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Running head: SMOKE AND MIRRORS 1 Smoke and Mirrors Reflection Karen Nguyen CJS T380-902 Criminal Profiling Drexel University
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SMOKE AND MIRRORS 2 Smoke and Mirrors Reflection My extent of knowledge on criminal profiling does not exceed what I have learned and seen through watching hours on end of Criminal Minds. Even then, I still don’t know the details on how it works and if it’s even accurate. Criminal profiling is the practice of predicting a criminal’s personality, behavioral, and demographic characteristics based on crime scene evidence (Snook, Cullen, Bennell, Taylor, & Gendreau, 2008, p. 1257). The steps to constructing a profile of an unknown criminal can be summarized into approximately three steps, including collecting crime scene data, having a profiler make predictions about the personality, behavioral, and demographic characteristics of the likely criminal, and then the predictions are then reported to investigating officers. Reading that alone,
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  • Summer '19
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  • Psychology, Offender profiling, Forensic profiling

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