Spring 2019 - CRIM 454 D100
Criminal Profiling (3)
Class Number: 7184
Delivery Method: In Person
Provides an overview of the advanced issues relating to the scientific study, development and evaluation of criminal profiling. Outlines the criminological and psychological principles upon which criminal profiling is based, including classification of violent behaviour, behavioural change and consistency.
Students will be provided with an overview of the advanced issues relating to the empirical and scientific study, development and evaluation of criminal profiling as an applied method for use in law enforcement agencies. The main criminological and psychological principles upon which criminal profiling is based will be outlined, including classification of violent criminal behaviour, the personality paradox, behavioural change and consistency. Specific applications of criminal profiling will also be presented: geographic profiling; interviewing strategies; cold case investigation; suspect prioritization; and the linking of crimes.
- Presentatiion 15%
- Exam 35%
- Term Paper 35%
- Seminar Participation 15%
1. Bartol, C. R., & Bartol, A. M. (2013). Criminal & Behavioral Profiling. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
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