This written assignment consists of two essay questions. Students are expected to develop a 2-3 page essay, per question (excluding title and reference page) (4-6 pages total). A minimum of 2 peer-reviewed, scholarly sources per question are to be utilized for the assignment. Sources should also be up-to-date (less than 10 years old). Direct quotes are not permitted.
Topic 1: Distinguish between deductive and inductive criminal profiling and provide examples of each. Explain the role Locard’s Principle plays in criminal profiling. Why is Locard’s Principle important for the investigation of serial crimes such as homicide, sadistic sex crimes, and arson; explain?
Topic 2: What differentiates a mass killer from a serial killer? How would you approach the profile of each? Provide examples of each.