Jonathan Groff in Mindhunter Netflix

The final trailer for the Netflix series Mindhunter has been released. Throughout most of history, crime fighting was about catching and stopping criminals. There was very little curiosity as to the reasons why crimes were committed. But a lot of that changed with FBI Agent John E. Douglas, who joined the Bureau in 1970 and went on to become one of the first criminal profilers. By interviewing a number of serial killers and other violent criminals, Douglas began to learn why the worst criminals act the way they do. From there, he became able to use behavior to help investigate and solve other crimes.

Douglas’ work has not only been used both to apprehend criminals and exonerate the innocent, but he has also served as the inspiration for a number of characters in entertainment. He is the basis for the character of Jack Crawford in the Hannibal Lecter books – and has ...

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