Dayle Hinman

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Dayle Hinman on Body of Evidence (2003)

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  • Dayle Hinman was one of the first people to ever attend the FBI’s Behavior Science Unit’s fellowship in criminal profiling. Dayle spend over 30 years in law enforcement in Florida, being one of the only women profilers in America. In 2001 Court TV did a documentary on Dayle called Body of Evidence. The movie was so popular that Court TV made it into a regular weekly show. Now retired Dayle spends most of her time lecturing throughout the world at forensic meetings.



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  • Quotes (9)

    • Dayle: (on her Zodiac sign) I'm a Virgo. And I'm a very, extremely typical Virgo.

    • Dayle: (on how she likes to unwind) I do a lot of things that involve physical activity. I ride a bike. I paddle a sea kayak. I own a speedboat. I like to whitewater raft. And I have a lot of really good friends; we go places and go shopping and eat lunch.

    • Dayle: (when asked if she could have another career, what it would be) Probably a forensic anthropologist or an astronaut.

    • Dayle: (on the difference in profiling and criminal profiling) A profile and a criminal profile are two completely different things. Because what profilers who do criminal profiling or violent-crime analysis or criminal investigative analysis — this has many different names — [do] is, we're looking at the crime scene to decide what type of person would do that type of crime in that particular way. We're analyzing the crime scene. So basically, when people ask us if we're working on a particular case that involves a missing person, but there's no crime scene, we need to see the body so that we can determine what type of person committed the crime. Essentially, a missing persons case isn't profileable. We're analyzing the offender's behavior, not the person.

    • Dayle: (on becoming a profiler) [They can never say] I can't understand how someone could do that. Because if they can't understand how someone could do something that terrible, they have no business being a profiler. Profilers have to understand.

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    Trivia (9)

    • Dayle: (on her favorite food) Gee, I don't really have a favorite food. And I eat virtually everything. But not organ meats. I think it's important to stay trim and fit and healthy. I don't eat a lot of things that aren't going to benefit me.

    • In 2001, an article Dayle co-wrote entitled A Multi-Disciplinary Team Approach to Threat Assessment was published in the first issue of Journal of Threat Assessment.

    • As of 2007, Dayle resides in Melbourne Beach, Florida.

    • Dayle teaches the Criminal Profiling section of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Forensic Dental Identification and Emerging Technologies Workshop.

    • Dayle is officially retired from Florida’s Department of Law (based in Tallahassee), but she still volunteers on cases and lectures throughout the world.

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