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Character in 'Silence of the
Lambs' Based on ENMU Graduate
(article from Wikipedia)
|ENMU Grad John Edward Douglas|
John Edward Douglas (born June 18, 1945), is a former special agent with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), one of the first criminal profilers, and criminal psychology author.
John Edward Douglas was born in Brooklyn, New York. A veteran of four years in the United States Air Force (1966–1970), he holds several degrees: a B.S. in sociology/physical education/recreation from Eastern New Mexico University; an M.S. in education psychology/guidance and counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; an Ed.S. in Administration and Supervision/Adult Education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; and a PhD in comparing techniques for teaching police officers how to classify homicides from Nova Southeastern University.
Douglas joined the FBI in 1970 and his first assignment was in Detroit, Michigan. In the field, he served as a sniper on the local FBI SWAT team and later became a hostage negotiator. He transferred to the FBI's Behavioral Sciences Unit (BSU) in 1977 where he taught hostage negotiation and applied criminal psychology at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia to new FBI special agents, field agents, and police officers from all over the United States. He created and managed the FBI's Criminal Profiling Program and was later promoted to unit chief of the Investigative Support Unit, a division of the FBI’s National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC).
While traveling around the country providing instruction to police, Douglas began interviewing serial killers and other violent sex offenders at various prisons. He interviewed some of the most notable violent criminals in recent history as part of the study, including David Berkowitz, Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, Charles Manson, Lynette Fromme, Arthur Bremer, Sara Jane Moore, Edmund Kemper, James Earl Ray, Sirhan Sirhan, Dennis Rader, Richard Speck, Donald Harvey, and Joseph Paul Franklin. He used the information gleaned from these interviews in the book Sexual Homicide: Patterns and Motives, followed by the Crime Classification Manual (CCM). Douglas later received two Thomas Jefferson Awards for academic excellence from the University of Virginia for his work on the study.
Douglas examined crime scenes and created profiles of the perpetrators, describing their habits and attempting to predict their next moves. In cases where his work helped to capture the criminals, he built strategies for interrogating and prosecuting them as well. At the time of criminal profiling's conception, Douglas claimed to have been doubted and criticized by his own colleagues until both police and the FBI realized that he had developed an extremely useful tool for the capture of criminals.
Douglas was instrumental in the capture of numerous violent offenders. Following his retirement from the FBI in 1995, Douglas has gained international fame as the author of a series of books detailing his life tracking serial killers, and has appeared numerous times on television. Douglas has also written text books for criminal profiling classes. He is the author, along with Mark Olshaker, of several books. His books are considered to be some of the most insightful works written on the minds, motives, and operation of serial killers, and the methods and lives of those who track them.
However, Douglas has also been subject to scientific doubt and criticism regarding his research methods, theories or media work.
Douglas first made a public name for himself with his involvement in the Atlanta murders of 1979–81, initially through an interview he did with People magazine about his profiling of the as yet unidentified killer as a young black man. Then when Wayne Williams was arrested, Douglas was widely reported stating that he was "looking pretty good for a good percentage of the killings." He received an official letter of censure from the FBI Director for this, but has blamed the stress he was under at the time. However he attended the subsequent legal proceedings and claims to have helped the prosecution trap Williams into showing anger which he claims was key in showing the jury that Williams was a murderer.
For years Douglas assisted police in attempting to identify and apprehend the Green River Killer in the Seattle, Washington metro area. According to at least one key investigator, his profile was too general to be helpful. In addition, Douglas stated that a 1984 letter purporting to be from the killer was an amateurish hoax, but it subsequently appears it was written by the killer. Douglas at first denied he would have given such an opinion, but when confronted with what he agreed was his signed document he said he couldn't recall it and suggested that perhaps he had still not been mentally ready after returning to work three months previously from a bout of viral encephalitis.
He has worked as a consultant, most notably in the JonBenét Ramsey murder. His controversial analysis concluded that the Ramseys were not responsible for the death of their daughter. This was the first case in Douglas's career where he was requested to consult for both the prosecution and the defense. In July 2008 the Ramsey family were cleared as suspects after an analysis of DNA found on their daughter's undergarments did not match them.
Model for Fictional Characters
Jack Crawford, a major character in the Thomas Harris novels Red Dragon and The Silence of the Lambs, was directly based on Douglas. Crawford was played by Dennis Farina in the film Manhunter, by Scott Glenn in the film version of The Silence of the Lambs, by Harvey Keitel in the 2002 version of Red Dragon, and by Laurence Fishburne in the 2013 NBC series Hannibal.
According to Bryan Fuller, creator of Hannibal (2013) TV show, the Will Graham character was based on John Douglas. The Will Graham character suffered from Encephalitis as the real life counterpart John Douglas.
There is also a screenplay being written for the book Mindhunter, which was optioned for an HBO pilot in concert with Charlize Theron's production company with David Fincher directing, but the project has stalled.
YouTube Interview with John Douglas
Interview with Bind, Kill, Torture (BTK) serial killer
Books by John Douglas
New Counselor Would Like to Open Ranch with 'No Kill Policy' for Dogs
interview by Wendel Sloan
Esperansa Wells, the new Wellness Counselor in Counseling and Career Services, began working at ENMU this January. In the interview below, she discusses her job and life.
Q. What are the main duties of your job?
Q. What have you enjoyed most about your job, and what have been the biggest challenges?
Q. What were you doing before you came to ENMU, and what other jobs have you held?
I was the Center Director at Mental Health Resources. Prior to moving to Portales 2 years ago, I was a psychiatric counselor at the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center. Other jobs held have been a probation officer and a school based program specialist with Big Brothers Big Sisters in Fairbanks Alaska.
Q. What are your degrees and majors?
Q. Where were you born, raised, and what was your life like growing up?
I am a Native New Mexican. I have two sisters and twin brothers. I am the oldest of the bunch.
Q. Tell us about your own family?
My family and I love animals and hope to open a ranch with a no kill policy for dogs. We own a loving Blue Pit Bull "Aggie" and a feisty Chihuahua "Daisy."
Q. What are your hobbies?
Q. What is your ultimate career goal?
Q. What is your general impression of Portales, and ENMU?
I was a city girl from Albuquerque but originally from a small town, so Portales took me back to that time. I have friends and a sibling here in Portales, so that is nice. My cousin from Las Cruces is on the football team, so we are excited to go root for the Greyhounds this fall!
Q. Other thoughts?
Come see us at Counseling and Career Services; openings are available now and are free!
|Professor's Sons Spends Honeymoon Volunteering in Haiti|
Haydn Deal and his wife, Danielle, spent a delayed honeymoon in the Dominican Republic working with the Haitian community that works in the sugar cane fields. Danielle is a nurse and Haydn was helping with hospital construction. Haydn is the son of ENMU professor David Deal and his wife, Kay.
Dr. Manuel Varela, professor of biology, and his collaborator, Dr. Sanath Kumar, Senior Scientist, published a book chapter titled “Molecular mechanisms of bacterial resistance to antimicrobial agents,” pp. 522-534, in the newly released book called “Microbial pathogens and strategies for combating them: science, technology and education.” ISBN (13): 978-84-939843-9-7. The chapter may be downloaded at http://www.formatex.info/microbiology4/vol1/522-534.pdf.
Dr. Doug Moris and John Holder and again interviewed MIT professor Noam Chomsky. It is part of a series of interviews with Chomsky that go back to 1991. This is the third in the past year and they will again interview him in the spring.
In the past few interviews they have gathered some questions from younger folks (middle school and high school...and in one case a 7-year-old). Chomsky is the most cited living person, considered the leading public intellectual on the planet, and called by the "New York Times" the "most important living intellectual." He has also been called "the conscience of the United States."
According to Dr. Moris, the most recent interview covers a wide range of topics including: "the meaning of life;" the ongoing assault on public education by the corporate sector; U.S. war crimes and violations of international law; religious beliefs; market fundamentalism; inequality; the pathological and ecology-destroying nature of capitalism, etc.
Billie Jim Sikes Tabor, 91, passed from this life, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at Good Samaritan Center in Liberal, Kan.
She was born Oct. 2, 1922, in Rowden, Texas, to Norbon Palmer and Emma Antha Gibbs Sikes. Billie married Leon Tabor on April, 13, 1945, in Roswell, N.M. He survives.
The family moved from Texas to Portales, N.M., in 1938, and Billie graduated from high school there and then attended Eastern New Mexico University where she met her husband, Leon. Leon’s education was interrupted by serving in the United Army Air Force.
Billie began her 50-year teaching career at a rural school near Portales. After her marriage to Leon, she taught in Lubbock while he attended Texas Tech. After his graduation, the two of them taught in Sunset, Oklahoma, Darrouzett, and Follett, Texas. In 1968, they moved with their children to Liberal where Billie continued teaching music and elementary grades. At one time, she remarked that four-part harmony was her favorite thing to teach. She loved her students.
In addition to her love of teaching, Billie enjoyed cooking, and she loved to play the piano. She was a gifted pianist - beginning as a very small girl of three or four - she could play tunes after only hearing them one time. At ENMU, she was trained as a classical pianist and played the cello in the school orchestra.
Billie was a member of Western Avenue Church of Christ in Liberal, Retired Teachers’ Association, American Association of University Women, and Christian College Women’s Association. Billie was known for her unwavering sweetness and kindness.
Immediate survivors along with her husband include son Gary Tabor and wife Donna, Olympia, WA; daughter, Janie Rine and husband David, Liberal; son Jay Tabor and wife Susan, Dallas, Texas, son-in-law Jerald Harris, Follett, TX. Daughter Linda Tabor Harris died in 2008. Billie leaves 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
Brothers Bob, Barry, and Don Sikes and sister Kathryn Cox also survive. Adding to the loss of Linda, Billie was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, three brothers, and one great grandchild.
Visitation for Billie Tabor will be Thursday, December 26, from 12 noon to 8 pm at Miller Mortuary. The family will be present from 5 to 6 pm.
Funeral services will be 10:00am Friday, December 27, at the Western Avenue Church of Christ followed by interment at Restlawn Memorial Gardens.
The family suggests memorials to New Mexico Christian Children’s Home in care of Miller Mortuary.
Friends may send condolences to the family through Billie’s tribute webpage at www.millermortuary.net.