Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 28, 2015)
Offender profiling, also known as criminal profiling is a behavioral and investigative tool intended to help investigators to accurately profile and predict the characteristics of unknown offenders. Geographic profiling is another method to profile an offender.
Holmes and Holmes (2002) outline the three main goals of criminal profiling:
1. To provide law enforcement with a social and psychological assessment of the offender;
2. To provide law enforcement with a “psychological evaluation of belongings found in the possession of the offender” (p. 10);
3. To give suggestions and strategies for the interviewing process.