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A Criminal Profile of
Criminal Profiling has been a newly discovered interest amongst the general population since television program such as Criminal Minds, Bones and CSI have made headway on to everyone’s television screens. People have now maintained an outstanding morbid curiosity of anything relating to Forensics, law enforcement, and especially criminal profiling. However, what exactly is Criminal Profiling? Well the most simplistic definition is the behavioral and analytical composition of a Criminal offender; which can help law enforcement narrow down and possibly pinpoint an unknown offender in a criminal investigation.
Criminal profiling contrary to popular beliefs is not a new form of science it can be dated back to around the 1800’s. Dr. Thomas Bond, a police surgeon in London England is what some can regard to as the very first Criminal Profiler in history; he was on the forefront of autopsying the body of Jack the Rippers last victim Mary Kelly. He attempted at reconstructing the crime in hopes that he could interpret the behaviors of the offender, and possibly come up with personality characteristics for the local police to investigate, thus the first incident of Criminal Profiling was created.
In order to create an effective criminal profile one must have a thorough and yet diverse understanding of human habits and practices, cultures and beliefs (Kocsis 22). The average person, thanks to popular television prime time series is led to believe that Criminal profilers are simply someone who has a strong background in Psychology and Sociology, when in all reality the average Criminal Profiler is a veteran law enforcement
Officer. Law enforcement has an up close and personal view of what true “Evil” can look like. I mean let’s face it they are on the forefront of seeing crimes in a variety of ranges such as shoplifting and burglary to the most...