This book was the basis on and is very similar to the recent show Mindhunter. John Douglas describes his background and introduction to the behavioral sciences as well as giving details on some of the cases he consulted on and criminals he interviewed.
it's an enjoyable and quick read and I enjoyed hearing more about cases I had heard of before and some I hadn't. I was surprised to see how close it was to the TV show wit the same name. Definitely recommended for crime buffs.
I binge-watched Mindhunter on Netflix in a weekend. Can't wait to read the book that the series was based on. It's great that true crime is having a moment right now. If you love stories about serial killers make sure to check out the podcast called My Favorite Murder.
"Mindhunter" is a must read book for anyone in investigations or criminal justice. John Douglas and his team took criminal science profiling from a concept to reality. We owe them a lot. It is the basis of investigations today. However, the art and science of investigations are so much more advanced today. It would be nice to see a sequel.
Great book, read it in the 90s. Is NOTHING like Criminal Minds. John Douglas traveled the country either alone or with his partner, Robert Ressler, not on a private jet with a team of 8 people. The two of them had 10, 20, 30 cases at all times. Interesting note, Douglas came down with viral encephalitis while in Seattle and almost died when here to consult on the then unknown Green River Killer. If you've seen the show, when Agent Ford uses certain vulgar words to relate to the killers, yep, that really happened. Enjoy.
David Fincher (House of Cards) and Charlize Theron's collaboration, Mind Hunter, is set to debut on Netflix in 2017. The book is centered around two FBI agents as they attempt to crack cases by interviewing serial killers.
For those of you who love the TV program "Criminal Minds", this book examines the roots of the FBI Behavioral Sciences Unit (BAU on the show). It will hook you from the very beginning. I didn't particularly like the author (John Douglas; a little to cocky and arrogant for me), but I appreciate what he and his team created. I thought a lot of the content on Criminal Minds was pure hogwash; turns out I was wrong. If you are even thinking about joining law enforcement, this is a must.
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