“Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit”
By: John Douglas and Mark Olshaker
At least five pages (1500 words) in length.
Free from spelling, punctuation and grammar errors.
No works cited is necessary unless using sources other than “Mindhunter.”
Citation (page number) required for quoting or paraphrasing from the book.
1. A brief summary of the book. Probably no more than a page is necessary.
2. Identify and describe at least four investigative techniques that the BSU popularized. In other words, choose at least four “unique” or innovative investigative tactics that the unit used and found successful in profiling and investigating their subjects. Give examples of how these techniques were used in actual cases cited in the book.
3. Identify and describe in detail at least one case that Douglas discusses in the book. What investigative techniques were used? Why was the case significant? What impacted you the most about that particular case (i.e., why did you choose it?).
4. Your opinion of the book as a teaching tool for criminal justice classes.