Mindhunter Book Summary and Study Guide

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In this non-fiction book John Douglas and Mark Olshaker tell us about the FBI's serial crime unit or Investigative Support Unit. They give indept information about how behavioral profiling started, became useful, was made into an organized tool in finding criminals, and has played important roles in catching some of the US's most infamous murders and rapists. John Douglas gives much information about his background and how he became involved in what was, at the time, behavioral science, and 'got rid of the BS' by helping found the Investigative Support Unit. He speaks with articulate authority on a field that he pioneered.
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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   lawmen Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American Unusual characteristics:    -   Genius


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   in awe    -   like laughing If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   More 6-10 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   51%-75% of book

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