Lecture 2

Offender profiling

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Who coined the term serial killer and operationalised a working scientific methodology?
Ressler
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What is offender profiling?
An educated attempt to provide investigative agencies with specific information as to the type of individual who committed a certain crime (Gebirth, 1981)
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Who said "Crime is the result of some personality attribute uniquely possessed or possessed to a certain degree, by the potential criminal"?
Neitzel, 1979
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Name the typology: socially adequate; sexually competent; controlled mood; charming; model prisoner; geographically/occupationally mobile; follows media; egotist; masculine image; high IQ; high birth order; lives with partner
Organised non-social
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Whats the best interview technique for disorganised asocial criminals?
empathize with offender; indirectly introduce evidence; night-time interview; use counsellor approach
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Guess the typology: sexually inadequate; anxious mood during criminal activity; lives alone; lives/works near crime scene; nocturnal; low IQ; poor hygiene; unskilled work; significant behavioural change; secret hiding place
Disorganised asocial
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Name the typology: returns to crime scene; volunteers information; may move body; may dispose body to advertise crime; police groupie; anticipates questioning
Organised non-social
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Name the typology: planned offence; targets stranger; personalizes victim; controlled conversation (humiliate & frighten); controlled crime scene; submissive victim; restraints used; aggressive acts; body moved; weapon taken; little evidence
Organised non-social
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What is step 2 of model of personal violence?
the fall. Killer stores imagined or real events in memory. The violent reaction is disproportionate to the event.
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What is step 4 of model of personal violence?
negative outward response. No longer in command. Chooses victims to rid of the negative reality messages.
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Prevailing Zeitgeist pre-profiling is an influence of...
Both
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What is offender profiling?

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An educated attempt to provide investigative agencies with specific information as to the type of individual who committed a certain crime (Gebirth, 1981)

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Name the typology: socially adequate; sexually competent; controlled mood; charming; model prisoner; geographically/occupationally mobile; follows media; egotist; masculine image; high IQ; high birth order; lives with partner

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