Psychology of Serial Killers with Jim Clemente

Psychology of Serial Killers with Jim Clemente



Jim Clemente (retired FBI and current Criminal Minds writer, producer) discusses some of his eerie experiences tracking down serial killers with us. From particular cases, like the Long Island killer to the psychology of murderers, and the dangers of Craigslist, Jim provides a wide range of insight into these predators among us.

Jim Clemente is a retired FBI agent and current advisor, writer and producer for the TV series “Criminal Minds.” A graduate of Fordham University School of Law, Jim was the head of the Child Sex Crimes Prosecution Team in Bronx County for the New York City Law Department. As a result of undercover work that led to the imprisonment of a child sex offender, Clemente was recruited into the FBI. From 1998 until October 2009 he was a Supervisory Special Agent in the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit in Quantico, Virginia. He is an expert in the fields of Sex Crimes Investigations, Sex Offender Behavior, Child Sexual Victimization, and Child Pornography. Clemente has investigated and consulted on thousands of cases involving the violent and sexual crimes, sexual victimization of children, and he has interviewed hundreds of victims and offenders. He has also testified as an expert witness and lectured on these topics across the country and around the world.

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Jim Clemente is a retired FBI agent and current advisor, writer and producer for the TV series “Criminal Minds.” A graduate of Fordham University School of Law, Jim was the head of the Child Sex Crimes Prosecution Team in Bronx County for the New York City Law Department. As a result of undercover work that led to the imprisonment of a child sex offender, Clemente was recruited into the FBI. From 1998 until October 2009 he was a Supervisory Special Agent in the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit in Quantico, Virginia. He is an expert in the fields of Sex Crimes Investigations, Sex Offender Behavior, Child Sexual Victimization, and Child Pornography. Clemente has investigated and consulted on thousands of cases involving the violent and sexual crimes, sexual victimization of children, and he has interviewed hundreds of victims and offenders. He has also testified as an expert witness and lectured on these topics across the country and around the world.

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EPISODE BREAKDOWN:
00:01 Coming up on Media Mayhem.
02:35 The Long Island Serial Killer and playing cat and mouse.
07:00 Psychology of a serial killer.
09:20 Profiling serial killers.
10:23 Craigslist as the be all and end all of serial killers.
12:40 To Catch a Predator interferes.
13:30 The Robert Spangler case.
21:20 Interrogating a serial killer until he confesses.
22:34 The case of Jeffrey Dahmer-“A very different animal.’
25:28 Distinguishing between serial killers and mass murderers.
32:05 The Jon Benet Ramsey fiasco.
35:44 “Deciding” to take on certain cases.
37:45 The Jodi Arias trial.

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February 6, 2013 / 21 Comments / by / in
  • He has some very interesting, if "official" answers and shows a healthy relationship to his work, serious and sympathetic while speaking of past cases. Unfortunately, the female interviewer does not give him space to speak and it feels almost as if she is enjoying the details of these terrible crimes as juicy gossip, or a tingling horror movie, even making a little fun of some of the circumstances and victims. Perhaps it was an attempt to keep things light and exiting when, as he speaks about these horrendous crimes with such calm and humanity, it does not make for the TV thriller drama or sensation news she may have intended it to be. Her voice was perhaps not recorded and mixed well soundwise as it is incredibly nasal and unpleasant to listen to. Whatever the causes of the impression is, she come across as very shallow, unlikable, cold, even cruel,
    at a point it seemed he even felt a need to correct her insensitive behavior with the statement: "that's a human being we're talking about here."

  • damn fuck that shrill voice

  • How came the interviewer laughed that much? Very psychopathic …

  • I don't know why you guys are so salty, I like the interviewer, she actually has a personality and doesn't sit there like a robot.

  • Fascinating interview

  • stop hating on the interview so was engaging and asked the questions i wanted to hear

  • I think it absolutely a bad sign of the times that a profiler has to preface his statement of fact with how unfortunate it is , so that no one will assume that since he hasn't said it then he supports the notion that its not unfortunate . IE .. He is attacking women women who have issues and histories and UNFORTUNATELY those women aren't immediately missed . People are quick to make assumptions , especially negative assumptions simply to put people on the defensive and elevate themselves as somehow more thoughtful or sympathetic .

  • Pseudoscience

  • what the heck is wrong with this woman? she seems to be a little off herself. most people would be disturbed by this topic. especially if you where face to face hearing these horrible details. nervous laughter is one thing. but she just seems very odd to me. idk

  • Jim Clemente is a brilliant guy! He was totally correct on the JonBenet Ramsey case.

  • the parents in the Ramsay case was harassed by the police, who already made up their minds that the family did it rather then to try and find the real killer. The indictment was not followed threw because there was no evidence and they were putting the family threw more pain.

  • I'm disappointed in his take on Jeffrey Dahmer. He was talking previously about these sadistic psychopathic killers and went onto Dahmer with stating that he was a different animal, but only to say that he was the most crooked one of them all. Apparently the dude does not know that much about him, so I shouldn't be too hard on Jim, but this kind of irritated me TBH. I know it was about the details of Dahmer's crimes and what he did with the bodies after killing them, but he wasn't a sadist and didn't get pleasure from the suffering of another. He in fact detested having to kill them and did all he could to make them his. He drank and made himself drunk that would give him the courage to kill them and make it as painless as possible. These are just the facts, so don't think I'm downplaying his actions or condoning his crimes.

  • Great interview but that woman is irritating as hell. Her voice fucking grates on me

  • The one giving the interview is a serial killer….sadistic ass bitch why you laughing.

  • Endocrine health throughout a child's life through young adulthood plays a vital role in the outcome of our personalities and overall behavior.

  • Sometimes people , like this woman, shouldn't speak. She sucked. Very cocky. Jim had a lot of class

  • 1. motivated offender
    2. suitable target
    3. lack of capable guardians

    —Rational choice theory causation of crime

  • I think the interviewer is fine. She's just strait to the point. If she let him talk the interview would change into something different or it would be a way to long interview

  • Urggh, can't watch, her voice is excruciating.

  • Uh yeah, I'm pretty sure him confessing had nothing to do with the FBI's "brilliant tactical interview skills", and EVERYTHING to do with him being a typical grandiose serial killer
    diagnosed with terminal cancer months earlier AND having less than a year to live wanting his 15 minutes of fame before then.
    Nice try tho, Jim ;D. I especially like how he just slips in the little fact of the guy dying of cancer in prison 6 months later right at the very end.

  • how does she keep her job??

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