"Profiling 101" is the twenty-second episode of Season Seven of Criminal Minds.


The BAU present one of the longest-tenured serial killer cases to an undergraduate Criminology college class, and they take the class through a seventeen-year-long chase for the murderer. Meanwhile, Rossi deals with personal demons concerning the case.

Guest Cast

  • Jolie Adamson - Georgina Yates
  • René Ashton - Grace Powell
  • Eugenia Care - Marie
  • Denise Carole - Crystal
  • Kay D'Arcy - Trudy Yates (2009)
  • Julie Dove - Brianne Matloff
  • Paul Morgan Fredrix - Donald
  • Eileen Fogarty - Doctor Lin
  • Alec Gatlin - Thomas Yates (Age 10)
  • Daniel Guzman - Doctor Castro
  • Richard Henning - John
  • Sally Hughes - Devin
  • Elizabeth June - Professor Marsha Grant
  • Linda Sandee Larson - Lynn
  • Ashley Leggat - Sloan
  • Kelly Lynn Warren - Trudy Yates (1977)
  • Cyndi Martino - Diane
  • Kellen McGee - Angie
  • Adam Nelson - Thomas Yates
  • Dan Owens - Steve
  • Kagiso Alicia Paynter - Bianca
  • Thomas Phelan - Thomas Yates (Age 15)
  • Tara Shayne - Tina Dyson
  • Elizabeth Southard - Becca
  • Shannon Sullivan - Ruth Taylor
  • Nate Thomas - Lance
  • Zack Weinstein - David Zimmerman

Referenced Criminals

Bookend Quotes

  • David Rossi: The philosopher Voltaire wrote, "To the living, we owe respect. But to the dead, we owe only the truth."
  • David Rossi: Irish statesman and author Edmund Burke once wrote, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."


Criminal Minds Episodes

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