Cloverleaf Radio's host The Host with the Most Jimmy Falcon welcomes back Author, Criminologist and former hockey player, Steve Giannangelo!
Stephen Giannangelo is an author and ex-law enforcement offer who not only teaches a class on serial murder, but he also has a collection of true crime artifacts including several paintings by John Wayne Gacy. A special agent supervisor at the state Department of Revenue’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation, also is an adjunct professor in the criminal justice department at the University of Illinois Springfield. He writes “because I really want to,” he says.And that is one of the premises of Giannangelo’s most recent book about serial murderers — that “sometimes they do things
because they want to.“Real Life Monsters: A Psychological Examination of the Serial Murderer,” released in July by ABC-CLIO/Praeger Publishing,
looks at research on various theories, eight case studies, photos, issues in abnormal psychology and pop culture and
includes a chapter dedicated to visits and conversations with a serial killer.
Giannangelo says “Real Life Monsters” is a complete revision of his 1996 textbook, “The Psychopathology of Serial Murder:
A Theory of Violence.” That text describes how a traumatic event may trigger a cyclical pattern of violent behavior in those who are already predisposed to kill. He said he revised the book “because all the research had changed” and expanded it to get the true-crime reader involved.
“It is still marketed primarily as a textbook, but it has broader appeal,” Giannangelo said. Steve will be one of the many wonderful guests at the 2019 Dark History and Horror Con, Oct. 26-27! www.dhhcon.com www.citycenterchampaign.com