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Product Details

  • Paperback: 148 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse (October 31, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0595146635
  • ISBN-13: 978-0595146635
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,821,901 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dennis J. Stevens, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor, the University of Massachusetts at Boston. In addition to teaching students, he has counseled police officers at police academies and led group encounters at penitentiaries such as Attica, Stateville and Joliet, and prisons in the Carolinas and Massachusetts. He has published over sixty articles and three books on criminology, corrections, and police. Dr. Stevens can be reached at dennis.stevens@umb.edu

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Dr. Dennis J. Stevens - see www.crimeprofessor.com

Dr. Stevens holds the distinction of Suma Cum Laude as an undergraduate in education and sociology, Magna Cum Laude as a master's degree graduate in psychology and sociology, and Highest Honors when he earned his Ph.D. from Loyola University of Chicago in 1991. Currently, he teaches criminology at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Formally, he held the positions of Ph.D. director at University of Southern Mississippi, Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and Professor and Chair of Criminal Justice and Sociology at a large regional North Carolina college. In addition to teaching traditional students, he has taught and counseled enforcement and correctional personnel at law academies such as the North Carolina Justice Academy and the Boston Police Academy and felons at maximum custody penitentiaries such as Attica in New York, NC Women's Institute in North Carolina, Stateville near Chicago, and MCI Framingham (women) in Massachusetts. Stevens has published several textbooks used in justice, psychology, and sociology university classrooms across the country and has conducted almost 100 scholarly studies published in the peer reviewed press which include the prestigious Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, Encyclopedia of Psychology and Law, and The Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology. Stevens has been retained by state legislative committees to investigate corruption among narcotic officers, by international security corporations such as Wackenhut and Blackwater to develop manuals on the use of force, and national governments to better understand custody control methods. He has led group intervention groups for sexually abusive parents in New York, North Carolina, and South Carolina and has led group crisis sessions among New Orleans and Jefferson Parish officers after Hurricane Katrina. Currently, he is the managing director of Justice Writers of America (JWA). Currently, he is the editor of Justice Writers of America, a small band of writers who help justice and social science professionals develop articles, stories, and dissertations.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By FormerStudent on December 29, 2010
Format: Paperback
I had this professor two semesters ago and this book was part of our reading. It was a great read, albeit graphic in nature. I don't really understand the two negative reviews on this book. In their attempts to call the author an idiot, they simply reinforced that title upon themselves. Apparently, they missed the point and if you knew the professor, understood his teaching style and personality, you would understand the points he illustrates. The book is a good read and his other books are great too. They offer a different perspective than we get daily and challenge you to learn to filter information imparted on you by the media in a different way. Worth the money and don't hesitate to buy it.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 25, 1998
Format: Hardcover
STEVENS INTERVIEWED IN PRISON A SPECIFIC KIND OF OFFENDER--A SERIAL ATTACKER OF WOMEN. HE OUTLINES THE VARIED MOTIVATIONS AND SOP OF THE RAPISTS( THEY RANGE FROM SIMPLY LOONY TO BRILLANT STALKERS). THIS TYPE OF CRIMINAL EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO APPREHEND UNLESS THEY BECOME LAZY AND SMUG IN THEIR DEPRADATIONS. STEVENS GOOD ON MOTIVATIONS AND EARLY FAMILY LIFE OF THESE MEN. VERY USESFUL CJ/POLICE COURSES.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T. Lober on March 11, 2008
Format: Paperback
I started reading this book as soon as I got it. Dennis goes straight into the minds of the rapists', letting them tell their stories, and I liked that. However, I thought I was ordering this book because I thought it was a book about ONE serial rapist and what crimes he comitted, this book turned out ok. Detailed, right from the mouths of the offenders. He makes you understand what rape is about.

All in all, I would have to say this is a good book. If your offended by dirty or sexual words, then this book isn't for you. You can really know what is on their minds when you read what they say.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 13, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This book reads as though an inmate is talking to you about his/her crime!! Very captivating and intresting. You actually get inside real serial crime offenders heads. Definatly not the things an inmate would say on a news cast. Real,raw and unadulterated accounts as interpreted by the offender!! Must read!!
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This could do with some professional editing but it gives a good look into how some predators think. It is based on real-person interviews with an honest effort to weed out interviewer-bias. It is also a welcome attempt to categorize types instead of lumping a spectrum into one label.
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By Tracey on September 11, 2012
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Don't waste your money on this book. It was the most poorly written I have ever read, so poorly written that at times it was downright hard to read. Very repetitive. Was advertised as being compiled from interviews of prison inmates, which I'm sure it was. But the reader gets very little of those interviews, and what snippets you do get are, again, very repetitive. It read more like a student's report, and was more a compilation of numbers and percentages of different types of rapes and rapists. I certainly never felt that I got "inside the mind" of anyone.
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