The Future of Psychological Profiling

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The Future of Psychological Profiling

CJ430-01: Psychological Profiling
Professor William Formby
Kaplan University
May 18, 2012

The purpose of this paper is to provide an assessment of psychological profiling as an investigative tool for the future. The paper will try to focus on what happens if profiles are developed that have not accurately portrayed the apprehended. Additionally this paper will be reviewing the Baton Rouge Serial Killer and The Unabomer cases in order to answer additional questions such as; what were the main criticisms documented in these specific cases, how can a profiler achieve the desired end results using the resources available, and what future challenges do you see this approach facing as more
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Why did she become a victim? Was he organized or disorganized? Using geography can we tell if he lived nearby or, was this act random and he lives far away? A profiler will have to use everything he or she knows about human behavior, and everything they learned in school and apply it to a real crime scene to be successful.
What does the future really hold for profiling and what challenges does it face as an investigative tool? Well, profiling is not going anywhere if people think it is going to be a passing fad or fade away it is not. It is only going to get stronger. Evidence of that is the fact that the FBI regularly staffs the Behavioral Science Unit (BSU), with 12 profilers who handle over 1.000 cases a year. The BSU conducts training, research, and consultation in; “Applied Behavioral Science, Conflict and Crisis Management, Futuristic, Juvenile Crime and Behavior, Managing Death Investigations, Psychosocial Behavior of Violent Street and Prison Gangs, Spirituality, and Wellness, and Vitality; Stress Perception and Memory; and Psychopathology” (O 'Connor, 2012).
(Holmes & Holmes, 2009), believes that with the right training especially with the ones closest to the crime such as police officers, profiling will be in a great position to advance remarkable. (Holmes & Holmes, 2009), also discuss the fascinating concept of computerized profiling. Computerized monitoring of offenders is
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