Criminology & Profiling

Criminology & Profiling
Module 1: Introduction
  • What is crime?
  • What causes crime?
  • Introduction to profiling
  • Why is profiling important?
Module 2: Schools of thought
  • Classical
  • Positivist
  • Chicago
  • Theories of social structure
  • Symbolic interactionism
  • Individual theories
  • Biosocial theories
Module 3: Types and levels of crime
  • Misdemeanours and felonies
  • Personal crimes
  • Property crimes
  • Inchoate crimes
  • Statutory crimes
Module 4: Violent crimes
  • Murder
  • Sexual assault
  • Assault
  • Autopsies
Module 5: Punishment
  • Fines and sanctions
  • Prison
  • Death penalty
  • Parole and probation
Module 6: Forensic science
  • What is forensics and where did it start?
  • Toxicology
  • Ballistics
  • Anthropometry
  • Fingerprints
  • Modern forensics
Module 7: Profilers
  • Walter C. Langer
  • James A. Brussel
  • Howard Teten
  • Richard Walter and Robert D. Keppel
  • John Douglas and Robert Ressler
  • David Canter
Module 8: Phases of profiling
  • Examination of evidence
  • Classification of evidence
  • Reconstruction
  • Examining the offender’s signature
  • Generating a profile
Module 9: Victimology
  • Victims
  • Criminal consequences
  • Victim proneness
  • Victim facilitation
  • Victim rights
Module 10: Famous case studies
  • Jack the Ripper
  • Florence Maybrick
  • Charles LeFarge
  • The Black Dahlia
  • Al Capone
  • Charles Manson
  • Ted Kaczynski
  • John Wayne Gacy
  • Ted Bundy

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