The BEST episodes of Inside the Criminal Mind

Every episode of Inside the Criminal Mind ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Inside the Criminal Mind!

Inside the Criminal Mind- a gripping exploration exposing the psychological machinations and immoral behavior that define the most nefarious criminal types. Every episode of the series delves into the ardent backgrounds of infamous criminal's and with commentary from world leading experts, a cognitive profile is created allowing the audience to not just understand but recognize the psychology that creates the most fearsome types of criminals.

Last Updated: 4/18/2024Network: NetflixStatus: Ended
Crime Lords
27 votes

#1 - Crime Lords

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/31/2018

They are some of the most powerful business executives on the planet, described as, "part CEO, part terrorist and part rock star." Crime Lords control powerful organizations that generate unimaginable wealth. But their fortunes aren't created through clever corporate strategy. Their businesses are built on gambling, drugs, intimidation, fear and murder. Their tactics are heartless, their methods are cruel and their psychology is pure evil. Al Capone, John Gotti, Pablo Escobar and Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. They are the cunning and ruthless leaders of syndicates, cartels, mobs and crime families throughout the world. Most are scorned by their rivals, despised by law enforcement but strangely, loved by their people in their communities. What is the root of their determination to become crime lords? What is the complex and twisted mindset that drives these men to achieve enormous financial success, while not hesitating to murder with cold-blooded brutality?

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35 votes

#2 - Kidnapping

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/31/2018

Their names made international headlines for their cruel and sadistic acts. Kidnappers who abducted young women, imprisoned them for months, years or even decades and subjected them to rape and torture - sometimes even fathering children with their captives. Psychologists and profilers struggle to understand the motives and mindset behind these horrendous, long-term abductions. Ariel Castro captured and sexually abused three young women for a decade. Phillip Garrido took Jaycee Dugard when she was just 11 and imprisoned her for 18 years, fathering two daughters with ...

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Serial Killers
47 votes

#3 - Serial Killers

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/31/2018

They may appear to be as ordinary as your next-door neighbor. In reality they're far from it. Serial Killers possess an unquenchable thirst for murder, performed with a total lack of remorse. Their names are seared into...

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Death Cult Leaders
36 votes

#4 - Death Cult Leaders

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/31/2018

They are some of the most terrifying and tragic events of the 20th century - tales ending in horrific scenes of massacre, murder, sexual abuse and mass suicide. These are catastrophes caused by psychopathic Cult Leaders and their maniacal teachings. Charles Manson and his demonic family slaying seven innocent victims, including a woman who was 8 months pregnant. Jim Jones and his infamous poison potion killing over 900 followers, a third of them children. David Koresh responsible for horrible sexual abuse and the fiery death of more that 80 people at least 20 of them children. Warren Jeffs whose polygamy cult was rampant with unthinkable sexual abuse. This episode explores what drove these demented Cult Leaders to brainwash their followers. How did they create this mysterious hold over cult members who eventually were willing to follow them to their death.

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