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    To the public eye, criminal profiling is the perfect tool in helping law enforcement find a suspect who committed a certain crime; that is, according to crime shows like Criminal Minds, Law and Order, and NCIS. In these shows, the bad guy is always caught and justice is served. All of which happens in a matter of an hour. So, is criminal profiling actually this accurate? Does it have any scientific basis? What about the people who fit the profile, but are innocent, how does it affect them? This…

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    system are immense. One such example are its techniques used to extract DNA during forensic cases. DNA is considered to be one of the most well regarded and highly assessed sources of information (Gershaw et al., 2010). Another important development used during investigations is CODIS or the Combined DNA Index System. This is a computer database funded by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It stores information such as DNA profiles which are inserted into the database by the local, state, and…

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    Criminal profiling is hands down one of the most beneficial forms of offender identification tools that law enforcement has at their disposal. Education on the different forms of criminal profiling is important for both the general public as well as law enforcement. Further, proper use of criminal profiling is a leading method by which law enforcement can reduce recidivism. Knowledge on how each type of profiling is conducted is important because misuse or a misguided procedure for…

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    Surveillance is Necessary by Dan White it discusses that racial profiling is necessary to keep a business successful. To support his claim he states that the retail industry loses about 31.3 billion each year and shoplifting represents one-third of that. Theft prevention is targeting certain ethnic groups assuming that they’re the epicenter of shoplifting. Everyone is different and no one should ever be racially profiled. Racial profiling…

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    time, these professionals are making educated guesses and can be subjective. However, these “educated guesses” are shown to be very true majority of the time. Criminal profiling is a very difficult jobs to be into shown by the extensive knowledge and education needed for the job. This just shows the importance of criminal profiling professionals to law enforcement and remaining to keep America safe for the families that live in it. This career is very interesting to learn…

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    In the dead of night, a blood-curdling cry for help could be heard from several blocks away; however, no one is around to hear. A woman runs frantically for her life. She runs this way and that but fails to realize that she is trapped in a maze of houses and alleyways . She yells for help, but like the last time, no one comes to rescue her. The realization hits her as she finds herself trapped between the wall and her killer. Terrified, she turns to face her end. Just as she does, a shot rings…

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    more reliably analyse DNA from crime scenes and use this information to find and detain suspects. Through composing a detailed portfolio of an individual’s DNA there would be no question in determining if the suspect was present at the crime scene. Function – This innovation served the function of locating similarities in the DNA of relatives to help in early detection of genetic diseases. It also helps to…

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    Criminal Profiling: More than Movie Magic Aspects like age, marital status, ethnicity, and identifying characteristics are what define a typical criminal profile and are crucial in catching serial criminals. Criminal Profiling has made a debut in the media with shows like Criminal Minds and novels like Sherlock Holmes, but the science behind profiling is often left to the imagination to create the idea of a profiler as a magical and all-knowing being, when in reality they are highly trained…

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    As stated previously, Douglas and Ressler interviewed serial murderers to develop theories and categories of different types of offenders. Most notably, though, is their idea of the organized versus disorganized offender that the main theory of profiling is based on. According to Douglas and Ressler, organized crimes are committed by those who show no remorse and have carefully planned their every move, which is why little evidence is found at the crime scene. In contrast, disorganized crimes…

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    science to law by analyzing DNA for legal evidence. DNA profiling is the predominant application and forensic science, DNA profiling allows us to take more than one sample of an unknown DNA specimen and determine if it has the same genetic match. Moreover, DNA profiling is to help determine and solve crime scenes such as murders, assaults, and rapes. The technique used for analyzing DNA is restriction fragment length polymorphism testing. It restricts the enzyme, which cuts DNA at specific…

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