By John E. Douglas, Stephen Singular
John Douglas - The Bestselling writer of Mindhunter and the undisputed grasp profiler of serial criminals -- tells the chilling precise tale of John Robinson - The internet's first serial murderer.
In Olathe, Kansas, a balding, pudgy father of 4 sits in felony convicted on 3 counts of murder -- of capital homicide -- and suspected in at the very least 5 different disappearances.
During the final 1/2 the Nineteen Nineties, John Robinson exploited the Internet's lively international of sadomasochism with bad effects. by means of haunting chat rooms, he pinpointed susceptible girls who have been searching for romance and stalked them online, nefariously convincing them of his adulthood, sensitivity, and fiscal balance. He gave the impression of the proper guy. He enticed those girls with bargains of an outstanding dating and a profitable task, persuading them to maneuver to his place of birth. when they arrived in Kansas, the ladies always disappeared.
After a dramatic trial and days of extreme jury deliberation, Robinson now faces the dying penalty. irritating as his crimes should be, what's such a lot alarming is how he chosen and lured his sufferers and the way willingly they spoke back. John Robinson extended the looking floor, the recommendations, and the expertise of the sexual predator. he's the world's first-known web serial killer.
Law enforcement officials, prosecutors, and the coauthors of Anyone you will want Me to Be have struggled to resolve the enigma that's John Robinson. They show what can get it wrong in an international the place relationships are without actual touch, exhibiting how simply mainstream americans may be drawn into the darkish underground of cybercrime. the net has tremendously multiplied the area of myth -- from the constrained confines of actual truth to the global level of digital truth -- and a person can get involved in an online seduction. Erotic fantasies, that have been as soon as socially off-limits and very deepest, are actually immediately available.
This quickly turning out to be neighborhood mask a sinister fact: With just a computing device, an online connection, and a knack for creativity, criminals have the ability to arrive hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting sufferers whereas ultimate in entire regulate in their personal -- frequently fake -- snapshot. John Robinson used to be a real innovator during this number of crime.
via interviews with legislations enforcement experts, net specialists, and others, John Douglas and Stephen Singular illustrate, with this example, a far higher -- and extra scary -- development of net intercourse and violence.
As expertise proliferates within the twenty-first century, so do possibilities for enterprising criminals like John Robinson. nobody is best outfitted than John Douglas and Stephen Singular to reveal the underworld of the web and to warn humans in regards to the risks of our on-line world. A cautionary and academic story approximately being cautious of strangers and fake intimacy, "Anyone you will have Me to Be" can be a terrifying, high-tech tale of crime and punishment.
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