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Transcript of Criminal Profiler
Why a Criminal Profiler?
I have always been interested in working in the law field. As a hands on student I know I needed a hands on job. People always critique criminals.consists of analyzing a crime scene and using the information to determine the identity of the perpetrator. While this doesn't directly give you the perpetrator's name, it is very helpful in narrowing down suspects. For example, a profile based on a crime scene provides information that may include the perpetrator's personality, sex, age, ethnic background, and possible physical features such as disfigurements or height and weight. This information can then be used to identify possible suspects, depending on who fits the pro
Skills I Possess
Ability to solve puzzles
A very realistic view of human beings bordering on cynical, but not without empathy
An ability to spot liars and frauds
Belief that all of us have the ability to think like a serial killer or criminal to some degree.
good sense of humor
A healthy lifestyle
Excellent mental health.
What is a Criminal Profiler?
Criminal profiling is the act of developing a psychological profile of an offender based on the state of the crime scene. Profiling is most often done by a forensic psychologist. A Criminal Profiler is someone who has studied the criminal mind. This profile can then be used by police departments to assist in apprehending the criminal.
Starting salary for an FBI agent is approximately $48,000 per year. A senior staff can make about $87,000 per year
With less than one year of experience, a criminal profiler can make between $34,000 and $60,984 annually.
As you increase experience to five to nine years, a criminal profiler may make between $46,176 and $82,895.
After a decade's worth of experience in the criminal profiling position, the job can earn from $59,780 to $106,125.
Pro & Cons
Helps you in life
Helps you read and understand others
Things To Do
Graduate High School
Go to College
Major in Justice Studies & Psychology
Intern in The FBI
There is no required educational path to become a criminal profiler and certifications are not required. You should at least have an undergraduate degree, although having a master's degree or Ph.D.
On field experience
Criminal Profilers are very uncommon however useful, I highly doubt that criminal profiler wont be needed in the future