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Ramsland, Katherine M. 1953-

Works: 96 works in 363 publications in 3 languages and 23,979 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Biography  Biographies  History  Dictionaries  Erotic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Handbooks and manuals  True crime stories 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HV6515, 364.1523
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Katherine M Ramsland
Most widely held works by Katherine M Ramsland
The art of learning : a self-help manual for students by Katherine M Ramsland( )

13 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation Much has been written for teachers recently on new theories of interactive education; here is a guide for college students. Ramsland (philosophy, Rutgers U.) explains how students can take responsibility for their own education by moving beyond passive processing edition (unseen), $9.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Inside the minds of sexual predators by Katherine M Ramsland( )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"They are among the most frightening of all criminals, yet few have attempted to document the complex mindset of the sexual predator through intimate case details. Inside the Minds of Sexual Predators reexamines this intentional criminal behavior, describing the different types of sexual predators and explaining why they choose to commit their specific type of predatory acts. Each chapter of the book addresses a different category of predator or a specific, complex issue related to predatory behavior. Distinctions are drawn between types of offenders, from the casual offender to the depraved rapist and serial lust killer, and the variables that play a part in an individual's sexual predation are explored. Like Ramsland's Inside the Minds of Mass Murderers, this book is essential reading for professionals in law enforcement and psychology, as well as for everyone seeking to go beyond the headlines to understand this difficult and controversial topic."--Jacket
Inside the minds of serial killers : why they kill by Katherine M Ramsland( )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the variety of serial killers and explains how they work, why they do what they do, who they are and what makes them kill
The mind of a murderer : privileged access to the demons that drive extreme violence by Katherine M Ramsland( )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book opens with the earliest professional observations of criminals in the late 19th century and goes on to explore the rudimentary behavioral profiling and case analysis of the early 20th century. It shows how, by the 1960s and 1970s, behavioral professionals recognized the need for intense study of extreme offenders and got close to the likes of Richard Speck, John Wayne Gacy, and Ted Bundy to gain a fuller picture of their psychological development. Finally, readers learn how today's behavioral professionals rely on neurobiological correlates to assess predatory, impulsive, and addictive behavior. --Book Jacket
Inside the minds of mass murderers : why they kill by Katherine M Ramsland( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the first recorded U.S. case of mass murder in 1949, massacres have been increasing each decade with workplace violence taking the lead as the most common form. The psychology of the killers, however, differs from that of spree, serial, or situational murderers. The red flags of a developing mass killer are obvious and predictable, Ramsland argues, and people who learn to recognize them may be able to defuse a potentially violent situation before it occurs. Using details from various cases, the author examines the different kinds of mass murders, from visionary to family to workplace, and the distinct psychological dynamics of the different types of murders. This book exposes the inner world of mass murderers and dismantles the stereotypes we hold about them."--Jacket
Inside the minds of healthcare serial killers : why they kill by Katherine M Ramsland( )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While many people do not think of healthcare workers as serial killers, their profession is disproportionately represented among the serial killer population, and they tend to be more prolific than other serial killers, as they have more opportunities, better cover, and easy alibis. Healthcare professionals who kill have learned how to exploit the atmosphere of trust in the healthcare community and to hasten deaths that may go unnoticed in an already vulnerable arena. This book delves into the world of the healthcare serial killer, looking at the special characteristics of the different groups of murderers, the motives, the methods, and the outcomes." "Here, Ramsland identifies some of the warning signs that a serial killer may be on the loose in a healthcare setting. Further, she offers suggestions for reform in the healthcare and criminal justice communities that would help identify potential killers before they have a chance to strike, or strike again. Using numerous real-life cases in every chapter, she provides a fuller picture of this most deadly type of serial killer and helps readers understand how they work, and how they can be stopped."--Jacket
The unknown darkness : profiling the predators among us by Gregg O McCrary( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A former Supervisory Special Agent for the FBI discusses the harrowing competition between the agency and the individuals they seek to capture, describing ten cases to explore the strengths and pitfalls of modern criminal investigation
Confession of a serial killer : the untold story of Dennis Rader, the BTK killer by Katherine M Ramsland( )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1974, Dennis Lynn Rader stalked and murdered a family of four in Wichita, Kansas. Since adolescence, he had read about serial killers and imagined becoming one. Soon after killing the family, he murdered a young woman and then another, until he had ten victims. He named himself "B.T.K." (bind, torture, kill) and wrote notes that terrorized the city. He remained on the loose for thirty years. No one who knew him guessed his dark secret. He nearly got away with his crimes, but in 2004, he began to play risky games with the police. He made a mistake. When he was arrested, Rader's family, friends, and coworkers were shocked to discover that B.T.K. had been among them, going to work, raising his children, and acting normal. This case stands out both for the brutal treatment of victims and for the ordinary public face that Rader, a church council president, had shown to the outside world. Through jailhouse visits, telephone calls, and written correspondence, Katherine Ramsland worked with Rader himself to analyze the layers of his psyche. Using his drawings, letters, interviews, and Rader's unique codes, she presents in meticulous detail the childhood roots and development of one man's motivation to stalk, torture, and kill. She reveals aspects of the dark motivations of this most famous of living serial killers that have never before been revealed. In this book Katherine Ramsland presents an intelligent, original, and rare glimpse into the making of a serial killer and the potential darkness that lives next door
Prism of the night : a biography of Anne Rice by Katherine M Ramsland( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and French and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A full-length biography of Anne Rice ; a history of the circumstances that led to the writing of her works ; and in-depth analyzes of her major novels including Interview with the vampire, The vampire Lestat, The queen of the damned, Exit to Eden, The mummy, The witching hour, and the Sleeping Beauty trilogy
The vampire companion : the official guide to Anne Rice's The vampire chronicles by Katherine M Ramsland( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The official guide to Anne Rice's The vampire chronciles
A voice for the dead : a forensic investigator's pursuit of the truth in the grave by James E Starrs( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the author's pursuit of unsolved cases by applying new technologies to exhumed bodies, in a collection of case stories that includes those of Jesse James, the Boston Strangler, and a Cold War scientist
The C.S.I. effect by Katherine M Ramsland( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and Dutch and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by the popularity of the CBS television show "C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation", the author, who has a master's degree in forensic psychology, goes behind the crime-solving techniques dramatized on the show to examine the reality of these cutting-edge procedures
Dean Koontz : a writer's biography by Katherine M Ramsland( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of today's most popular writers, author of some 70 novels, including many New York Times bestsellers, Dean Koontz has never fully revealed one of his most dramatic stories: his own. Critically acclaimed biographer Katherine Ramsland now undertakes that task
The real world of a forensic scientist : renowned experts reveal what it takes to solve crimes by Henry C Lee( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the popularity of TV crime shows like CSI, interest in forensic science has reached unprecedented levels. However, these programs spread misconceptions about the real world of the forensic scientist. Students who wish to pursue a career in this field are often unaware of the diverse career choices available or have superficial notions of the rigors involved. Here, renowned forensic scientist Henry C. Lee, along with two other veteran forensic experts, provides a realistic picture of the education, skills, challenges, and rewards involved in the many specialties that encompass forensic science.--From publisher description
Into the devil's den : how an FBI informant got inside the Aryan Nations and a special agent got him out alive by Dave Hall( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1996, the Aryan Nations was the most dangerous white supremacist group in the United States. This brutally violent neo-Nazi organization dreamed of carving a homeland out of the American Northwest--a dream financed by robbery, intimidation, and murder. The FBI had sought to infiltrate them for years. Enter Dave Hall, a tattooed, 350-pound, six-foot-four former biker. A thoughtful, articulate man with a photographic memory and an unshakeable core of decency, Hall was looking for a new direction in life when FBI agent Tym Burkey found him. But a short-term assignment grew to something much bigger as Hall became the Ohio Aryan Nations leader's right-hand man, and suspected that a significant terrorist action was being planned--but with the ever-present threat of discovery and death hanging over his head, he began to break down psychologically. But it was too late to back out: together, Hall and Burkey would have to finish their dance with the devil.--From publisher description
The measure of madness : inside the disturbed and disturbing criminal mind by Cheryl Paradis( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paradis draws back the curtain on the fascinating world of forensic psychology and revisits the most notorious and puzzling cases she has handled in her multifaceted career.--Introduction
The science of vampires by Katherine M Ramsland( )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concept of the vampire has evolved from Bram Stoker's supernatural creature of the night to the pop culture anti-hero of today's TV shows, hit movies, and bestselling novels. Where were these legends born? In what ways have they evolved? How much is actually true? This revealing book answers these questions and more: € Are any vampire myths based on fact? € What is Vampire Personality Disorder? € What is the polysexual world of the vampire? € Could a vampire hide in today's advanced world of forensic science? € What happens to the brain of the vampire's victim?
Piercing the darkness : undercover with vampires in America today by Katherine M Ramsland( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the real-life vampire underground, examining the rituals, rules, boundaries, penalties, clubs, and connections with S & M, bondage, and Goth cults
Beating the devil's game : a history of forensic science and criminal investigation by Katherine M Ramsland( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Beating the Devil's Game, Katherine Ramsland traces the development from thirteenth-century Chinese studies of decomposition rates through the flowering of science during the Renaissance and its veritable explosion during the era of Newtonian physics in the nineteenth century, up to the marvels of the present day and beyond. Along the way, she introduces us to fascinating forensic pioneers such as Spain's Mathieu Orfila, the father of toxicology; Eugene Francois Vidocq, the criminal-turned-detective who founded the Parisian Surete; and current trailblazers like William Bass, whose fully integrated program in entomology, anthropology, and pathology at the Forensic Anthropology Center has galvanized the field. These are visionaries who have persisted in raising investigative standards - and whose efforts keep us just steps ahead of increasingly sophisticated criminals."--Jacket
The human predator : a historical chronicle of serial murder and forensic investigation by Katherine M Ramsland( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Human Predator, Katherine Ramsland makes an eye-opening case for the existence of serial killers throughout time. From bloodthirsty despots to today's all-American girls- and boys next door. Ramsland reveals the evolving social attitudes that have affected serial murderers' motives, methods, and criminal careers in the context of the specific historical periods in which they lived and killed."--Jacket
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The art of learning : a self-help manual for students
Inside the minds of sexual predatorsInside the minds of serial killers : why they killThe mind of a murderer : privileged access to the demons that drive extreme violenceInside the minds of mass murderers : why they killInside the minds of healthcare serial killers : why they killThe unknown darkness : profiling the predators among usPrism of the night : a biography of Anne RiceThe vampire companion : the official guide to Anne Rice's The vampire chronicles
Alternative Names
Katherine Ramsland American writer

Katherine Ramsland escriptora estatunidenca

Katherine Ramsland escritora estadounidense

Katherine Ramsland escritora estauxunidense

Ramsland Katherine

Ramsland, Katherine 1953-

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