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NCJ Number: 158250 Find in a Library
Title: Police Research Group (PRG) Offender Profiling Research Program: Investigative Support for Low Incidence Serious Crime
Journal: Focus on Police Research and Development  Issue:6  Dated:(September 1995)  Pages:34-37
Author(s): D Oldfield
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 4
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: The British Home Office Police Research Group (PRG) has developed an offender profiling program designed to provide support to investigators of low-incidence serious crimes, i.e., stranger rape and sex-related child homicide.
Abstract: The program allows investigators to collate and analyze many examples of detective experience with low incidence crimes, collate and supplement relevant research in other fields, and consult with experts in the development of inferences for these crime types. The program provides investigative support by combining detective expertise with behavioral science theory and testing the resulting hypotheses against data sets of solved crimes.
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): Criminology; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Investigative techniques; Offender profiles; Police crime analysis training; Police information systems
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