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Criminal Profiling

  1. Maurice Godwin

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0237

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

How to Cite

Godwin, M. 2010. Criminal Profiling. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.

Author Information

  1. St. Augustine's College, Raleigh, NC

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


Criminal profiling has received attention from the academic community and from the entertainment world since the FBI first published accounts of its profiling principles. It originally became popular through films such as Silence of the Lambs and the X-Files making headlines.