Annotated Outline and Bibliography
Week 5 Assignment
February 13th , 2015
Angel R Kolstedt
PSF 5385 Instructor: Dr. Peace
Annotated Outline and Bibliography
1. Methods of Criminal Profiling
Methods of criminal profiling are scientific knowledge used to help build a profile against an offender, a profile of the crime or crime scene, and/or the victim. These are criminal analysis, diagnostic evaluation, geographic profiling, investigative psychology and much more. A. Criminal Investigative Analysis
Criminal investigative analysis is a process in which the investigator reviews the crimes of the offender. Through this reviewing the investigator is able to map the offender’s characteristics such as their criminal behaviors. B. Diagnostic Evaluations (DE)
This type of evaluation is a result of mental, medical, and clinical experience by professionals in these fields. These are normally done when asked and not done as a routine type of assessment. 2. Usefulness of Profiling in Determining Offender Identity and Behavioral Patterns. Profiling helps to prove an offenders identity as well as their behavioral patterns. To do this it is done through investigating the crime scene characteristics. An investigator will access whether the characteristics are organized or unorganized as well. Those are also found by doing evaluations such as diagnostic evaluations. A. Offender Identity
Through certain aspects of criminal profiling an offender’s identity can be found out by what type of evidence was left such as a fingerprint or what DNA was left behind found in such things as blood or hair. B. Behavioral Patterns
Through an offender’s behavioral patterns such as what ligatures were used, weapons used or wound patterns can all show specific behavioral patterns of an offender. 3. Psychopathy’s Role in Criminal Profiling
Psychopathy plays a major and drastic role in criminal profiling. Through the behaviors that psychopaths demonstrate profilers can see other specific patterns of offenders. Psychopathy helps profilers in linkage analysis in such ways as offenders behaviors or even the reasoning behind the crime. A. Psychopathy
Psychopathy is a personality disorder in which is clarified by meeting certain criteria. 4. Legal and Ethical Issues Within Criminal Profiling
Legal and ethical issues have riddled criminal profiling since its existence. There is a committee called the Committee on Ethical Guidelines for Forensic Psychologists. These issues are not just about the offender. These ethical factors affect innocent individuals and hurt the criminal justice field as a whole. There are legal issues such as forensic fraud which is done by giving a sworn under oath statement or testimony which is false or misleading. 5. Evidence-based, Victim-based Evidence, and Offender-based Forensic Evaluations in Relation to Criminal Profiling These three evaluations are bases in the heart of criminal profiling. These three evaluations all have a certain role in which they have that builds a profile towards an offender. These evaluations help profilers and investigators to better understand all realms to every case they are involved in. These evaluations help to give details in cases that otherwise might not have been found otherwise. A. Evidence Based Forensic Evaluations
Evidence based forensic evaluations are often ignored due to many scandals. However this evaluation can often show and link evidence to a case and can also help in being able to have the evidence admissible in court. B. Victim Based Evaluation
This evaluation helps investigators and profilers to be able to see inside more so the victims life. This also helps the profilers to better map the victims lifestyle and circumstances in which may have led up to the offense that turned them into a victim. C. Offender Based Forensic Evaluation
Through offender based forensic evaluations profilers assess the offenders age, sex, intelligence as well as...
References: Association, A. P. (2004). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders: DSM-IV-TR. Washington DC: American Psychiatric Association.
Goodey, D. J. (2006). Ethnic profiling, criminal (in) justice and minority populations. Critical Criminology, 207-212.
Hinch, R., Lubaszka, C. K., & Shon, P. C. (2014). Healthcare serial killers as confident men. Journall of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, 11, 1-28. doi:10.1002/jip.1394
This article covers the realm of investigative psychology
Lynam, D. R. (2012). Assessment of maladaptive variants of five factor model traits. Journal of personality, 1467-6494.
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