The Panic Figure and the Psychopath: A Psychical Correspondence

  • Anthony Carlton CookeEmail author


In Mindhunter , Douglas (1996) promotes his idea of criminal profiling as superior to psychiatric evaluation by relating an interview with a repeat offender, Gary Trapnell: “He [Trapnell] said that if I gave him a copy of the current edition of DSM, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and pointed to any condition … he could convince any psychiatrist that he was genuinely suffering from the affliction,” an event that led Douglas to create the Crime Classification Manual (CCM) (pp. 346–347).


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  1. 1.Department of Writing and LinguisticsGeorgia Southern UniversityStatesboroUSA

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