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This is a very complete, highly visual presentation about the development of ViCAP by Pierce Brooks. Then there is the development of ViCLAS by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which eclipsed ViCAP. ViCLAS and ViCAP are compared and contrasted.There are serial killer cases which led to the development of both databases, Glatman in America and Olson in Canada. These are also discussed.
~ Pierce Brooks was appointed as the first director of ViCAP. As an LAPD homicide detective, he proposed the idea.
~ As he told the "LA Time"s: “A husband kills his wife. He shoots her. That’s one thing. But there’s another kind. The victim is just mutilated and she’s a stranger. He doesn’t even know her. That sure as hell is different.”
~ He was stating an idea he’d had since he worked on the Harvey Glatman serial killer case in 1958.
~ He’d realized serial homicides could be linked by their signature aspects.
~ His ability to detach was his greatest asset: “I can go into the most bloody,
~ Brooks went to local libraries to check newspapers from different cities, looking for similar crime stories.
~ He could find the serial killer signature by finding a pattern or a common denominator in the newspaper stories. This was before computers became commonplace.