Special Agent John Douglas became a legendary figure in law enforcement, pursuing some of the most notorious and sadistic serial killers of our time: the man who hunted prostitutes for sport in the woods of Alaska, the Atlanta child murderer, and Seattle's Green River killer, the case that nearly cost Douglas his life. As the model for Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs, Douglas has confronted, interviewed, and studied scores of serial killers and assassins, including Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, and Ed Gein, who dressed himself in his victims' peeled skin. Using his uncanny ability to become both predator and prey, Douglas examines each crime scene, reliving both the killer's and the victim's actions in his mind, creating their profiles, describing their habits, and predicting their next moves. Now, in chilling detail, the legendary Mindhunter takes us behind the scenes of some of his most gruesome, fascinating, and challenging cases -- and into the darkest recesses of our worst nightmares.

  • The world's top pioneer and expert on criminal profiling delves further into the criminal mind in a range of chilling new cases - involving rape, arson, child molestation and murder - as well as profiling suspects from OJ Simpson to the Unabomber, and investigating the assassination of John Lennon and the tragedy at Waco, Texas.

    The inspiration for Special Agent Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs and a continually sought-after consultant on headline-making cases, Douglas reveals the fascinating circumstance of each crime in detail as he explores the larger issues, from crime prevention and rehabilitation to what violence is doing to society.

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    Fort Smith, Arkansas, in 1890, is a haven of justice presiding over thousands of square miles known as the Indian Nation, a land that harbors the most hardened criminals in the country. When a woman is found murdered, young attorney Eben Pay, newly arrived to the territory, is pulled into a posse that follows a trail of blood and destruction. Among the dead he discovers a survivor, the beautiful, traumatized Jennie Thrasher, and the question of what she witnessed hangs like a storm cloud over the investigation. From the trial to the courtroom, Winding Stair is a classic historical novel that brings to vivid life a bygone era.

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    From Douglas C. Jones, an author the Los Angeles Times called "a superb storyteller and authentic chronicler of the American West," comes a classic Civil War novel, long out of print but considered one of the great titles of the genre. With her husband gone east to fight for the Confederate Army, Ora Hasford is left alone to tend to her Arkansas farm and protect her two teenage children, Calpurnia and Roman. But only a short distance away, in the shadow of Pea Ridge, a storm is gathering. In a clash to decide control over the western front, two opposing armies prepare for a brutal, inevitable battle. Beset by soldiers, bushwhackers, and jayhawkers, the Hasfords' home stands unprotected in what will soon be one of the worst battlegrounds in the West.

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  • Civic Revolutionaries offers a practical guide for renewing the great American tradition of spirited, breakthrough community leadership. By their very nature, revolutionary leaders help their communities reconcile the competing values on which our nation was built: individualism and community, freedom and responsibility, trust and accountability, economy and society. Like the Founders, today's civic revolutionaries are extraordinary leaders who are deeply committed to place, not just to specific issues or constituencies. They provide the vital spark, inspiring others who must ultimately own the revolution if it is to be successful. Written for leaders in business, government, education, and community, Civic Revolutionaries features practical guidance and in-depth case studies from communities across the country. The book provides tested advice to both new and seasoned leaders and draws essential lessons from the American revolutionary tradition to demonstrate how to become an effective leader within the community. Read a Charity Channel review: http://charitychannel.com/publish/templates/?a=294&z=25

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  • A dramatic and compelling true-crime psychological thriller This incredible story shows how John Douglas tracked and participated in the hunt for one of the most notorious serial killers in U.S. history. For 31 years a man who called himself BTK (Bind, Torture, Kill) terrorized the city of Wichita, Kansas, sexually assaulting and strangling a series of women, taunting the police with frequent communications, and bragging about his crimes to local newspapers and TV stations. After disappearing for nine years, he suddenly reappeared, complaining that no one was paying enough attention to him and claiming that he had committed other crimes for which he had not been given credit. When he was ultimately captured, BTK was shockingly revealed to be Dennis Rader, a 61-year-old married man with two children.

  • A Companion to the War Film contains 27 original essays that examine all aspects of the genre, from the traditional war film, to the new global nature of conflicts, and the diverse formats that war stories assume in today's digital culture. Includes new works from experienced and emerging scholars that expand the scope of the genre by applying fresh theoretical approaches and archival resources to the study of the war film Moves beyond the limited confines of "the combat film" to cover home-front films, international and foreign language films, and a range of conflicts and time periods Addresses complex questions of gender, race, forced internment, international terrorism, and war protest in films such as Full Metal Jacket, Good Kill, Grace is Gone, Gran Torino, The Messenger, Snow Falling on Cedars, So Proudly We Hail, Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War, Tender Comrade, and Zero Dark Thirty Provides a nuanced vision of war film that brings the genre firmly into the 21st Century and points the way for exciting future scholarship

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