PSYCH 3CC3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 25: Edgar Allen, Mania, Overcoat
Recall: criminal profiling least common behavior engaged in by forensic psychologists. For most people, their only experience of fp has to do with criminal profiling. Was the very first area of fp that received any attention (edgar allen poe) Edgar allen poe"s murders in the rue morgue (1842) He wrote the very first mysteries" father of mystery novels". The second depiction of profiling is also in fiction. Sherlock holmes was famous for taking characteristics of an individual and using it. A study in scarlet" (1887) to make inferences about who they are: would make inferences about individuals who commit a crime. Dr. thomas bond jack the ripper (1888) First real-world profiling used 1 year later of doyle"s book came out. Whitechapel murder case by jack the ripper. Bond"s written description of what he thought the offender was like: the murderer must have been a man of great physical strength and of great coolness and daring.