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 insights.
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.