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aqa a level psychology, forensics, top down approach offender profiling help

i cant remember which examiners report it was, but i read that students often confuse reductionism with simplification. ie, they will say something is an example of reductionism when it isnt, it is just simplified rather than being reduced to smaller bio, behavioural, cognitive etc components.
is the top down approach of offender profiling only simplistic, or can it be considered an example of reductionism too?
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I think the top-down approach is simplistic. It profiles based on a handful of pre-established evidence-based categories. ^.^

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