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We are all part monsters in our subconscious thats why we have laws and religion These are the words of David Campiti in the book Forbidden Planet Little did Campiti know but this simple phrase would go on to be the holy grail to many specialists in a particular area of law known as forensic psychology more commonly called criminal profiling Criminal profiling which is used to come up with the background possible interests and characterization of suspects believed to be responsible in serial murders has changed throughout the years As Wayne Choniki of the Arcane Research Group put it Profiling is acknowledging the skewed validity of the perpetrators perspective to be able to predict him without allowing yourself to become lost to him and his world Still novel to the world of jurisprudence criminal profiling has proven capable of opening a new door to the study of the criminal mind The evolution of forensic psychology can be argued from many different points of view While many people credit the FBIs Behavioral Sciences Unit with the development of criminal profiling the actual act of getting inside a criminals mind can be traced back hundreds of years In the past twenty years it has not only become more reliable but it has also gained much respect from the media society and professionals John E Douglas one of the prominent criminal profilers of the 20th century was one of the first men to introduce the science of forensic psychology to the Federal Bureau of Investigation during the late 1970s and early 1980s John Douglas has been accredited with developing the modern day art of criminal profiling after his work with such criminals as Edmund Kemper the Coed Killer who was responsible for the murder of ten individuals including his grandparents and his mother Douglas also spoke with Charles Manson the notorious mass murderer and Richard Speck who at the time was serving out a sentence
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