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Added Nov 07 2017

Did you know that a new Netflix series about profiling serial killers has a BC connection? Psychologist Dr. Wendy Carr, one of the main characters in the series "Mindhunter" is based on Boston College Connell School of Nursing Prof. Ann Burgess, a pioneer in the study of victims of trauma. Burgess' collaboration with two FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation agents beginning in the 1970s led to the agency's behavioral science method of profiling violent criminals.

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November 7, 2017
    How Netflix's Serial Killer Drama 'Mindhunter' Draws From Real Life
    Four decades ago, FBI special agents John Douglas and Robert Ressler began a bold new research project alongside a Boston crime victim expert named Dr. Ann Burgess. Burgess, now a professor at Boston College's Connell School of Nursing, thought the agents' access to crime scenes and incarcerated killers presented a "phenomenal" opportunity for research, she told HuffPost.

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