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To Catch a Killer [electronic resource]: Use and Abuse of Criminal Profiling

TVF International (Firm)
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
In 2001, the last piece of a serial rape/murder case that had tantalized London police for nearly 20 years finally fell into place. In this program, retired FBI profiler Robert Ressler, LAPD psychologist Kris Mohandie, and British law enforcement professionals discuss the history and techniques of criminal profiling within the context of the Railway Rapist crimes that terrorized greater London during the 1980s. In addition, the sensational case of Rachel Nickell, murdered in broad daylight on Wimbledon Common in 1992, illustrates how profiling improperly applied can hijack an investigation. Forensic psychologist Gisli Gudjonsson, of King's College London, provides commentary on that crime.
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46 min.
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 12, 2005.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Use and abuse of criminal profiling
Inside the Criminal Mind
Inside the criminal mind
  • Criminal Investigative Analysis (3:51)
  • Consultants (3:47)
  • Crime Links (4:38)
  • Different Approaches (4:59)
  • Analysis Prioritizes Suspects (3:37)
  • Criminal Profiling Research Project (5:19)
  • Break in the Railway Case (3:37)
  • Profiling is Only a Tool (4:19)
  • Profiling Goes Wrong (5:24)
  • Profilings Tunnel Vision (4:28)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], c2001.
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  • 30039s Films Media Group
  • 30041 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (46 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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