Event: “Serial Killers” by the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)
Fraternal Order of Police District of Columbia Lodge #1
711 4th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
The term ‘serial killings’ means a series of three or more killings, not less than one of which was committed within the United States, having common characteristics such as to suggest the reasonable possibility that the crimes were committed by the same actor or actors.
The mission of the FBI Behavioral Analysis Units (BAU) is to provide operational support for complex and time-sensitive cases and other matters through the application of investigative case experience, education, specialized training, and research.
Behavioral science is all about better understanding criminals and terrorists—who they are, how they think, why they do what they do – as a means to help solve crimes and prevent attacks.
The art of what is sometimes called “profiling”—popularized in movies like Silence of the Lambs—was developed by FBI behavioral analysts and has been around for years. The Bureau began to more systematically apply the insights of psychological science to criminal behavior in the early 1970s. Part of the Behavioral Science Unit (BSU), they provide cutting edge training, high-impact research, and consultation in the behavioral sciences in support of the FBI’s mission and the work of the broader law enforcement and intelligence communities. They also work closely with our National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime and the Personnel Recovery Coordination Group of our Critical Response Group.
Come hear how the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit on Serial Killers Program.
- Crime Analyst Christina Palazzolo, “Highway Serial Killer” Program Manager, Behavioral Analysis Unit 4 (Violent Criminal Apprehension Program-ViCAP)
- Barry Dickman and Dip Chandra, Board Members; FBI CAAA