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Yo! I'm studying offender profiling atm and not entirely happy with the definition of investigative psychology in the textbook - how does it work??
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Offender profiling is often pseudoscience I'm afraid. See chapter in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/50_Gre...lar_Psychology for examples of why.
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there was quite a vogue for this a few years ago. Dr Paul Britton was always popping up on the telly & he wrote several bestsellers about his work. Then it all went horribly wrong with the tragic cases linked to Rachel Nickell.
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Offender profiling is often pseudoscience I'm afraid. See chapter in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/50_Gre...lar_Psychology for examples of why.
Ah yeah I am aware of some the limitations with the methodology, was in search of a better definition of the investigative psychology part of the bottom-up approach
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there was quite a vogue for this a few years ago. Dr Paul Britton was always popping up on the telly & he wrote several bestsellers about his work. Then it all went horribly wrong with the tragic cases linked to Rachel Nickell.
They've had some pretty mixed success certainly - arguably the cases where it was implemented successfully such as John Duffy, was mainly common sense. Apparently a study in 2002 found that chemistry students produced a more accurate profile on a solved murder case than experienced senior detectives! Do you know much about investigative psychology specifically?
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They've had some pretty mixed success certainly - arguably the cases where it was implemented successfully such as John Duffy, was mainly common sense. Apparently a study in 2002 found that chemistry students produced a more accurate profile on a solved murder case than experienced senior detectives! Do you know much about investigative psychology specifically?
nothing whatsoever :teehee:
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