Monday, June 23, 2008 4:48 PM
Forensic Profiling "living and working on the dark side of the moon"
Many of my clients have asked me if I would write a blog on Forensic Profiling, how I have used it in the work I do. I will write two blogs the first is a quick profile I did on the D.C."Snipers" the second will be on an alleged kidnapping case I worked on for almost a year.
It is very important to understand that any Forensic profile will not prove guilt or innocence, a Forensic Profile will give you, the client a read on the writer or un-sub in question. Forensic Profilers use many different diagnostic tools in their quest for an accurate read on the subject in question, handwriting, behavior (personality) profiles, linguistics, body language etc. In this case it was one word that I picked up on that told me that this was not your average lone white male, twenty five to thirty five years of age, living at home with his mother. In my early years of training with two of the best Forensic Experts in the USA, I was told "never pay attention to what a person is saying, but what it is he/she is saying" same would apply to what they are writing or doing.
When we were able to see the handwriting there was very little handwriting to profile, but one word stood out and hit me square in the face. The profile below is the one I sent in to the FBI on 10/12/01 two weeks before Malvo and his partner were caught. The FBI has their own profilers, but will always welcome help from outside their BSU (Behavioral Science Unit) Below is the profile I sent in to them on 10/12/01.
First) There seems to be some sort of connection between the number of people shot and 9/11/01At this time eleven people were shot and nine were killed. I do not believe this is an Al-Quada connection but I do believe this date and the number of people shot and killed has some deep meaning to the Un-subs
Second) There is no question in my mind that the Un-sub(s) has some military background.
Third) Most of the Profilers I have heard seem to think that this Un-sub has learned English as a second language. I do not believe this to be the case. The words "Mr. Policeman" in my humble opinion is more "Black Slang" I have heard heard this term many times by many African Americans who have lived or worked in the South Eastern United States. There may be the possibilty that the Un-sub(s) are African American
Forth) I do not believe that the Un-sub(s) is working alone, to elude capture time and time again would indicate to me that he or she has a look out and is in communication with each other.
I wanted to pass on my thoughts to you with the hope that this may be of some help to you in your quest, to apprehend this madman.
Anthony J. Iantosca, BCFE
To my clients and friends, please remember these three phrase's when you are trying to aquire a better understanding of the people in your personal and professional life:
"Traits are expressed through behavior"
" Past behavior is indicative of future behavior"
" Behavior reflects personality"
Sex and aggression are our two strongest drives, there are those among us who have a deep uncontrollable need to express domination/controll over other human beings. This is accomplished in different ways but with the same goal, control.
If you should have any questions on Forensic Profiling please call me I will be happy to talk with you.