Using a Cold Homicide Case to Teach Criminal Profiling

By Stan Crowder.

Published by The Learner Collection

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This paper provides an introduction to the techniques used to teach Criminal Profiling and Analysis utilizing a unsolved sexual homicide case from the files of a local police department. The application of the ACETS model developed by Abaidoo and Wachniak is reviewed with the development of the course. The challenges of creating the collaborative effort with law enforcement and linking academic learning outcomes to a cold homicide case is revealed. Success and frustration experienced by students is noted as the critical thinking learning curve is rooted in a “real world” problem.

Keywords: Criminal Profiling, Course Development, ACETS Model

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 15, Issue 5, pp.25-28. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 517.018KB).

Dr. Stan Crowder

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Kennesaw State University, Chicago, Georgia, USA

Stan Crowder is a retired US Army Military Police Colonel. He served as an adjunct professor for several years before retirement and has served as an assistant professor of criminal justice since 2006. His interest areas are: serial offenders and criminal justice ethics.


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