By Scotia J. Hicks
This e-book goals to remodel legal profiling right into a credible technology and perform that would reliably relief legislations enforcement research. Builds on present perform and examine and demands empirical details which can result in a valid new technological know-how of felony profiling.
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This offender's killings are likely to be episodic and will most likely take place at night. Suspect Profile This type of offender is usually in his mid-20s, although this "can be variable and conditional on circumstances such as the incarceration of the offender for other crimes during his mid-20s" (Keppel & Walter, 1999, p. 425). He daydreams and fantasizes obsessively, which makes him appear emotionally scattered. Other behaviors might include window peeping and fondling clothing. He prefers to live in fantasy rather than risk rejection in real sexual relationships; thus, he is typically unmarried.
It would not seem necessary to place severe constraints on profiling during a stage in which investigators are merely trying to generate ideas. However, one would expect more rigorous standards for the use of profiling during PROBLEMS WITH NONSCIENTIFIC PROFILING MODELS 53 the trial stage of an offense. Here, there should be a specification of limits to the kind of profiling work that could potentially affect a suspect's life or liberty. The lack of clear goals and standards evidenced by these models sets the stage for conceptual inconsistencies and a general lack of coherence.
Assessing this type of material allows clinicians an advantage, according to Turco, because "The experienced clinician has an underlying inherent understanding of psychopathology, experience with predictability, a capacity to 'get into the mind of the perpetrator' and a scientific approach without moral judgment or prejudice" (p. 151). He further specified as follows: The most productive circumstance likely to arise is when the profiler has both clinical (as opposed to academic) training and law enforcement experience.