Criminal profiling from crime scene analysis

  title={Criminal profiling from crime scene analysis},
  author={Jack E. Douglas and Robert K. Ressler and Ann Wolbert Burgess and Carol R. Hartman},
  journal={Behavioral Sciences \& The Law},
Since the 1970s, investigative profilers at the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit (now part of the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime) have been assisting local, state, and federal agencies in narrowing investigations by providing criminal personality profiles. An attempt is now being made to describe this criminal-profile-generating process. A series of five overlapping stages lead to the sixth stage, or the goal of apprehension of the offender: (1) profiling inputs, (2) decision… 

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