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
In at least two episodes, there's a poster on Debbie's wall over the table advertising a concert by garage punk band The Cynics. This band was formed in 1983, so they couldn't be playing in the late 70's when season 1 is set. And it couldn't be another band with the same name, since the logo and locale (the advertised concert is in Pittsburgh, the aforementioned band's home town) fit. See more
Referenced in Talking Dead: Some Guy