Criminal Profiling

Bond University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Criminal Profiling

  • Host University

    Bond University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview

    This subject addresses criminal profiling from an academic perspective, but also incorporates practical exercises in a range of profiling techniques. The primary objective is to compare the various 'schools' of profiling. The second objective is to examine concepts associated with profiling such as data exchange, linkage blindness, and differences between motives, modus operandi and signatures. The third objective is to provide empirical data on crime categories from vandalism, arson and armed robbery through to sexual assault and serial murder.
    Learning Objectives
    1. Develop knowledge of a variety of theories and profiling methods.
    2. Apply this knowledge to understand how different profiling methods operate.
    3. Apply critical thinking skills to these theories and profiling methods.
    4. Develop responsibility in relation to self and others.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.