Dayle Hinman (born September 21, 1952) is a retired, FBI-trained criminal profiler. She starred in a television series on TruTV (earlier known as CourtTV). The program, Body of Evidence: From the case files of Dayle Hinman, documented some of the cases she worked while a Special Agent at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), as well as some other cases. "Body of Evidence" (which should not be confused with the TV crime drama Body of Proof), was a documentary-style show with interviews, re-enactments and an off-camera narrator. Each episode included scenes of Hinman discussing the case in question, as well as scenes of her playing herself in re-enactments.
Twelve of the episodes were packaged as a DVD "The Best of Court TV: Body of Evidence".
Hinman was born in Connecticut. Her family moved to Palm Beach Gardens, Florida in 1961, and she graduated from Palm Beach Gardens High School. She has an older sister, Wendy, and two younger brothers, Eric and Jeff.
Hinman's law enforcement career began in 1975 and spanned 26 years, including stints at Florida State University, Leon County, Florida, and the FDLE. During her career, she was one of only a handful of female criminal profilers.