Between Good and Evil: A Master Profiler's Hunt for Society's Most Violent Predators

Between Good and Evil A Master Profiler s Hunt for Society s Most Violent Predators He was a pioneer in modern law enforcement a trailblazing leader in the hunt for serial killers But after decades of staring deep into the darkness he entered a seminary to search for the good BETWE

  • Title: Between Good and Evil: A Master Profiler's Hunt for Society's Most Violent Predators
  • Author: Roger L. Depue Susan Schindehette
  • ISBN: 9780446532648
  • Page: 386
  • Format: Hardcover
  • He was a pioneer in modern law enforcement, a trailblazing leader in the hunt for serial killers But after decades of staring deep into the darkness, he entered a seminary to search for the good BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL No one gets closer to evil than a criminal profiler, trained to penetrate the hearts and minds of society s most vicious psychopaths And no one is a He was a pioneer in modern law enforcement, a trailblazing leader in the hunt for serial killers But after decades of staring deep into the darkness, he entered a seminary to search for the good BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL No one gets closer to evil than a criminal profiler, trained to penetrate the hearts and minds of society s most vicious psychopaths And no one is a towering figure in the world of criminal profilers than Roger L Depue Chief of the FBI Behavioral Science Unit at a time when its innovative work first came to prominence, he headed a renowned team of mind hunters that included John Douglas, Robert Ressler, and Roy Hazelwood In a subbasement sixty feet under the Academy gun vault in Quantico, he broke new ground with analytical techniques and training programs that are still used today After retiring from the FBI, he founded an elite forensics group that consulted on high profile cases, including the Martha Moxley and JonBenet Ramsey murders, and the Columbine school shootings But coming face to face with the darkest deeds human beings are capable of took a horrific toll After suffering a devastating personal loss, Depue, on the brink of despair, walked away from the outside world and joined a seminary For three years this was his safe haven, a place where he exorcised personal demons and found a refuge from terrifying memories of real life monsters And it was there, while counseling maximum security inmates, that he rediscovered the capacity for goodness in people, and made the decision to return to the world to resume his work Here is Depue s extraordinary personal account, from growing up as a police officer s son to tracking down some of today s most brutal murderers With its harrowing descriptions of human depravity and passionate call to fight against evil, BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL is both a riveting dispatch from the front lines of a war against human predatorsd the powerful story of one man s journey between darkness and redemption.

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    1. I was disappointed with this book Mainly because it didn t live up to the description Instead of saying A Master Profiler s Hunt for Society s Most Violent Predators , it should have said, The Life Story of a Master Profiler The book cover s his childhood, how he came to be in law enforcement, ended up in the FBI and an instructor at Quantico During this time, he references cases they helped solve with the new Science of Profiling and Behavior Analysis He talks about how they interviewed serial [...]


    2. Excellent read Great and unexpected mix of psychology, philosophy and spirituality as they relate to both the social phenomenon of serial killers and to Roger Depue s life as a whole Well written and informative For my money, best of the profilers these are my stories books and I ve read most, if not all, of them because it isn t just a series of case studies and doesn t foundation itself on a sense of self aggrandizement, I suppose would be the word The narrative voice is humble without being f [...]


    3. I read this book in anticipation for my criminal psych classOne of the reasons I really enjoyed this book was because like the author, I m from Michigan I knew of the places he spoke of, and I had visited some of them I also was in the military, and finally, the firm he built is now about an hour away from where I relocated Small world There were many parts where I could relate to the author.There are some very dark parts of this book The author is a criminal profiler, and this book explains how [...]


    4. Interesting insight into the head and experiences of Roger L Depue, former head of BSU Behavioral Science Unit at FBI BSU is the place where they besides other things do the profiling of serial killers, sexual predators, child molesters etc To be a profiler is an incredibly difficult and hard job Depue s honest testimony in this book is a proof of that People there are witnesses of and are fighting different kinds of horrors, terrors And such experiences naturally influence them Depue is very op [...]


    5. Between TV shows, movies and books, I have to balance my serial killer content intake with other subject matter, lest I lose my sunny disposition So I picked this one carefully and found it to be a rewarding read well, listen, as I had the audiobook It has the right mix of autobiographic detail and personal musings challenges, with just enough stories of actual cases woven through to generate a bit of suspense rare in this genre and to create a common thread throughout the book and tie it togeth [...]


    6. Great book but kind of disturbing Written by a guy that helped invent criminal profiling he touches on everything from how it began, to serial killers, and his time in Seminary School As I read it I thought it reminded me of Silence of the Lambs, then a few chapters later he discusses how they helped the director to somewhat understand a psychopath It began a little slowly but I couldn t put it down.


    7. This book is autobiography than a specific book on profiling The profiling and consideration of specific criminal behaviors are considered as part of the author s wider life The author touches also on the philosophical questions of good evil, punishment mercy, rehabilitation and recidivism This is an easily read book and one that lends itself to understanding just a bit about human behavior and the mystery of the human person.


    8. Memoir from one of the FBI s first master profilers Well thought out account of his life and career SPOILERS FOLLOW I was surprised that he ended up becoming a seminarian That shows how essential his wife was to his emotional health.Depue makes it as clear as possible without getting sued that he believes Patsy Ramsey killed J nBenet and wrote the ransom note.



    9. Scary, horrifyinge evil that people do So thank god for the people of profiling in the FBI How they analyze a crime scene is nothing short of amazing To profile someone describe a criminals life how he is just from a gruesome crime scene incredible


    10. Roger Depue presents the evolution and growth of his life s work Taking down the worst of the worst bad guys He talks about the movement he made from police officer to chief of police and eventually on to the FBI where he became part and parcel of the beginning of the new movement of behavioral analysis in search for killers and rapists He provides examples of cases he worked on or his team worked on, and noted the struggles and individual challenges each case brought to the agency In addition, [...]


    11. A very good book An autobiography of the author wrapped around his involvement of the FBI s Behavioral Science Unit and The Academy Group, a privately owned group of retired FBI agents and policemen who investigate cold cases The author, an FBI agent, was instrumental in developing criminal profiling as an FBI resource in the early 1970 At that time, there was no training in identifying suspects using psychological profiles and almost no use of the techniques used by a relatively few agents at F [...]


    12. I was disappointed with this book Mainly because it didn t live up to the description Instead of saying A Master Profiler s Hunt for Society s Most Violent Predators , it should have said, The Life Story of a Master Profiler The book cover s his childhood, how he came to be in law enforcement, ended up in the FBI and an instructor at Quantico During this time, he references cases they helped solve with the new Science of Profiling and Behavior Analysis He talks about how they interviewed serial [...]


    13. This is a biography of the man, Roger Depue, who became the Chief of the FBI Behavioral Sciences Unit at a time when the team and it s innovative work first gained prominence in criminology Discussion about the cases and crimes solved by the famous FBI BSU really are secondary in this book, so if you are looking for an in depth profile of the techniques used by the team, and a main focus on specific serial killers and their crimes, you may be disappointed although some of that is certainly showc [...]


    14. I d rate this as of a two and a half but I m feeling like personal biases may have gotten in the way of my enjoyment of the book It s an interesting story of crimes and I enjoyed the way that the author discussed what leads someone to live a life of crime and his own story I think, for me, the major flaw was that the author interprets everything through the lens of his faith and, since I don t share it, I sometimes found this off putting Still, it s an insightful work that explores the early st [...]


    15. Again not for the faint of heart Some truly disturbing real life crimes are described in detail, but this has been a part of my continued search of answers to our personal tragedy The problem is, good people don t want to hear these things.Continuing to ignore the violence surrounding us won t make it go away, and it leaves us vulnerable to the predators Unfortunately, no one is safe anywhere He has an interesting life story and is very philosophical about society, making some statements that we [...]


    16. More biography than book about the profiling division of the FBI Behavioral Science Unit though it was an interesting read When Depue dives into his experiences after his first wife s death, he could have been preachy, but instead, he turns his religious studies into a comparison with his work in profiling which I respect The transitions flow well which is a credit to his co writer Susan Schindehette.At the end of the day, I d recommend other books for a deeper analysis of the criminal mind, b [...]


    17. Saw this on the audio shelf at the library and decided to give it a try Loved it In a parallel life I am a profiler and detectived a pretty good one at that I really enjoyed listening to Roger Depue read his own book He has a great voice The first half of the book is rather graphic so I don t recommend this to youth The second half of the book was therapeutic and comforting in order to heal you from the things shared in the first half.


    18. A well written book, and very interesting.Although I felt the title was very misleading Rather than being about Depue s work hunting violent criminals, its focused on his life and overall experience in law enforcement.That being said, I did enjoy reading it for the most part About half way through I got a bit bored, especially when it became about his general life experiences away from law enforcement.I probably wouldn t recommend this book to many of my friends.


    19. More of a life story about the guy who helped found the use of criminal profiling and less about actual psychology behind the profiling that I was hoping for It was still decent with fascinating and sometimes unnerving, detailed insight into some of America s worst crimes and serial killers, but it tended to fall short of what I wanted All and all not bad, just different from the description and my expectations.


    20. Well written and interesting account of Roger Depue s work as the head of the FBI s Behavorial Science Unit BSU The book details his life and career but instead of focusing on the details of the crimes he gives a detailed view of the men who worked in the BSU and of how profiling came to be used It s biography than crime story.


    21. Not for the faint of heart, this book tells the life story of Depue who was key to setting up the FBI s Behavioral Science Unit Depue worked on many high profile cases, but focuses on not so high profile cases Chilling in the horror described of man inflicting harm upon his fellow man, it s a good book with, in spite of it all, a positive message.


    22. A surprisingly thoughtful and moving book about fighting evil, this one is well written and well paced as well as filled with information that I am glad law enforcement agencies gather and understand.


    23. Interesting autobiography by a very bright former cop FBI agent priest who, while in the FBI, established and honed the practice of profiling of criminals, saw too much horror, signed himself into a seminary and became a priest, found himself, and moved on.


    24. This is an engaging book I enjoyed the biopic parts and listening to the famous cases But what I loved the most is the honesty of the authors real reactions longterm effects of working with killers Its both scary human I loved it.


    25. I still catch myself considering his profile of the Jon Benet ransom note, and it s a little less gruesome than John Douglas s books Roger Depue is like Mandy Patinkin s, Gideon, from Criminal Minds whereas Douglas is in the vein of Clint Eastwood s Dirty Harry.


    26. Far thank the subtitle implies, this book describes the author s personal journey in a very genuine, likeable way Yes, he does share some of the crimes and profiles, but what I liked was learning of his own struggles to understand good and evil.


    27. Really interesting, but disturbing book Fascinating story This guy goes to our church, and I have been to parenting talks given by him His wife is pretty cool too.


    28. This one made me stop and think there really are some sick people out there I m glad there are people like Mr Depue.


    29. A great look at profiling I appreciate his belief in God, but wish that he really understood the Bible not just Catholic religion.


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