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During 25 years with the FBI, John Douglas became a leading expert on criminal personality profiling. Early in his career, he served as a recruiter for the Bureau; later, he conducted the first organized study into the methods and motivations of serial criminals, and became known as the pioneer of modern criminal investigative analysis. As a consultant, he continues assisting in criminal investigations and prosecutions throughout the world. An Air Force veteran, Douglas holds a doctorate in adult education, and is the author of numerous articles and presentations on criminology. He coauthored two landmark criminology text: Sexual Homicide: Patterns and Motives and the Crime Classification Manual. With Mark Olshaker, he's coauthored several best-selling nonfiction books: Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit; Unabomber: On the Trail of America's Most-Wanted Serial Killer; Journey into Darkness: The FBI's Premier Investigator Penetrates the Minds and Motives of the Most Terrifying Serial Killers; and Obsession: The FBI's Legendary Profiler Probes the Psyches of Killers, Rapists and Stalkers, and Their Victims, and Tells How to Fight Back. He lives in the Washington, D.C., area.
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