The Forensic Psychology of Criminal Minds
Week after week, the hit TV show "Criminal Minds" gives viewers a look inside the psyches of the fictional serial killers tracked by the BAU (Behavioral Analysis Unit). This elite team of FBI agents travels the country assisting law enf ...more
You get explanations about serial killers, psychopaths, and a lot of details about specific real life cases. You do also get the tie-ins with Criminal Minds cases and episodes, but the book is based ...more
The book breaks down the different psychological eleme ...more
Ok, ok, don't half the people in the world want to be profilers?????
Anyway, I read anything and nearly everything I can get my hands on regarding forensi ...more
I found the book to be masterfully written with the right balance between case studies of actual crimes (with a nod to their corresponding episodes) and the science and effort behind them. I took notes and used flags while reading, not because the book was difficult or confusing, but becau ...more
The problem with this book is that the audience for it is surprisingly specific. If you're new to criminology and want an overview of profiling, this is a pretty solid choice: comprehensive, but still approachable. Otherwise, you're probably going to get little out of it. If you're interested in it because you're a Criminal Minds fan, you're likely to be disappointed: after the first chapter, most of the ties to the show are just the author presenting various cases and mentioning which episodes...more