Criminal Crime Scene And The Crimes Of Fender From A Mental Illness Perspective

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Canter(1994) asserted that offender profiling became prominent in 1970 when the FBI coined the term to elucidate their criminal investigative analysis work. In it 's perspicuous form, criminal profiling was described as an investigative method that accentuates the offenders characteristics from the crime scene and is seen as an extrapolation process that analyses an offenders behaviour, their interactions with the crime scene, and their choice of weapon with some trivial details contributing towards their malevolence (Petherick, 2003). Canter(1994) also claimed that a criminal leaves remnants of their behaviour that can be used to identify them, but are usually indiscernible unless examined by a scientist who may be able to identify the criminal if they interpret the traces effectively.

Diagnostic evaluations was the nascent approach of offender profiling that principally focuses on examining the crime scene and the crimes of the offender from a mental illness perspective. With experience in clinical practice and a perspicacious knowledge of mental health and psychological disorders, these practitioners try to conjecture what type of offender was responsible for a particular type of criminal behaviour (Ebisike, 2007).
For example the police could be perplexed by a strange and arduous investigation and are finding it difficult to interpret the crime scene and other aspects of the incident, so they may require the expertise of a psychiatrist or a clinical psychologist…

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