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Some of the world's most notorious murders are the subject of "It Takes a Killer," which investigates the crimes from the perspective of the killers, trying to get inside their minds and determine their motives. Leading homicide investigators and experts from such agencies as the FBI and Scotland Yard take a look at the evidence pulled from crime scenes and profile the killer's behavior to try to piece together the details of each murder, explaining when, why and how each criminal committed the crime. For the wannabe detectives watching the show, the experts also reveal how the crime was solved -- which often requires authorities to think like a killer.

Latest episodes

aired 160 days ago
When cops investigate the slaying of a casino worker in Las Vegas, they uncover a murder conspiracy that was months in the making.
aired 230 days ago
A homicide investigation ensues after a surgeon's wife goes missing, and remains unsolved after 15 years.
aired 236 days ago
A murderous doctor has practiced his deadly hobby and avoided getting caught for a decade, but now the police are determined to track him down before he kills again.
aired 236 days ago
A scorned mistress hires a group of derelicts to kill her lover's wife and denies any involvement in the crime, not knowing she had been caught on camera.
aired 236 days ago
A serial killer hunts young African-American women in Jacksonville, Florida, strangling them and discarding their bodies.
aired 236 days ago
A female enforcer murders her landlord and a fellow tenant after she is hired to take care of troublesome renters in return for free lodgings.
aired 236 days ago
A wayward son goes across two states on a shooting spree, killing five people before the police identify him as an ex-con who escaped from a halfway home.
aired 236 days ago
Cops suspect an ex-lover is the culprit when a woman is savagely murdered inside her rural Louisiana home, but after years of investigation, it becomes clear that her deranged neighbors were involved.
aired 236 days ago
A loving father vanishes without a trace in central California, setting off a feverish missing person's investigation revealing he had been murdered by the woman he used to trust with his life.
aired 236 days ago
A state employee abducts women in Southwestern New Mexico to keep them captive in his homemade torture chamber, the toy box, for years, until one of his victims escapes.
aired 236 days ago
A seductress bleeds two cops in Georgia dry before killing them for their life insurance benefits.
aired 236 days ago
A beautiful brunette's corpse is left in the high desert within a burned-out luxury car.
aired 236 days ago
Severed body parts begin to appear across the countryside of England, striking terror in London and forcing police to piece together the human jigsaw puzzle in order to catch the perpetrator.
aired 256 days ago
A heartbroken millionaire marries a much younger woman, ending with a shotgun blast to the stomach and a lethal dose of poison.
airs in 9 days
A serial killer crisscrosses California until his inner demons lead him to show up at a local Sheriff's Department with a victim's body part in his jacket pocket.
aired 275 days ago
A dedicated mother disappears from suburban Los Angeles, leaving behind three kids and a husband she planned to divorce; law enforcement determines she's been the victim of a homicide but it takes them nearly two decades to unravel the mystery.
aired 303 days ago
When a series of women are murdered in Baton Rouge, police draw a profile; one victim survives and tells detectives they're on the wrong trail.
aired 317 days ago
An unemployed teen mom and her new husband concoct a plan to kill an innocent man they meet on Craigslist, resulting in a vicious stabbing that sends shock waves through a small Pennsylvania community.
aired 318 days ago
A wife and mother seemingly overdose in a small Texas town; when the family forces investigators to dig deeper, they find foul play involved.
aired 318 days ago
The murder of a millionaire doctor's wife sets off a massive manhunt throughout New England; law enforcement quickly locates the suspected killer only to find out he has a history of not only violence but also cross-dressing.
aired 357 days ago
When a young man is brutally murdered in his home, the only suspect with a motive is his ex-girlfriend, who claims she hasn't seen the victim for months; detectives uncover evidence, and phone messages that tell a different story.

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