Making A Case – How Psychology Can Inform the Investigative Process
Creating A Profile
3.2 Bottom-Up Approaches
Canters bottom-up approach looks for consistencies in offender’s behaviour during the crime.
No initial assumptions are made about the offender and the approach relies heavily on computer databases.
Little details can often be overlooked which can be crucial to the success of a case.
Canter & Heritage (1990) Developments in Offender Profiling
Aim of the Study