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Jodi Arias Letter Analysis + Decoding the Unabomber with Former FBI Profiler James Fitzgerald

vor 4 Jahren

The Jodi Arias trial and letters and email she sent to Travis Alexander and his family are analyzed with Forensic Linguistics Expert and Former FBI Profiler James Fitzgerald. We also look at the Dr. Richard Illes murder case, a fake suicide note in the murder case of Albert Perez, decoding the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski, and more in this full length Crime Time interview with Allison Hope Weiner.

James R. Fitzgerald was the Program Manager of Threat Assessment/Forensic Linguistics at the Behavioral Analysis Unit 1 of the FBI. Fitzgerald knew little about profiling or linguistics when he joined the FBI in 1987. But, while assigned to the field office in New York City, he worked cases involving stalking or threatening letters sent to Jane Pauley, Bryant Gumbel, Don Imus, Donald Trump, and Rush Limbaugh, among others.

In 1995, Fitzgerald became a profiler at the FBI Academy at Quantico, Va. As part of Fitzgerald’s profiler training, he learned about analyzing communications. He later obtained a Master’s degree in linguistics from Georgetown University. (This was his second MS. His first was in Organizational Psychology at Villanova University.) As he has at his present company, The Academy Group, Fitzgerald created a linguistic-oriented database of threatening and/or suspicious letters, similar to one the Secret Service maintains.Fitzgerald now works for the Academy Group in Manassas, Va., which provides profiling services for private industry as well as a university instructor, author, and technical advisor for television programs (Criminal Minds) involving the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Crime Time Full Episodes Playlist:
Crime Time Shorts Playlist:

00:01 Welcome to Crime Time.
00:10 Introducing Jim Fitzgerald, former FBI profiler.
01:25 Letter addressed to Travis Alexander’s family, written to Jodi Arias.
03:15 What Fitzgerald learned from the letter.
06:30 What the letter says about Arias’ state of mind.
11:50 Dr. Richard Illes, the heart surgeon who killed his wife and the sent anonymous letters.
18:10 The email Jodi sent to Travis in 2008 and what it means.
25:20 Jodi’s run-on paragraph and what it says about her.
27:50 Arias’ unsettling smile in her mugshot.
29:05 The fake suicide note Albert Perez wrote that Jim Fitzgerald decoded.
35:15 The letter from the Unabomber, and how Fitzgerald cracked the code.
38:40 Thank you and goodbye.