An anonymous caller is forcing individuals to kill at random and in public by holding their loved ones hostage.
People have shown up dead at camp sites with their faces mutilated. Evidence reveals that the unsub may be attempting to remove skin from his victims.
When the daughter of a prominent judge is abducted, the team's investigation leads to a sexual sadist who may be working with an accomplice.
A woman on death row for killing her mother and then influencing three teenage boys to kill their parents has inspired a rash of copycat crimes.
Two young mothers are found brutally stabbed and their breast violently mutilated -- yet their clothes were laundered and their hair and makeup done.
An unsub is on a killing spree, demonstrating some deep seeded rage that won't stop until he's either killed or takes his own life.
When a good samaritan is killed while trying to stop an abduction of a young female, the team tries to track down the identity of the missing woman.
A serial killer is killing random men by hanging. The crime scenes indicate there may have been someone with the unsub at the time of the murders.
A pipe bomb explodes at a Virginia high school. Cooper believes the bomber isn't finished when the team discovers a note at the scene.
Three people are killed from what the authorities believe to be serial sniper. The team canvasses the crime scene unaware they are being watched.
The team arrives in Tucson, Ariz., to investigate the murder of a man whose body was found in his car with his eyes removed.
The team is called to Cincinnati, where three men were found dead in their hotel rooms. The suspect seems to lure her victims with sex.
While investigating the abduction of an 8-year-old white girl, Beth meets a distraught African American woman who also is searching for her daughter.
Unit chief Special Agent Sam Cooper has handpicked an eclectic group of profilers to work outside the confines of Quantico. They include Beth Griffith, strong-willed and outspoken, the newest member of the team; Former British Special Forces soldier Mick Rawson, confident and handsome, works as a highly-skilled marksman; John "Prophet" Sims, a former convict with a street-smart edge and a calm, Zen-like presence, who is determined to make amends for past sins; Gina LaSalle, an attractive, tough agent armed with a cunning sense of perception; and Penelope Garcia, a computer wizard.
Unit chief Special Agent Sam Cooper is a mentally and physically fierce natural leader who is not afraid to put his career on the line in order to stand by his convictions.