Approaches To Psychological Profiling

Approaches To Psychological Profiling

Identify and describe four or more types of profiles. Different profiles might include the following; however, they do not need to be limited to the list below.


Types of Profiles:

Offender profiling

Victim profiling

Equivocal death profiling 

DNA profiling 

Crime scene profiling 

Geographical profiling 

Paraphilia profiling


Describe how a thorough psychological profile can be created. For example, Offender Profiling is a collection of information by law enforcement agencies, which in turn is translated into a general description of a specific type of person that might commit a certain crime. Combining Offender Profiling with Victim Profiling, personality and behavioral characteristics of the victim can be tied to a certain type of offender. When you combine both strategies, you will produce a stronger profile.


Provide an example of each profile used and show how they can be combined, using inductive reasoning, to produce a psychological profile. Inductive reasoning will take multiple thoughts to combine a specific conclusion.


NOTE: This Assignment will require outside research. Use at least three credible sources beyond the text material and discuss how you evaluated the credibility of the resources used. You may consult the Kaplan Online Library, the internet, the textbook, other course material, and any other outside resources in supporting your task, using proper citations in APA style.


In addition to fulfilling the specifics of the Assignment, a successful paper must also meet the following criteria.


Length should be 4 to 5 pages, excluding cover page and references page.

Your work should display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics.

Use examples to support your discussion.

Cite all sources on a separate reference page at the end of your paper and cited within the body of your paper using APA format and citation style. 

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