Whoever Fights Monsters is the first book by Robert Ressler I have read, and I have to say I am very impressed. Ressler is an expert in his field, which this book is a clear demonstration of. Though certainly not for the faint of heart and I recommend reading something light afterward.
Whoever Fights Monsters is about the history of criminal profiling and how Robert started his journey into this area. He is very humble when talking about his efforts and contributions to the field. He also is very careful to give credit to those that have earned it, which makes him very endearing.
Robert talks about the interviews he conducted with serial offenders throughout his career, and he demonstrates how the information he gathered has helped in identifying people at risk of becoming potential criminals. He also discusses how this information has informed profiling current offenders.
The whole book is insanely engaging and is right up my alley. Personally, I’m in the middle of my Psychology and Criminology degree. Though I believe it would be interesting to whoever is intrigued by the human mind and what happens with things go wrong.
A warning, there are crime scene photos in the book which could be triggering for some people.