Fall 2021 - CRIM 454 D100
Criminal Profiling (3)
Class Number: 2371
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.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
- Explain the criminological and psychological principles upon which criminal profiling is based.
- Demonstrate understanding of the classification of violent behaviour, behavioural change, and consistency.
- Demonstrate familiarity with the scientific study, development, and evaluation of criminal profiling, and critical analysis of criminal profiling and its application.
- Demonstrate familiarity with the empirical evidence on criminal profiling.
- Apply knowledge of criminal profiling through practical exercises and analysis of case materials.
- Presentation 15%
- Test 35%
- Term Paper 35%
- Seminar Participation 15%
Bartol, C. R., & Bartol, A. M. (2013). Criminal & Behavioral Profiling. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
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