7-1 One Discussion: Open Forum An analysis of the evidence related to the offend

7-1 One Discussion: Open Forum An analysis of the evidence related to the offender of a crime may provide insight into the general nature of the crime (type of crime motivations etc.) the offenders knowledge of the location of the crime the risk level for the offender victim selection and the relationship between the victim and offender. In this Open Forum Discussion you continue your conversation about the case focusing on concepts related to the offender. Review the evidence of the criminal report from the offenders perspective. What are your initial thoughts of the offender that impact your analysis of the offense? What other things would you like to know about the offender? As you reviewed the evidence concerning the offender what other issues are surfacing/presenting? 7-2 Second 2 Assignment: Investigating a Crime: Phase II “ Concepts Related to the Offender The final part of Phase II is the analysis of the offender. As with victimology criminal investigative analysis of the offender is evaluated in three stages: Pre-Offense “ All information providing insight on such things as: Planning Knowledge of victim Knowledge of crime scene location Offense “ All information providing insight on such things as: Offender risk level Offender actions during offense Nature of the offense (motive aggression etc.) Behaviors related to M.O. Behaviors suggesting psychological needs Relationship to victim Post-Offense “ In homicides actions by offender can sometimes provide insight into: Motivations Offender/victim relationship Consciousness of guilt To prepare for this assignment: Review the criminal report from the perspective of the offender. In a 2- to 3-page analysis of the offender: Pre-offense behavior Offense behavior Post-offense behavior Risk level Motive Intent Premeditation Aggression Victim selection Support your conclusion with references to specific evidence. Here is some Required Readings Turvey B. E. (2012). Criminal profiling: An introduction to behavioral evidence analysis (4th ed.). San Diego CA: Academic Press. Chapter 13 Interpreting Motive (pp. 311“330) Chapter 14 Case Linkage: Offender Modus Operandi and Signature (pp. 331“360) Chapter 17 Inferring Offender Characteristics (pp. 403“446) Chapter 19 Sex Crimes (pp. 481“506) Chapter 20 Domestic Homicide (pp. 507“520) Miller L. (2014). Serial killers: Development dynamics and forensics. Aggression and Violent Behavior 19(1) 12“22. doi:10.1016/j.avb.2013.11.003 Pakkanen T. Zappalà A. Bosco D. Berti A. & Santtila P. (2015). Can hard-to-solve one-off homicides be distinguished from serial homicides? Differences in offense behaviors and victim characteristics. Journal of Criminal Psychology 5(3) 216“232. Trojan C. & Salfati G. (2016). Criminal history of homicide offenders: A multi-dimensional analysis of criminal specialization. Journal of Criminal Psychology 6(1) 28“41.

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