See the document in Module 4 entitled “Criminal Profiling Assignment Document.” It contains brief descriptions of several criminal incidents, two letters supposedly written by the perpetrator and the Holmes Organized/Disorganized offender typology, Part I and II. Your task is to use the Organized/Disorganized Offender Typology and attempt to classify or characterize the offender based on the evidence and letters (i.e. create a profile of a suspect(s)). Who or what type of person are we looking for and how did you come to this conclusion?
You are permitted to use additional resources found in Chapter 8 of the course text, internet resources, etc. At least two pages are required.
Here are the issues to address in your response:
- Attempt to classify and describe the offender(s) using characteristics of the typology
- Rationalize or justify why you arrived at the conclusion that you did
- Discuss your opinion of the usefulness, ease or difficulty, validity, and reliability of using this typology to classify offenders.