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Profiling, Criminal Personality

  • By: Heath B. Grant
  • In: Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
  • Edited by: Larry E. Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorthy Moses Schulz & M. R. Haberfeld
  • Subject:General Criminology & Criminal Justice, Police Studies (general)

Despite being used as an investigative tool as far back as World War II, criminal personality profiling (also referred to as criminal investigative analysis or offender profiling) can still be best classified as an art rather than a scientific pursuit. Although ...

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