CATCHING SERIAL KILLERS examines twenty-eight serial murderers to determine how the killers were finally apprehended. The purpose was to determine the most effective means of investigation for future cases. The book also delves into other areas, such as: The difference between a serial murder & other homicide investigations. Common errors made by the police during a serial murder investigation. Why it is very important for the police to have good community relations. Myths about serial killers. Why serial killers are frequently questioned by the police & released--only to kill again. How the attitude of a serial killer can be used to the investigator's advantage. The types of trace evidence laboratory scientists are most likely to find at the body recovery site. Where the police are most apt to find evidence linking the murderers to the victims. Why an ad hoc task force is usually necessary in serial murder cases. Where materials can be found to help establish a task force. What kind of personnel should make up the task force. How an investigator can help avoid inconclusive or inaccurate polygraph tests. How to conduct a fair lineup. And other related areas. About the Author: Earl James spent more than 27 years on active duty in the law enforcement profession. He has served as a peace officer with the U.S. Marines, on the Sturgis, Michigan Police Department, Washington's Metropolitan Police Department & the Michigan State Police. He has participated in hundreds of homicide investigations, including serial murder investigations during his life. He has lectured extensively on effective investigative techniques to apprehend serial killers both in the United States & in Europe. Dr. James has been elected a Fellow in the Academy of Forensic Sciences.James, Earl is the author of 'Catching Serial Killers: Learning from past Serial Murder Investigations', published 1991 under ISBN 9780962971402 and ISBN 0962971405.