Vorpagel said, "The Chase case and David Joseph Carpenter offered two more opportunities to interview killers on death row. Since we started in the mid 1970s, the FBI has amassed overwhelming evidence that these murderers followed consistent patterns of behavior -- and that their future actions could be predicted with a high degree of probability."
"How big was the team?" Marcus asked.
"At that time, in 1979, the Behavioral Science Unit of the FBI was broken up into various subdivisions. Bob Ressler, Anthony Rider, John Douglas, and myself did most of the profiling of serial killers. Rodger Davis and Swanson Carter dealt primarily in psychology. Jim Reese and John Minderman dealt with police stress. Robert Roy Hazelwood was head of the sex crimes. Dick Ault was involved in statistical analysis. And Larry Monroe was promoted, and Roger DePew took over as our unit chief."
Vorpagel emptied a folder of police reports, handwritten letters, and transparencies onto his desk. He held up one of the slides and said, "This case involves the first time that I'm aware of that profiling helped prevent a possible murder. The Behavioral Science Unit was put to a new test in the Elaine case, not to catch a killer, but to
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Publication information: Book title: Profiles in Murder:An FBI Legend Dissects Killers and Their Crimes. Contributors: Russell Vorpagel - Author, Joseph Harrington - Author. Publisher: Perseus Publishing. Place of publication: Cambridge, MA. Publication year: 1998. Page number: 85.
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