Criminal personality profiling is a technique for identifying the major personality, behavioral, and demographic characteristics of offenders based on an analysis of their crimes. Some argue it is an art and NOT a science. Does criminal profiling benefit law enforcement? If so, how? If not, explain why it may not. 250 Words. At least one peer reviewed reference in APA format.
Remember this is about criminal profiling and not focused specifically on racial profiling. Sometimes I see students confused the areas of research in the response. Racial profiling is based on stereotypical assumptions because of one’s race, color, ethnicity, etc. Criminal profiling, on the other hand, relies on actual behavior or on information about suspected activity by someone who meets the description of a specific individual.