Psychological Profiling

  title={Psychological Profiling},
  author={Steven A. Egger},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice},
  pages={242 - 261}
  • Steven A. Egger
  • Published 1 August 1999
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice
The development of psychological profiling is examined from its use during World War II to its use today in criminal investigation. This historical analysis includes Dr. James Brussels's work on the Mad Bomber and the “Boston Strangler” cases and then highlights three important dates in the development of psychological profiling: 1972, 1985, and 1994. This first date is when the Federal Bureau of Investigation began its pioneer development in psychological profiling. The second (1985) was… 

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