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Are Offender Profiles Useful in Police Investigations? Why/Why Not?
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Are Offender Profiles Useful in Police Investigations? Why/Why Not?

1011CCJ - Criminology Skills

5 Pages Griffith University Essay / Project Year Uploaded: 2018

Are offender profiles useful in police investigations? Why/why not? HOOK: Offender profiling is a technique used by police and law enforcement agencies. They assist in the capture of an accused by revealing the characteristics of an offender. It is a investigations style in which the use has increased rapidly around the world. (Kocsis, Hayes & Irwin 2002) CLAIM: This essay argues that offender profiles are useful in police investigations. PLAN: Offender profiles are useful in investigations because: • They narrow suspect lists by creating geographical profiles of the offender’s location. • They provide police with a profile to assist in the investigation. • The experience of a criminal profiler, including their skills makes for a more specific profile.

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