Criminal Profiling: The Accuracy Of Criminal Profiling
mutually exclusive; a variety of combinations could occur in any given murder scene.” (Maurice Godwin Methodist College, 2002) Disregarding the accuracy of the classification of criminals used in Typography as a science.
Success of Criminal Profiling
While criminal profiling may not be an exact science, it has proven useful more times than not. For example the "mad bomber" George Metesky, eluded New York City police for sixteen years. Metesky planted more than 30 small bombs around the city between 1940 and 1956, targeting movie theaters, phone booths and other public areas, which he accompanied with threatening letters. (Chifflet, 2014) In 1956, the frustrated investigators asked psychiatrist James Brussel, New York State 's assistant commissioner of mental hygiene, to study crime scene photos and notes from the bomber. Brussel came up with a detailed description of the suspect: He would be unmarried, foreign, self-educated, in his 50s, living in Connecticut, paranoid and with a vendetta against Con Edison--the first bomb had targeted the power company 's 67th street headquarters. (Google, 2014) George Metesky was apprehended months later, and potentially saved millions.
Through looking at the essence of criminal profiling, the concerns, and the success of criminal profiling, we can conclude profiling may not be an exact science, it can prove to be a very useful tool, but does not hold 100% accountable. But, it is a great deducing skills. However, just as some…