In this compelling documentary on MSNBC, John Douglas, a former FBI criminal profiler, uses his investigative skills and expertise to go head-to-head with two convicted serial killers: rapist-murderer Joseph Kondro, who targeted his friends' children and eventually pleaded guilty to the murders of two young girls; and Donald Harvey, a cunning killer who preyed on helpless patients in the hospitals where he worked and called himself a mercy killer.
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See a preview of MSNBC's "Mindhunter" here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/27892652#27892652
Who is John Douglas?
He has hunted some of the most notorious and sadistic criminals of our time: the Trailside Killer in San Francisco, the Atlanta child murderer, the man who hunted prostitutes for sport in the woods of Alaska, and Seattle's Green River killer, the case that nearly ended his own life.
He developed the first psychological profile of the Unabomber, but found the FBI wary of his pioneering techniques. His aggressive plan of action was ignored.
He has confronted, interviewed, and studied dozens of serial killers and assassins — including Charles Manson, Sirhan Sirhan, Richard Speck, John Wayne Gacy, David Berkowitz (Son of Sam) and James Earl Ray — for a landmark study, to understand their motives and motivations, to get inside their minds.
He examines a crime scene and creates profiles of the perpetrators, describing their habits and predicting their next moves. Ultimately, when his work has helped snare the criminals, he can help build strategy for interrogating and prosecuting them.
He is Special Agent John Douglas, a legendary figure in law enforcement and the model for the Scott Glenn character in The Silence of the Lambs. (He was also the original choice to play the role.) As chief of the FBI's Investigative Support Unit — the team that tackles the most baffling and senseless of unsolved violent crimes — Douglas is the man who ushered in a new age in behavioral science and criminal profiling. After 25 years of service, he retired and has written a number of national best sellers including Obession, Mind Hunter, and Unabomber: On the Trail of America's Most Wanted Serial Killer (all co-authored with Mark Olshaker). Douglas also lectures about some of the most intriguing criminal cases of our time.