Paper, Order, or Assignment Requirements
Each essay response is to be a minimum of 3 to 4 fully developed paragraphs. Rewriting the essay question is not considered a part of your response. Direct quotes are not to be used in test answers.
1. Profiling involves allowing the physical evidence to reveal to an investigator what behaviors occurred, then thinking about what was intended by the commission of those behaviors. It has been proven time and time again that the majority of investigators are chronically unable to overcome their own perspective when faced with one or more disturbing violent crime scenes. How do you feel the investigative community can overcome these negative outcomes?
2. Explain the role Locard’s Principle plays in criminal profiling.
3. Explain in detail how the technology of Geographical Profiling as evolved over the past 20 years and how it is being used successfully today by law enforcement.
4. Discuss the profile of a Serial Arsonist. Provide an example of a criminal case where arson was used as a precautionary act (choose a case that is not in your textbook).