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Mindhunter Review: An Appealingly Repulsing Serial Killer Study

CBS’s long-running procedural Criminal Minds chronicles the grim exploits of the F.B.I.’s Behavioral Analysis Unit, giving us a gruesome murder a week (well, it’s usually a murder—and sometimes it’s not just one) as highly skilled agents craft a psychological profile of the unknown subject—an “unsub”—to crack the case. The show, being a CBS procedural, is often witless and goofy, unrelentingly dark as it is. (The writing team has to come up with more and more elaborate ways for a person to die with each new episode—a pile of bodies now stacked up 13 seasons high.) A lot of its whizzing technical talk—the credulous way these profilers rely on what seem like a lot of broad inferences and guesswork—gives Criminal Minds a strong whiff of make-believe. Wouldn’t it be nice if these techniques were applicable in real-world crime-solving?

Actually, they kind of are. Clunky as Criminal Minds may be, it is based,

Read more at: https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/10/mindhunter-netflix-review

‘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,

Read more at: https://www.theringer.com/tv/2017/10/13/16468670/mindhunter-netflix-review-serial-killer-show

‘Criminal Minds’ Recap: What Kind of Killer Uses Old School Microcassette Tapes?

'Criminal Minds' Recap: What Kind of Killer Uses Old School Microcassette Tapes?

Randa Kriss

It’s night, a car pulls up in a wooded area and stops. A hooded figure gets out of the car and breaks the chain to a creepy shed. Inside the shed, there is a bunch of torture equipment, cassette tapes, men’s ties, and more. The figure goes back out to the car, revealing a man tied up inside the trunk.

Cut to Matt Simmons waking up in bed. His wife gets ready for work nearby. She’s happy to share a bed with her husband after ten years of marriage; the two share an intimate moment. At the BAU office, Garcia, Luke, and Reid exit the elevator talking about ideas for Reid’s new seminar. Prentiss interrupts, the Detroit Police Department needs the BAU’s help.

Why It Was the Right Move

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‘Criminal Minds’ Recap: What Kind of Killer Uses Old School …

'Criminal Minds' Recap: What Kind of Killer Uses Old School Microcassette Tapes?

Randa Kriss

It’s night, a car pulls up in a wooded area and stops. A hooded figure gets out of the car and breaks the chain to a creepy shed. Inside the shed, there is a bunch of torture equipment, cassette tapes, men’s ties, and more. The figure goes back out to the car, revealing a man tied up inside the trunk.

Cut to Matt Simmons waking up in bed. His wife gets ready for work nearby. She’s happy to share a bed with her husband after ten years of marriage; the two share an intimate moment. At the BAU office, Garcia, Luke, and Reid exit the elevator talking about ideas for Reid’s new seminar. Prentiss interrupts, the Detroit Police Department needs the BAU’s help.

Why It Was the Right Move

Read more at: http://www.buddytv.com/articles/criminal-minds/criminal-minds-recap-66355.aspx

No Manifesto, No Phone Calls: Las Vegas Killer Left Only Cryptic Clues

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Fifty-eight wooden crosses bearing the names of shooting victims were set up as a memorial along Las Vegas Boulevard.

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Jim Wilson/The New York Times

LAS VEGAS — The man who killed 49 people at an Orlando nightclub last year pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, in a 911 call, as

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/05/us/vegas-motive-mass-shootings.html

No Manifesto, No Phone Calls: Las Vegas Killer Left Only Cryptic …

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Fifty-eight wooden crosses bearing the names of shooting victims were set up as a memorial along Las Vegas Boulevard.

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Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Read the latest on the Las Vegas shooting with Friday’s live updates.

LAS VEGAS — The man who killed 49 people at an Orlando

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The struggle to get inside the killer’s mind: Vegas gunman’s ‘secret life’ thwarts investigators’ search for motive

Those seeking to know the motive of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock have had little more to chase than hints and shadows.

Paddock led such a low-key, private life that no one seemed to know him well and those who did had no sense he was capable of the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

Where other mass killers have left behind a trail of clues that help investigators to quickly understand what drove them to violence, Paddock, 64, had nearly no close friends, no social media presence or other clear connections to the broader world.

Even a top official in the Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Wednesday he was surprised investigators had not uncovered more about why a man with no obvious criminal record would cause so much bloodshed.

‘I loved him’: Vegas gunman’s girlfriend tells of ‘kind, caring man’

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Stephen Paddock — Crime Scene Photo Shows Killer’s Brutal End

His body lies sprawled on the carpet of the Mandalay Bay Hotel — his 32nd floor lair turned into a sniper’s nest — moments after killing at least 59 people and injuring more than 500 others in a crazed rampage.

His disfigured face leaking blood and brains — no longer a vicious threat to anyone.

This is coward Stephen Paddock, the perpetrator of the bloody Oct. 1 massacre that rocked the world. In a blockbuster exclusive, The National ENQUIRER has obtained a graphic photo purportedly of the madman sprawled out on the distinctive carpet of the Las Vegas resort. [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE]

“This was not just a mass murder,” one criminal profiler told The ENQUIRER. “This was a murder/suicide by someone who didn’t think he would have the guts to shoot himself and wanted the cops to do it for me.

“’Suicide by cop’

Read more at: http://www.nationalenquirer.com/true-crime/stephen-paddock-crime-scene-suicide-photo/

Fury as wannabe detectives fork out £200 to delve into the mind of evil Dunblane killer Thomas Hamilton

WANNABE sleuths are forking out nearly £200 to delve into the mind of Dunblane monster Thomas Hamilton.

The gunman and serial killer Dennis Nilsen are among 10 fiends probed in a criminal profiling course.

Monster gunman Hamilton killed 16 kids and their teacher

Monster gunman Hamilton killed 16 kids and their teacher

It culminates in a multiple choice exam on topics including Hamilton’s post-mortem and Nilsen’s “favoured” method of murder.

But critics yesterday branded distance learning NCC Resources “crass and insensitive” for dragging up the atrocities.

Tory MSP Alexander Stewart said: “These revelations will be extremely upsetting for the victims, their families and the wider Dunblane community.

“The company should reconsider the examples it uses.”

Scots-born serial killer Nilsen is also part of the course

Scots-born serial killer Nilsen is also part of the course

Neil Moore, of bereavement

Read more at: https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/scottish-news/1573567/dunblane-school-shooting-thomas-hamilton/

The chilling TV interview that caught the crying killer of Joanne Nelson

It is one of the most notorious murders in recent history.

And a new documentary has revealed the moment detectives realised Hull man Paul Dyson was responsible for killing his girlfriend Joanne Nelson.

Dyson strangled Joanne on Valentine’s Day 2005 at their home in Hotham Road North, west Hull, and then buried her in an unmarked ditch in Malton, North Yorkshire.

Joanne Nelson was strangled by her boyfriend, Paul Dyson, on Valentine's Day 2005

Joanne Nelson was strangled by her boyfriend, Paul Dyson, on Valentine’s Day 2005
(Image: Humberside Police/PA)

Faking It: Tears of a Crime, which aired on Investigation Discovery on Friday night, looks at the clues which led detectives to the culprits in notorious murder cases.

Previous episodes have featured the vicious villains Tracie Andrews and Ian Huntley.