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Reframing criminal profiling: A guide for integrated practice

journal contribution
posted on 06.07.2021, 22:36 by Wayne Petherick, Nathan BrooksNathan Brooks
Profiling aims to identify the major personality and behavioural characteristics of offenders from their interactions in the crime. The discipline has undergone numerous changes and advances since its first modern use by the psychological/psychiatric community. The current paper reviews the different approaches to criminal profiling, exploring the reasoning and justification utilised across profiling practices. Profiling aims to assist criminal investigators; however, the variance in profiling approaches has contributed to inconsistency across the field, bringing the utility of profiling into question. To address the current areas of practice deficit in criminal profiling, a framework is proposed to promote integrated practice. The CRIME approach provides a framework (consisting of crime scene evaluations, relevancy of research, investigative or clinical opinions, methods of investigation, and evaluation) to promote structure and uniformity in profile development, aiming to assist in the reliability of the practice by providing an integrative framework for developing profiles.

History

Start Page

1

End Page

17

Number of Pages

17

eISSN

1934-1687

ISSN

1321-8719

Publisher

Routledge

Language

en

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Bond University

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Psychiatry, Psychology and Law