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Is ‘Mindhunter’ Based On A True Story? A Real Criminal Profiler Inspired The Netflix Show

True crime seems to dominate so much of the media landscape lately that every time a new show with procedural elements premieres, it feels like it could be rooted in the truth. For example, Netflix’s new series Mindhunter follows two FBI agents as they delve into the minds of serial killers to figure out how they think. But is Mindhunter based on a true story? There may be fictional elements to the series, but inspiration did come directly from real life: specifically, a true crime book by John E. Douglas called Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit.

Douglas’ book lent the show its premise and its title, as well as its main characters. Jonathan Groff’s Holden Ford is based on Douglas even though they don’t share the same name, and Bill Tench (played by Holt McCallany) is based on Douglas’

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Noted criminal profiler to speak at El Dorado Conference Center

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Does James Fitzgerald Still Work For The FBI? The Unabomber Profiler Has An Active Career


Discovery’s limited series Manhunt: Unabomber retraces the 17-year bombing spree that hung over America from 1978 to 1995 — a case cracked in large part by FBI profiler James Fitzgerald (played by Sam Worthington in the show). He’s gone on to lead an extensive career investigating some of the last century’s most notorious crimes: JonBenét Ramsey’s 1996 murder, the 2001 anthrax investigation, the Beltway sniper attacks of 2002. But now two decades later, many viewers may wonder if James Fitzgerald still works for the FBI.

According to his website, he officially retired from the bureau in 2007, but has continued to explore forensic linguistics in various professional capacities. He’s done analysis for his Virginia-based company, The Academy Group, consulted on TV shows like Criminal Minds and AE’s Killer Profiler, and chronicled his life across three books in his memoir series, A Journey to the Center of the

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Does James Fitzgerald Still Work For The FBI? The Unabomber Profiler Has An Active Career

Discovery’s limited series Manhunt: Unabomber retraces the 17-year bombing spree that hung over America from 1978 to 1995 — a case cracked in large part by FBI profiler James Fitzgerald (played by Sam Worthington in the show). He’s gone on to lead an extensive career investigating some of the last century’s most notorious crimes: JonBenét Ramsey’s 1996 murder, the 2001 anthrax investigation, the Beltway sniper attacks of 2002. But now two decades later, many viewers may wonder if James Fitzgerald still works for the FBI.

According to his website, he officially retired from the bureau in 2007, but has continued to explore forensic linguistics in various professional capacities. He’s done analysis for his Virginia-based company, The Academy Group, consulted on TV shows like Criminal Minds and AE’s Killer Profiler, and chronicled his life across three books in his memoir series, A

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FBI Profiler Says Linguistic Work Was Pivotal In Capture Of Unabomber

Ted Kaczynski is flanked by federal agents as he is led from the federal courthouse in Helena, Mont., on April 4, 1996. Kaczynski is now serving a life sentence in prison for the bombings.

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Ted Kaczynski is flanked by federal agents as he is led from the federal courthouse in Helena, Mont., on April 4, 1996. Kaczynski is now serving a life sentence in prison for the bombings.

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Who Is James Fitzgerald? The Unabomber FBI Profiler Was Key To The ‘Manhunt’

From 1978 to 1995, America was plagued by an elusive terrorist then known only as the Unabomber. He sent increasingly sophisticated bombs to a string of unsuspecting victims, killing three and maiming dozens more. The 17-year spree resulted in one of the longest manhunts in FBI history — a riveting investigation set to be re-traced in Discovery’s new miniseries, Manhunt: Unabomber. But while the man behind the attacks is the show’s driving force, there’s another key question viewers should be asking: Who is James “Fitz” Fitzgerald?

The eventual capture of convicted Unabomber Ted Kaczynski (who plead guilty to 16 bombings and was sentenced to life in prison) is an engrossing but well-documented tale, so it’s Fitzgerald’s story that may strike viewers most while watching Manhunt unfold. According to Newsweek, Fitzgerald (played by Sam Worthington in the series)

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Where Is James Fitzgerald Now? The FBI Profiler Is Still Busy Working On Cases

You’ve heard of the Unabomber, but the name James Fitzgerald may not ring a bell. That’s why Discovery’s new mini-series Manhunt: Unabomber is putting the spotlight back on Fitzgerald, the FBI agent and criminal profiler who caught Ted Kaczynski. The show follows Fitzgerald from 1995 when he joins the investigation to the Unabomber’s 1996 capture to the trial the following year, and what James “Fitz” Fitzgerald is doing now won’t come as a surprise to you when you look back on his career.

Discovery’s eight-episode series, premiering August 1, gives an in-depth look at how Fitzgerald, played by Avatar‘s Sam Worthington, took down the Unabomber using forensic linguistics. At the time, it was a new and unorthodox way to find suspects that put Fitzgerald at odds with his co-workers. However, ultimately, it was the key to solving the case, which Newsweek

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How an ex-FBI profiler helped put an innocent man behind bars

LOS ANGELES — Exasperated, Jeffrey Ehrlich paused the true-crime television show every couple of minutes. The same thought kept running through the attorney’s mind: “No, that’s wrong.”

The episode of “Killer Instinct” highlighted how the work of a retired FBI profiler had helped convict Ehrlich’s client of killing an 18-year-old woman in a Palmdale parking lot.

There were no fingerprints left behind, no murder weapon. But clues from the crime scene caught the profiler’s attention. The driver’s-side window of the victim’s car had been lowered several inches, suggesting to the profiler that the teen had rolled it down when

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