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The cases of the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU), an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation's most dangerous serial killers and individual heinous crimes in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again.

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 Dr. Spencer Reid (274 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 Penelope Garcia (272 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 Aaron Hotchner (256 episodes, 2005-2016)
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 Jennifer Jareau (253 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 Derek Morgan (250 episodes, 2005-2016)
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 David Rossi (224 episodes, 2007-2017)
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 Emily Prentiss (145 episodes, 2006-2017)
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Based in Quantico, Virginia, the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) is a subsection of the FBI. Called in by local police departments to assist in solving crimes of a serial and/or extremely violent nature where the perpetrator is unknown (referred to by the Unit as the unknown subject or unsub for short), the BAU uses the controversial scientific art of profiling to track and apprehend the unsub. Profiling entails coming up with basic characteristics of the unsub and the victims (referred to as the victimology), using evidence from the case and matching that information to historic precedents and psychological analyses as a means to solve the case. Because of the nature of the work conducted by the BAU - the work being time consuming and psychologically demanding - its members are fiercely loyal to the Unit and to its other members. Also because of the work's overall demanding nature, not many members of the BAU have been able to maintain a happy or stable family life. Written by Huggo

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Trivia

Reid is afraid of the dark because of the "inherent absence of light." See more »

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It has been an established fact that Derek Morgan's father died when he was 10 years old, but Danny Glover is presented in the latest season as Derek's father. See more »

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Penelope Garcia: [answering call] Fount of all Knowledge, check my flow!
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Spin-off Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (2016) See more »

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This is a great show!
8 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really love this show. I have always been interested in criminal psychology, and after going to school for a degree in Criminal Justice, someone (my professor) told me that this show was starting up and to watch it.

It is so wonderful! It really goes in depth with how profiling really works. It keeps a great story line all the way through, with many twists and bizarre themes. The characters in the show are established very well, with interesting personalities that really hold the show together.

Crime+Psychology=Criminal Minds.

And that's the truth.


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