- Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: HarperTorch; Reprint edition (September 28, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0060509589
- ISBN-13: 978-0060509583
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 28 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #389,758 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Many of us may think we know quite a lot about FBI profilers, but, says the former supervisor of the bureau's behavioral science unit, our knowledge comes almost entirely from fictionalized portrayals in films like Silence of the Lambs and television series like Profiler. The truth, he tells us, is rather different from fiction. This book, cowritten with forensic psychology professor Ramsland, puts profiling in the context of a more comprehensive program called Criminal Investigative Analysis. (Some readers may wonder why the FBI gives its behavioral-assessment program a name whose acronym is CIA.) Using actual cases in which he participated, McCrary demonstrates how profiling is but one part of this multifaceted crime-solving program. His explanation of the nuts and bolts of it all is surprisingly lively and will captivate true-crime fans with a yen to know more about profiling and related investigative practices. David Pitt
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Gregg McCrary is one of the world's most experienced profilers. As a Supervisory Special Agent with the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit, he reported directly to BSU chief John Douglas, and with other experts, developed the Crime Classification Manual, a system for standardizing violent crimes into categories. Since retiring from the FBI in 1995, he has taught forensic psychology at Marymount University and Nova Southeastern University. McCrary continues to consult and provide expert testimony in cases in which crime scene analysis is key, and provides expert commentary to NBC, ABC, CBS, and CNN.
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