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21st Apr '17 3:48:34 PM frozen
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** Wildly infamous in Canada for persuading a jury to convict the ''wrong man'' for the murder of a child only because the accused was a nerd. When DNA showed the accused to have been wrongly convicted it came out that he'd also persuaded the police to dismiss the accused's iron-clad alibi because "he's a weirdo, we got the right guy, don't overthink things".

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** Wildly infamous in Canada for persuading a jury to convict the ''wrong man'' for the murder rape/murder of a child only because the accused was a nerd. When DNA evidence showed the accused to have been wrongly convicted it came out that he'd also persuaded the police to dismiss the accused's iron-clad alibi because "he's a weirdo, we got the right guy, don't overthink things".things". After the accused was freed, he doubled down by claiming that he'd still murdered the child; he just hadnít left DNA, and that the child had been raped by someone else. He permanently tainted the profession in Canada by his antics.
21st Apr '17 3:46:40 PM frozen
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** Wildly infamous in Canada for persuading a jury to convict the ''wrong man'' for the murder of a child only because the accused was a nerd. When DNA showed the accused to have been wrongly convicted it came out that he'd also persuaded the police to dismiss the accused's iron-clad alibi because "he's a weirdo, we got the right guy, don't overthink things".
17th Apr '17 4:09:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* Both played straight and [[InvertedTrope inverted]] in ''Film/{{Mindhunters}}'' - every person on the island is a profiler, and the murderer seems to know his victims quite well, enabling some particularly karmic deaths for the flawed criminologists.

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* Both played straight and [[InvertedTrope inverted]] in ''Film/{{Mindhunters}}'' - every person on the island is a profiler, and the murderer seems to know his victims quite well, enabling some particularly karmic deaths for the flawed criminologists. This makes sense, since the trainees figure out quite early on that the killer has to be one of their own.
19th Jan '17 5:47:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* One of these does quite well during his first and last appearance in ''Webcomic/TheUnspeakableVaultOfDoom''. He determines that a SerialKiller is old, but physically strong and mentally sharp, a [[ImAHumanitarian habitual cannibal]] and [[AGodAmI self-considered god]], and wants his victims to worship him. However, he believes the killer forces his victims to write out a particular phrase, and fails to realize that this phrase ''[[SpeakOfTheDevil summons]]'' the killer (who is, in fact, [[CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]].)

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* One of these does quite well during his first and last appearance in ''Webcomic/TheUnspeakableVaultOfDoom''. He determines that a SerialKiller is old, but physically strong and mentally sharp, a [[ImAHumanitarian habitual cannibal]] and [[AGodAmI self-considered god]], and wants his victims to worship him. However, he believes the killer forces his victims to write out a particular phrase, and fails to realize that this phrase ''[[SpeakOfTheDevil summons]]'' the killer (who is, in fact, [[CthulhuMythos [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]].)
2nd Dec '16 5:54:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[Literature/{{Dexter}} Dexter Morgan]] is pretty good at understanding the minds of serial killers, mainly because he ''is'' one, but also because his "Dark Passenger" (a spirit with whom he shares his body) clues him in when he's on the right track.

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* [[Literature/{{Dexter}} ''Literature/{{Dexter}}'': Dexter Morgan]] Morgan is pretty good at understanding the minds of serial killers, mainly because he ''is'' one, but also because his "Dark Passenger" (a spirit with whom he shares his body) clues him in when he's on the right track.
2nd Dec '16 5:54:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* Outlaw PrivateDetective {{Burke}} has this ability, based on his studying such people while he was an inmate in prison.

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* Outlaw PrivateDetective {{Burke}} Literature/{{Burke}} has this ability, based on his studying such people while he was an inmate in prison.
30th Sep '16 12:06:57 AM PaulA
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* Several appear in the Creator/MichaelConnelly universe, most notably FBI Agents Terry [=McCaleb=] and Rachel Walling.

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* Several appear in the Creator/MichaelConnelly universe, most notably FBI Agents Terry [=McCaleb=] [=McCaleb=], featured in ''Literature/BloodWork'', and Rachel Walling. Walling, introduced in ''Literature/ThePoet''.
19th Jul '16 12:42:56 AM Adept
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* AmateurSleuth example: [[Creator/AgathaChristie Hercule Poirot's]] personal favourite method of solving murders is the use of "the psychology". Even more so than order, method and the little grey cells. ''Cards on the Table'' provides a good example of this.
* SherlockHolmes is always profiling both clients and adversaries, usually based on tiny details he observes with the SherlockScan.

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* AmateurSleuth example: [[Creator/AgathaChristie Hercule Poirot's]] personal favourite method of solving Literature/HerculePoirot deduces the truth behind the murders is by matching the use psychology of "the psychology". Even more so than order, method and the little grey cells. ''Cards on crime to the Table'' provides a good example psychology of this.
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* SherlockHolmes Literature/SherlockHolmes is always profiling both clients and adversaries, usually based on tiny details he observes with the SherlockScan.
30th May '16 10:10:45 AM karstovich2
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* In one episode of ''Series/TheWire'', Detectives [=McNulty=] and Greggs consult the FBI's profiling unit at Quantico to try and catch "The Red-Ribbon Killer", who has been preying on the homeless of Baltimore. [[spoiler: Since the "killer" is in fact an invention of [=McNulty=], who has been taking the bodies of non-homicide homeless and dressing them up to look like they had been killed by a serial killer, in a scheme he had cooked up to get funding for a major drugs/corruption investigation]], the profile ends up describing ''him'' perfectly:

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* In one episode of ''Series/TheWire'', Detectives [=McNulty=] and Greggs consult the FBI's profiling unit at Quantico to try and catch "The Red-Ribbon Killer", who has been preying on the homeless of Baltimore. [[spoiler: Since the "killer" is in fact an invention of [=McNulty=], who has been taking the bodies of non-homicide homeless people who ''hadn't'' actually been murdered, and dressing them up to look like they had been killed by a serial killer, in all as part of a scheme he had cooked up to get funding for a major drugs/corruption investigation]], the profile ends up describing ''him'' perfectly:
30th May '16 10:06:47 AM karstovich2
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* In one episode of ''Series/TheWire'', the detectives consult the FBI's profiling unit at Quantico to try and catch "The Red-Ribbon Killer", who has been preying on the homeless of Baltimore. [[spoiler: Since the "killer" is in fact an invention of one of the detectives, cooked up to get funding for another case]], the profile ends up describing ''him'' perfectly:

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* In one episode of ''Series/TheWire'', the detectives Detectives [=McNulty=] and Greggs consult the FBI's profiling unit at Quantico to try and catch "The Red-Ribbon Killer", who has been preying on the homeless of Baltimore. [[spoiler: Since the "killer" is in fact an invention of one of [=McNulty=], who has been taking the detectives, bodies of non-homicide homeless and dressing them up to look like they had been killed by a serial killer, in a scheme he had cooked up to get funding for another case]], a major drugs/corruption investigation]], the profile ends up describing ''him'' perfectly:
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