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Last approved: Mon, 17 Jul 2017 08:02:12 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Forensic Psychology (FORP)
FORP
6118
Psychological Profiling
Psychological Profiling
Fall 2017
3
Course Type
Lecture
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Letter Grade
students in the MA in forensic psychology program
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No
FORP 6101, FORP 6103 and FORP 6104
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25
James McNamara
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The strengths and limitations of psychological profiling in criminal investigations. The main psychological principles upon which criminal profiling is based and crime scene analysis and its relationships to both the demographic and psychological characteristics of a pool of unknown offender suspects. Methods to identify potential serial offenses. Legal and ethical issues with regard to the use of profiling.
1. Distinguish between behavioral analysis and other profiling methods. 2. Analyze potential crimes utilizing victim characteristics. 3. Develop theories of potential offenders utilizing information gathered from a crime scene and be able to link it to other crimes. 4. Recognize the substantial legal and ethical issues surrounding the use of profiling.

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Key: 2811