Week after week, the hit Living TV show Criminal Minds gives viewers a look inside the psyches of the fictional serial killers tracked by the BAU (Behavioural Analysis Unit). This elite team of FBI agents travels the US assisting law enforcement officials by examining the crime scene, profiling' the perpetrator and aiding in arrest and interrogation. In The Forensic Science of Criminal Minds, Katherine Ramsland reveals how reality differs from fiction and how forensic psychologists actually use their knowledge of human behaviour and motivations.'
Katherine Ramsland began her career as a writer with Prism of the Night: A Biography of Anne Rice, and has since published 59 books, including the bestselling The Vampire Companion: The Official Guide to Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles. She holds graduate degrees in forensic psychology, clinical psychology, criminal justice, and philosophy. She teaches forensic psychology and criminal justice at DeSales University.