Flashcards in G543 - Criminal Profiling - American Approach Deck (12)
What was the early approach based on?
In depth interviews with 36 sexually orientated serial murders.
What was detailed analysis carried out on?
The crimes these 36 murder cases
What did the detailed analysis help the FBI to do?
Identify the major personality and behavioural characteristics of serial offenders
The collection of this information is part of a a systematic process following what 4 stages?
What didnHazlewood and Douglas categorise the murderers as based on the 36 interviews?
Organised and disorganised
Give four characteristics of an organised criminal
.show evidence of planning
.target the victim
.try to control the situation as much as possible
.at least average intelligence
Give four characteristics of a disorganised criminal
.may know the victim
.no attempt to conceal the body
What case highlights the effectiveness of the US approach?
Arthur shawcross 1990
What had Arthur Shawcross previously done before he was captured?
Murdered 11 women in the Rochester area of New York sate
What was the key part of the profile?
The belief that he would return to the dead victims later to re-experience the pleasure of killing
How did they catch Arthur Shawcross
They set up surveillance on his 11th victim and caught him masturbating on a bridge near the body