The Profiler: My Life Hunting Serial Killers and Psychopaths
In 1990, a young woman was strangled on a jogging path near the home of Pat Brown and her family. Brown suspected the young man who was renting a room in her house, and quickly uncovered strong evidence that pointed to him--but the police dismissed her as merely a housewife with an overactive... show more
In 1990, a young woman was strangled on a jogging path near the home of Pat Brown and her family. Brown suspected the young man who was renting a room in her house, and quickly uncovered strong evidence that pointed to him--but the police dismissed her as merely a housewife with an overactive imagination. It would be six years before her former boarder would be brought in for questioning, but the night Brown took action to solve the murder was the beginning of her life's work. Pat Brown is now one of the nation's few female criminal profilers--a sleuth who assists police departments and victims' families by analyzing both physical and behavioral evidence to make the most scientific determination possible about who committed a crime. Brown has analyzed many dozens of seemingly hopeless cases and brought new investigative avenues to light. In The Profiler, Brown opens her case files to take readers behind the scenes of bizarre sex crimes, domestic murders, and mysterious deaths, going face-to-face with killers, rapists, and brutalized victims. It's a rare, up-close, first-person look at the real world of police and profilers as they investigate crimes--the good and bad, the cover-ups and the successes.
Publish date: May 18th 2010
Publisher: Hyperion Books
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
I can't review this book from an informed position on whether Ms. Brown is a good profiler or not. As one who has an interest in abnormal and/or criminal psychology, I thought this was an interesting book. However, I was hoping this book would be more about HOW criminal profiling is done. Not a t...
An interesting read to say the least. I was surprised to find out just how our system really works. It takes a strong person to be a profiler. I commend Pat Brown for her hard work in trying to get the states to work together etc. This books is a great educational tool about how the whole proces...
Don't waste your time with this book! This writer has an ego the size of New York City. She was all-knowing, while those around her, including the police and some victims families, were misdirected and ignorant. If you love profiling books, stick to those of John Douglas and Roy Hazelwood (or really...
I really wanted to like this book. I have read memoirs by John Douglas, William Bass and numerous other professionals in the fields of forensic and behavioral sciences (I am a forensic anthropology major).Pat Brown's memoir just bothered me. First of all, she admits that she is "self-trained," and...