Behavioral Analysis Unit

Behavioral Analysis Unit is part of the FBI, and used for the TV show Criminal Minds.

The Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU), a component of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC), uses Behavioural sciences to assist in criminal investigations. The NCAVC is made up of four units: Behavioral Analysis Unit-1 (Counterterrorism/Threat Assessment), Behavioral Analysis Unit-2 (Crimes Against Adults), Behavioral Analysis Unit-3 (Crimes Against Children), and the Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP). The mission of the NCAVC and the BAUs is to provide behavioral based investigative and/or operational support by applying case experience, research, and training to complex and time-sensitive crimes, typically involving acts or threats of violence.


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