Releasing unrehabilitated criminal minds



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It can’t just be money that is behind the proposed plan to release more criminals into our communities that are already flooded with criminals whirling through the revolving doors of our crowded county jails. Releasing criminals based on their age, who have had little rehabilitation, who still have what researchers call a criminal mind, is insanity.

As a minister, I have been corresponding with an inmate in prison for murder for the past nine years. He asked for my help and has sincerely undertaken years of spiritual studies. He is a very intelligent man and has made amazing strides in his spiritual education that have

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Mindhunter: Holden Ford and More Characters Based on John E …

The crime drama Mindhunter, now on Netflix, stars Jonathan Groff as Holden Ford, a young hostage negotiator who travels around the country in the late ’70s interviewing killers to figure out what makes them tick. His colleagues doubt him, except for Bill Tench (Holt McCallany), a behavioral-science specialist based on another notable early profiler, Robert Ressler.

If Ford’s story sounds familiar, there’s a good reason. The David Fincher drama is based on the book Mind Hunter: Inside The FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker. Douglas is a former FBI Special Agent and one of the country’s foremost criminal profilers. Starting in the late ’70s, when he was still in his early 30s, he worked for the Bureau’s Behavioral Science Unit, teaching hostage negotiation and criminal psychology to FBI agents and police officers.

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There’s a Reason Why This Mindhunter Character Seems So Familiar

The crime drama Mindhunter, now on Netflix, stars Jonathan Groff as Holden Ford, a young hostage negotiator who travels around the country in the late ’70s interviewing killers to figure out what makes them tick. His colleagues doubt him, except for Bill Tench (Holt McCallany), a behavioral-science specialist based on another notable early profiler, Robert Ressler.

If Ford’s story sounds familiar, there’s a good reason. The David Fincher drama is based on the book Mind Hunter: Inside The FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker. Douglas is a former FBI Special Agent and one of the country’s foremost criminal profilers. Starting in the late ’70s, when he was still in his early 30s, he worked for the Bureau’s Behavioral Science Unit, teaching hostage negotiation and criminal psychology to FBI agents and police officers.

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Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany on why Netflix Mindhunter is …

Mindhunter stars on why the Netflix show is 'timely' after Las Vegas
Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany star in Mindhunter (Picture: Netflix)

Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany, the lead stars of David Fincher’s new Netflix drama Mindhunter, say that the show highlights the need to understand the mindset of mass murderers.

Set in the 1970s, Groff and McCallany play Holden Ford and Bill Tench, two FBI agents who who try to get inside the minds of serial killers in the hope of preventing similar crimes being committed in future.

Given recent events, such as Las Vegas where Stephen Paddock shot and killed 59 people and injured hundreds more at the Route 91 country music festival, should we try to understand the motives of people who commit such atrocities?

Referring to Las Vegas, McCallany tells Metro.co.uk: ‘What motivated him to do that?

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‘Mindhunter’ charts the early days of criminal profiling on Netflix (VIDEO)

'Mindhunter' is not on Netflix starting October 13.  Picture courtesy of Netflix‘Mindhunter’ is not on Netflix starting October 13. — Picture courtesy of NetflixLOS ANGELES, Oct 14 — After House of Cards, David Fincher returns to Netflix with a new series. Available yesterday, October 13, Mindhunter looks at the early days of criminal psychology and criminal profiling at the FBI in the 1970s.

It’s 1977 and the term serial killer hasn’t even been invented yet. “How do we get ahead of crazy if we don’t know how crazy thinks?” asks Bill Tench, one of the main characters in Mindhunter, played by actor Holt McCallony. With his colleague Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff), this FBI agent decides to interview a series of serial killers already behind bars in an attempt to understand their mentality in order to help with future cases.

The series charts the

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No Abnormalities Have Been Found in the Las Vegas Shooter’s Brain: Report

As of Tuesday, an autopsy had not found any abnormalities in Stephen Paddock‘s brain when he opened fire on a crowd at a Las Vegas music festival earlier this month, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds more, an official told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Las Vegas Sheriff Joe Lombardo told the paper in a Tuesday interview that he didn’t have any information about Paddock’s toxicology results, but that the autopsy was underway.

Lombardo said Paddock’s motive in the mass shooting remained unclear, despite extensive investigation including contact with his entire “family tree.”

“We may never know,” Lombardo said. “All those things that you would expect to find, we have not found.”

Paddock’s girlfriend, who has been cooperating with authorities, told them she had no concerns about his mental health, according to the Review-Journal.

Authorities have said that on

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‘Mindhunter’ Slows Down the Serial-Killer Procedural

The serial-killer show is an odd genre of television to reinvent with a heavy gloss of sepia and auteurism: a prolific and successful subset of the criminal procedural, itself an even more prolific and successful mainstay of morbidly comforting entertainment. Just ask Netflix, which currently houses 12 full seasons of CBS’s Criminal Minds, eight of Dexter, and four of Law Order: SVU. On Friday, Netflix will attempt to tweak the formula with Mindhunter, which brings the imprimaturs of David Fincher, nonfiction source material, and serialized structure to bear on the tried-and-true appeal of FBI profilers tracking down killers with their psychological know-how. The original template ain’t broke, but series creator Joe Penhall still intends to fix it.

Mindhunter isn’t the first attempt to tweak the procedural, though recent efforts haven’t typically matched the commercial heights of the original. Hannibal successfully infused its chosen framework with homoeroticism, art-film flourishes,

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Is Wendy From ‘Mindhunter’ A Real Person? Criminal Profiling Isn’t Just For Men

The new Netflix series Mindhunter tells a fictionalized account of the real life FBI agents Robert Ressler and John Douglas, who were pioneers in the area of criminal profiling, especially of serial killers (a term they coined). But these two weren’t the only ones who made profound contributions to the field of criminal behavioral analysis. The character of Wendy in Mindhunter is based on a real person: Dr. Ann Wolbert Burgess, per Screenrant, a pioneer in the field of forensic nursing.

Per her Boston College bio, Dr. Burgess began her career in the 1970s at Boston City Hospital, where she “co-founded one of the first hospital-based crisis counseling programs for rape victims.” Her research with Boston College sociologist Lynda Lytle Holmstrom led to the coining and definition of Rape Trauma Syndrome, which explores the idea that most rape victims Read more at: https://www.bustle.com/p/is-wendy-from-mindhunter-a-real-person-criminal-profiling-isnt-just-for-men-2901423

Scoop: CRIMINAL MINDS on CBS – Wednesday, October 25, 2017

BWW Review: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, VOL 2 is a Hilarious, ‘Small’ Story

I settled into a screening of VOL. 2, it was with a twinge of nervousness that the sequel would not …

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Mindhunter: Former FBI unit chief recalls high-profile cases – El Dorado News

Douglas has Arkansas connection that drives home his stories

Former FBI Investigative Support Unit chief John Douglas recalled profiling criminals and investigating several high-profile cases during a lecture Friday at South Arkansas Community College.

Douglas, who worked for the Bureau for 25 years, is known for his pioneering techniques in criminal profiling and his extensive study of the minds of criminals like Charles Manson, Richard Speck and “Son of Sam” David Berkowitz.

One of the cases Douglas highlighted resulted in murder convictions for three West Memphis teenagers who allegedly killed three eight-year-old boys in 1993. The suspects, Jessie Misskelly, Charles Baldwin and Damien Echols, are commonly known as the West Memphis Three.

Decades later, Echols’ wife Lorri Davis contacted him to investigate the case while filmmaker Peter Jackson was working on the documentary “West of Memphis,” he said.

“She said, ‘There’s the

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