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For the person who wrote: “When looking daily at the remains of my planning I feel like an FBI Profiler, or more appropriate, a Project Profiler.”, the latest article by Malcolm Gladwell is a welcome wake up call.
“In the mid-nineties, the British Home Office analyzed a hundred and eighty-four crimes, to see how many times profiles led to the arrest of a criminal. The profile worked in five of those cases.”
“The fact is that different offenders can exhibit the same behaviors for completely different reasons…”
“Youve got a rapist who attacks a woman in the park and pulls her shirt up over her face. Why? What does that mean? There are ten different things it could mean. It could mean he doesnt want to see her. It could mean he doesnt want her to see him. It could mean he wants to see her breasts, he wants to imagine someone else, he wants to incapacitate her arms”all of those are possibilities. You cant just look at one behavior in isolation.”
In the end he concludes that its effectiveness is only in combination with other disciplines of the FBI. It is never the Behavioral Unit alone that solves the crime.
But I will be back!