By John E. Douglas, Stephen Singular
John Douglas - The Bestselling writer of Mindhunter and the undisputed grasp profiler of serial criminals -- tells the chilling actual tale of John Robinson - The internet's first serial murderer.
In Olathe, Kansas, a balding, pudgy father of 4 sits in criminal 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 Nineties, John Robinson exploited the Internet's lively global of sadomasochism with terrible effects. via haunting chat rooms, he pinpointed susceptible girls who have been trying to find romance and stalked them online, nefariously convincing them of his adulthood, sensitivity, and fiscal balance. He gave the impression of the appropriate guy. He enticed those ladies with deals of a pretty good dating and a profitable task, persuading them to maneuver to his native land. when they arrived in Kansas, the ladies normally disappeared.
After a dramatic trial and days of extreme jury deliberation, Robinson now faces the demise penalty. stressful as his crimes can be, what's so much alarming is how he chosen and lured his sufferers and the way willingly they replied. John Robinson increased the looking floor, the strategies, and the know-how 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 have 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 with out actual touch, exhibiting how simply mainstream americans might be drawn into the darkish underground of cybercrime. the web has significantly multiplied the area of delusion -- from the constrained confines of actual fact to the global level of digital truth -- and an individual can get entangled in an online seduction. Erotic fantasies, which have been as soon as socially off-limits and intensely inner most, are actually immediately available.
This swiftly turning out to be group mask a sinister fact: With just a desktop, a web connection, and a knack for creativity, criminals have the ability to arrive thousands of unsuspecting sufferers whereas closing in entire regulate in their personal -- usually fake -- snapshot. John Robinson used to be a real innovator during this number of crime.
via interviews with legislations enforcement experts, internet specialists, and others, John Douglas and Stephen Singular illustrate, with this situation, a far greater -- and extra scary -- trend of net intercourse and violence.
As expertise proliferates within the twenty-first century, so do possibilities for enterprising criminals like John Robinson. not anyone is best outfitted than John Douglas and Stephen Singular to show 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" is additionally a terrifying, high-tech tale of crime and punishment.
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Anyone You Want Me to Be: A True Story of Sex and Death on the Internet by John E. Douglas, Stephen Singular