2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Jul 05, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)

CJ 270 Introduction to Investigative Profiling (5 credits)



Distribution Area Fulfilled General Transfer Elective
Course Description
This course is an introduction into the basics of investigative profiling. This course examines the history, main theoretical approaches, and methods of investigative profiling.

Student Outcomes
1. Differentiate the main theoretical approaches to the study of criminal behavior and investigative criminology.
2. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of criminal profiling and behavioral analysis of crimes.
3. Discuss the history and use of profiling in homicide/death investigations.
4. Identify criminal behavior and explain the development of criminal profiling as a science.
5. Describe the importance of M.O. & signature and be able to identify each at a scene.
6. Assess how the science and art of profiling crime scenes, and subsequently offenders, from physical and psychological evidence is key to the investigation of a violent serial killer.
7. Explain the theories of deductive and inductive criminal profiling.
8. Given a case study, analyze and apply the basic concepts of FBI methodology profiling and investigative profiling.



Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)