Criminal Profiling


Criminal profiling—specifically for arson and serial homicide offenders—has been a technique used by the FBI since the late 1970s. To produce a criminal profile for an unknown suspect, profilers use various types of collected data to make assumptions and conclusions about the case at hand. In a 750-1,000 (words)identify a real-life example of a criminal that was apprehended using an FBI criminal profile that was matched to him or her and address the following:

  • What types of data would be most useful in creating a criminal profile?
  • What are some of the disadvantages to using such profiles?

Be sure to cite three to five relevant scholarly sources in support of your content. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide

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