Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Forensic Psychology - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Popular Forensic Psychology. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Killer Dads: 16 Shocking True Crime Stories of Fathers That Killed

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Forensic Psychology - August 2021

Dads are great, right? Our dads have provided for us, protected us, taught us right from wrong, shown their sons how to be men, and scared off the jerks who wanted to dated their daughters. For most of us, we can thank our fathers for being the men and women we are today. Unfortunately, not all fathers are so great. Some are jerks, and a few are just downright evil. In this book, you’ll learn about sixteen of the most terrible cases of dads who killed their own children. None of these men will get a father of the year award and very few will get Father’s Day cards while they sit in prison, but their cases are sure to intrigue you. You’ll learn about little-known details of some high-profile killer dad cases, such as Jeffrey MacDonald and John List, and a few that are little known. You’ll read about dads such as Robert Fisher and Christian Longo, who killed their wives and children because they were bored with them, and a few, like Marcus Wesson and Purshottam Naidu, who were driven by truly bizarre motivations. These dads, and two uncles, span the globe and come from different ethnic and socio-economic groups, proving that familicide is a phenomenon that knows no boundaries. So sit back, relax, and open the pages of this book to learn about sixteen of the most dastardly fathers in history. You will definitely be disturbed but at the same time you won’t be able to quit reading!

  • Author: Jack Rosewood
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Biographies & Memoirs


2. The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It...Every Time

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Forensic Psychology - August 2021

From the New York Times best-selling author of Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes , a compelling investigation into the minds, motives, and methods of con artists - and the people who fall for their cons over and over again. While cheats and swindlers may be a dime a dozen, true conmen - the Bernie Madoffs, the Jim Bakkers, the Lance Armstrongs - are elegant, outsized personalities, artists of persuasion, and exploiters of trust. How do they do it? Why are they successful? And what keeps us falling for it over and over again? These are the questions that journalist and psychologist Maria Konnikova tackles in her mesmerizing new book. From multimillion-dollar Ponzi schemes to small-time frauds, Konnikova pulls together a selection of fascinating stories to demonstrate what all cons share in common, drawing on scientific, dramatic, and psychological perspectives. Insightful and gripping, the book brings listeners into the world of the con, examining the relationship between artist and victim. The Confidence Game not only asks why we believe con artists but also examines the very act of believing and how our sense of truth can be manipulated by those around us.

  • Author: Maria Konnikova
  • Genre: Audible Books & Originals, Health & Wellness, Psychology & Mental Health, Psychology, Criminal & Forensic Psychology


3. Women Serial Killers: The Most Notorious Female Serial Killers Of All Time

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Forensic Psychology - August 2021

Discover the most notorious female serial killers of all time! These women serial killers committed some of the evilest and shocking murders there are. This book tells their story. Download FREE with Kindle Unlimited! If you were to think of a killer, what’s the first thing that would come to mind? Is it a hulking figure with bulging biceps and a deep, gravelly voice? Well, what about a kind, sweet old lady? Or what about an attractive young girl who looks like she could be a supermodel? Such images may not match the popular conception of serial killers, but there are indeed killers who fit this profile. Women are less likely to commit murder, yes, but in the small club of female serial killers that exists, there are some rather outrageous characters. Just take the case of the female professional wrestler from Mexico, Juana Barraza. She wrestled other women in the ring by day and wrung their necks by night. There’s also the stunning story of Sharon Kinne, who killed her husband, one of her lovers, and one of her lover’s wives—one after the other. Not only that—she escaped from prison and hasn’t been seen since! Here in this book, we highlight some of the most notorious female serial killers the world has ever known. Read on your favorite devices such as Kindle, iPhone, iPad, Android cellular phone, tablet, laptop, or computer with Amazon's free reading Kindle App. Scroll back up and click the BUY NOW button at the top right side of this page for an immediate download!

  • Author: Jack Smith
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Biographies & Memoirs


4. Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Forensic Psychology - August 2021

Most people are both repelled and intrigued by the images of cold-blooded, conscienceless murderers that increasingly populate our movies, television programs, and newspaper headlines. With their flagrant criminal violation of society's rules, serial killers like Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy are among the most dramatic examples of the psychopath. Individuals with this personality disorder are fully aware of the consequences of their actions and know the difference between right and wrong, yet they are terrifyingly self-centered, remorseless, and unable to care about the feelings of others. Perhaps most frightening, they often seem completely normal to unsuspecting targets--and they do not always ply their trade by killing. Presenting a compelling portrait of these dangerous men and women based on 25 years of distinguished scientific research, Dr. Robert D. Hare vividly describes a world of con artists, hustlers, rapists, and other predators who charm, lie, and manipulate their way through life. Are psychopaths mad, or simply bad? How can they be recognized? And how can we protect ourselves? This book provides solid information and surprising insights for anyone seeking to understand this devastating condition.

  • Author: Robert D. Hare
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press; 1st edition (January 8, 1999)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1572304512
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.2 inches


5. Hell Hath No Fury 3

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Forensic Psychology - August 2021

Hell Hath No Fury 3 is the third entry in the Hell Hath No Fury series. This one starts out with eight stories of women who have murdered their partners (husbands, boyfriends or significant others). It also tells 25 stories of women who have murdered their children. These 25 stories were originally published in Hell 2.5 which has since been unpublished. Many of the high profile cases were covered in the first two books in the series. Hell 3 holds many cases that may not have made national headlines but are no less chilling than the headline grabbers. The book closes with two stories from what we might call the lighter side of hell.

  • Author: Les MacDonald
  • Publisher: Les MacDonald (June 12, 2016)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Politics & Social Sciences


6. True Crime Stories: Deadly Love Triangles: 5 True Tales of Lust, Jealousy, and Murder

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Forensic Psychology - August 2021

5 TRUE CRIME STORIES OF LUST, JEALOUSY, AND MURDERThis book features five true crime short stories of everyday people who were driven to do the unthinkable by the person they loved and trusted the most. If it can happen to them it can happen to any of us. Reading like they were ripped straight from the pages of a Lifetime movie script, these real life crime stories are sure to fascinate and enthrall.A Web of Lies – a dedicated husband and father becomes entangled in a sordid online love triangle involving a beautiful teenage girl. As he finds himself falling deeper down the rabbit hole of madness one man will wind up dead while the other is in for the shock of his life when he finds out that not everything was as it seemed. Get a first-hand peek into the mind of a killer when you read excerpts of the online conversations between the doomed lovers in the days leading up to the murder.Naughty Teacher – a husband is driven to the edge of sanity when his wife tells him she wants an open marriage – so she can carry on a steamy relationship with her former teenage student. Eric is desperate to save his marriage, but how much can one man take?The Millionaire and the Dancer – she’s a young, beautiful former exotic dancer who likes to have fun and he’s an aging millionaire with deep pockets. Their affair is hot and heavy - but when his wife of 32 years finds out someone doesn’t make it out alive.Plus two more real life stories of love triangles gone horribly wrong. From the beginning of their relationship, to the trial and beyond, follow five real couples as fate leads them down a path they could never have imagined for themselves.

  • Author: Elizabeth J. Brighton
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Health, Fitness & Dieting


7. The Anatomy of Evil

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Forensic Psychology - August 2021

In this groundbreaking book, renowned psychiatrist Michael H. Stone explores the concept and reality of evil from a new perspective. In an in-depth discussion of the personality traits and behaviors that constitute evil across a wide spectrum, Dr. Stone takes a clarifying scientific approach to a topic that for centuries has been inadequately explained by religious doctrines. Stone has created a 22-level hierarchy of evil behavior, which loosely reflects the structure of Dante's Inferno. Basing his analysis on the detailed biographies of more than 600 violent criminals, he traces two salient personality traits that run the gamut from those who commit crimes of passion to perpetrators of sadistic torture and murder. One trait is narcissism, as exhibited in people who are so self-centered that they have little or no ability to care about their victims. The other is aggression, the use of power over another person to inflict humiliation, suffering, and death. What do psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience tell us about the minds of those whose actions could be described as evil? And what will that mean for the rest of us? Stone discusses how an increased understanding of the causes of evil will affect the justice system. He predicts a day when certain persons can safely be declared salvageable and restored to society and when early signs of violence in children may be corrected before potentially dangerous patterns become entrenched.

  • Author: Michael H. Stone MD
  • Genre: Audible Books & Originals, Biographies & Memoirs, True Crime, Murder, Serial Killers


8. Inside the Criminal Mind (Revised and Updated Edition)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Forensic Psychology - August 2021

From expert witness Dr. Stanton E. Samenow, a brilliant, no-nonsense profile of the criminal mind, updated to include new influences and effective methods for dealing with hardened criminals In 1984, this groundbreaking book offered readers an illuminating window into the workings of the criminal mind and a revolutionary approach to “habilitation.” In 2004, armed with twenty years of additional knowledge and inside, Samenow explored the subject anew, using his vast expertise to explain the thought patterns of those who commit the crimes we were most concerned with in the new millennium, such as domestic violence, Internet victimization, and terrorism.   The fields of criminal behavior have expanded, demanding another updated version, which includes an exploration of computers as a vehicle for criminal conduct; new drugs and pharmaceutical influences; exposure to the rawest forms of violence in video games, films, and television broadcasts; social media as an arena for illicit activities; and updated genetic and biological research into whether some people are “wired” to become criminals. Throughout, we learn from Samenow’s four decades of experience how truly vital it is to know who the criminal is and how he or she thinks differently. Only once equipped with that crucial understanding can we reach reasonable, compassionate, and effective solutions.

  • Author: Stanton Samenow
  • Publisher: Crown; Revised edition (November 4, 2014)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling
  • ISBN: 978-0804139908
  • Dimensions: 5.19 x 0.76 x 7.99 inches


9. Death's Acre: Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab the Body Farm Where the Dead Do Tell Tales

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Forensic Psychology - August 2021

“Fans of the forensics-oriented novels of such mystery writers as Kathy Reichs and Patricia Cornwell...not to mention television series like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation , will make an eager audience for this one.”— Booklist On a patch of land in the Tennessee hills, human corpses decompose in the open air, aided by insects, bacteria, and birds, unhindered by coffins or mausoleums. This is Bill Bass’s “Body Farm,” where nature takes its course as bodies buried in shallow graves, submerged in water, or locked in car trunks serve the needs of science and the cause of justice. In Death’s Acre , Bass invites readers on an unprecedented journey behind the gates of the Body Farm where he revolutionized forensic anthropology. A master scientist and an engaging storyteller, Bass reveals his most intriguing cases for the first time. He revisits the Lindbergh kidnapping and murder, explores the mystery of a headless corpse whose identity astonished police, divulges how the telltale traces of an insect sent a murderous grandfather to death row—and much more. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS

  • Author: William Bass
  • Publisher: Berkley; Reprint edition (October 5, 2004)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-0425198322
  • Dimensions: 6.01 x 0.88 x 8.99 inches


10. Solving Cold Cases - Volume 8: True Crime Stories That Took Years to Crack (True Crime Cold Cases Solved)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Forensic Psychology - August 2021

Chilling is one of the best words to describe the cases presented in this book, the 8th from the series Solving Cold Cases. These gruesome crimes seemed to hit a dead-end… That is until the cases were reopened for investigation and then solved thanks to modern technologies and new investigation techniques. Download FREE with Kindle Unlimited! Cold cases often come to haunt the investigators who look into them. The names of murder victims reverberate in their minds until they can’t sleep at night. Try as they might, even the best detectives sometimes find themselves at a dead-end when it comes to certain cases which have long gone cold. But all it takes is one major breakthrough, one sudden clue, or one unexpected lead, and these now rapidly thawing cold cases can be suddenly broken wide open. This book focuses on some of the oldest—and some of the most perplexing—cold cases that have finally been solved. Many of them were solved only within the last few years. Some of these cases may be new to you, but there are many that you just might be familiar with—and be surprised to learn that they are indeed finally solved. If you enjoy a good detective story and are pleased to hear that justice delayed is not always justice denied, check out these solved cold cases. Some of the cases included inside include: Carla Jan Walker: Justice at Long Last How DNA Nabbed Sarah Yarborough’s Killer Cynthia Miller: Have they Finally Found Her Killer? Rayna Rison: Did Her Boyfriend Do It? And many more! Read on your favorite devices such as Kindle, iPhone, iPad, Android cellular phone, tablet, laptop, or computer with Amazon's free reading Kindle App. Scroll back up and click the BUY NOW button at the top right side of this page for an immediate download!

  • Author: Andrew J. Clark
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Biographies & Memoirs