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Offender Profiling

Holmes (1989) defined Offender Profiling as a method of helping to identify the perpetrator of a
crime based on the native of the offence and the manner in which it is committed. They are four main
goals of using offender profiling, these are narrowing down the number of…

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One study that criticises the British Approach is Copson & Holloway (1997) who looked at 184
cases and found that only 2.7% of the cases led to identification because of profiling. This criticises
the British Approach as offender profiling only helped in a small percentage of cases. However one


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