The Profiler

The Profiler

My Life Hunting Serial Killers and Psychopaths

Large Print - 2010
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In 1990, a young woman was strangled on a jogging path near the home of Pat Brown's family. Brown suspected their boarder, and uncovered strong evidence that pointed to him - but the police dismissed her as a housewife with an overactive imagination. It would be six years before her former boarder was brought in for questioning, but the night Brown took action was the beginning of her life's work as a criminal profiler. Now she opens her case files to readers.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2010
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410429810
1410429814
Branch Call Number: LP 364.15230973 BRO NVD
Characteristics: 511 p. (large print) ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Andelman, Bob

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caryssaandderrick
Feb 04, 2015

This is an amazing book. I am about to start college at Walden for bachelors and masters in Forensic Psychology to work in the FBI as a profiler and once I heard the story behind this book I had to read it. It only took me 2 days to read 509 pages. It really opens your eyes in three ways one just cuz you feel you just a stay at home mom or ur just student doesnt mean you can go far in something even though people make u feel like u arent nothing more then your title and two it shows u dont need some 100,000 dollar schooling and you dont need to be born with money there are alot of things you can do on ur own time and with public resources and three it shows u a system that has failed due to funds and people willing to do the job and time and shows u that its not like everything that happens in the movies ANYONE can be murdered and it could take days or months or years or decades to catch the person that did it and even then the reports cothing and everything else could be losed or to long to be used and they cant put that person in jail

jpdanzig Apr 08, 2013

Rather indifferently written and edited work by housewife turned pro bono profiler, in which she examines several low-level long-open cases. Not terribly exciting, but she does make one wonder how many murderers are successfully identified and prosecuted. Not many, from the sound of it.

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kjreed
Feb 14, 2011

This book reads more like an autobiography than an in-depth discussion of profiling. While I didn't learn a lot about profiling that I couldn't have picked up by watching Criminal Minds (TV show), the book wasn't a waste of time. The strong point of this book is the author's comments about being a self-trained, civilian woman in the male-dominated law enforcement arena.

For some reason, all the cases Brown talks about in significant detail are never officially solved. She identifies the most likely suspect and explains why she believes the person(s) to be guilty, but they never end up charged. As a reader, I found it frustrating.

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KTBGOODE
Nov 02, 2010

Poorly written with a smug tone. Stick with John Douglas.

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