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AmyStrange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-04 11:17 PM
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How To Survive A Serial Killer...

HOW TO SURVIVE A SERIAL KILLER: New History of Serial Killers

FROM: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2004/11/prwebxml175873.ph...
In SERIAL KILLERS: THE METHOD AND MADNESS OF
MONSTERS (Penguin - Berkley) a recently published
history of serial murder, author Peter Vronsky
reports on research made by the FBI into the
behavior of victims who survived captivity by a
serial killer. Certain behaviors could enhance ones
chances of surviving a serial killer, the FBI
discovered.

(PRWEB) November 8, 2004 -- According to a new
history book on serial murder, SERIAL KILLERS: THE
METHOD AND MADNESS OF MONSTERS, the FBI Behavioral
Sciences Unit (BSU) interviewed serial killers,
sexual murderers and rapists and their surviving
victims to ascertain if anything in their behavior
saved them from being murdered. Murderers convicted
of multiple homicides were themselves asked, why
they spared some of their intended victims. (See
www.petervronsky.com )

The FBI eventually identified a number of behavioral
options a victim might take, organized in a decision
flow-chart system ranging from acquiesce to
resistance. Vronsky describes how the FBI weighed
the various risks and dangers of each option against
the possible profile type of serial killer or
rapist.

Part of surviving a serial killer is avoiding one in
the first place, Vronsky writes in his book,
inspired by his own two brief encounters with serial
killers prior to their capture. Vronsky reviews the
accounts of several women who managed to avoid
capture entirely because of a sudden intuitive
flash. Vronsky warns both men and women not to
underrate their intuition or gut feeling. He
describes intuition as a psychological process where
a person has observed something but the mind has not
yet logically analyzed the meaning of what they saw.

<SNIP>

For more information or to contact the author:
www.petervronsky.com

Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters
Peter Vronsky
New York: Berkley Books, 2004.
432 Pages, Illustrated
ISBN: 0425196402
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-04 11:21 PM
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1. I have read all the profiling books I can find
John Douglas, Roy Hazelwood etc.
I think I will get this too.
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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-04 11:21 PM
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2. Somehow, I don't think "avoiding one in the first place"

counts as a way to "survive a serial killer." Unless we're buying "never be in one" as a way of surviving an earthquake.

Not that I'm opposed to avoiding serial killers and earthquakes whenever possible.
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