Task Type: Individual Project Deliverable Length: 750–1,000 words
Points Possible: 100 Due Date: 6/8/2015 11:59:59 PM CT [removed]
Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects) will be due by Monday and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.
Criminal profiling (sometimes referred to as psychological profiling) is an investigative tool that can be used to help investigators profile and identify (in some cases) unknown criminal subjects or offenders. The overall goal of criminal (psychological) profiling is to help identify a person’s mental, emotional, and personality characteristics as manifested in things done or objects left at the scene of a crime by a suspect (Berg, 2008). Possessing knowledge of criminal profiling can prove to be useful tool for an investigator, especially in those cases when the investigator has reached a dead end with an investigation in which there are no identifiable suspects. To prepare yourself for your future investigative career, you decide to investigate the value and uses of criminal (psychological) profiling.