Perception of Offender Profiling and its Development Strategies
범죄자 프로파일링에 대한 인식과 발전 방향

Ji-Sun Park, Nak-Bum Choi
2012 The Journal of the Korea Contents Association  
Offender profiling, as a crime investigation technique, aims to respond more effectively to violent crimes. However, attitude that police investigators hold toward offender profiling is quite skeptical, which prevents offender profiling from making effective and practical contributions to police investigations. Therefore, the present study explored development strategies of offender profiling by examining perceptions of offender profiling among 156 Korean National Police University students.
more » ... ersity students. Furthermore, a total of 166 students from other universities also participated as a control group. As a result, participants showed positive attitude toward offender profiling, in terms of its necessity, effectiveness, and reliability. However, they believed that Korean police agencies are not making the good use of offender profiling and that profilers are not necessarily taking the lead in solving cases. In terms of the profiler education, the majority of the students who showed interest in becoming a profiler did not know what to learn and how to prepare for becoming one. Finally, limitations of the present study were discussed and suggestions for further research were made.
doi:10.5392/jkca.2012.12.06.413 fatcat:bc7jkfj2hzgv7pscv3ia66dgsi