By Mark Olshaker, John E. Douglas,

Book cover of Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit

Book description

Now a Netflix original series

Discover the classic, behind-the-scenes chronicle of John E. Douglas’ twenty-five-year career in the FBI Investigative Support Unit, where he used psychological profiling to delve into the minds of the country’s most notorious serial killers and criminals.

In chilling detail, the legendary Mindhunter takes us behind…

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2 authors picked Mindhunter as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

John Douglas and I were FBI Agents during the same time period. He is the Bureau’s criminal profiling pioneer specializing in serial killers and was a member of its Investigative Support Unit while I was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Squad. Currently, I am an Adjunct Professor in the Criminal Justice Program at a Community College in Oregon. In curriculum courses that include aggression and violence my resources emphasize books written by both Douglas and Olshaker for their thoroughness and true crime exposure of those sick minds of the criminal subjects. I was personally involved in the investigation of one…

This book along with its authors, really became popular after it became a Netflix series. It gives an excellent example of how the twenty-five-year career of Douglas, in the FBI Investigative Support Unit and the development of psychological profiling of the most notorious serial killers in America.

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