Forensic Criminal Personality Profiling: Inside the Minds of Madmen - Associated Content
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I'm learning more about criminal personality right now, and in particular what I'm wondering about is: How does criminal personality theory use in our daily lives? As I was reading in my Google Reader, a magazine article, "Forensic Criminal Personality Profiling: Inside the Minds of Madmen", http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/122594/forensic_criminal_personality_profiling.html?cat=17, caught my attention because this article talks about forensic psychology and how people know criminal personality can help knowing forensic criminal.
The quote I chose here is basically saying criminal personality profiling can be extremely helpful in allowing investigators to narrow their research for a suspect, especially when physical evidence and other leads are scarce.
I strongly agreed with this quote as there always not enough evidence to solve a criminal, but because of criminal personality profile, people can narrow their research. Nowadays, many cases have demonstrated the value of a criminal profile to help eliminate suspects and shine the spotlight on others. One of the most successful and accurate criminal profiles ever created was used in the "New York City Mad Bomber" investigation. Profiling is accurate because many times after a suspect becomes emotionally affected by a crime they have committed, their frustrations or worries begin to surface in their everyday lives and may startle their family, friends, and associates. By circulating a profile, law enforcement agencies are essentially enlisting unpaid investigators who can contact them if they begin to notice anyone around them acting out of the ordinary or otherwise fitting the profile description. In these ways, criminal personality profiles assist investigators with solving crime scenes and identifying perpetrators. These are statements why I agreed with the quote.