Tuesday, November 27, 2007

DCI Tennison vs. Agent Huang

I don't know how it got past me, but here's Malcolm Gladwell getting medieval on criminal profiling.

Not to oversell the piece, but if Gladwell is right, then nearly a third of NBC's prime-time lineup could come crashing to the ground!

Update: Based on the comments, I should make clear that the Gladwell piece is about FBI profiling, not racial profiling. Hence the Agent Huang in the header. And if you read the piece you'll see that Gladwell rests his case on a kill-joy Brit inspector. Hence the DCI Tennison and . . . never mind. Just read it. It's short and it's good.


Anonymous said...

Gladwell is an idiot. Lessee, what sort of people were involved in 9/11?

Oh yeah. "A diverse group of people from the community."

Nope, profiling never works and is always wrong.

Anonymous said...

Ummm, was that Steve Sailer? Did Anonymous even read the piece? The argument isn't about "profiling", it's about "FBI profilers" and how they con police searching out serial killers.