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Qualitative Approaches to Criminal Profiling as Ways of Reducing Uncertainty in Criminal Investigations

Muller, Damon


Criminal profiling is a tool to reduce the uncertainty when identifying an offender in difficult to solve crimes. There are, however, unresolved questions as to whether criminal profiling is an appropriate tool for evidence-based policing. Potential offender characteristics tend to be expressed in criminal profiles through vague verbal expressions of uncertainty which may lead to investigators misinterpreting the claims and investigations being misled. This vagueness of expression also makes it...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice
DOI: 10.1093/police/paq056


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