Offender profiling

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What I said meant by offender profiling?
A behavioural and analytical tool that is intended to help investigators predict and profile the characteristic system of unknown criminals.
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What is the top-down approach?
Profilers start with a pre-established typology and work down in order to assign offenders to one of two categories based on witness accounts and evidence from crime scenes.
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What is an organised offender?
Offender who shows evidence of planning, targets the victim and tends to be socially and sexually competent with higher than average intelligence.
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What is a disorganised offender?
Offender who shows little evidence of planning by leaving clues and tends to be socially and sexually incompetent with lower than average intelligence.
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What is the bottom-up approach?
Profilers work up from evidence collected from crime scenes to develop hypotheses about the likely characteristics, motivations and social background of the offender.
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Investigate psychology?
Matches details from the crime scene with statistical analysis of typical offender behaviour patterns based on psychology theories.
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Geographical profiling?
Based on the principle of spatial consistency that an offenders operational base and possible future offences are revealed by geographical location or their previous crimes.
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