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An Analysis of the Criminal Investigation Process
We must gather wisdom while we are not required to use it; when the time for use arrives, the time for harvest is over.
Hans Gross, Criminal Psychology, 1968.
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The study of the anatomy of motive is a solid resource for investigators, forensic scientists, prosecutors, behavioral scientists, or students and academic researchers in the field of criminology and criminal justice.
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Criminal profiling course is about reconstructing the serial offenders' motives and intent by closely examining all psychological evidence left by perpetrators at a crime scene. Today more and more International Police enforcement agencies rely on criminal profilers' work to address the investigative process; this is caused by the significant and steady rise in psychopathologies and psychosis in which crime is fought through the use of another perspective, the murderers'. If you feel the urge to recognize what lies beyond the offenders' criminal trail in the search for victims, their modus operandi and ultimate dark dreams, this course will reward you with a valuable knowledge about the field.
No concepts are presented in this course that will prevent even novice students from improving skills needed to evaluate and classify serial criminals based on scientific premises. All students will play the part of a profiler's most trusted assistant throughout these lessons which will review all aspects and theories on serial crimes. This course will nurture your curiosity into a deeper understanding about Criminal Profiling.
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By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Define what a criminal profiler.
- Describe the criminal profiling process.
- Describe profiling decision process models.
- Describe the crime assessment phase.
- Define geographic profiling.
- Summarize the psychological side of a serial offender.
- Summarize serial murderer classifications.
- Demonstrate creating a criminal profile, and
- Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
Lesson 1: Criminology An IntroductionHistory of Criminology, studies and Physiognomy.
Lesson 2: Criminal ProfilersFinding a definition, the FBI contribution, famous profilers, and the main aspect of profiling.
Lesson 3: Criminal Profiling Generating Process OverviewStages, sub-categories, and case linkage.
Lesson 4: Profiling Inputs and Decision Process ModelsHomicide type and style, escalation, victimology.
Lesson 5: Crime Assessment PhaseOrganized-disorganized offenders, Crime Scene Analysis versus Criminal Profiling.
Lesson 6: Criminal Profile Validation and Investigative TipsModus operandi versus signature, posing and staging. Profiling by search and attack methods.
Lesson 7: Geographic ProfilingThe importance of crime location. Geographic profiling models.
Lesson 8: The Psychological Side of a Serial OffenderThe Trauma-Control model. Differeces between psychopaths and psychotics. The role of perversions.
Lesson 9: Serial Murderers ClassificationCrime classification manual. The Holmes' typology of serial offenders.
Lesson 10: Creating a Criminal Profile: Discussion and Analysis of Facts, Clues and Circumstances.Assessing a profile, a case study, final remarks and considerations.
Additional Information about Criminal Profiling
|Course Title ||: ||Criminal Profiling |
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Course Adheres to the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard
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|Languages ||: ||English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and other English speaking countries |
|Course Number ||: ||31534 |
|Course Type ||: ||Specialized Education |
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|Course Rating ||: ||Reviewed & Approved on January 22, 2007 |
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Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive a CEU Certificate documenting CEUs earned
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Lesson assignments and review exams
|Duration ||: ||Continuous: Enroll anytime! |
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Basic Course: $99.00 (no CEU Certificate)
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For students interested in what lies beyond the offenders' criminal trail in the search for victims, their modus operandi and ultimate dark dreams, this course will reward you with a valuable knowledge about the field.
The aim of this coursework is to allow you to:
- Know the basics of criminology and its origin;
- Understand the work of criminal profilers and the contributions of the famous.
- Master the latest investigative techniques used by international enforcements organizations and relevant theories on serial crime;
- Psychologically evaluate a list of suspects and recognize criminal behavior patterns and motive;
- Be able to classify and sub-categories;
- Outline and construct a criminal profile on your own based on scientific assessments and assumptions.
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