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.
History. Pattern. Profile.
Did You Know?
's Dr. Wendy Carr is based on Ann Burgess
, a certified psychiatric clinical nurse and specialist in assessing and treating trauma in rape victims. Latterly associated with FBI agents John Douglas
and Robert K. Ressler
in the Behavioral Science Unit devoted to the development of psychological profiling for serial killers. See more
There is a scene where Tench is sitting at a table drinking whiskey. Whilst the label is pointing away from the camera, it is possible to tell from the embossing on the side of the glass bottle that it is a bottle of Bushmills Northern Irish whisky. This specific 'embossed' bottle type was first introduced to market in 2010. And was certainly not around in the 70's when this show is set. See more