PRofiling: Serial Killers
Terms in this set (9)
Purpose for profiling
Use as an investigation tool where leads are limited
providing direction to a lagging investigation
giving psychological insight in conducting interviews
offering psychological advice for witnesses or juries
Developing systematic computer tracking of unsolved serial murder cases.
facilitating communication among jurisdictions dealing with serial offenses
offering critique of investigative procedures forensic evidence collections and sampling
provides insights for the applications of theories used to explain crime and criminal behavior
Types of profiling
the collection of data using case studies and anecdotal information
information is transformed into general description
The identification of personality and behavioral characteristics of crime victims who tend to fall pray to certain types of offenders
Gathering DNA from crime scenes, victims and offenders
Crime Scene Profiling
Criminal investigation analysis
focus on crime scene descriptions, photographs
offender behavior and after the criminal act
Criminal personality assessment
the matching of personality characteristics of certain types of offender with those of a suspect.
combines geography and environmental criminology
to connect crime scene
use distance, mobility
The identification of various forms of paraphilia - sexual offenders
use of recording devices, ligatures, posing of victims, photographs, types of weapons.
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