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Criminal Psychology. Chapter 4 Techniques of Criminal Investigation: Profiling, Psychological Autopsies, Hypnosis, and Lie Detection Talbot Kellogg Community College. Profiling. Is it an appropriate topic for Forensic Psychology? What is Criminal Profiling?

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Criminal Psychology

Chapter 4

Techniques of Criminal Investigation:

Profiling, Psychological Autopsies, Hypnosis, and Lie Detection

Talbot

Kellogg Community College


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Profiling

  • Is it an appropriate topic for Forensic Psychology?

  • What is Criminal Profiling?

    • It is an application of _______________ to the __________________.

  • How is it different from Psychological/Personality Profiles?


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Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI - 2)

High reliability and validity (LFK)

Psychological/ Personality Profile


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Criminal Profile

  • No “one” agreed upon method.

  • John Douglas

  • Ohio v. Lowe

  • Science or Art?


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Criminal Profiling

  • Three approaches

  • Prediction of Individual Behaviors (CIA)

  • Determining Common Characteristics – Developing a descriptive process for crime classification (Crime Classification Manual).

  • Extracting Specific Characteristics (FBI)

    • Modus Operandi – method/ mode of operation

      • CHANGES in order to assist in the perpetrator’s efficiency.

    • Signature – a reflection of the unique, personal aspects of the criminal act.

      • NEVER CHANGES – Part of why they commit the crime.

    • Organized v. Disorganized

    • Serial v. Spree v. Mass

      VICAP


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Psychological Autopsies

  • Definition

  • NASH classifications


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Hypnosis

  • Definition:

  • Hillside Strangler 1977 - 1978

  • Problems?


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Polygraphs

  • Lie Detector?

  • Measures ____________

  • Control Question Technique

  • Problems?