2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    Oct 18, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CJ 2070 - Criminal Profling: Criminal Investigative Analysis & Crime Scene Assessment

In this course we will examine the many ways in which behavioral analysis might aid an investigation. Crimes which exhibit psychopathology can often aid the investigator in forming an opinion about the perpetrator (profile), conducting secondary search warrants, and framing the most-productive interview strategy once the suspect is located. Behavioral techniques are also employed to detect deception in both oral and written statements and to aid prosecutions. Topics that will be explored thoroughly will include: modus operandi, signature, linkage and linkage blindness, organized scenes vs disorganized scenes, and victimology.