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by Drew Ross

  • ISBN: 0306457911
  • Category: Other
  • Author: Drew Ross
  • Subcategory: Medicine & Health Sciences
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press; Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1998 edition (January 1, 1998)
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • FB2 size: 1968 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
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Drew Ross explores the many contradictions and misconceptions that prevail when juries and judges evaluate insanity . What makes a person into a killer? In session after session, Ross was drawn into the killers' - and their victims' - nightmares

Drew Ross explores the many contradictions and misconceptions that prevail when juries and judges evaluate insanity pleas and issues of blame. From 1990-1997, Ross served as a forensic psychiatrist for the criminal justice system. His job was to judge the "sanity" of people charged with murder. What makes a person into a killer? In session after session, Ross was drawn into the killers' - and their victims' - nightmares. Unfortunately his training had taught him that the human mind is more complex than the law would allow, and little by little, he began to find his role unbearable.

270 pages ; 24 cm. Includes index. Staring into ice - At the crossroads of healing and punishment - Meeting the murderer - Boredom behind the headlines - The thriller killer - Beyond insanity - The sexuality of violence - Late at night - The. Includes index

He avoids medical and psychiatric jargon

Looking into the Eyes of a Killer is written in an unassuming style-short sentences making deceptively plain statements. He avoids medical and psychiatric jargon. By the time Ross has taken us through 24 short personal essays, each presenting a riddle or an insight about the nature of the murderous mind, he has achieved something rare indeed: the wisdom of perfectly posed questions. This is a rich, provocative book-sure to be a classic on the topic of violence. From Publishers Weekly.

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Who is the one, the one that they call R-O-Z-Z crushing them all Born in '91, killer with a crooked jaw Born in '91 .

Who is the one, the one that they call R-O-Z-Z crushing them all Born in '91, killer with a crooked jaw Born in '91, killer with a crooked jaw Who is the one, the one that they call R-O-Z-Z crushing them all Born in '91, killer with a crooked jaw Born in '91, killer with a. crooked jaw. Came up in this bitch like an intruder Burnin the buddha in front of a computer Makin the earth shake, makin my move I'm movin the product and shippin my movement When i be up on the mic and im bringing my tune Got you all jumpin over the moon Born in '91 take it . .

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A Killer in the Wind. He looks like a crew cut and an Adam’s apple pasted to the top of a stalk of corn. We came into the open dirt space Bess used for a driveway. MAYBE IT WAS he dark house on the edge of town, the murderer waiting for me inside, but I thought about the ghosts that night, that last April night before they all came back to haunt me. We had gotten a warrant a week before. A killer in the wind. But there’s an eager mind and the makings of a noble heart in there somewhere, so he practically leapt to his feet, as I expected he would.

Mark sneered to himself at the line, eyes darting over to the walls of his . Because Bob Ross isn't a killer.

Mark sneered to himself at the line, eyes darting over to the walls of his home. They were covered in photographs, pictures from the show, some from behind the scenes. Police reports were stacked on his desk, missing person reports to be exact. Giving the cabin one last look, Bob slipped out the back door and into the snow. The lights were brighter now, and heavy footstep could be heard not far off. Bob smiled and started towards a hidden path into the trees. He would begin again, but now there was only waiting.

The serial killer is one of America’s least-appreciated cultural artifacts. Yes, the murder part is unfortunate. Really nasty, sometimes. No one wants to watch the vats of body parts in acid get lugged out of a serial killer’s apartment on the evening news. No one wants to hear the victim impact statements from the agonized families. Most of us do everything we can to avoid the crime-scene photos. But once the serial killer is captured and all the home invasions, kidnappings, strangulations, and death blows cease, that same killer becomes a prototype, a product, full of potential.

From 1990-1997, the author served as a forensic psychiatrist for the criminal justice system. His job was to judge the "sanity" of people charged with murder. He explores the many contradictions and misconceptions surrounding insanity and blame in thoughtful vignettes about inmates he counseled in hospitals for the criminally insane. He looks at the degree to which murder is aberrant and reveals how killers are not always so different from the rest of us. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Reviews about Looking Into The Eyes Of A Killer (3):
IGOT
The problem with this book isn't that there's too much, it's that there's too little, especially on the author's fascinating crisis of conscience at the end. Some very good thoughts on murder & murderers throughout. I wanted some of these developed more, & I wanted a better understanding of how Drew Ross, M.D. reached certain conclusions, especially his conclusion that punishment is a crime. It's an excellent (maybe even brave) topic, but I don't get a sense of how Ross got there--he just comes out and says it. The book is accessible to laypeople as well as professionals. It's a quick read. Some of the patient profiles are quite well done, but again I would've liked more rather than less. The book is a very good introductory survey of many of the issues raised dealing with murderers. It's sometimes brave--commendable in insisting on not demonizing murderers & on facing the killer within all of us. Ross is commendably honest about himself. His book also is interesting for its insights into the path taken by a psychiatrist dealing with criminals--for its examination of the realizations Ross came to as he dealt with his subjects, for its mapping of his own psychic journey. Again, he's open & honest about this. He's not afraid to show his limitations, not arrogant despite his education. His ultimate conclusion is startling, best not spoiled by being revealed in a review ... & I wish he'd written at greater length about it, with more explanation of how he got there. Bottom line, not enough development of very good ideas, not enough specifics, not enough of the route to his ideas ... but a very good survey of the issues & a worthwhile read that ought to interest both criminal justice professionals & true crime enthusiasts.
Thorgaginn
This book impacted the way I view the human race. While reading this book, I was able to appreciate that Dr. Ross has the ability to look into the eyes of a killer, pass the beast within and see the masqueraded man or woman. As he traveled deep into their dark side, he was faced with his own, the one of society, Psychiatry and the Law. I was faced with mine. Before I picked up this book, I had hoped to find condemnation towards society's condemned; instead I found redemption for all human kind. By my own personal observations, Dr. Ross has an extremely insightful understanding of the human psyche and a nice ability to convey his observations and experiences to his readers. I highly recommend this book to all concerned professionals and or layperson.
Arryar
I am not the most objective reviewer (Dr. Ross is my close friend and colleague) - but nevertheless I must add my praise. Drew's book is balanced, nuanced, and moving. It goes far beyond the cheap titillation of most mainstream media presentations of the topic. I hope that this important work elevates the level of public debate regarding society's wrestling match with crime and punishment.

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