Dangerous Instincts - Use an FBI Profiler's tactics to avoid unsafe situations

This book was written by Mary Ellen O'Toole, PH.D. and Alisa Bowman.

Taken from her web site "Dr. O’Toole also worked the Elizabeth Smart and Natalee Holloway disappearances, the Columbine shootings and many other high profile cases. Her law enforcement career spanned 32 years, beginning in the San Francisco’s District Attorney’s Office when she was a Criminal Investigator. Dr. O’Toole worked as an FBI agent for 28 years, spending more than half of her Bureau career in the organization’s prestigious Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU)—the very unit that is the focus of the hit crime series “Criminal Minds.”"

This book is a recommended reading because its very applicable to the world of forensics and computer crime investigations. Having worked many investigations while at Standard and Poor's, I wish I had this book back then. It gives some insight in to perhaps understanding human thought and interaction when it comes to potentially, or in some cases, real violent situations. She writes about insinct and intuition, and how the Sound Method of Assessing and Recognizing Trouble (SMART) system is a better system to follow.

Mary Ellen gives real world examples of how cases played out, how interviews went, and how she profiled, with tremendous results.

Must read if you perform forensics and want to an opportunity to understand the mind behind the crime.

Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Buy it here: Dangerous Instincts: Use an FBI Profiler's Tactics to Avoid Unsafe Situations

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