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Profiling

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCH 230
Professor
John Rempel
Semester
Fall

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013 Lecture Six Core Assumptions of Profiling #1: Criminal behaviour is subject to the same set of “grand laws” of human behaviour to which noncriminal behaviour is subject B = f(P,E), where E = (V+C) B = offender behaviour P = offender characteristics (person) E = environment V = victim C = context The task of profiling? Solve for P! - Finding motivation that drives behaviour - Function of the person and the environment interacting with the particular victim in the particular situation #2: Profiling is a psychological (attributional) task - How we explain events - What is it about the offender that contributed to the offence WHAT/ WHEN/ WHERE  HOW  WHY  “WHO” Physical event profile Evidence reconstruction Behaviours> Intentions> Characteristics “WHO” – will find characteristics that will narrow the suspect, a profile will never name a specific offender The problem with distortion: - Evidence collection – problems with this = problems with profile - Interpretive biases – creating stories – has to be hardcore evidence story Wednesday, October 2, 2013 Le
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