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Emily Hunt
PY4 Forensics

Approaches to Profiling

British Approach
Aims to build up a profile that is based on characteristics of the offender.

CANTER (1989) argues that we don't change our characteristics during the commitment of a crime.

1. Interpersonal coherence, the crime makes perfect sense in…

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Emily Hunt
PY4 Forensics

Socially competent Socially incompetent

Restraints No restraints used

Planned little planned

Weapon brought and hidden Evidence all left at scene.


Limited use can only be used for serial; arson, rape, murder, satanic and paedophilia
Reductionist, CANTER questions there is overlap in the organised, disorganised categories.…


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