CRJU 4200 - Profiling the Serial Offender


An examination of the type and patterns of crimes committed by serial offenders and the process by which profiles are developed to solve these crimes.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a sound general knowledge of the criminological sciences as applied to the area of profiling.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to examine specific cases of individual profiles of criminal offenders.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to identify, understand, and articulate criminological theories which appropriately apply to profiling.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to identify and understand the legal and ethical contexts surrounding the use of profiling, as well as to be able to articulate the challenges of applying profiles for intelligence and investigative use.
  • Module 1: Why Study Serial Murder?
  • Module 2: The History of Profiling
  • Module 3: Explaining Serial Murder
  • Module 4: Serial Murder Typologies
  • Module 5: Mass Murder
  • Module 6: Cult Killings
  • Module 7: Rape Typologies
  • Module 8: MUTI Murder
  • Module 9: Stalking

Credit Hours

Criminal Justice


  • CRJU 1100

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