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Profiling
12 Sep, 2016. 0 Comments. Blog, Forensic Psychology, Psychology. Posted By: Sara Czubak, M.A., L.L.P.

Profiling is the practice of analyzing a crime scene in order to infer the personality characteristics that the offender is most likely to have. Evidence has shown that there are links between the way an offender behaves at the crime scene and their personality. In certain cases, having a psychologist profile a crime scene can be a valuable tool for law enforcement officials. Profiling can be especially helpful in determining whether or not a group of crimes seem to be committed by the same offender. Psychologists trying to create a profile look at behaviors such as victim characteristics and interaction, method of violence, and any plans/motivation of the offender. Overall, profiling can be an effective tool in the identification and apprehension of an offender.

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