While profiling isn't within the purview of the typical forensic psychologist, and I personally know what I know about behavioral profiling from the few lay person's books that I've read, it is still a topic that can be fascinating. This post over at All About Forensic Psychology has a really nice summary of a recent documentary on the subject of profiling Jack the Ripper, who is considered the first "modern" serial killer. They have also re-posted an old post regarding the author's own use of the case to provide some basic examples of profiling concepts to students. As much as I've read about crime, offenders, treatment, famous cases, etc., I'm actually a little ashamed to admit I've never read a single thing about this most sensational of cases (Yet another resolution?). In the meantime, check out the post, it's a good read.