Profiling Criminal Profilers

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Thomas Harris’s Hannibal Lecter series. “Criminal Minds” on CBS. Just in the last few months there’ve been “Mindhunter” on Netflix and “Manhunt: Unabomber” on Discovery.

It seems we’re fascinated by forensic psychology, by criminal profiling, by… mindhunting.

This hour, we look at three different criminal profilers: James Brussel, the psychologist who helped catch the Mad Bomber of New York in 1957; James Fitzgerald, the forensic linguist who caught the Unabomber, joins us; and Bill James, the father of sabermetrics, turns his data analysis on a century-old serial killer mystery that no one had even realized was a serial killer mystery before he and his daughter figured it out.

GUESTS:

  • Michael Cannell – Author of Incendiary: The Psychiatrist, the Mad Bomber, and the Invention of Criminal Profiling
  • James Fitzgerald – Retired FBI agent, criminal profiler, and forensic linguist; he’s the author of a series of memoirs, A Journey to the Center

    Read more at: http://wnpr.org/post/profiling-criminal-profilers

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