Canter and Heritage

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Making A Case – How Psychology Can Inform the Investigative Process

Creating A Profile


3.2 Bottom-Up Approaches


–    Canters bottom-up approach looks for consistencies in offender’s behaviour during the crime.

–    No initial assumptions are made about the offender and the approach relies heavily on computer databases.

–    Little details can often be overlooked which can be crucial to the success of a case.


Canter & Heritage (1990) Developments in Offender Profiling


Aim of the Study


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