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"The Criminal Minds Effect"

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"The Criminal Minds Effect"
What is Criminal Minds?
FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit
Average 2.5 million viewers
10.8 million total viewers
Written by real-life profilers
CBS, AE, Ion Television
BAU Profilers
Former police officers
Who, What, When, Where, Why, How
Psychopathology
"Behavioral blueprint of the crime"
Promotes"Pro-investigative Attitudes"
Doesn't glamorize crimes or criminals
How does Criminal Minds influence society's perception of the justice system?
Focus on the people
Humanizing
Affected by cases
PTSD
People recognize crimes
"Safety concious"
"When I read thse horrific stories that seem to happen metaphoricaly in the house next door, there's something that's captivating about it in a dark way. There's something that we as a society want to understand about how some of us turn out this way"
-Thomas Gibson
"S.S.A. Aaron Hotchner"
"Violent crimes tell a story"
Shows devastation of the crime
Exaggerations and Misconceptions
BAU doesn't have a jet
"Experience" required
"Movie star attractive"
Cases aren't that easy to solve
Don't need six full-time profilers
How does Criminal Minds affect perception of law enforcement officers?
How does Criminal Minds affect perception of crimes and the criminals theselves?
How does Criminal Minds relay public fascination with crime?
Bill, Keveney. "Profiling 'Criminal Minds'." USA Today n.d.: MAS Ultra - School Edition. Web. 24 Feb. 2015
People Behind the Badge
"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby becomes a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."
-Friedrich Nietzsche
Too dark and violent
Crossing Lines?
Based on true cases

"Type of cases that most people, the average individual struggles to understand themselves."
-Mark A. Hilts
Murder Fascination
Complexities of crime
Profilers explain when others cannot
Want to be different from criminals
"An impulse we all might experience"
New perspective
Wide variety of "unsubs"
Crime can happen anywhere, anytime
Eng, Joyce. "Criminal Minds." TV Guide. CBS Interactive, 15 May 2014. Web. 9
Mar. 2015
The materials included in this presentation:
are included under the fair use exemption of the U.S. Copyright Law
are prepared according to the educational multimedia fair use guidelines
are restricted from further use

Coypright Disclaimer
RenewCancelTV. "Criminal Minds." Renew Cancel TV. N.p., 22 Jan. 2015. Web. 9
Mar. 2015.
Lufty, Michael-Anthony. Running Head: Media Affects and the Criminal Profiling
Illusion: How Fictional Representations Influence the Perception of Police
Efficacy. N.p.: n.p., 2013. Print.
"Profiling." Matchware. Matchware A/S, n.d. Web. 9 Mar. 2015.
McNeely, Connie L. "Perceptions of the Criminal Justice System: Television
Imagery and Public Knowledge in the United States." Journal of Criminal
Justice and Popular Culture 3.1 (1995): 1-20. Albany. Web. 2 Mar. 2015.
Controversies
Hakin, Georgia. "‘Criminal Minds': Television’s Violent Crime and Its
Impact on Audiences and Reality." The Artifice 3 Oct. 2014: n. pag. Web. 9
Mar. 2015.
Hakin, Georgia. "‘Criminal Minds': Television’s Violent Crime and Its
Impact on Audiences and Reality." The Artifice 3 Oct. 2014: n. pag. Web. 9
Mar. 2015.
Hakin, Georgia. "‘Criminal Minds': Television’s Violent Crime and Its
Impact on Audiences and Reality." The Artifice 3 Oct. 2014: n. pag. Web. 9
Mar. 2015.
Mary Ellen. "Criminal Profiling: The FBI Uses Criminal Investigative Analysis TO SOLVE CRIMES." Corrections Today 61.1 (1999): 44. MasterFILE Premier. Web. 24 Feb. 2015
Halpern, Mollie, and Mark A. Hilts, prod. "Behavioral Analysts." Inside the FBI.
Federal Bureau of Investigation, n.d. Web. 2 Mar. 2015.
Mattiuzzi, Paul G. "Why Are We so Fascinated with Murder." Everyday Psychology.
Ed. Paul G. Mattiuzzi. Blogger, 24 May 2011. Web. 2 Mar. 2015
Bill, Keveney. "Profiling 'Criminal Minds'." USA Today 22 Nov. 2006: MAS Ultra - School Edition. Web. 24 Feb. 2015
Mattiuzzi, Paul G. "Why Are We so Fascinated with Murder." Everyday Psychology.
Ed. Paul G. Mattiuzzi. Blogger, 24 May 2011. Web. 2 Mar. 2015.
Profilers Explain
Tells what audience needs to know
Finishes the "story"

Mary Ellen. "Criminal Profiling: The FBI Uses Criminal Investigative Analysis TO SOLVE CRIMES." Corrections Today 61.1 (1999): 44. MasterFILE Premier. Web. 24 Feb. 2015
Bill, Keveney. "Profiling 'Criminal Minds'." USA Today 22 Nov. 2006: MAS Ultra - School Edition. Web. 24 Feb. 2015
Hakin, Georgia. "‘Criminal Minds': Television’s Violent Crime and Its
Impact on Audiences and Reality." The Artifice 3 Oct. 2014: n. pag. Web. 9
Mar. 2015.
Stott, Katherine E. Primetime Crime and Its Influence on Public Perception.
N.p.: U. of Rhode Island, 2011. Print.
Rosevear, Paul D. "Real-Life 'Criminal Minds' Would Criminal Psychology Be a
Good Career Change for You?" America Online 2006: 1-3. Web. 9 Mar. 2015.
Stewartry. "Weblog post." Stewartry. Wordpress, n.d. Web. 9 Mar. 2015.
Anna K. Criminal Minds Season 4 Finale Scene. Youtube. Youtube, 21 May 2009.
Web. 9 Mar. 2015.
Anna K. Criminal Minds Season 4 Finale Scene. Youtube. Youtube, 21 May 2009.
Web. 9 Mar. 2015.
Halpern, Mollie, and Mark A. Hilts, prod. "Behavioral Analysts." Inside the FBI.
Federal Bureau of Investigation, n.d. Web. 2 Mar. 2015.
Bill, Keveney. "Profiling 'Criminal Minds'." USA Today 22 Nov. 2006: MAS Ultra - School Edition. Web. 24 Feb. 2015
Season 2 Episode 3: The Perfect Storm
Hotchner: "Philosopher Kahlil Gibran wrote, 'Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars'."
Season 2 Episode 20: Honor Among Thieves
Prentiss: "An old Russian proverb reminds us, 'There can be no good without evil'."
Season 6 Episode 8: Reflection of Desire
Garcia: "I believe humanity was born from conflict. Maybe that's why in all of us lives a dark side. Some of us embrace it. Some have no choice. The rest of us fight it. In the end, it's as natural as the air we breathe. At some point, we're forced to face the truth. Ourselves'."
RenewCancelTV. "Criminal Minds." Renew Cancel TV. N.p., 22 Jan. 2015. Web. 9
Mar. 2015.
"Criminal Minds: Season Nine Ratings." TV Series Finale. TV Series Finale, 8 May
2014. Web. 23 Feb. 2015.
Stewartry. "Weblog post." Stewartry. Wordpress, n.d. Web. 9 Mar. 2015.
Stewartry. "Weblog post." Stewartry. Wordpress, n.d. Web. 9 Mar. 2015.
Stewartry. "Weblog post." Stewartry. Wordpress, n.d. Web. 9 Mar. 2015.
Furlong, Maggie. "Criminal Minds." HuffPostTv. AOL, 29 Sept. 2010. Web. 11 Mar.
2015.
TV Fanatic. "Criminal Minds." SideReel. All Media Network, 21 Jan. 2011. Web. 11
Mar. 2015.
Conclusion
Provides new perspective
Officers are human
Horrible crimes are a reality
Explains the minds of criminals
Anna K. Criminal Minds Season 4 Finale Scene. Youtube. Youtube, 21 May 2009.
Web. 9 Mar. 2015.
"Criminal Minds: Season Nine Ratings." TV Series Finale. TV Series Finale, 8 May
2014. Web. 23 Feb. 2015.
Eng, Joyce. "Criminal Minds." TV Guide. CBS Interactive, 15 May 2014. Web. 9
Mar. 2015.
Furlong, Maggie. "Criminal Minds." HuffPostTv. AOL, 29 Sept. 2010. Web. 11 Mar.
2015.
Hakin, Georgia. "‘Criminal Minds': Television’s Violent Crime and Its
Impact on Audiences and Reality." The Artifice 3 Oct. 2014: n. pag. Web. 9
Mar. 2015.
Halpern, Mollie, and Mark A. Hilts, prod. "Behavioral Analysts." Inside the FBI.
Federal Bureau of Investigation, n.d. Web. 2 Mar. 2015.
Lufty, Michael-Anthony. Running Head: Media Affects and the Criminal Profiling
Illusion: How Fictional Representations Influence the Perception of Police
Efficacy. N.p.: n.p., 2013. Print.
Mattiuzzi, Paul G. "Why Are We so Fascinated with Murder." Everyday Psychology.
Ed. Paul G. Mattiuzzi. Blogger, 24 May 2011. Web. 2 Mar. 2015.
McNeely, Connie L. "Perceptions of the Criminal Justice System: Television
Imagery and Public Knowledge in the United States." Journal of Criminal
Justice and Popular Culture 3.1 (1995): 1-20. Albany. Web. 2 Mar. 2015.
"Profiling." Matchware. Matchware A/S, n.d. Web. 9 Mar. 2015.
RenewCancelTV. "Criminal Minds." Renew Cancel TV. N.p., 22 Jan. 2015. Web. 9
Mar. 2015.
Rosevear, Paul D. "Real-Life 'Criminal Minds' Would Criminal Psychology Be a
Good Career Change for You?" America Online 2006: 1-3. Web. 9 Mar. 2015.
Stewartry. "Weblog post." Stewartry. Wordpress, n.d. Web. 9 Mar. 2015.
Stott, Katherine E. Primetime Crime and Its Influence on Public Perception.
N.p.: U. of Rhode Island, 2011. Print.
Tooley, Michael, et al. "The Media, the Public and the Law Enforcement
Community: Correcting Misperceptions." Police Chief 6 June 2009: n. pag.
The Police Chief. Web. 2 Mar. 2015.
TV Fanatic. "Criminal Minds." SideReel. All Media Network, 21 Jan. 2011. Web. 11
Mar. 2015.
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