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Profiling, Drug Courier

  • By: Christine Ivie Edge
  • 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)

In the early 1970s, the drug courier profile emerged as a law enforcement tool used to combat the influx of drugs into the United States. A drug courier profile consists of a list of characteristics assumed typical of individuals carrying illicit ...

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