Two FBI agents, fighting the departmental stigma of backroom boys - those who try to complicate the status quo of simple Means, Motive, Opportunity (MMO) of crime-solving with academics - work to develop an innovative investigative field incorporating psychology, anthropology and sociology as a method to reveal the motive. They acknowledge classic crime-solving - MMO - as no longer sufficient because criminality is becoming more complicated as Motive graduates from need and greed to inexplicable and irrational reasons. They theorize applying deeper psychological evaluation will posit new questions. Simply, asking Why will lead to the Who. This series focuses on the development by two men, two agents, of a new criminal field and does so through story lines of visiting the sociopathic mind.
Did You Know?
While listing off infamous killers they could interview, one of the detective mentions the killer Herbert Mullin, who was actually murdering people at the exact same time and in the exact city (Santa Cruz) as Edmund Kemper, another character in this series. The two of them reigned terror for years, police actually believing that it was only one person doing the killing. When police arrested Mullin after he foolishly shot an old man in the middle of the street in front of multiple witnesses, the police thought they had caught the only killer, until 3 months later when Edmund Kemper confessed. See more