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How to Prepare for a Career in Criminal Profiling

The text below has been excerpted from the Preface of Turvey, B. (2010) Criminal Profiling: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis, 4th Ed. London: Elsevier Science. To learn more or order a copy of the book visit:

Generally speaking, criminal profiling involves making inferences about the physical, habitual, emotional, psychological and even vocational characteristics of criminals. However, there are many different methods of criminal profiling, and all vary with respect to the soundness of underlying theory, logic and insight. Some methods are abstract, general and trait predictive; others are concrete, specific and state descriptive. Some rely on offender group statistics; some rely solely on experience; and some rely on examining case specific behavioral evidence.


The method of criminal profiling that one claims to use will dictate the education necessary to use it. This methodology must be clearly and unequivocally defined. If a profiler does not know or cannot explain the method they are using to perform their examinations and reach their conclusions, then those conclusions can hardly be considered professional, reliable, or even acceptable.

The professional criminal profiler deals with facts and evidence, not assumptions and emotional hyperbole. He or she seeks to educate, not advocate. His or her method of choice will therefore be objective, and necessarily rooted in the tenets of the scientific method.

Skill Identification and Development

Regardless of the method being used, the following knowledge, skills, and abilities are generally of benefit to every criminal profiler:

  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system in general.
  • Knowledge of the various methods of criminal investigation.
  • Knowledge of the scientific method.
  • Knowledge of the science of logic.
  • Knowledge of forensic science and the various methods of physical evidence collection and examination.
  • Knowledge of victims, crime and criminals.
  • Knowledge of human sociology in relation to the study and examination of victims, crime and criminals.
  • Knowledge of human psychology in relation to the study and examination of victims, crime and criminals.
  • Knowledge of mental illness in relation to the study and examination of victims, crime and criminals.
  • Knowledge of drugs and alcohol in relation to the study and examination of victims, crime and criminals.
  • Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.
  • Knowledge of human sexuality in all of its contexts and incarnations.
  • The skill and ability to perform competent research.
  • The skill and ability to write competently and professionally.
  • The skill and ability to make valid arguments based on sound logic and reasoning.
  • The skill and ability to write reports that meet the standards of the court.
  • The skill and ability to give effective courtroom testimony.
  • The ability to travel.
  • The ability to examine evidence relating to the violent, the sexually graphic, the bizarre, and the grotesque without becoming overwhelmed by personal feelings.
  • The ability to meet deadlines.
  • The ability to recognize bias and work towards maintaining objectivity.
  • The ability to keep a confidence, and maintain confident information.
  • The ability to remain honest and ethical despite the short-term rewards for professional dishonesty and unethical practice.


It should go without saying that criminal profiling involves the application of the behavioral sciences to criminology. Given this fundamental intersection of applied knowledge, it is hard to argue that one can be a qualified behavioral analyst if one does not possess a formal education in at least one of the behavioral sciences (e.g. psychology, sociology, criminology, social work).

Again, if you do not have a formal behavioral science education, you really have no business performing behavioral evidence examinations of any kind.


In order to competently and effectively execute the methods of examination and classification provided in this text, in relation to Behavioral Evidence Analysis, the following education and training is required:

1. An undergraduate degree in a behavioral science (psychology, sociology, criminology, social work): This will provide an understanding of human behavior, related behavioral theory, and will also provide exposure to the scientific method. A criminal justice degree is not the same as a criminology degree, and most CJ programs will only prepare you for a career in law enforcement or corrections.

2. Undergraduate term papers. Many undergraduate subjects allow students to choose term paper research subjects. As much as possible, research and write on subjects related to criminal profiling and related specialized areas of interest.

3. A Graduate degree in forensic science or a behavioral science. As just about anyone can get an undergraduate degree, graduate work signals a professional level commitment to your career. Students should choose a graduate program by seeking to study under someone who is both published in their area of interest, and also still has a hand in casework. Professional scholars without real world experience make for poor teachers. They also lack the ability to help students get good internships.

4. Graduate term papers. Many graduate subjects allow students to choose term paper research subjects. As much as possible, research and write on subjects related to criminal profiling and related specialized areas of interest.

5. Graduate thesis. It should go without saying that any graduate level thesis should be written on a subject related to criminal profiling in some fashion – specifically oriented towards the student’s specialized areas of interest. This presupposes that the student, by this time, has developed specialized areas of interest.

6. Graduate Internships. seek an internship that exposes you directly to criminal justice system and its inhabitants. This can include a group home, the public defender’s office, an ME or coroner’s office, or a law enforcement agency. Multiple internships are recommended for the broadest exposure. Even when college credit is not available, internships are still recommended. If you are not in a college or university program that can give you good internship possibilities, you are in the wrong program.


Kirk, P. (1974) Crime Investigation. 2nd Ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Thornton, J. I. (1997) “The General Assumptions and Rationale of Forensic Identification,” in Faigman, D. Kaye, D. Saks, M. and Sanders, J. (Eds.), Modern Scientific Evidence: The Law and Science of Expert Testimony. Vol. 2, St. Paul, MN: West.

Turvey, B. Petherick, W. and Ferguson, C. (2010) Forensic Criminology. San Diego: Elsevier Science.

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Brent E. Turvey is a forensic scientist and criminal profiler who has worked on cases involving assault, homicide, serial homicide, rape and more. He has been a court expert on topics including crime reconstruction, forensic science, and victimology, among others.

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Jack has found from experience that personally interviewing witnesses & viewing the scene almost always is the best way to investigate a case. The personal attention he gives to a criminal case is a huge factor in his success. As a Houston criminal defense attorney, Jack Carroll is known to be book smart, as well as street smart, & many have called him stand-up.

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As a Criminal Justice major at Rasmussen College, you could be on your way to serving your community or advancing your career in as few as 18 months with our online Criminal Justice Associate’s degree or our online Criminal Justice Leadership and Management Bachelor’s degree. 1, 2

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Through our online Criminal Justice Associate’s degree program, you can learn the critical-thinking skills needed to make decisions in high-pressure situations. Our comprehensive curriculum prepares you to apply your training in a broad range of environments and situations, from security and corrections to juvenile justice and domestic violence. 3

Criminal Justice Leadership and Management Bachelor’s Degree

The focus of our Criminal Justice Leadership and Management Bachelor’s degree is on developing your leadership skills to help you achieve the promotion or specialized assignment you want to advance your career. Available fully online, this program is designed for criminal justice professionals and is offered in our Bachelor’s degree-completion format. Throughout their Criminal Justice studies, students will learn the theory and practice of criminal justice law, procedures and research methods, and develop an understanding of criminal behavior, crime prevention and diversity in the justice system.

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The Criminal Justice Leadership and Management Bachelor’s degree and Criminal Justice Associate’s degree programs have not been approved by any state professional licensing body, and the programs do not lead to any state-issued professional license. For further information on professional licensing requirements, please contact the appropriate board or agency in your state of residence. Additional education, training, experience, and/or other eligibility criteria may apply.

In Minnesota, the Criminal Justice Associate’s degree program does not meet the standards established by the Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training Board for persons who seek employment as a peace officer.

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Time to Complete

Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.

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Rasmussen College will reimburse the application fee for each first attempt of all of the industry certification exams for which you qualify to take. Should you need to take an exam more than once to receive a passing score, you will be responsible for all subsequent exam application fees.

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1 Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.

2 The Criminal Justice Leadership and Management Bachelor’s degree and Criminal Justice Associate’s degree programs have not been approved by any state professional licensing body, and the programs do not lead to any state-issued professional license. For further information on professional licensing requirements, please contact the appropriate board or agency in your state of residence. Additional education, training, experience, and/or other eligibility criteria may apply.

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How do the Police Investigate Crimes?

When a crime is committed, the police must determine who committed it so that the criminal can be prosecuted and brought to justice. But how do the police go about investigating these crimes?

Crimes in Progress

As soon as the police receive a call that a crime is in progress, they send officers to the scene of the crime as soon as possible. The officers may be able to catch the criminal right on the scene. The officers will then arrest this person and take her to the police station or the county jail for booking. Before leaving the scene of the crime, the police or their employees will often do a site investigation by taking pictures and taking any objects they think are connected to the crime for evidence. Almost everyone who was at the scene will write a report, including their personal observations, the names and contact information of any potential witnesses, and any items that they took from the scene.

Unsolved Crimes

If a crime was not observed in progress and was particularly serious or complicated, the police may assign the case to a detective. She will then manage a team of investigators to develop a list of suspects and find the actual criminal defendant. The detective may collect forensic evidence, like fingerprints, blood, or saliva found at the scene and send them to labs for analysis. She can also speak to witnesses to try to piece together what happened.

At all times, the police and their employees must obey the Fourth Amendment’s rules for permissible search and seizure. This means that generally, if the police want to search any private property, they must first obtain a warrant which shows that they have probable cause to believe that they will find evidence that will help solve the crime.

Take a look at FindLaw’s sections on Crimes and Criminal Procedure for more information.

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GATA Registration, Pre-Qualification and an ICQ submission is required for all grant applicants. ICJIA will only review grant application from agencies which have submitted a State Fiscal Year 2018 (SFY18) ICQ through the GATA website.

Please review ICJIA’s GATA website for information on how to comply with the GATA requirements and additional helpful grant information.

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The Federal & State Grants Unit oversees federal and state assistance programs administered by the Authority.

research and analysis

The Research & Analysis Unit serves as Illinois’ Statistical Analysis Center (SAC). State SACs provide objective analysis of criminal justice data for informing statewide policy and practice.

Adult Redeploy

Adult Redeploy Illinois provides financial incentives to local jurisdictions for programs that allow diversion of non-violent offenders from state prisons by providing community-based services.

Family Violence Coordinating Councils

The FVCC establishes a forum to improve the institutional, professional and community response to family violence in Illinois.


Adult Redeploy Illinois will release a Notice of Funding Opportunity in September for program planning and implementation grants. This opportunity will be open to counties, groups of counties, and judicial circuits, for designing and implementing data-driven, evidence-based alternatives to incarceration for non-violent offenders.

  1. Planning grants to convene stakeholders and analyze data to develop a local plan for an ARI program.
  2. Implementation grants to implement an approved local plan for an ARI program.

ICJIA anticipates that approximately $500,000 will be made available through this funding opportunity for up to 10 planning and/or implementation grants. The six-month grant period will be January 1, 2018 through June 30, 2018.

Friday, October 27, 2017

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has developed sophisticated mechanisms for community engagement, including many best practices to ensure productive communication and dialogue both with the community and within the federal government.

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At the close of the Adult Redeploy Illinois (ARI) 2017 All Sites Summit, a policy conversation was convened to present perspectives on the state of the Illinois criminal justice system, the public’s rapidly changing opinion on prisoner rehabilitation, and the effect of the current political climate on reform efforts. Moderated by Brian Mackey of NPR Illinois, the panel was comprised of retired Judge Elizabeth Robb, State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato of Winnebago County, and college student and ARI graduate Tonya Veenstra.

Veenstra, a graduate and outspoken supporter of ARI’s diversion programs, spoke to the harsh realities of substance abuse treatment in prisons. She stated, “I was a part of mass incarceration and was part of treatment services in jail and I can tell you that it does not work. Our prisons are all overcrowded and 83% are suffering from substance abuse and 17% receive treatment.” When these untreated inmates leave prisons and attempt to reintegrate into society, there is a high likelihood of recidivism.

ARI offered Veenstra the opportunity to break from the cycle of addiction and incarceration. The entire panel commended the ARI network’s success in diverting over 3,000 people from state prison and spoke to the importance of an increased budget to expand and implement ARI programming across the state.

Judge Elizabeth Robb (Ret.), a member of the Illinois Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform, cited the commission’s goal of funding vital programs like ARI to achieve Governor Rauner’s goal of decreasing Illinois’ prison population by 25% by 2025. Robb emphasized, “Do not just fund what sounds good, fund what works and demand that all those service agencies who receive funding from the state show that what they are using is evidence-based.”

This issue of smart investment of justice dollars is of particular importance in Illinois since state resources are scarce and budgeting is a political issue. Brian Mackey listed the hyper-politicization of justice issues on both the federal and state level, historical and present, as a key threat to criminal justice system reform but noted recent developments of bipartisan agreement. Mackey, a veteran reporter for NPR Illinois, stated, “It started in the House in the Criminal Justice Committee where people would start asking ‘What is your evidence?’ when they would want to ratchet up a penalty. In bumping a Class 3 to a Class 2, what is your evidence that that will make people any safer and improve justice outcomes?”

Public opinion has been shifting away from deterrence and retribution to rehabilitation over the last decade, and Brian Mackey referenced a recent survey of Illinois crime victims showing that a majority of victims support proposals to reform the criminal justice system and shift investments away from prisons. Policy-makers are beginning to acknowledge their constituents’ changing views and are willing to make strides toward real criminal justice reform.

“We’re all citizens,” Judge Robb explained. “We’re all in this world together. What is the price of a human life? We have all seen folks who have turned around and lives are changed. This may be naïve possibly, but I think many of us believe that there is no price on changing a life for the better.”

Addressing Community Violence

Addressing street-level violence such as murders and aggravated assaults and batteries that occur on the public way and often involve firearms requires a multi-pronged approach. One effective model for addressing street violence, and, in particular, gang related or group-involved street violence, is the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention s Comprehensive Gang Prevention, Intervention, and Suppression Model.

The Illinois FY18 State budget includes $8,000,000 for Community-Based Violence Intervention and Prevention (CBVIP) grants and administration. ICJIA anticipates that approximately $6,700,000 to $7,200,000 will be available under the CBVPI Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), with individual grants ranging from $100,000 to $1,000,000 to support programming for an initial 9-month period. The anticipated grant period is October 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018. The target population is youth and young adults, including, but not limited to, those who are identified as being at heightened risk or those who engage in high risk behavior or violence throughout Illinois.

ICJIA anticipates releasing the CBVIP NOFO between July 19 and July 26, and will be open to public and not-for-profit entities that provide community-based violence prevention and intervention services in the State of Illinois. Note that this NOFO is not open to Cure Violence/CeaseFire (University of Illinois at Chicago) and its sub-grantees for similar activities for the same population in light of a separate state FY18 appropriation for that purpose.

ICJIA encourages potential applicants to ensure they have completed the pre-qualification process through the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) Grantee Portal, as only those agencies that have completed the process and received an approved ICQ from their State cognizant agency will be reviewed.

Please encourage others who are interested in receiving notices of funding opportunity announcements and other news announcements to subscribe to the CJ Dispatch.

The Institutional Review Board will meet on Friday, July 7, 2017 at 3:30 PM, at the offices of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, 300 W. Adams Street, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60606.

Email Template Theft – Are You A Victim Or A Criminal? #buy #auto #parts

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Are You A Victim of ETT (Email Template Theft)?

Are you stealing email templates?

A n alarming trend has arisen on the Internet side of automotive sales and it is called Email Template Theft (ETT for short). This may be happening to your dealerships Internet sales team right now or your team could even be the guilty party.

Have you ever received an Internet lead who never responded and just seemed downright suspicious?

Could these leads have been submitted by your local competition?

As an Internet Director, it certainly happened to me. This was confirmed after time had passed when I shopped my competition then noticed startling similarities between their email templates and that of my own.

At first I was furious to the point that I wanted to start a blog and call them out online for all the Internet shopping world to see. Furious to the point that I wanted to purchase a ninja suit then sneak on to their lot during the middle of the night and put my dealership s license plate frames on all of their cars.

Unfortunately, neither of these options would have helped the situation or my own credibility. It took a while (meaning a few days in the car business) to start asking myself the questions that would help me realize why this happened. Does ETT happen to everyone? Are my email templates simply that amazing or is someone out there just that lazy?

Truth be told, it was most likely the latter.

As it is today, the Internet sales side of the car business is evolving at a rapid pace. My best guess was that someone having never sold cars online was put in charge of running an Internet department or BDC in my market and they did what they had to do to get started, fake it until they made it.

After serving on the vendor side with a CRM provider it is sad to say the same activity is witnessed. We are routinely asked by dealership prospects to provide best practices from our top performing stores.

Can t you just copy the email templates and phone call scripts from [so and so] and put them into our account? We will change the name and everything…

Make no mistake that this is not good for you and it is certainly not helping your customers choose where to purchase a vehicle.

Sales 101 teaches us to set ourselves apart. When an Internet shopper submits a lead and the onslaught of emails they receive back are the same or similar enough to be perceived as the same, nobody wins. In fact, more harm is done than good.

In the age of price shopping and the demand for quick digital price quotes there are few options to retain anything resembling gross profit on the deal. We must build value, set ourselves apart and earn the gross we desire by allowing the customer to feel special and unique. How do we accomplish this?

First, stop using auto response emails. During the operating hours at the dealership we need to send personalized initial responses, period. These responses should not read We have received your request and someone will be getting back to you soon. After 15 or 30 minutes with no response, soon has lost it s creditability and so has your store. If you were the customer in that situation your next question would  likely be about the price of the vehicle.

Second, tell your personal story and that of the dealership through the messaging in your emails. Do not be afraid to get personal. For your customers that eventually do buy, you will likely know much about their personal life so why not break the ice online first? We do it in person and should be able to pull it off digitally with strong personalized emails.

If you have a family, talk about your family. This minivan has enough space in the back that even my 6 kids could fit with all their daily belongings. Mr. Customer, I understand that you are on a budget and my family is as well. It is important to think about the true cost of ownership over time with the next vehicle you purchase and I am here to help you understand what that entails.

The same goes for the dealership. Mention how long you have or have not been in business. Focus the spotlight on your store s distinct advantages and leverage them to earn an appointment.

Third, use video of yourself, the dealership and the vehicle. Take the time to record something for each customer since they will appreciate it even if they never tell you. When a shopper sees that you are dedicating your time to them specifically, even before they have entered the store, things will work in your favor.

So let us all put an end to ETT (Email Template Theft)!

Challenge yourself to revisit your email templates. Use every ounce of creativity that you have to rebuild them and don t hesitate to ask for help. Your customers will thank you… monetarily.


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