1/16 Radio Broadcast- Interview with Criminal Profiler Mark Safarik

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We are joined tonight my former FBI profiler and star of the show Killer Instinct, Mark Safarik. He has over 30 years in law enforcement, including 23 with the FBI and his last 12 as a senior profiler. Mark specializes in detailed analysis of violent criminals and their behavior through crime and crime scene analysis. He has provided training to over 20,000 multi-disciplinary professionals. As a media consultant, he has appeared on documentary programs like dateline, court tv, forensic files and the discovery channel. Mark is now a partner with R.K Ressler at Forensics Behavioral Services International, a consulting company in Virginia.

  • Meet Mark Safarik (2:40)
  • Mark shares his career background with us. (3:00)
  • The infancy of profiling in the 80’s is discussed. (4:10)
  • Mark gives his advice to those who wish to join the FBI in the future. (7:50)
  • Qualities that are wanted when applying for the FBI (10:00)
  • Dealing with human behavior and depravity. (17:30)
  • Mark talks about his work and the role it plays in his personal life. (23:14)
  • A behavior crime analyst is discussed and why Mark Safarik thinks it’s a more accurate term than profiler. (26:55)
  • Mark discusses the cases on his show, Killer Instinct. (29:00)
  • One of  Mark’s biggest critic, Brent Turvey is discussed. (38:56)
  • Mark gives an excellent analogy. (42:24)
  • Credible training programs to become a profiler are addressed by Mark Safarik. (44:20)
  • Listener calls in to ask Mark a question (58:44)
  • Mark talks about his show on CLOO network tv, Killer Instinct. (63:47)
  • Mark discusses his current work with R.K Ressler. (70:14)
  • Mark is a member of the Vidocq Society. (72:40)
  • Next weeks guest is announced! (75:00)



About behindtheyellowtape

Joey Ortega started his investigative career early at the age of 18 working as an apprentice investigator for local detectives. He started out doing insurance fraud investigations and background investigations. Proving adept in the areas surveillance and information gathering, Joey continued to seek further investigative challenges. From there he went on to do internal investigations for a number of companies that include; Sears, Roebuck Co., Saks Fifth Avenue, and K-mart. He was largely responsible for investigating issues of internal theft, embezzlement, workers comp fraud, and crime ring investigations. His success eventually earned him a position as a national investigator for a cellular chain, investigating crime rings on a national level. Trained in the Reid technique (interviewing/interrogation), Joey was able to gain confessions consistently without a single prosecution ever being challenged in court. Throughout his career as an internal investigator Joey continued to work for various private investigative agencies. Moving away from insurance fraud, Joey began developing his skills in the areas of criminal defense investigation, fidelity investigation, missing person’s investigations, and stalker investigations. It was the area of stalker investigations that Joey began to discover his passion for computer crime investigations. Having to learn quickly how to trace harassing and threatening emails, Joey began see that this is where the future of crime and justice was heading and decided to throw himself deeply into the subject. As a result, Joey’s clientele began to include those who were victims of internet fraud and cyber attacks. Joey is also the co-founder of The Ullemeyer Group, Inc. an investigative and training firm based in Santa Barbara, California that specializes in forensic training and consulting.
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3 Responses to 1/16 Radio Broadcast- Interview with Criminal Profiler Mark Safarik

  1. Elle says:

    My favorite show yet! Great information especially for aspiring law enforcement.


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