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Assessment 5 - Criminal Profiling Essay

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This essay argues that criminal profiling is not useful to help discover and convict offenders. Several aspects of criminal profiling that lead the debate of the techniques unreliability and validity in helping to solve crime will be discussed. Topics such as criminal profiles non-suitability to all aspects of crime and the inaccuracy of profiles, alongside the profile itself not providing any potential benefit towards investigations are some of the concerns that will be included.

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Law enforcement Criminology Criminal investigation Learning Offender profiling Criminal law Forensic psychology Pseudoscience Profiling Criminal psychology Forensic science Geographic profiling
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Law enforcement Criminology Criminal investigation Learning Offender profiling Criminal law Forensic psychology Pseudoscience Profiling Criminal psychology Forensic science Geographic profiling
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________________ Criminal profiling in police investigations Criminal Profiling is the process of utilising behavioural evidence found on a crime scene to make inferences about the mental and physical characteristics of potential suspects (Torres, Boccaccini, Miller, 2006). Whilst highly rated amongst crime novels and television shows, there is heavy debate on the reliability of criminal profiling, due to the apparent misunderstanding of the process and limitations (Fintzy, 2000). This essay argues that criminal profiling is not useful to help discover and convict offenders. There are several concerning aspects of criminal profiling, that leads the debate of the techniques unreliability and validit...
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