- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Television Networks
- DVD Release Date: 2002
In the past 20 years, a remarkable new crime-fighting technique has been perfected. It is called profiling, and it allows investigators to piece together a portrait of the suspect they are hunting for from the slightest clues.
Once derided by law-enforcement officers, profiling has proved to be a powerful tool in solving hundreds of felony cases, from murder to kidnapping.
AMERICAN JUSTICE® profiles the profilers, starting with former FBI agent John Douglas, who invented the discipline and pioneered its use in criminal investigations in the late 1970s. Here, Douglas recalls how he developed and refined his methods, and how profiling gained in popularity as the successes mounted.
Examine the scientific basis of profiling, and revisit several cases where it has helped to bring criminals to justice. Finally, see how widespread the acceptance of this procedure has become, as the FBI is currently training police nationwide in how to use this powerful tool on their own.