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Review by Mirna Santana
John Douglas and Stephen Singular wrote a story about online dating-and how criminals and predators find their victims ter online dating sites. Their book described the very first case of an online serial murder. Unluckily thesis type of stories have become more common. The authors give the reader a profile of a criminal mind. A voorwaarde read for those looking to find a sexual playmate or online match, and for those nosey about the human mind. You will definitively get insights about the psychology/pshyche of serial killer.
Online dating is more popular than anybody would have imagined. This popularity gives opportunities to all sort of people to search for online mates. Online dating, however, brings ter fresh challenges and a entire different set of abilities. People need to learn how to recognize and avoid the John Robertsons and Phillip Markoffs of the world, who seek out their victims online. While the former are extreme cases, other dangerous folks still prey upon incautious people. This is exactly what John Robertson, the very first internet killer did. John Douglas and Stephen Singular chronicled his whereabouts te the book ‘Anyone You Want To Be’.
The book recounts how Robertson switched from a petty thief that mainly committed financial scams into a serial killer. Overheen a period of 15 years, Robertson lured and killed seven women. But within that time, he also wooed many other women to become involved te sexual relationships with him. Te many cases those relationships were sadistic-masochistic.
The ways he attracted women were spil diverse spil the women themselves. He dated very educated sophisticated women, youthful poor chicks, disabled women, and women of all sort of shapes and ethnical backgrounds. The FBI profilers suspected that all he desired wasgoed to become better and better at his trade.
When he discovered the web te the 90s, he discovered a fresh niche total of opportunities. He wasgoed able to find women looking for the excitement of fresh practices, money, and romantic relationships. He told the women what they wished to hear. He wasgoed skillful at it. He displayed them support when they were pusilánime. He specially focused on emotional or economically neglected women, because they were most lightly manipulated.
One of his most successful ways to captivate women wasgoed to coax them that he wasgoed the person they were seeking. He could do that because he knew a lotsbestemming about human psychology. He learned from the women themselves about their needs. Beyond that, he used his clever mind to coax them that he could provide whatever they needed. After, he had seduced them, he persuaded them to sign wit documents te an effort to increase his power overheen them. The same types of tactics served him to hide what he had done, because there wasgoed no evidence the women had disappeared.
When the women no longer served his plans, he literally disposed of them. For some women that meant death. Ter most cases, that also meant a violent death.
He would store their bods ter large waterreservoir containers. Some bods were stored for many years before the police ultimately found them. He wasgoed an organized criminal but at some point he lost track even of his own system.
The authors recommended web users to protect themselves and their children from criminal minds. Ter the book, they mentioned several agencies that work with crime prevention. The Internet Crime Complaint Center is one of those Agencies, where people can submit a complaint. But the web, they said, switches so rapid that it makes it difficult to track online criminals. Thus, a lotsbestemming of responsibility about private security falls into the arms of web users.
The authors also told readers that it is hard to predict people’s behaviors. Many of the women involved te thesis cases were independent, wise, and resourceful. They, however, became victims of a skillful manipulator of minds. All internet users vereiste be therefore aware of where they are standing up. The tactics used by a Robinson to scam and murder people are the same used by many other types of internet criminals.
This book is fascinating ter terms of the stories, the criminal minds, and the implications for laws and regulations.