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    Offender Profiling

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    Offender profiling has been defined by many famous Psychologists throughout the years, the definition that I am centring my research around is Ainsworth (2001) “profiling generally refers to the process of using all the available information about a crime, a crime scene and a victim in order to compose a profile of the (as yet) unknown perpetrator” A.Sammonds (2005) What is Offender Profiling, Available at: http://psychlotron.org.uk/newResources/criminological/A2_AQB_crim_whatIsProfiling.pdf (Accessed: 05/12/16). Evidently there is reason to suggest that there is a close relationship between detective work and profiling. Although profiling cannot tell the Police exactly who committed a crime it can offer predictions about the characteristics…

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    In this research paper, Dr. Craig Bennell (2014) demonstrated that inaccurate offender profiles discourage the police to arrest the offenders. Next, Craig (2014) introduced that offender profiling is a type of technique in the police investigation. Currently, profiling becomes a prioritized tool of solving a serial offender case. Additionally, serial murder cases mean that the police must fit a particular suspect in a large amount of suspects. However, if offender profiling is confounded, it is…

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    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 are oftentimes committed by young offenders who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol and/or are mentally ill; they…

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    the research paper written by Craig Bennell that studies the importance and utility of offender profiling. Some researchers have argued that profiles are often so ambiguous that they can fit a large number of suspects. This decreases its usefulness as a prioritization tool. It is also possible that investigators may also creatively reinterpret the statements the statements of offender profiles in order to make them fit a number of different suspects. The current study proposed that, like the…

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    Offender profiling is used more often than not. Offender profiling can be defined as characterizing an offender by examining the characteristics of their offences. Profiling in general is the process in which we use the available information given about a crime, a crime scene, and or a victim in order to create a profile of the unknown offender. Of course, offender profiling cannot tell law enforcement who exactly committed such offence. It can potentially help us make predictions about the…

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    Topic: Psychological Profiling General Purpose: To inform Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about psychological profiling. Central Idea Statement/Thesis: I will discuss (1) what psychological profiling is, (2) the profiling of Jack the Ripper, and (3) the most important uses of psychological profiling. Introduction I. [Attention Getter] Which well-known murderer is not defined as a serial killer? (Pictures of known offenders) II. [Topic Justification] Knowing…

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    Homicide In Psychology

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    Psychological profiling is the act of using a set of techniques to try to identify perpetrators of serious crime, this style of profiling is normally used by law enforcement agencies. Without the help of these strategies, many mysteries would not be solved and many murder cases would go on without justice. Incidentally, there are several aspects that goes into psychological profiling; Modus operandi, Personation, and Staging. To start with, Modus Operandi, or M.O. is a particular way or method a…

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    Profiling: Serial Killers

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    Profiling has captured the imaginations of Hollywood filmmakers and their audiences for well over a decade. Viewers are easily captivated by Sherlockian detectives who profile perpetrators with brilliant precision, making for bewitching plotlines and intriguing character developments. Yet experts are far more critical of this lasso-like investigative tool. Research suggests that investigators cannot simply walk into a crime scene, construct a profile based on whatever information is left behind,…

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    Criminal profiling or offender profiling is a sequence of investigative techniques utilized to establish characteristics of unknown criminal. Through criminal profiling, a profiler relates the information from the crime scene to known personality and behaviors attributes resultant from past crimes of other offenders who showed similar traits. The aim of doing this is to attempt to solve the crime and catch the criminal. The FBI has never demonstrated beyond reproach that this method is…

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    Profiling simply defines the use of information from the crime scene to describe the offender’s behaviour while committing the act of crime. (Criminal Psychology: A Beginner’s Guide, p. 6 to 7) Criminal profiling or offender profiling is one of the used techniques in identifying a criminal in several cases besides scouring for physical evidences like blood, murder weapons, and many more. It has already been used in various scenarios when it comes to solving cases pertaining to rape, murder,…

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