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17th Jan '16 10:48:56 AM nombretomado
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* Vincent D'Onofrio's character in ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'' would fit here. From the main LawAndOrder series, one of the early seasons had the NYPD work up a profile of a suspect who was randomly targeting and shooting African-Americans. The profile seems to net them their killer, but the suspect's attorney uses all the ways his client ''doesn't'' match it, along with the lack of non-circumstantial evidence, to get a Judge to release him. Turns out, the police were right, he ''was'' the killer, and he manages to strike again after his release. Fortunately, his would-be victim guns ''him'' down instead.
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* Vincent D'Onofrio's character in ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'' would fit here. From the main LawAndOrder ''Series/LawAndOrder'' series, one of the early seasons had the NYPD work up a profile of a suspect who was randomly targeting and shooting African-Americans. The profile seems to net them their killer, but the suspect's attorney uses all the ways his client ''doesn't'' match it, along with the lack of non-circumstantial evidence, to get a Judge to release him. Turns out, the police were right, he ''was'' the killer, and he manages to strike again after his release. Fortunately, his would-be victim guns ''him'' down instead.

* Emil Skoda, George Huang, and Rebecca Hendrix of ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit''.
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* Emil Skoda, George Huang, and Rebecca Hendrix of ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit''.''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit''.
11th Jan '16 11:48:59 AM 69BookWorM69
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* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': ** Dr. Roberts is a psychiatrist who runs an insane asylum in Toronto. Murdoch sometimes consults him when he needs to know about the psychology of a killer ** Later in the series, Dr. Ogden studies psychiatry and provides Murdoch with psychological perspective on criminals and witnesses.
31st Dec '15 10:11:40 PM jormis29
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* Although never described as one, Patrick Jane of ''TheMentalist'' uses profiling tactics routinely to play criminals- and everyone else, for that matter- into his hands. * Elizabeth Keen of ''TheBlacklist'' is explicitly described as this, although she doesn't seem to use her talents as often as she should. It could be understandable since she's still new to the job in Season One.
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* Although never described as one, Patrick Jane of ''TheMentalist'' ''Series/TheMentalist'' uses profiling tactics routinely to play criminals- and everyone else, for that matter- into his hands. * Elizabeth Keen of ''TheBlacklist'' ''Series/TheBlacklist'' is explicitly described as this, although she doesn't seem to use her talents as often as she should. It could be understandable since she's still new to the job in Season One.
19th Jul '15 7:20:56 PM TechnoPervert
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* There is a new area of Psychology called Investigative Psychology lead by David Canter (A famed profiler himself) that intents to find a way to use Offender Profiling outside the more horrific types of crimes and even in non-forensic fields. It's far from being as exact as other fields in Psychology, and that's saying something, but it has had some success using Geographical Profiling (normally only used with serial offenders) in nonrelated areas such as Marketing. So it was recently upgraded from "[[ItWillNeverCatchOn Most likely to end up being nothing but a footnote in some textbook]]." too "Ambitious new field."
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* There is a new area of Psychology called Investigative Psychology lead by David Canter (A famed profiler himself) that intents to find a way to use Offender Profiling outside the more horrific types of crimes and even in non-forensic fields. It's far from being as exact as other fields in Psychology, and that's saying something, but it has had some success using Geographical Profiling (normally only used with serial offenders) in nonrelated areas such as Marketing. So it was recently upgraded from "[[ItWillNeverCatchOn Most likely to end up being nothing but a footnote in some textbook]]." too to "Ambitious new field."
27th Jun '15 8:32:58 PM R1ck
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20th May '15 6:49:27 AM TheGamer13
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From the name of the specialty in law enforcement. Also a series of the same name, with a profiler as its main character, naturally enough. The Creator/{{ITV}} series ''WireInTheBlood'' employs The Profiler.
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From the name of the specialty in law enforcement. Also a series of the same name, with a profiler as its main character, naturally enough. The Creator/{{ITV}} series ''WireInTheBlood'' employs The Profiler. enough.
11th May '15 6:14:34 PM Katsuhagi
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* In ''Manga/DeathNote''. L performs a remarkable feat of profiling early in the series, but credits it to his ability to recognize a personality similar to his own. His sketch of the [[spoiler: Second Kira is less complete, and he's completely beaten to the punch on the Third, though it's implied that he could've done better if he weren't so depressed and distracted]]. To be fair, they are all using a supernatural method of murder, which makes them much harder to predict or track down.
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* In ''Manga/DeathNote''. L performs a remarkable feat of profiling early in the series, but credits it to his ability to recognize a personality similar to his own. His sketch of the [[spoiler: Second Kira is less complete, and he's completely beaten to the punch on the Third, though it's implied that he could've done better if he weren't so depressed and distracted]]. To be fair, Not helping matters is they are all using a supernatural method of murder, which makes them much harder to predict or track down.
24th Mar '15 9:53:39 AM TVRulezAgain
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* Several appear in the MichaelConnelly universe, most notably FBI Agents Terry [=McCaleb=] and Rachel Walling.
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* Several appear in the MichaelConnelly Creator/MichaelConnelly universe, most notably FBI Agents Terry [=McCaleb=] and Rachel Walling.
9th Mar '15 2:16:21 PM CountMontoni
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The stereotype of the profiler comes with an auxiliary stereotype that profilers are prone to stress and mental exhaustion, causing anything from nervous breakdowns to actually becoming psychotic criminals like the ones they've been analyzing. A personalization of the old joke: "Q: What's the difference between a psychologist and a coal miner? A: The psychologist goes down deeper and comes up dirtier."
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The stereotype of the profiler comes with an auxiliary stereotype that profilers are prone to stress and mental exhaustion, causing anything from nervous breakdowns to [[PsychoPsychologist actually becoming psychotic criminals like the ones they've been analyzing.analyzing]]. A personalization of the old joke: "Q: What's the difference between a psychologist and a coal miner? A: The psychologist goes down deeper and comes up dirtier."
1st Mar '15 3:02:00 PM JediGoalie30
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* Several appear in the MichaelConnelly universe, most notably FBI Agents Terry [=McCaleb=] and Rachel Walling.
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