Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit - Chapter 18 through Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 18 through Chapter 19 Summary and Analysis

This subsection characterizes ongoing difficulties Douglas and his profilers face in the past while developing ISU and what is expected for the future. Chapter 18's Battle of the Shrinks describes Thomas Vanda in a Joliet prison for a second murder. He is released from a mental institution for murder and other crimes after declared "cured." Ressler and Douglas interview him and the staff psychiatrist. Douglas asks about Vanda and finds he may be ready for parole. Douglas asks the psychiatrist if he knows why Vanda is in prison. The psychiatrist says he does not want to know and does not have time to deal with him. Douglas recounts the gory crime Vanda commits and the psychiatrist says "Get out of my office!" Douglas reminds him he can recommend probation but knows nothing about the criminal he may...

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