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). 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: Profiling involves allowing the physical evidence to reveal to an investigator what behaviors occurred, then thinking about what was intended by the commission of those behaviors. It has been proven time and time again that the majority of investigators are chronically unable to overcome their own perspectives and biases when faced with one or more disturbing violent crime scenes. How do you feel the investigative community can overcome these negative outcomes?
Topic 2: Discuss, in detail, how technology has evolved over the past 20 years in regards to criminal profiling and forensic science, and the way it is being used successfully today by law enforcement.