Dangerous Minds: Criminal Profiling

Oct 2nd, 2015
Price: $100 USD

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I want you to discuss a selected topic on criminal profiling. Support your opinion on/of this topic by demonstrating examples of that influence.. Your grade is determined by how well you support your argument utilizing the materials discussed in this course and research and reference material you locate. What I do not want is a regurgitation of the course materials. Expand on the materials, do not repeat them. Document your facts utilizing standard APA style. The paper is to be in APA format and the body of the paper is to be between 10 and 12 pages. The body of the paper does not include the title page, table of contents, appendix or references. This is to be of high quality, free of spelling and grammatical errors, and of original work.

Dangerous Minds: Criminal Profiling

  Profiling is a primes in which is based upon a belief that an individual’s behavior can be predicted; based on knowledge and the personality of the criminal. When it comes to criminal profiling, there are limits in which the behavior analysis towards the suspect brings hopes to law enforcement that could potentially help them aid their search and to narrow their search down to the find the individual who has committed the crime (Sample, I., 2010). A majority of all law enforcement and their activities occur once a crime has been committed, and they usually only have a small amount of time in order to try and capture the suspect. If the police are lucky enough to gain a case that is still within the early stages, it is a good but can become more crucial in capturing the individual (Gladwell, 2007).

  Criminal profiling intrigues me because it allows me to understand the full concepts in how a criminal can be captured by mere belief and profiling of the individual. I can learn the techniques involved while narrowing down suspects to ensure I can gain the proper path in capturing the correct suspect instead possibly obtaining one that is innocent. I learn how it is based on the premise that humans are creatures of habit and will follow a pattern of behavior. Profilers rely on the fact that normal human behavior; characteristics and patterns remain consistent, regardless of the action (Gladwell, 2007). A profile is a list of likely traits that the individual who committed the crime possesses. The purpose of the profile, like all other investigative tools, is to narrow the search parameters for police to a defined set of suspects that they can match to forensic or physical evidence if it has been recovered and is available (Gladwell, 2007).

Bartol, C. R., & Bartol, A. M. (2012).  Criminal & behavioral profiling. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications Inc.
Gladwell, M. (2007). Dangerous minds: Criminal profiling made easy. The New Yorker. Retrieved from http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2007/11/12/071112fa_fact_gladwell
Sample, I. (2010). Psychological profiling „worse than useless‟. The Guardian. Retrieved from http://www.theguardian.com/science/2010/sep/14/psychological-profile-behavioural- psychology

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