Ensure you have finished the required reading and reviewed any relevant Instructor Guidance prior to completing this discussion.
For this discussion, you will select one high-profile serial killer from
real life or character from a television show, movie, book, game, etc.
Briefly describe this person/character, including the medium (real life,
television, movie, book, etc.) from which he or she comes, why you
selected him or her, and his or her background and the background of the
crimes he or she committed. Based on your reading this week, describe
how forensic psychology could have been helpful in this case. Identify
trends in forensic psychology that would prove helpful. Discuss why
profiling is or is not a science. Examine the similarities and
differences between what you have read about forensic psychologists’
work and the way television and movies presents their work sharing your
Your initial post must be a minimum of 200 words and you must utilize at
least one scholarly source (e.g., the course textbook, a peer reviewed
article from the Ashford University Library, or a professional web
source) that is cited according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford
Writing Center. For further assistance in researching scholarly sources,
please access the tutorials on the Ashford University Library website.