Monthly Archives: September 2016

Who Is John E. Douglas? The JonBenet Ramsey Criminal Profiler Is Still In The Spotlight For His Work

Twenty years after the tragic death of 6-year-old JonBenét Ramsey, police and profilers alike still have been unable to link the crime to its perpetrator. Several suspects have been considered over the years, including John Mark Karr, a school teacher who falsely confessed to police that he had accidentally killed Ramsey. And at one point, her parents and brother were considered suspects, though DNA evidence has definitively cleared them. Of all people brought in to work on the case and pick apart the pieces, one had a particularly unique background to utilize: criminal profiler John E. Douglas.

Douglas started his career with the FBI as an agent when he was recruited after serving in the military. In 1977, he began teaching hostage negotiation and applied criminal psychology at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. As the youngest agent,

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