Analyze the Relevance of Victimology to Criminal Profiling

The use of criminal profiling helps to detect the criminals and capture them. Moreover, criminal profiling helps to identify the behavior of the criminal before he gets to the highest point in his criminality. (Ainsworth, 2001)

Victimology is closely connected with criminal profiling because criminal’s behavior which is studied by criminal profiling is connected with the victims he/she chooses to kill. Victimology reveals the relationship between the victim and the criminal. (Alison & Canter, 1999)


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